New Biopesticide for Psa-V

New Biopesticide for Psa-V

Pseudomonas syringae pv actinidiae (Psa) is a plant bacterial diease that aggressively attaches kiwifruit, resulting in crop loss and vine. To date, control options for Psa are limited. A new formulation has shown good efficacy in mitigating the symptoms of Psa in experimental treatments. The active components of the formulation are food-grade GRAS products and therefore pose no issue to phytotoxicity, residues and human health. In addition, they are very unlikely to show any impact on bee health and therefore provide a unique solution for Psa managment over the critical flowering time.


Looking to secure a development and commercialisation agreement

Unique Selling Propositions
  • Cost effective, safe, quick and easily applied.
  • Allows a significant reduction in cost to growers both through reduction in yield loss as well as time and resource investment in control measures.
  • Mitigates the symptoms of Psa-V and possibly other horticulturally relevant bacterial diseases.
  • Potentially can be equally as effective against other plant bacterial disease.
IP Strategy

Technical data is still required to overcome prior art.

Project Status

Proof of Principle - Laboratory demonstration of principle only