The EU approval for the biological plant protection active Bacillus subtilis Strain IAB/BS03 has been granted.


Bacillus subtilis strain IAB/BS03 (DSM 24682) is fungicidal and has been applied for in orchards, lettuce and cucumber cultivation. The active ingredient has not yet been approved in any EU member state. The approval is valid from 20.10.2019 for 15 years, i.e. until 20.10.2034. The maximum residue level was formally set at 0.01 mg/kg, which also makes little sense for this type of biologically active agent. However, it should be pointed out that this microbial active substance cannot be detected by any currently used analytical multi-methods for the determination of pesticide residues.



Author: Dr. Frank Mörsberger