EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2015 Num. article: 2015/014

EPPO Standards on efficacy evaluation of plant protection products: update of the web-based database

The EPPO Standards for the efficacy evaluation of plant protection products (PP1) describe the conduct of trials carried out to assess the efficacy of plant protection products against specific pests. They are addressed to all institutions, official registration authorities, public institutes or private firms carrying out such trials. Since February 2009 the whole series of EPPO PP1 Standards (more than 280 Standards covering a wide range of crops and pests) is available in an online database. A new interface was released in July 2012 to facilitate access to PP1 Standards. All Standards can be easily retrieved as PDF files by using a simple search tool.

The database has been updated with new and revised standards adopted by EPPO Council in September 2014.

Specific standards
- Psylliodes attenuata on hop (PP1/283) New
- Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (PP1/284) New

General Standards
- Phytotoxicity assessment (revision PP 1/135)
- Principles of acceptable efficacy (revision PP 1/214)
- Principles of efficacy evaluation for minor uses (revision PP 1/224)
- Guidance on comparable climates (revision PP 1/241)
- Taint tests (revision PP 1/242)
- Effects of plant protection products on transformation processes (revision PP 1/243)
- Harmonized classification and coding of the uses of plant protection products (revision PP 1/248)
- Efficacy and crop safety extrapolations for minor uses (revision PP 1/257)

In addition, two new extrapolation tables have been adopted to accompany EPPO Standard PP 1/257 Efficacy and crop safety extrapolations for minor uses (link: http://www.eppo.int/PPPRODUCTS/minor_uses/minor_uses.htm) and other tables have been revised. Two new examples of zonal efficacy evaluation to accompany EPPO Standard PP 1/278 Principles of zonal data production and evaluation are now available on the EPPO website (link: http://www.eppo.int/PPPRODUCTS/zonal_efficacy/zonal_efficacy.htm):
- Clarification of efficacy data requirements for the authorization of a fungicide for the control of yellow rust (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (PUCCSI)) on wheat (Triticum aestivum (TRZAX)) in the European Central authorization zone
- Clarification of efficacy data requirements for the authorization of an insecticide against aphids, thrips and whiteflies in ornamental plants in greenhouses in the EU

All general Standards (e.g. design, conduct, reporting and analysis of trials, phytotoxicity, effects on succeeding crops, analysis of resistance risk, minor uses) can be accessed free of charge. Access to specific Standards (e.g. aphids on potato, weeds in cereals) is provided for an annual fee. Subscriptions should be made directly online via the database. For more information on the contents of the database and subscriptions, please consult our web page: http://www.eppo.org/DATABASES/pp1/pp1.htm

Direct access to the database: http://pp1.eppo.int.
Extrapolation tables are available at: http://www.eppo.int/PPPRODUCTS/minor_uses/minor_uses.htm


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