US tolerance exemption for Certis biopesticide
The US EPA has established a temporary tolerance exemption for the biopesticide, Bacillus mycoides isolate J, for use on potatoes. It is associated with an emergency exemption for the control of potato virus Y in seed potatoes in Montana. The Agency granted an emergency exemption for the use of Mitsui & Co US subsidiary Certis USA’s biopesticide, BmJ WG, last year ( Agrow No 644, p 15). The tolerance exemption runs until December 31st 2015.