Microbial Biocontrol Agents (MBCA) Professional Group

Producers of beneficial pathogens used in crop protection such as bacteria, fungi, virus as well as of beneficial soil microorganisms (endo mycorhizes or depolluting soil agents).

Main group topics:

  • Adoption of a satisfactory registration framework for microorganisms
  • Collaboration with national and EU registration authorities in order to press for adoption of a reasonable system of registration
  • Participation of members in COST action projects (COST Actions 850, 862, 873 and FAO 701) etc…

Microbials Steering group


Matthias von Erffa, matthias.vonerffa(AT)bayer.com


Patrick Frettinger, patrick.frettinger(AT)basf.com and Faina Kamilova


Roma Gwynn, rgwynn(AT)biorationale.co.uk

Elisabeth Douce, elisabeth.douce(AT)arysta.com

Philip Kessler, kessler(AT)biocontrol.ch

Rüdiger Hauschild, ruediger.hauschild(AT)appliedinsectscience.com

Sergio Franceschini, sfranceschini(AT)cbceurope.it

Christina Donat, christina.donat(AT)bio-ferm.com

Mikaela Bistrom, mbistrom(AT)lallemand.com

Mark Whittaker, mark(AT)appliedinsectscience.com