Sustainable Control of Harmful Organisms in the 21st Century

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Sustainable Control of Harmful Organisms in the Twenty-First Century (SCOTTY)
Source: Umweltbundesamt

Sustainable control of harmful organisms requires a large toolkit of possible instruments: From preventive management measures against pests to alternative non-biocidal control measures or an optimised use of biocides. With the initiative “Sustainable Control of Harmful Organisms in the Twenty-First Century” (SCOTTY), UBA brings together different competencies and concepts.

The goal of the SCOTTY-initiative is to provide a broad portfolio of different efficacious options to control harmful organisms. To achieve this goal, UBA is:

  • researching and funding research to support innovative practices for the management of harmful organisms. Amongst others, this includes the development of efficacy testing guidelines for non-chemical alternatives and their application as well as research for a sustainable use of biocides.
  • a hub for national and international stakeholders wanting to discuss questions on the sustainable control of harmful organisms.
  • connecting different stakeholders involved in this topic. Academia, professional pest controllers and their customers, chemical and non-chemical industry and public authorities are all called for to achieve a sustainable control.
  • reaching out to communicate the results to all relevant stakeholders and the general public.

Further information on projects and measures towards a sustainable management of harmful organisms can be found on the subpages.

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