ABOUT US

MISSION STATEMENT

We began our pesticide registration journey in 1976 while working at the U.S. EPA in the Office of Pesticide Programs. After four decades of public service, we retired, and began our Washington, DC, based company in 2016. We serve individuals and companies interested in registering biological and microbial pesticides and genetically modified plants and insects. As public servants, we are trained at providing unbiased advice and are skilled at connecting clients with our federal counterparts, corporate partners and professional societies to serve your needs.

Candy Brassard

CANDY BRASSARD

Candace "Candy" Brassard  has 35 years of experience in pesticide regulation and pesticide risk assessment in the Office of Pesticide Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Candace created the Tick Integrated Pest Management Program, coordinating with 15 federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and academia. She wrote the Biochemical and Microbial Pesticide Data Requirement Rule and Drafted the Product Performance Data Requirement Rule for pesticides used to control 100 public health pests, and has conducted ecological risk assessments for pesticide registrations, and emergency exemptions under FIFRA for conventional pesticides and data waiver requests for biochemical and microbial pesticides. She created the Ecological Incident Information System for EPA, a systematic monitoring program for assessing risks to non-target organisms from exposure to pesticides. Candace also worked as an EPA SETAC Fellow in the House Agriculture Committee on Capitol Hill.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: 

SETAC, BPIA, AMCA

EDUCATION:

MS, George Washington University

BS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

DAVE BRASSARD

David "Dave" Brassard has 38 years of experience in pesticide regulation and pesticide benefit assessment in the Office of Pesticide Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  While at EPA, Dave characterized the impacts that pesticide regulatory actions would have on insect control and crop production. He conducted complex analyses comparing the performance of insecticides and acaricides under review with alternative chemical and non-chemical controls. Dave developed new methodologies for conducting benefit assessments, and estimating and characterizing pesticide use parameters, which were subsequently used in refining risk assessments. Dave took the lead on many new policy initiatives and organized and chaired an international meeting to implement a new international insecticide efficacy policy. Dave conducted numerous benefits and exposure characterization analyses for neonicotinoids regarding their potential for adverse effects on honey bees and natural pollinators, and benefit analyses on hundreds of emergency exemptions, special reviews, reregistrations, registrations, and reduced risk actions.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: 

ESA, BPIA, AMCA

EDUCATION:

MS, North Dakota State University

BS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Dave Brassard