Article from UQ News
16 January 2019
A natural weed control that will help manage one of Australia’s most invasive introduced weeds has become the first woody weed bioherbicide to be granted federal regulatory approval – following an eight-year wait.
The Di Bak Parkinsonia fungal bioherbicide was developed at The University of Queensland by plant pathologist Professor Victor Galea and Dr Naomi Diplock.
BioHerbicides Australia (BHA) was formed by UQ’s UniQuest commercialisation company in 2010 when it sought Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) approval to market the bioherbicide.