Dr. John L. Kough is a senior scientist in the Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Dr. Kough has been at EPA since 1990 and has worked in the biotechnology programs of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. His part of this webinar covers legal and regulatory processes, risk assessment, and what data is required for conventional pesticide and biopesticide use.

Dr. Robyn Rose is the National Policy Manager at the Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) at USDA-APHIS. Dr. Rose is responsible for the overall planning and direction of policies for the emerald ash borer, biological control and honey bee plant pest and disease programs with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Her part of this webinar gives an overview of biological control methods and the permitting process.