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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Registration of Weed-Suppressive Bacteria for Cheatgrass Control

Location: Northwest Sustainable Agroecosystems Research

Project Number: 2090-11000-006-10
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Jan 15, 2013
End Date: Jan 31, 2016

Objective:
The overall objective is to develop the necessary documentation, analyses and required registration information so that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) can register the novel bio-pesticide cheatgrass-suppressive bacteria Pseudomonas fluorescens strain ACK55 (P.f.ACK55) for large-scale field use. The individual objectives consist of the following: 1. Develop and file initial petition to EPA for bio-pesticide registration; 2. Evaluate the bacteria using standard EPA requested microbial pesticide tests; toxicology analyses; and non-target impact testing; 3. Develop and file the application for EPA Registration.

Approach:
We will produce the initial petition to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); obtain the EPA required tests and toxicology analyses of the active ingredient of the bio-pesticide - the bacterium; and non-target testing. We will also prepare samples and documents needed to submit the necessary application to EPA for bio-pesticide registration.

Last Modified: 10/30/2014
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