Invertebrate Biological Control Agents

Published 01.06.2015     Modified 23.11.2016

The approval of invertebrate biological control agents (IBCA) including insects, mites and nematodes is regulated by the Norwegian regulation on plant protection products.

Before a product can be placed on the Norwegian market, it has to be approved by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet), and national requirements apply. The data requirements for authorisation of IBCAs are listed in the document "Information requirements for import and release of invertebrate biological control agents".

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority will make an assessment of the possible environmental and health risks of the IBCAs, and assess whether the product is agronomically effective for the use applied for.

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