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Canada OKs tomato canker biopesticide

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency has approved US company OmniLytics’ (Salt Lake City, Utah) bactericide, AgriPhage-CMM, for the control of stem canker ( Clavibacter michiganensis subsp michiganensis) on tomatoes. The biopesticide is based on a new active ingredient comprising a mixture of bacteriophage strains specific to the stem canker bacterium. The US EPA proposed the approval of the biopesticide last year and subsequently established a tolerance exemption for use on tomatoes ( Agrow No 627, p 26).



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