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.
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), a leading global provider of bio-based pest management products for agriculture and water applications, announced today that Dr. Alison Stewart has joined the company as its first Chief Science Officer. Dr. Stewart joins MBI from Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand where she was a Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology in the Bio-Protection Research Centre. Her work concentrated on the beneficial strains of Trichoderma that resulted in four commercial products for the control of onion white rot, Sclerotinia lettuce drop and Botrytis diseases of grapes and tomatoes. In addition, for eight years Dr. Stewart served as the Director of the Centre, assisting scientists in moving technology discovered in New Zealand out into commercial enterprises to enhance New Zealand agriculture and farmers’ livelihoods. She retains the title of Professor Emeritus with Lincoln University.
With this new discovery, MBI enhances its current biofungicide portfolio
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) announces the submission of a patent application encompassing a new Bacillus sp. strain F727, to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This strain was first discovered from soil collected in California by one of MBI’s employees. The chemistry and genetic profiles appear to be unique from other known Bacillus species. In addition, the anti-fungal compounds produced by this new strain are different than the current commercial Bacillus biofungicide products.
Sees firsthand economic impact of government/private sector partnership
Dr. Catherine Woteki, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary, Research, Education and Economics, toured Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) to celebrate a successful public-private partnership between MBI and the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS). more
Biological product for controlling zebra and quagga mussels provides environmentally responsible alternative to chlorine and other toxic chemicals
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) a leading global provider of biopesticides for water and agriculture applications, announced today that New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Vermont have each issued a Certificate of Pesticide Registration for using Zequanox® to control zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissena species) in enclosed systems and infrastructures. Approved by the EPA in 2012, Zequanox now offers regional businesses such as energy producers, manufacturing companies and golf courses an effective alternative to toxic, broad-spectrum chemicals and costly microfiltration and UV light systems to control populations of invasive mussels.
Product provides post-emergent weed control with low risk of resistance
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), a leading global provider of natural pest management products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announces the submission of a new bioherbicide, MBI-011 EP, to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is the second bioherbicide MBI has submitted for approval to the EPA (MBI-005 bioherbicide was EPA-approved in 2012). MBI-011 EP is a post-emergent burndown herbicide that can also be used as a crop desiccant. more
Application of Zequanox into barrier. Photo credit: Kevin Irons, IDNR
Study at Deep Quarry Lake showed more than 97 percent mortality of invasive mussels after applying Zequanox within barrier systems at three separate locations
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) a leading provider of natural pest management products for water and agriculture applications, announced today that Zequanox® was highly effective at controlling invasive zebra mussels in Deep Quarry Lake located in DuPage County, Illinois. Zequanox, the industry’s only environmentally compatible molluscicide, was applied within barrier systems in three locations throughout the lake. Results showed that treated sites experienced an average mussel mortality of 97.1 percent compared with 11.2 percent mortality in the control (i.e., untreated) sites.