US mulls approval for Isagro biopesticide
The US EPA has proposed the registration of Italian agrochemical company Isagro’s biopesticide, Bioten WP ( Trichoderma asperellum strain ICC 012 2% + T gamsii strain ICC 080 2%), for disease control on a wide range of crops. Alternative brand names are Tenet WP, Remedier WP and Tenet T&O. T asperellum strain ICC 012 was previously characterised as T harzianum, and T gamsii strain ICC 080 was T viride. The antagonistic fungi suppress various soil-borne pathogens, including Pythium spp, Phytophthora spp, Sclerotinia spp and Rhizoctonia spp. The proposed approval is open to public comment until January 29th.