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Canada OKs Bio-Ferm biopesticide

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency has approved a bactericide base on the fungus, Aureobasidium pullulans, from Austrian company Bio-Ferm (Tulln). Blossom Protect ( A pullulans strain DSM 14940 + A pullulans strain DSM 14941) is for the control of fireblight ( Erwinia amylovora) on pome fruit and for the suppression of the disease on woody ornamentals. It was approved in the US in early 2012 ( Agrow No 632, p 17).



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