Marrone Organic Innovations Changes Identity
Marrone Organic Innovations has revised its name to reflect a broader biopesticide focus. What's the new name?
May 6, 2009
Marrone Organic Innovations, Inc., has revised its name to Marrone Bio Innvations, Inc., (MBI) in a move to more accurately represent the company’s leadership 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,” says company founder and CEO, Pam Marrone.
“What many don’t realize is that more than 80 percent of today’s biopesticides are used in conventional farming," she says. "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 MBI.
The company currently markets three products:
Regalia® SC, a powerful, proven new tool for controlling both fungal and bacterial diseases in a wide range of fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops. The product is an EPA registered extract of giant knotweed, Reynoutria sachalinensis.
GreenMatch® burndown herbicide for use in organic crop production. It is EPA registered, NOP and OMRI listed, and formulated with citrus oil extracts.
GreenMatch® EX, an EPA exempt burndown herbicide for use in landscaping and organic crop that is based on lemongrass oil extracts.
Several new products are in the development pipeline at MBI for organic and conventional ag, as well as for other uses. One is a biopesticide currently undergoing field trials that controls invasive zebra and quagga mussels in fresh waterways.