Feb. 13, 2020
Streptomyces strain K61 is a bacterium that is used as a microbial pest control agent for the suppression of damping-off, root and crown rot, and wilt in various greenhouse ornamentals, vegetables, and herbs caused by common pathogenic fungi. The commercial end-use product is formulated as a wettable powder and is applied as a water suspension directly to the root zone/growing media of greenhouse plants. It can also be used as a seed treatment and is applied as a powder directly to seeds.
Health Canada has completed the re-evaluation of Streptomyces strain K61. Under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act, Health Canada has determined that continued registration of products containing Streptomyces strain K61 is considered to be acceptable. Following a scientific review of the available information, Health Canada has determined that the health and environmental risks and the value of Streptomyces strain K61 are continued to be acceptable provided that label amendments are implemented.
The pest control products (Mycostop biofungicide technical and Mycostop biofungicide), containing Streptomyces strain K61 that are registered in Canada, are subject to this re-evaluation decision.
Any person may file a notice of objection regarding this decision on Streptomyces strain K61 within 60 days from the date of publication of RVD2020-04 (10 Febuary). See more information on the Canada.ca website