First US biopesticide reviews
The US EPA has invited public comments on the first two biopestides to undergo registration reviews. The reviews of fungicides based on Trichoderma spp and linalool-based insect repellents are due to be completed by March 2008. The biopesticides have low toxicity and exposure profiles, the EPA points out. It does not foresee any health or environmental risks or impacts on endangered species. No new data are likely to be required.