ECPA Regulatory Conference – Brussels – 7 – 8 March 2018

Kerona Scientific are delighted to attend the upcoming European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) Regulatory Conference which will take place in Brussels on the 7 and 8 March. This Plant Protection Product Conference will discuss the challenges in the implementation and application of Regulation 1107/2009 and will also discuss the major challenges for the future. If you would like to meet a member of our team during this event or if you have any queries regarding EU registration, please send an…

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CHCS course: Module 28, Overview of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) 2019

Dr Irene McGrath is presenting the course Overview Of The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) on behalf of the Chemical Hazards Communication Society (CHCS) on Wednesday 6 February at the H10 London, UK. This one-day course, which was launched in 2017, provides participants with an overview of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012, the Biocidal Products Regulation. Participants will be given a thorough understanding of the practical implications of the BPR for EU manufacturers and importers of biocidal products and articles treated with biocidal…

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Biocides Vademecum: new edition

Kerona Scientific is pleased to announce the revised and fully updated 2nd Edition of our BPR Vademecum for 2018, available in print and electronic forms. Our intention in publishing this Vademecum is to provide a handy reference guide on all aspects of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), Regulation (EU) 528/2012, the regulatory framework concerning the making available on the market and the use of biocidal products in the EU. The regulation sets out to ensure that all biocidal products placed on…

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Going for Growth

Irene McGrath, Managing Director at Kerona Scientific Ltd has been invited to join the 10th Cycle of Going for Growth, a network designed to support female entrepreneurs. This initiative is based on interactive roundtable sessions that are facilitated, not by consultants, academics or professional trainers, but by successful entrepreneurs to support women who are serious about growing their businesses. The cycle was launched at a Launch Forum opened by Heather Humphries, TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on Monday…

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Efficacy trials for high-growing crops in the Central Zone: Leaf wall area

As of 1 January 2018, efficacy trials for high-growing (or three-dimensional) crops in the Central Zone – pome fruit, grapes, and high-growing vegetables such as cucumbers and tomatoes – must use leaf wall area (LWA) as the efficacy unit of dose expression. Different dose expressions in high-growing crops have been used at the national level, which has led to difficulties in supporting uses across multiple Member States. As a result, the EPPO standard PP 1/239 ‘Dose expression for plant protection…

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Kerona Scientific a finalist for two National Small Business Awards

Kerona Scientific is delighted to announce that the company has been selected as a finalist in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2018. The awards, run by the Small Firms Association and with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as Patron, are now in their 14th year.  Thirty-eight companies have been chosen as finalists across 8 categories. Kerona Scientific is competing in 2 categories: Services and Exporter of the Year. The full list is finalists is available at the SFA website. The category…

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Kerona Scientific at Biocides 2017 in Vienna

Kerona Scientific will be attending Biocides 2017 in Vienna, Austria, on 5-6 December. The conference, organised by Chemical Watch’s Biocides Hub, will focus on key aspects of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR; Regulation (EU) No 528/2012) concerning the approval of active substances and the authorisation of biocidal products. The latest developments from ECHA and the European Commission will be presented, and expert speakers from European institutions, regulators and industry will discuss issues such as efficacy testing, risk assessment, enforcement, and…

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Kerona Scientific to attend Article 43 seminar

Kerona Scientific will be attending a one-day Article 43 Regulatory Seminar held by the U.K. Health and Safety Executive’s Chemicals Regulatory Division (CRD) in York on 12th December 2017. The seminar will provide an overview of plant protection product renewal under Article 43 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and will discuss the process as described in the guidance document SANCO/2010/13170, zonal cooperation and experience to date, how to submit Article 43 applications to the CRD and how the CRD processes…

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BCPC 2017

This year’s BCPC Congress held in Brighton on 31 October – 1 November marked the 50th anniversary of BCPC’s support for science in UK crop production.   The EU Regulatory system has progressively constrained the crop protection and production technology tools available to UK farmers, but with Brexit negotiations now underway, the question has been posed as to whether the situation will be any different post-Brexit. During the congress, delegates were given some insight into whether future agricultural, environmental and associated…

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Kerona Scientific are attending the BCPC 2017

This year’s BCPC Congress in Brighton on 31 October – 1 November marks the 50th anniversary of BCPC’s support for science in UK crop production.   The EU Regulatory system has progressively constrained the crop protection and production technology tools available to UK farmers, but with Brexit negotiations now underway, the question has been posed as to whether the situation will be any different post-Brexit. Delegates will want to know whether future agricultural, environmental and associated regulation policy will drive…

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