Brazil OKs <i>T asperellum</i> biofungicides
The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture has granted registrations for two versions of the biofungicide, Trichoderma asperellum. They are for Farropilha Biocontrole’s Quality and Turfal Industria’s Trichodermax EC. Quality includes T asperellum strain SF 04 (URM) 5911, and is for use on cotton, kidney beans and soybeans. Turfal is only for use on kidney beans and soybeans. They are the first T asperellum products for commercial use in Brazil, industry sources told Agrow. A temporary registration for T asperellum was granted in November to agrochemical joint venture Iharabras to evaluate its efficacy and for residue tests on 19 crops including kidney beans and soybeans.