US EPA clarifies biopesticide data rules
The US EPA has finalised regulations clarifying the data requirements for microbial pesticides. The minor revisions do not create any additional regulatory requirements, but include corrections to confusing words and references, the EPA points out. The wording has also been clarified regarding requirements for microbial isolates that are considered to be new active ingredients. The Agency has also issued a final test guideline that clarifies an existing data requirement relating to depositing samples of microbial ais in any nationally recognised culture collection.