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An Introduction To Biopesticide Development

4-week online course | 1 hour per week

Next intake begins 4 November 2019

Online Academy

The biopesticide sector comprises of products based on microorganisms, biochemicals extracted from biological sources and semiochemicals.

Globally the biopesticide sector is worth $2.5 billion per annum, with annual growth rates for biopesticides three times greater than for conventional pesticides. Currently, 30% of all pesticide sales in the EU are biopesticides, with 27% in North America and Asia Pacific and 13% in Latin America.

This brand-new course has been designed for those who are new to biopesticides or would like to refresh their knowledge. It aims to give you a complete introduction to biopesticide development, modes-of-action, formulations, and the processes involved. 

Dr. Harry Teicher is an independent consultant with over 20 years of AgChem and BioScience R&D Management and Support Experience. Harry gained his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Copenhagen and worked in a wide range of roles in R&D specialising in biological crop protection strategies. Until 2018 he held various Management roles at Cheminova and FMC whilst also acting as a guest lecturer in Plant Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Plant Pathology and Crop Protection.

Harry is the author of PESTICIDES & BIOPESTICIDES: FORMULATION & MODE OF ACTION (BioComm Press, 2017)" and a contributor to AgriBusinessGlobal.

  • Gain an overview of current industry trends and examine influencing factors that drive the biopesticide market
  • Learn about adjuvants and inerts used in biopesticide formulations
  • Understand Modes of Action for various types of biopesticides
  • Explain clearly to growers how your product works
  • Learn how biopesticides are developed
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of biopesticides vs synthetic chemicals
  • Understand the co-dependence of biopesticides and conventional pesticides in integrated product strategies

This course is relevant to anyone who is looking to develop their understanding of the biopesticide development including:

Agrochemicals researchers, R&D Managers, Product Registration Specialists, Product Managers, Formulation Specialists, Agronomists and Chemists

ATI online academies are perfect for busy professionals as they require just 2 hours per week of your time, and include an interactive forum for you to ask direct questions about challenges you are facing to expert course leaders.

Modules are released on a weekly basis so you can pace yourself alongside your peers and you will have access to a comprehensive set of assets to support your learning such as video content, quizzes and case studies.

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