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MBI treats 1 million-plus acres

By From page A6 | January 12, 2014

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a Davis-based provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, wrapped up 2013 on a significant high note. The company announced it has passed the milestone of 1 million treated acres in the United States for its biopesticide products, Grandevo bioinsecticide and Regalia and Regalia Rx biofungicides.

“Reaching the million-acre level validates that our products continue to bring value to growers across the U.S.,” said Hector Absi, MBI’s senior vice president for commercial operations. “Most of these acres are in high-value specialty crops, but also includes acres of our recent launch of Regalia Rx in row crops.

“It confirms that our products are meeting the demands of the marketplace and are being included in growers’ standard spray programs year after year.”

Introducing Regalia Rx to the corn and soybean markets helped push MBI over the top, Absi said. Those acres combined with the growing number of Florida citrus acres treated with Grandevo bioinsecticide for Asian citrus psyllid.

Enterprise staff

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