Both almonds and walnuts can suffer yield loss from sun damage. Walnuts are particularly susceptible to sun damage. Sun damage in walnuts darkens and shrivels one side of the shell and kernel1. Sun damaged walnuts result in downgraded status by nut processors and can result in losses of
The active ingredient in Haven is a food-use approved extract derived from coconuts. Use of Haven helps treated plants maintain lower leaf temperatures and reduces heat stress on the crops, resulting in higher yields and quality. When two to five applications are sprayed on crops generally starting at bloom, shortlyafter bloom or at early fruit/nut set, Haven has shown to reduce sun damage and increase yields for certain apple varieties, almonds, walnuts, soft berries, citrus, grapes, and tomatoes. Haven also increased yields of corn and wheat and turf grass.
Haven® Benefits for Almonds
2017 trials on almonds conducted in
2016 trials on almondsconducted in
In 2015, trials of an earlier formulation in
Haven® Benefits for Walnuts
2017 trialson walnuts conducted in
2016 trials conducted by
Based on the data above, farmers can achieve a better ROI (return on investment) by using Haven of 5-9X on almonds and 3-5X on walnuts, depending on the number of applications and amount of water used. Unlike most current sun stress products on the market today that form a white, physical barrier to block the sun, Haven brings the added benefit to growers of leaving no visible deposit or residue on the crop. Haven has a different mode of action requiring its application timing to start earlier than other barrier-type products that are applied on more mature fruits and nuts, leaving an unsightly and difficult to remove residue on crops.
MBI launched Haven outside of
Haven® is another product in MBI’s portfolio approach to develop a full range of solutions for farmers. On almonds, Regalia® Biofungicide has shown excellent control of almond brown rot, scab, shot hole, Alternaria, and powdery mildew and is especially strong in fungicide resistance management programs. Regalia®+copper has always been a strong performer for walnut blight, as good as the standard mancozeb+copper program. Grandevo® and Venerate® are effective against mites, navel orangeworm and peach twig borer and Venerate for walnut husk fly. In the future, MBI expects to deploy Majestene® for nematode control in almonds and walnuts.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release regarding strategy, future operations and plans, including assumptions underlying such statements, are forward-looking statements, and should not be relied upon as representing MBI’s views as of any subsequent date. Examples of such statements include statements regarding the potential of Haven and other MBI products in the nut market, market projections, including the potential benefits of MBI’s products, and MBI’s plans for expanding additional label uses. Such forward-looking statements are based on information available to the Company as of the date of this release and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, some beyond the Company's control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements, including consumer, regulatory and other factors affecting demand for the MBI’s products, any difficulty in marketing MBI’s products in its target markets, competition in the market for pest management products, lack of understanding of bio-based pest management products by customers and growers. Additional information that could lead to material changes in MBI’s performance is contained in its filings with the SEC. MBI is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any responsibility to, update or alter forward-looking statements contained in this release, whether as a result of current information, future events or otherwise.
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