Thursday, April 6, 2017

Dandelion killer goes into production

A new dandelion weed killer made from fungi is going into production in Quebec.

Premier Tech is taking the lead in the manufacturing and commercialization of the project.

In January, the Horticulture and Agriculture Group signed a license agreement with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to finalize the development and commercialization of a product formulated from an indigenous fungus.

Over the decade, the federal department invested millions of dollars in research on the fungus and its compounds which can eliminate broadleaved weeds, particularly dandelions.

It is yet to be seen whether Ontario will approve the product for household use.