Australian submission for BioProspect termiticide
The Australian biotechnology company, BioProspect (Brisbane, Queensland), has confirmed the submission of an application to register eremophilone oil as a pesticide in Australia. The extract from the false sandalwood tree ( Eremophila mitchellii) is the active ingredient in BioProspect’s termiticide, Termilone ( Agrow No 554, p 22). The company hopes to receive approval within 12-18 months. It has begun discussions with commercial partners and plans to conduct a manufacturing study in the next six months.