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* ISBN: 978-1-880611-98-2 Publication Date: 2012 Pages: 136

E-book available through Amazon's Kindle Store.

Editors: Anne Alix, Frank Bakker, Katie Barrett, Carsten A. Brühl, Mike Coulson, Simon Hoy, Jean Pierre Jansen, Paul Jepson, Gavin Lewis, Paul Neumann, Dirk Süßenbach, Peter van Vliet

The result of the third European Standard Characteristics Of beneficials Regulatory Testing (ESCORT 3) workshop, this book addresses questions about protecting non-target arthropods in the agricultural use of plant protection products. Nearly 60 scientists attended the workshop, representing a cross-section of regulatory authorities, academia, and the private sector, and focusing on four key topics:

  • Level of protection and testing scheme
  • Off-crop environment
  • Recovery
  • Field studies

The workshop deliberations produced a cogent series of conclusions and recommendations that build on the outputs from the first two ESCORTs:

  • Recommendations for regulation, including protection goals and risk assessment
  • Recommendations for research, including differences in sensitivity between in-crop and off-crop communities
  • Recommendations for education, including for those who conduct, monitor, and evaluate field studies, as well as risk and conservation management advice for farmers