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<p> Brazil Anvisa OKs <i>B subtilis</i> QST 713 </p>

The Brazilian health inspection agency, the Anvisa, has added US biopesticide company AgraQuest’s biofungicide, Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713, to its list of approved active ingredients. The liquid suspension concentrate has been approved as a foliar application on apples, onions, soybeans and strawberries. It is for the control of several diseases including Asian soybean rust ( Phakopsora pachyrhizi), onion blotch ( Alternaria porri), apple canker ( Cryptosporiopsis perennans), grey mould ( Botrytis cinerea) and strawberry powdery mildew ( Sphaerotheca macularis). AgraQuest markets the biofungicide as Serenade and other brands. The agency approved AgraQuest’s biofungicide, Cepa QST 2808 ( B pumilus strain QST 2808), for the same uses late last year. The full commercial registration requires Ministry of Agriculture approval.



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