US to approve Pasteuria nematicides
The US EPA has proposed registering two bacterial nematicides based on Pasteuria nishizawae from US biopesticide company Pasteuria Bioscience (Alachua, Florida). Soyacyst LF/ST ( P nishizawae strain Pn1 33.29%) is for foliar or seed treatment use on soybeans to control soybean cyst nematodes ( Heterodera glycines). Soyacyst Tech+ ( P nishizawae strain Pn1 99.88%) is a seed treatment for the same use. The registration decision is open to public comment until January 21st.