EPA registers biological fumigant

09/30/2013 03:34:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

Isagro logoThe Environmental Protection Agency has registered Dominus, a bio-fumigant from Morrisville, N.C.-based Isagro.

The product contains the active ingredient allyl isothiocynate, also known as oil of mustard, according to a news release.

The company has submitted a request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be added to the National Organic Program's list of approved substances. NOP approval is expected by 2015, according to the release.

The active ingredient, which has been used in a variety of products, including foods, since 1962, elicits natural defenses in plants.

It controls numerous soilborne pests, including weed seeds, nematodes and diseases, according to the release.

The product has a half-life in soil of 20-60 hours, leaves no residue before planting, and degrades rapidly if exposed to sunlight, according to the release.

State registrations are pending.

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