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Plant Health

Health- and environmental risk of the predatory mite Amblyseius andersoni

Report no:

Ordered: 03.05.2019

Publishing: 28.04.2020

Key message:

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM) will assess potential health and environmental risks posed from the use of the pesticide ANDERcontrol, where the predatory mite Amblyseius andersoni is the active organism.

VKM is making the assessment at the request of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

Amblyseius andersoni is used to combat mites. It can also be used to combat thrips and whiteflies.

VKM will examine:

  • prevalence, especially whether the organism is found naturally in Norway.
  • the potential of establishment and spread of the organism in Norway, by using it in greenhouses and outdoors.
  • any uncertainties about taxonomy making it difficult to assess the risk.
  • whether the pesticide and organism pose a risk to the health of those who use it.

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has received an application requesting the right to use a preparation containing the organism in Norway, hence the assignment.

The project group in VKM consist of:

Johan Stenberg, VKM member and academic leader of the scientific panel on plant health.

Anders Nielsen, VKM member of the scientific panel on Alien Organisms and trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Micael Wendell, VKM's secretariat, project manager.

VKM's scientific panel on plant health is responsible for the risk assessment. It is scheduled to be published xxx.

The project group in VKM consists of:The project group in the VKM consist ofJohan Stenberg, VKM member and

Contact

Micael Wendell

Project manager, PhD

T: +47 21 62 28 22
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The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment

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@: vkm@vkm.no


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