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

Author: Wynford Grant Date: 23 September 2013 Other

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

Author: Wynford Grant Date: 01 July 2009 Other output

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

Author: Wynford Grant Date: 01 January 2007 Discussion paper

Biological alternatives to chemical pesticide inputs in the food chain : environmental and regulatory sustainability

Author: W. Grant Date: 01 July 2009 Conference paper/presentation

Biopesticides : changing our perspectives

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

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Biopesticides : environmental and regulatory sustainability

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

Biopesticides : pest management and regulation

Author: Alastair Bailey Date: 01 January 2010 Book

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Biopesticides : scientific challenges and regulatory strategies

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

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Biopesticides : strategies for improving uptake

Author: Wyn Grant Date: 27 April 2010 Conference paper/presentation

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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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Biopesticides, regulatory innovation and the regulatory state

Author: Justin Greaves Date: 02 November 2006 Conference paper/presentation

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Cycles and chains

Author: Mark Tatchell Date: 20 October 2008 Conference paper/presentation

Design principles for a better regulatory system for biopesticides

Author: Wynford Grant Date: 01 January 2007 Technical report

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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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Do we need regulatory changes to make biopesticides a mainstream solution?

Author: Justin Greaves Date: 22 October 2008 Conference paper/presentation

Environmental and food safety policy

Author: Wyn Grant Date: 01 January 2010 Book chapter

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Full research report

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

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Getting your voice heard in government

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

Governance - ownership, policy, regulation

Author: W. Grant Date: 01 July 2009 Conference paper/presentation

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How biopesticides can help the rural economy

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

Improving the availability of biopesticides : an interdisciplinary research project

Author: David Chandler Date: 01 January 2008 Journal article

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Interdisciplinary approaches to policy change : the example of RELU

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

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Interdisciplinary approaches to policy change : the example of RELU

Author: Wyn Grant Date: 09 June 2009 Conference paper/presentation

Interdisciplinary research : some practical, methodological and philosophical problems

Author: Justin Greaves Date: 01 January 2008 Occasional paper

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Investigating the structure of natural populations of Beauveria

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

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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