US reviews clear B subtilis biopesticides
The US EPA has recommended the continued registration of 24 biopesticides based on Bacillus subtilis following the completion of registration reviews. The Agency concludes that no additional data are required to support the registrations. The reviews covered: 11 biofungicides from AgraQuest based on B subtilis strain QST 713; six products from Bayer CropScience and Growth Products based on B subtilis strain GB03; five products from Becker Underwood and Premier Horticulture based on B subtilis strain MBI600; and two products from Novozyme Biologicals based on B subtilis var amyloliquefaciens strain FZB24. The proposed decision is open to public comment until February 28th.