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US research permit for biofungicide

The US EPA has issued an experimental use permit (EUP) to Montana Microbial Products (Missoula, Montana) to evaluate a Bacillus mycoides-based biofungicide on pecans, peppers, potatoes, sugar beet and tomatoes. It will assess the control of diseases such as pecan scab ( Fusicladosporium effusum), early blight ( Alternaria solani), Cercospora leaf spot ( Cercospora beticola) and bacterial spot ( Xanthomonas campestris). The EUP covers 440 acres (178 ha) in six states this year and 560 acres until it expires on March 31st 2011.



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