Highlights of Marrone Bio Innovations’ Celebration and Ribbon Cutting at New Marrone Michigan Manufacturing Facility
On July 2, 2014 Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, celebrated the official opening of its Marrone Michigan Manufacturing (M3) facility in Bangor, Michigan with a ribbon cutting ceremony and plant tours.
The M3 facility is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MBI. Acquired in July 2012, the original site included an existing building of 11,400 square feet and 12 acres of land. It contained the infrastructure needed for planned manufacturing processes and provided ready access to transportation services while being ideally located in an area with a highly skilled, educated workforce for filling needed technical, operational and management positions. The first phase of construction at the M3 plant enlarged the facility’s size by 6,600 square feet, adding fermentation capacity.
Regalia Biofungicide Mode of Action
REGALIA biofungicides have a unique and complex mode of action, referred to as Induced Systemic Resistance (ISR), and are the only products with a FRAC code of P5. ISR creates a defense response in the treated plants and stimulates additional biochemical pathways that strengthen the plant structure and act against the pathogen.
When applied to crops, REGALIA products activate ISR and induce the plants to produce specialized proteins and other compounds which inhibit fungal and bacterial diseases and also improve plant health and vigor.
Invasive Zebra Mussel Ingesting Zequanox
This video demonstrates how invasive mussels perceive Zequanox (by Marrone Bio Innovations) as a nonthreatening food source and readily consume the biological control product.
Derived from a naturally occurring microbe (Pseudomonas fluorescens), Zequanox is highly selective and has been proven to be lethal to zebra and quagga mussels, without harming humans, infrastructure, non-target species, or the environment. Zequanox is composed of dead cells that destroy the mussel’s digestive system within days on consumption.
Zequanox is proven effective in a broad range of water conditions and temperatures, and it can be used to control mussels at all stages of maturity—from veliger to adult.
Dr. Pam Marrone Shares Her Viewpoint on the Value of IPM in Orchard Crop Production
Interview provided in support of the “Extending Orchard IPM Knowledge in California” project
Dr. Pam Marrone, CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, has a BS degree in Entomology from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and a PhD in Entomology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. She is an international expert in agricultural biotechnology, biopesticide science, and business.
Interview with Pam Marrone at CropWorld
November 6, 2012 – From CropWorld 2012 in London, CEO Marrone describes how biopesticides are becoming mainstream and are being widely used in integrated pest management programs. Marrone Bio products for crop protection currently include Regalia, a fungicide, and Grandevo, a broad spectrum insecticide.
Pam Marrone: 2011 Growing Green Business Leader
Pam is the CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations, a leading developer of environmentally-responsible biopesticides based in Davis, California. When compared with conventional chemicals and pesticides, the natural products developed at MBI result in healthier plants and a safer environment. Pam is this year’s NRDC Growing Green Award recipient in the Business Leader category.