Mar. 16, 2016
The EU Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed is proposing to exempt maximum residue limits (MRLs) for six active ingredients, including Streptomyces K61 (formerly S. griseoviridis), Candida oleophila strain O, FEN 560 (also called fenugreek or fenugreek seed powder), Methyl decanoate (CAS 110-42-9), Methyl octanoate (CAS 111-11-5) and Terpenoid blend QRD 460.
Streptomyces griseoviridis Strain K61, initially isolated from peat in Finland, is a soil bacterium that can prevent certain disease-causing fungi from infecting plants.
Candida oleophila Strain O is a single-celled yeast found naturally on plant tissues (fruits, flowers, and wood) and in water. It was originally isolated from golden delicious apples and is intended for use as an antagonist to control the fungal pathogens, gray mold (Botrytis cinerea) and blue mold (Penicillium expansum), which cause post-harvest decay on apples and pears.
Fen 560 contains natural elicitors capable of stimulating the defense reactions of the plant when the product is sprayed in preventive on leaves by leading a phenomenon of “potentialisation” of the mechanisms of defense. Fen 560 was approved in EU in 2010.
Terpenoid Blend QRD 460 is a bioinsecticide which approved by the European Commission in 2015. It’s the active ingredient of Bayer CropScience’s biopesticide Requiem™. Bayer expects to launch this product in Europe in 2017.