Marrone Organic Innovations, Inc., has revised its name to Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., in a move to more accurately represent the company’s role in the discovery and development of effective and environmentally responsible pesticide active ingredients from novel biological sources.
“We are proud to be in the biopesticide business, a crop protection category that is growing, maturing, and realizing widespread acceptance in agribusiness globally,” said company founder and CEO, Pam Marrone.
“What many don’t realize is that more than 80% of today’s biopesticides are used in conventional farming. At Marrone Bio Innovations, we are dedicated to discovering, developing and marketing products for today’s and tomorrow’s pest management challenges. All of our products are derived from biological, or natural, sources, and are as effective as conventional synthetic chemical pesticides.”
Despite the broader scope of the company’s target audience, the development of safe and effective pest management products that are approved for organic markets continues to rank high in importance at the company, says Marrone.
The company currently markets three products: Regalia SC, a tool used to control fungal and bacterial diseases in fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops; GreenMatch, a burndown herbicide for use in organic crop production; and GreenMatch EX, an EPA-exempt burndown herbicide for use in landscaping and organic crop production that is based on lemongrass oil extracts.
Source: Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.