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An Introduction To Biopesticide Development - Online Academy

4-week online course

Next intake begins Monday 5th November 2018

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

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