Quality Control

Abstract Quality control can de divided in production control, process control, and product control. The first two refer to internal quality control of the production of a microbial pest control product, and ensure a stable production process with a minimum of failures. Product control refers to the quality of the final product that leaves the factory and which needs to perform according to registration and customer satisfaction requirements. Products must meet product specifications, which are...

Microbial Pest Control Agents and Products

The term biopesticide is widely used, and definitions vary. Definitions of the term biopesticide may include microbial organisms, pheromones, insect and plant regulators, plant extracts, transgenic plants as well as macroorganisms. Various institutions have defined biopesticides and sub-sets thereof such as microbial pesticides and microorganisms. Regulatory agencies have provided exact definitions of microorganisms, and for plant protection products containing microorganisms as the active...

Total Developmental Costs

The most wanted information for decision-makers in companies who contemplate the development of a new microbial pest control products is what are the total costs There is no simple straightforward answer to this question, but an indication must be provided for a sound business decision. Each case is unique, but it is possible to provide a general figure for a certain type of entomopathogen and its foreseen purpose. For each company, the investment will be different since expertise, facilities...