US EPA to approve Marrone bioherbicide
The US EPA proposes to register US biopesticide company Marrone Bio Innovations’ (MBI - Davis, California) bioherbicide, MBI-005 (non-viable Streptomyces acidiscabies strain RL-110 17%), for use on a range of food crops, turf and landscape maintenance, including residential applications. It is for pre- and post-emergence use against grasses, broadleaf weeds and sedges. MBI submitted its approval application in late 2009. The product has been licensed from DuPont ( Agrow No 587, p 27). The approval decision is open to public comment until April 11th.