Peruvian grapes to use MBI biopesticide

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a Davis-based provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, announces that Peru has approved the use of its Regalia Maxx to control a variety of bacterial and fungal diseases in crops.

Peru joins El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Mexico as Latin America countries having approved the fungicide.

“Peru has been increasing its market share of exported table grapes,” said Luiz Cláudio Micelli, Latin America south business director for FMC, the exclusive Latin America distributor for MBI’s product. “But to continue this growth. grape producers must meet the guidelines for acceptable pesticide residue levels imposed by importing countries.

“There is a real market need for Regalia Maxx, which is exempt from maximum residue level restrictions and can help growers manage these requirements. Peruvian grape growers now have a tool to control powdery mildew while reducing synthetic pesticide residues,” Micelli added. “This is an ideal crop protection solution to help them maintain their high quality standards and advance their export potential, particularly to the U.S. and Europe.”

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