|Project Title||Evaluation of Different Formulations of a Fungus Indigenous to the Philippines, Bipolaris sacchari, for control of weedy Echinochloa species in rice|
|Project Type||Contained Use (Screenhouse)|
|Name of Institution||International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna|
|Cooperating Institution||Ciba- Geigy Limited, Basle, Switzerland|
|Project Leader(s)||Paul S. Teng, Plant Pathologist|
|Experimental Facility/Site||IRRI, Philippines|
|Purpose / Objectives||1. To determine the level of control of Echinochloa achieved with the pathogen Bipolaris sacchari applied in transplanted rice in the field in the Philippines.
2. To evaluate the effect of formulation and water management upon herbicidal activity and rice tolerance of Bipolaris sacchari.
3. To compare results obtained in Malaysia and Indonesia with those obtained in the Philippines.
|Biosafety measures||1. Trial will be conducted within a screen house on the IRRI site.
2. Standard land preparation will result in natural decomposition of crop residues.
|Conditions for Approval||N/A|
|Date of Approval||1997-06-13|
|Subject||Request of Dr. F. A. Bernardo to import Bipolaris sacchari|
|Requesting Party||Dr. F. A. Bernardo, Deputy Director General for International Services, IRRI|
|Action of NCBP||Approved for implementation
NCBP informed Dr. F. A. Bernardo through letter dated 13 June 1997 that importation of formulations of Bipolaris sacchari do not need approval/endorsement of the NCBP considering that Bipolaris Sacchari was isolated from a fungus indigenous to the Phil. and therefore, is not considered regulated material under the Phil. Biosafety Guidelines.