UK farmers and growers are challenged with adopting environmentally acceptable methods of pest control while maintaining quality, productivity and profitability. This project will provide new understanding of the environmental and regulatory sustainability of deploying inundatively applied biological control agents (aka biopesticides) as alternatives to chemical pesticides. This will be addressed using entomopathogenic fungi to control aphids in leafy salad crops, a system of which the consortium has considerable expertise.

The project comprises four linked objectives:

  1. to assess the obstacles to regulatory innovation for environmentally-friendly pest control within a model of the regulatory state
  2. to improve understanding of the environmental behaviour of biopesticides in relation to entomopathogen local adaptation
  3. to assess the benefit / cost contributions of biopesticides to sustainability, given constraints imposed by existing decision-making networks
  4. to compare the private governance model of pesticide reduction in the UK with its legislatively driven counterpart in Denmark.

By improving understanding of key natural and social science factors affecting the deployment of alternatives to chemical pesticides, and by entering into dialogue with principal actors in the pesticide regulation system, this project will progress sustainability goals for the UK rural economy across the whole of the food chain.



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Biopesticides : pest management and regulation

Author: Alastair Bailey Date: 01 January 2010 Book

Improving the availability of biopesticides : an interdisciplinary research project

Author: David Chandler Date: 01 January 2008 Journal article

Microbial pesticides for integrated crop management : an assessment of environmental and regulatory sustainability

Author: David Chandler Date: 01 January 2008 Journal article

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Working together across disciplines : challenges for the natural and social sciences

Creator: David Chandler Date: 20 October 2008 Seminar/workshop

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Biopesticides : environmental and regulatory sustainability

Creator: David Chandler Date: 22 October 2008 Seminar/workshop

The consequences of the 'cut off' criteria for pesticides : alternative methods of cultivation

Author: David Chandler Date: 01 January 2008 Technical report

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Biopesticides in the UK : can we get regulatory innovation

Author: David Chandler Date: 20 February 2009 Conference paper/presentation

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Investigating the structure of natural populations of Beauveria

Author: David Chandler Date: 20 February 2009 Conference paper/presentation

The development, regulation and use of biopesticides for integrated pest management

Author: D. Chandler Date: 30 May 2011 Journal article

Biopesticides : changing our perspectives

Author: David Chandler Date: 27 April 2010 Conference paper/presentation

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Interdisciplinary approaches to policy change : the example of RELU

Author: Wynford Grant Date: 31 July 2009 Conference paper/presentation

Benefits and costs of biopesticides in terms of their contribution to sustainability

Author: Wynford Grant Date: 01 January 2007 Discussion paper

Warwick i-cast video on biopesticides

Author: Wynford Grant Date: 01 January 2006 Video

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Design principles for a better regulatory system for biopesticides

Author: Wyn Grant Date: 01 January 2008 Booklet

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Non-technical summary

Author: Wynford Grant Date: 12 February 2008 Research summary

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Full research report

Author: Wynford Grant Date: 12 February 2008 Full research report

Working with biological scientists

Author: Wyn Grant Date: 01 January 2007 Journal article

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Pesticides safety directorate : a draft national strategy for the sustainable use of plant protection products

Author: Wynford Grant Date: 23 September 2013 Other

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Working with biological scientists : the EU dimension

Creator: Wyn Grant Date: 20 October 2008 Seminar/workshop

Policy aspects of regulation

Author: Wyn Grant Date: 01 March 2011 Book chapter

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How biopesticides can help the rural economy

Creator: Wyn Grant Date: 20 October 2008 Presentation/lecture

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Getting your voice heard in government

Author: Wyn Grant Date: 20 October 2008 Conference paper/presentation

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Biopesticides : scientific challenges and regulatory strategies

Author: Wyn Grant Date: 22 October 2008 Conference paper/presentation

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Benefits and costs of biopesticides in terms of their contribution to sustainability

Author: Wynford Grant Date: 23 September 2013 Other

More support needed for biopesticides : the current regulatory climate for biopesticides in the EU is stifling these innovative crop protection agents. But changes to UK legislation and the possibility of EU areas that recognise other member states' biopesticide approvals could increase their use

Author: Wyn Grant Date: 01 January 2008 Article (submitted)

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Start date
01 November 2004
End date
31 October 2007
Grant holder
Professor Wyn Grant
Grant amount
£309,544.63
Grant reference
RES-224-25-0048
Discipline
Interdisciplinary Studies
Grant type