Evaluation Manual Biopesticides

Version 1.4, published July 2022

The Evaluation Manual Biopesticides describes in detail the data requirements and risk assessment for biopesticides. Especially for botanicals and semiochemicals (like pheromones) this manual should be read in conjunction with the EU legislation, the Evaluation Manual EU part and national elements, which is dealing with the conventional (chemical) plant protection products, i.e. part A of the data requirements.

There are separate European guidelines for plant extracts and semiochemicals. Microorganisms (including viruses) have specific data requirements. TheĀ Evaluation manual Biopesticides is supplementary to existing guidelines.

Previous version(s) of the Evaluation Manual Biopesticides

  • Version 1.3 published in December 2021 and valid till july 2022
  • Version 1.2, published in July 2021 and valid till December 2021
  • Version 1.1, published in July 2018 and valid till July 2021
  • Version 1.0, published in July 2017 and valid till July 2018