New bioinsecticide gets green light from EPA

By From page A9 | March 09, 2014

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a Davis bio-based pest management and plant health products company, announced that its Venerate bioinsecticide has received federal registration from the Environmental Protection Agency. The insecticide controls a broad spectrum of pests and will be sold for use on a wide variety of crops.

Venerate is the first product from the company’s in-house discovery screen to be registered. It joins Grandevo bioinsecticide in the company’s product portfolio that helps growers control crop-damaging pests, while also allowing them to reduce the risk of insects developing resistance to synthetic insecticides.

“Conventional and organic growers will have two biological products — with different modes of action — to strengthen their crop protection programs and reduce the risk of insect resistance,” Pam Marrone, founder and CEO, said.

Venerate is being registered in individual states in preparation for the 2014 growing season.

Enterprise staff

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