Marrone Bio Innovations Product Venerate XC Bioinsecticide Now Available in California
DAVIS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Today, Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII) (MBI)
announced the availability of Venerate XC bioinsecticide in California.
Venerate XC is a liquid microbial-based, contact and ingestion
insecticide that degrades insect exoskeletons and interferes with
molting of chewing insects, nymphs and adult sucking insects, as well as
with flies and mites. Available in California in 2015, Venerate is
labeled for use at 4 to 8 quarts per acre. With the recent California
Department of Pesticide Regulation approval, Venerate XC is
labeled at a lower rate of 1 to 4 quarts per acre.
Tony Torres, MBI's Insecticide and Nematicide Product Manager, said, "We
are pleased that California growers now have access to this formulation.
This is an important product for California because it allows growers to
use Venerate XC at a lower rate, providing more economically efficient
Venerate XC is approved for use on a wide variety of California's fruit,
vegetable, vine and nut crops in conventional integrated pest management
(IPM) and organic systems. It is an easy-handling liquid formulation
with flexibility to apply by ground or air. There is no limit to the
number of applications allowed per season, (unlike many chemical
products that have high risk for pest resistance development), and
Venerate XC has a minimal four hour re-entry interval (REI). The product
is non-toxic to fish, birds, and most beneficial insects including
honeybees, and also has the advantage of a zero-day pre-harvest interval
(PHI) and an exemption from MRL (maximum residue level) tolerances—a
measure of pesticide residue limits that must be met for most food crop
With a unique mode of action, Venerate XC is an effective addition to a
conventional IPM program. When used along with MBI's other
bioinsecticide, Grandevo, which is also a broad-spectrum insecticide,
farmers have two bioinsecticides to help with resistance and residue
management. When used in an IPM program, Grandevo is best used early to
help suppress insect populations. Venerate XC should be used first if
adult insects or mites are present. MBI's biological insecticides are
not intended for use as rescue treatments, but rather are preventative,
meaning they are most effective when used before target populations are
at a critical threshold.
All MBI products should be used in accordance with label directions.
About Marrone Bio Innovations
Smart. Natural. Solutions.
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII) aims to lead the movement
to a more sustainable world through the discovery, development and
promotion of biological products for pest management and plant health.
Our effective and environmentally responsible solutions help customers
operate more sustainably while controlling pests, improving plant
health, and increasing crop yields. We have four products for
agriculture on the market--Regalia®, Grandevo®, Venerate® and
Majestene®- and also distribute Bio-tam® 2.0 for Isagro USA. MBI also
markets Zequanox® for invasive mussels, a proprietary discovery process,
a rapid development platform, and a robust pipeline of pest management
and plant health product candidates. At Marrone Bio Innovations we are
dedicated to pioneering better biopesticides that support a better
tomorrow for users around the globe. For more information, please visit www.marronebio.com.
Regalia, Venerate, Grandevo and Majestene are registered trademarks of
Marrone Bio Innovations. Bio-Tam 2.0 is a registered trademark of Isagro
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Marrone Bio Innovations:
Nancy M. Hood, 530-302-8290
James Palczynski, 203-682-8229
Source: Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.
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