Marrone Bio Submits Bio-herbicide for EPA Registration

Published in the May 2013 Issue Published online: May 28, 2013
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Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.

DAVIS, Calif.-Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), a leading global provider of natural pest management products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announces the submission of a new bio-herbicide, MBI-011 EP, to the U.S. EPA. This is the second bio-herbicide MBI has submitted for approval to the EPA. MBI-011 EP is a post-emergent, burn-down herbicide that can also be used as a crop desiccant. It has contact activity and no post-application planting restrictions are expected. MBI-011 EP is being submitted for control of annual and perennial grass and broadleaf weeds in the agricultural, non-crop and consumer home and garden markets.

The new bio-herbicide offers broad-spectrum control and will provide an alternative to herbicides that are highly prone to resistance. According to the International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds, weeds have developed resistance to 148 different herbicides in 63 crops in 61 countries.

"With the continuing and widespread identification of herbicide-resistant weeds, we are very excited about submitting this product for registration," remarks Dr. Pam Marrone, CEO.