Bee risk assessments under the new EFSA guidance for cereal crops

The traditional risk assessment for Plant Protection Products (PPP) in the EU focused only on the acute effects on honey bees. A new EFSA guidance has been developed, which covers more risk scenarios, and also considers bumble bees and solitary bees. Dr Neus Rodriguez- Sanchez, of Kerona Scientific,  presented a poster at the SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting (3-7, May 2020) considering the current challenges of the bee risk assessment under the new EFSA guidance for cereal crops. Two main…

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Biocide training webinars

Kerona has been delivering training courses for many years, ranging from webinars and workshops to bespoke training delivered either remotely or in person. Our courses are tailored to the biocides and plant protection industries, with a series of modules designed to provide an overview of the regulatory environment. We are now starting into our biocide training webinars in May-June 2020. The first webinar is a free webinar summarising the process for technical equivalence. This is followed by 4 webinars on…

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New: CLP Desktop Companion from Kerona Scientific

Kerona Scientific is pleased to announce our new publication, the CLP Desktop Companion. The CLP Regulation, (EC) No 1272/2008, implements the UN Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UN GHS) in the EU. The Regulation is intended to be primarily a self-classification system for companies. The CLP Desktop Companion is a handy A5-sized reference to the key aspects of the CLP Regulation. It condenses the 1,400 pages of the Regulation, focusing on those parts that you are most likely…

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Kerona presents at SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting

We are delighted to announce that our colleague Dr Neus Rodriguez-Sanchez will be presenting a poster at the forthcoming SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting which takes place from the 3-7, May 2020. The poster provides an insight into the challenges of conducting the bee risk assessment under the new EFSA guidance for cereal crops. Guidance Document on the risk assessment of plant protection products on bees (Apis mellifera, Bombus spp. and solitary bees). EFSA Journal 2013;11(7):3295. In line with current…

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