Registration of Weed-Suppressive Bacteria for Cheatgrass Control
Northwest Sustainable Agroecosystems Research
Project Number: 2090-11000-008-02
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement
Start Date: Jan 15, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2016
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.
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.