[Actividades del grupo de trabajo de IOBC/WPRS (Institute for Biological Control) en pesticidas y organismos beneficos]
Autor:Hassan, Sherif A.
The internacional guidelines developed by the working group to test the side effects of pesticides on beneficial organisms were adapted for use registration purposes in several countries. The use of these standard methods allowed the exchange of results from one country to another and saved the cost of repeated testing. An international net of laboratories to conduct the tests in 13 countries has been established. The cooperation with the EPPO and with the EC to harmonies testing guidelines has given fruitful results. EPPO and EC guidelines based on the IOBC test methods are in preparation. The close cooperation between the members of the working group, especially in developing of test methods, the fast exchange of information as well as the joint activities, especially in testing of pesticides helped to create close personal contacts between the members and speed progress