can be described as crop protection products that have been derived
from natural sources. They include naturally occurring chemicals,
pheromones, bacteria, fungi and insect predators. Whilst in many
instances the environmental risks of these substances is considered to
be less than that of the more traditional chemical pesticides this is
not always the case. Data to support risk assessments is scarce and
currently there is no single, reliable comprehensive data source.
University of Hertfordshire’s is a respected source of data for both
the more traditional agricultural pesticides (PPDB) and veterinary
To compliment these we can now offer the BioPesticide DataBase (BPDB) which is a
comprehensive relational database of data relating to pesticides
derived from natural substances.
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Dr Andy Green