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Record number 529995
Title Scientific Opinion addressing the state of the science on risk assessment of plant protection products for in-soil organisms
Author(s) Ockleford, C.; Adriaanse, P.I.; Berny, P.; Brock, T.C.M.; Duquesne, S.; Grilli, S.; Hernandez-Jerez, A.F.; Hougaard Bennekou, S.; Klein, M.; Kuhl, T.
Source EFSA Journal 15 (2017)2. - 225 p.
DOI https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2017.4690
Department(s) Alterra - Environmental risk assessment
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Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2017
Abstract Following a request from EFSA, the Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues developed an opinion on the science behind the risk assessment of plant protection products for in-soil organisms. The current risk assessment scheme is reviewed, taking into account new regulatory frameworks and scientific developments. Proposals are made for specific protection goals for in-soil organisms being key drivers for relevant ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes such as nutrient cycling, soil structure, pest control and biodiversity. Considering the time-scales and biological processes related to the dispersal of the majority of in-soil organisms compared to terrestrial non-target arthropods living above soil, the Panel proposes that in-soil environmental risk assessments are made at in- and off-field scale considering field boundary levels. A new testing strategy which takes into account the relevant exposure routes for in-soil organisms and the potential direct and indirect effects is proposed. In order to address species recovery and long-term impacts of PPPs, the use of population models is also proposed.
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