Project

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

Duration
01 October 2013 → 30 September 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
regulation biological control environmental risk assessment integrated pest management
 
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.