Originally published by Sacramento Business Journal online
By Mark Anderson
Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. got U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval to delete a bee toxicity warning statement on its Grandevo Bioinsecticide label.
The company released the product last fall, and it is finding great success with it, said Marrone spokesman Rich Fedigan.
The product protects citrus crops from the Asian citrus psyllid, which deforms fruit such as oranges and lemons, and eventually kills the tree.
The EPA issued the ruling on bee safety last week, Fedigan said.
Gives growers a tool to protect crops while not harming key pollinators
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), has received U.S. EPA approval to delete the bee toxicity warning statement from its Grandevo® Bioinsecticide label following a review. The removal of the toxicity statement is supported by third-party field evaluations that show Grandevo has no increased mortality or detrimental effects to honeybees. The key study was conducted in central North Carolina during the summer of 2012. The month-long hive study compared the mortality rates of Grandevo versus a known toxic pesticide reference treatment and a water treatment control.
Findings originally published in Bee Culture magazine, April 2013
Eurofins Agroscience Services, Inc. conducted a study in summer 2012 to determine the effects of exposure of Grandevo® bioinsecticde on honey bees. The results showed: (a) no statistically significant increase in mortality of honeybees during the post application period, (b) a temporary decline in flight intensity was observed during the exposure period, indicating a temporary, but non-lethal repellency effect, (c) the Dimethoate treated tents had rapid and high mortality.
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Originally published by Golf Course Industry
EngageAgro USA has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) for its Grandevo PTO bioinsecticide product in the U.S. more
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. a leading global provider of biopesticides for agriculture and water applications, announced today that its groundbreaking Grandevo® bioinsecticide has been recognized by Agrow as “Best New Biopesticide” for 2012. The prestigious Agrow Awards honor corporate and individual excellence in the crop protection and production industry.
“We are honored that Agrow recognized our commercialization of Grandevo as ‘Best New Biopesticide’ of the year,” said Marrone Bio Innovations CEO Pam Marrone, who accepted the award at Agrow’s ceremony in London. “As more growers recognize the value of biopesticides in pest management programs, we are proud to offer this breakthrough product that is paving the way for new, innovative uses of microbial insecticides in modern field and greenhouse pest management.”
Next-generation microbial insecticide raises the bar for modern pest management with broad-spectrum control, complex modes of action, long-lasting performance and application flexibility
DAVIS, CALIF, Oct. 4, 2012 – Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., a leading global provider of natural pest management products for crop protection, announced today that its Grandevo® bioinsecticide has received California state registration. Grandevo is now approved for use on a variety of crops including lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, citrus, strawberries, grapes and almonds and can be used in field and greenhouse applications. The first new broad-spectrum microbial insecticide to enter the market in nearly 50 years, Grandevo raises the bar for modern insecticides by improving resistance management, providing long-lasting control of a broad range of insects and mites, and featuring a flexible application window.
“Grandevo is truly breaking new ground, offering today’s growers the ability to employ microbial biopesticides in ways never before thought possible,” said Maris Klavins, product manager for MBI. “With Grandevo, California growers now have a reliable, high-performing bioinsecticide they can use right up to the day of harvest. We look forward to expanding use of this novel product into the important California market.”
We are delighted to announce Grandevo has made the shortlist for the Agrow Awards 2012 in both Best Biopesticide and Best Crop Protection categories. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 7th November 2012 at the Hotel Russell, Russell Square, London.
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