Submitted to: Society of Invertebrate Pathology Newsletter
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: October 17, 2012
Publication Date: November 8, 2012
Citation: Jaronski, S. 2012. Microbial Control News - November 2012. Society of Invertebrate Pathology Newsletter. 45(3):18. Interpretive Summary: This column attempts to regularly announce the registration of microbial insect control agents in various countries and regulatory activities relating to insect pathogens. SIP members outside the U.S. and Canada are earnestly requested to send news of new registrations of insect pathogens in their countries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Abstract: The Biopesticide Industry Alliance is an industry trade group of North American biopesticide manufacturers, regulatory consultants, and interested individuals. Founded as a non profit organization in 2000, its purpose is to promote industry standards for biopesticides; communicate the value of biopesticides in agriculture, forestry, turf and ornamental, public health, consumer, and other target markets; develop collaborative working relationships with the authorities that regulate biopesticides and become a resource to these authorities in order to ensure timely, predictable, transparent, and appropriate registration and regulatory requirements; and become a leading source of information to key influencers who impact acceptance, commercialization, and adoption of biopesticides. Toward that end the BPIA has released “The Rise of Biopesticides,” a pamphlet targeting farmers, agricultural consultants, food retailers, and consumers. Downloadable copies are available at www.riseofbiopesticides.com. This website also has a database of biopesticide efficacy data that are being regularly updated. More information about BPIA can be found at www.biopesticideindustryalliance.org. BPIA has also conducted several webinars in the past year promoting the value of biopesticides and involving regulators consultants and industry representatives. In addition they have sponsored the creation of a number of educational, Internet videos.