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Australian firm targets first bioherbicide

The Australian biopesticide company, BioHerbicides Australia (St Lucia, Queensland), aims to register the country’s first bioherbicide, Di-Bak Parkinsonia, in 2013 for the control of Parkinsonia trees ( Parkinsonia aculeata). It is based on naturally occurring fungi isolated from trees showing die-back symptoms. The fungi were isolated by University of Queensland associate professor of plant pathology Dr Victor Galea in 2004. He has developed an application method that involves inserting a capsule containing the pathogen into tree trunks, which die within six months to two years. BioHerbicides Australia was set up by the University’s commercialisation company, UniQuest, and a private partner in 2010.



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