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Expertise

We have particular experience & expertise in three key areas

Semiochemicals

Entotek have a long history of working with both mainstream and novel pheromone applications for use in crop protection, professional pest control in food processing & storage and protection of heritage sites. Experienced in early product development and field testing through to product registration under both Regulation 1107/2009 plant protection and Regulation (EU) 528/2012 biocides route.

We are well placed to assist with all stages of development, field testing & registration according to latest guidance and low-risk route developments in the UK, EU & other global territories.

 

Microbials

Entotek have many years experience working with beneficial pathogens used in crop protection and storage such as bacteria, fungi and beneficial soil microorganisms.  We can assist with all stages of product development & testing, trial permits and regulatory support for both new isolate active substances and formulated product registrations.

Botanicals

Botanical plant extracts, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other secondary plant substances offer effective alternatives to synthetic chemical active substances.  Many are highly volatile with a unique mode of action requiring specialist knowledge.  Entotek have several years experience with development, testing and registration of more traditional plant extracts, such as natural pyrethrum & garlic and novel new substances isolated and formulated for a range of biorational uses within crop protection and biocidal products.

Projects

Regulatory test development and conduct (Novel Mating Disruption product registrations) - Individual and series field efficacy trials management for UK, EU (all zones), United States, Latin America, South Africa, New Zealand & Australia.

Demonstrations & training - Novel pheromone control and IPM strategies – National emergency containment program - Lobesia botrana (Grapevine moth) in Mendoza, Argentina. Field and classroom training to government staff (SENASA), viticulture experts, research bodies and end-users.

Commercial demonstrations - West Coast USA (CA, OR WA). Multi-site large-scale field trial demonstrations management - Novel pheromone mating disruption program in Pome & Stone fruit orchards.

Product Development & Registration - Novel pheromone control systems research, testing & registrations management for biocidal uses in food processing /storage and National Heritage sites protection.

Regulatory - Study Plan development, testing and regulatory support for first microbial active substance (Beauveria bassiana) approval in the EU for post-harvest grain storage uses.

Regulatory – Product re-registration to uniform principles (1107/2009), UK core and mutual recognition (EU zone) - pyrethrum based product registration for protected glasshouse uses.