Biopesticides are certain types of pesticides derived from such natural materials as animals, plants, bacteria, and certain minerals. For example, canola oil and baking soda have pesticidal applications and are considered biopesticides. Biopesticides fall into three major classifications: Biochemical, Microbial, and Plant-Incorporated Protectants (PIPs).
Before assembling an application for product registration or an amendment to a product registration, an applicant or registrant should first consider scheduling a pre-submission meeting. The pre-submission meeting provides an opportunity to discuss and confirm the data and labeling requirements that apply to that application. To schedule a meeting, please email BPPDQuestions@epa.gov.
Requirements for All Applicants
- Overview of Requirements for Pesticide Registration and Registrant Obligations
- Data Requirements
Additional Requirements for Biopesticides
- Additional Considerations for Biopesticide Products (Chapter 3 of the Pesticide Registration Manual)
- Policy and Guidance Documents
- Harmonized Test Guidelines
- Pesticide Registration Notices
- BPPD Internal Application Checklists
- Tips for Avoiding Confidential Statement of Formula or Product Chemistry Issues with Biopesticides
- Biopesticide Confidential Statement of Formula