: Methodology for environmental risk assessment in preparation of the regulation of biological control agents (macro-organisms).

01 October 2009 → 14 March 2013
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
environmental risk assessment biological control integrated pest management regulation
Project description

The goal of this project is to develop and evaluate research methodologies for the different aspects of an environmental risk assessment for invertebrate biological control agents of agricultural pests. A predatory mirid, a ladybird, a parasitoid wasp, a predatory mite and an entomopathogenic nematode are proposed as case studies. The research should support the development of a regulation system for invertebrate biological control agents in Belgium.