|Joy Consulting Ltd. helps you who is planning to develop your bio-pesticides in Japan.|
|Bio-pesticide use in Japan
Definition of bio-pesticides are only living organisms of microbial and natural enemy in Japan. Pheromones and plant extract are excluded from bio-pesticides. Registration of microbial and natural enemy is regulated by Guidelines for safety evaluation of Microbial Pesticides（JMAFF Nosan No.9-5090) and internal or tentative guideline for natural enemy (unpublished) respectively. Pheromones, herbal extracts and other safe substances are regulated by the same guideline as that for chemical pesticides (Data Requirements for Supporting Registration of Pesticides（JMAFF Nosan No.12-8147)）. Metabolites of microbial , such as kasugamycine, spinosad,abamectine etc, have been used in Japan are not included in bio-pesticides because they are required ADI setting and full range of toxicity studies.
|Sales of bio-pesticides contain microbial, natural enemy, herbal extracts
and other safe substances and pheromones and 1228, 1002, 1049 and 1586
m Yen respectively. Total of bio-pesticides is 6,878 mYen accounting for
1.9% total pesticide sales in Japan. Microbial sales was 1,960 mYen in
2008 at peak and is decreasing year by year. Main reason of decrease is
that of Bt insecticides. Sales of pheromone seems to be decreasing between
2008 and 2012, but increased in 2013 due to Fall Webworm control broken
out much. Use of natural enemy is increasing by new products and development
of use methods. Bio-fertilizer and bio-stimulant are important area of
bio-pesticides, but there is no regulation for these area. There is possibility to register bio-stimulant as PGR. In Japan pesticide
registration is required specific activity and bio-stimulants usually show
total effect of various activities, thus it is not suitable for pesticide
registration. There are many bio-stimulants are sold without scientific
data, and only by word of mouth. This caused feeling of mistrust. Anyway
many pesticide companies who have developed many good chemical pesticides,
recently are working for R&D of bio-pesticides. So bio-pesticides are
still in the early stage of development in Japan. Introduction of bio-pesticides
is an important mission of Joy Consulting Ltd..
How Joy Consulting helps you
Efficacy of bio-pesticides are not reliable and costly compared to chemical pesticides. Microbial and natural enemy are living organisms so that they are affected by environment conditions. So many of foreign product have been repelled by the erratic efficacy trial results at the water's edge. If you want to introduce your products to Japan, you first prepare efficacy trial data written in English for Japanese possible distributors. Then please ask Joy Consulting Ltd to develop your products in Japan. We propose you several methods of development in Japan.
In conclusion, Joy Consulting Ltd. is a one stop solution of your bio-pesticide development in Japan. Data requirement of microbial: Guidelines for safety evaluation of Microbial Pesticides（No.9-5090) (PDF:284KB） (issued on August,1997)