Microbial biopesticides for integrated crop management: an assessment of environmental and regulatory sustainability
Chandler, Dave, Davidson, G. (Gill), Grant, Wyn, Greaves, Justin and Tatchell, Mark (G. Mark). (2008) Microbial biopesticides for integrated crop management: an assessment of environmental and regulatory sustainability. Trends in Food Science & Technology , Vol.19 (No.5). pp. 275-283. ISSN 0924-2244
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Herbivorous insects and mites, plant diseases and weeds are major impediments to the production of food crops and are increasingly difficult to control with conventional chemicals. This paper focuses on microbial control agents with an emphasis on augmentation. There are marked differences in the availability of products in different countries which can be explained in terms of differences in their regulatory systems. Regulatory failure arises from the application of an inappropriate synthetic pesticides model. An understanding of regulatory innovation is necessary to overcome these problems. Two attempts at remedying regulatory failure in the UK and the Netherlands are assessed. Scientific advances can feed directly into the regulatory process and foster regulatory innovation.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Biological Sciences ( -2010)
Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Warwick HRI (2004-2010)
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Biological pest control agents -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain, Sustainable agriculture -- Great Britain, Sustainable agriculture -- Government policy -- Great Britain, Environmental policy -- Great Britain, Administrative agencies -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Trends in Food Science & Technology|
|Official Date:||May 2008|
|Page Range:||pp. 275-283|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (Great Britain) (RELU)|
|Grant number:||RES-224-26-0048 (RELU)|
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