EPPO Efficacy guidelines taken up by EC
EC Commission Directive 93A1/EEC, amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, provides that trials for testing efficacy of plant protection products in EC Member States "must be carried out in accordance to specific EPPO guidelines, where available", and also that "the design, analysis and reporting of trials must be in accordance with EPPO Guidelines 152 and 181". In this way, the 190 EPPO efficacy evaluation guidelines appearing in Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin over the year, have acquired a much stronger position in the EC Member States. Member States may, however, require the use, on their own territories, of other guidelines satisfying at least the requirements of the corresponding EPPO guidelines.
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