Progress in Biological Control

A Roadmap to the Successful Development and Commercialization of Microbial Pest Control Products for Control of Arthropods

Authors: Ravensberg, Willem J.

  • First complete process description for the development of a microbial pesticide
  • Emphasizes product development from strain screening, product development, up to successful commercialization, from a bio-industry’s viewpoint
  • Provides a new system of rating the essential elements of biopesticides, as a tool to estimate the probability of a technical, commercial and financial success
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Biocontrol is among the most promising methods for a safe, environmentally benign and sustainable crop protection. Microbial pesticides offer a great potential, and it is anticipated that they will become a substantial part of the use of all crop protection products. Their development and commercialization, however, has been difficult and with many failures.

For the first time, a rational and structured roadmap has been designed for the development and commercialization of microbial pest control products, based on entomopathogenic bacteria, fungi, viruses and nematodes, for the control of arthropod pests. The emphasis lies on strain screening, product development, up to successful commercialization, from a bio-industry’s viewpoint.

The building blocks of the entire process are identified. The selection criteria for a microbial pest control agent are defined as well as critical parameters for the development of the product. Implementation of the product into an integrated pest management programme is pivotal for a substantial market uptake. Three phases are distinguished for successful adoption in the market: an appropriate application strategy, an optimal implementation strategy, and an effective adoption strategy. Key success and failure factors are identified. Registration is a major hurdle for biopesticides. Salient registration issues are treated and useful information presented.

The road to a successful microbial pest control product is designed. Diagrams illustrate the stepwise approach of the entire process. A future perspective on the biopesticide market is presented with limiting and promotional factors and trends. The significant drivers for success are food safety concern, new research and technology, changes in the regulatory climate, and the occurrence of new invasive pests.

This systematic roadmap with a strong focus on economics and market introduction will assist academic researchers and industrial developers of biopesticides in accomplishing their goal: the development of successful cost-effective microbial pesticides.

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“As far as I know, no one has attempted this task in book form, and certainly not in such detail, and with so many real-life examples provided to document the conclusions. … a valuable addition to the libraries of university, industrial and government researchers, as well as business persons, policy makers and regulators. … Ravensberg analyzes both successful and failed products, identifying the factors shared by each. These analyses are instructive for researchers and companies who are embarking on new projects … .” (Wendy Gelernter, Society for Invertebrate Pathology Newsletter, Vol. 44 (3), November, 2011)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • General Introduction and Outline

    Ravensberg, Willem J.

    Pages 1-21

  • Selection of a Microbial Pest Control Agent

    Ravensberg, Willem J.

    Pages 23-57

  • Mass Production and Product Development of a Microbial Pest Control Agent

    Ravensberg, Willem J.

    Pages 59-127

  • Quality Control

    Ravensberg, Willem J.

    Pages 129-170

  • Registration of Microbial Pest Control Agents and Products and Other Related Regulations

    Ravensberg, Willem J.

    Pages 171-233

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3515-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Roadmap to the Successful Development and Commercialization of Microbial Pest Control Products for Control of Arthropods
Authors
Series Title
Progress in Biological Control
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0437-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0437-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0436-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3515-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 386
Topics