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Pesticide News Story: NAFTA Biopesticide Registration Workshop November 18, 2011

For Release: November 2, 2011

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Technical Working Group (TWG) on Pesticides will hold a workshop on “Biopesticide Regulation: Registration Approaches and Processes” on November 18, at the US EPA Offices at Potomac Yard in Arlington, VA.

During the workshop, Health Canada’s Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency, Mexican pesticide officials and EPA’s Biopesticide and Pollution Prevention Division will discuss regulatory improvements and lessons learned through the NAFTA TWG Biopesticide joint review process. This workshop will  encompass additional subject areas, such as various registration process improvements, not  included during the April 2011 Biopesticide Registration Improvement Course, which focused mainly on improving the quality of applicant submissions in order to facilitate the registration review process. The Workshop’s keynote speaker, Dr. Tracey Leskey, Research Entomologist from UDSA’s Appalachian Fruit Research Station, will review her research on developing effective monitoring tools and behaviorally based management strategies for a number of insect pests, including the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, to reduce insecticide use in orchard agroecosystems.  

For more information see the NAFTA Biopesticides Workshop Flyer (PDF) (1 pg, 155K About PDF)


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