Source: Marrone Bio Innovations

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) has submitted a new bioinsecticide to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This submission is the fourth new product to be submitted to the EPA by MBI since December 2008. Other products pending approval include an invasive mussel control product for waterways called Zequanox, a new microbial insecticide for control of sucking insects and beetle pests, and a new microbial herbicide for controlling weeds in turf, rice and other grain crops.


The bioinsecticide recently submitted to the EPA is a novel strain of bacteria that MBI discovered in its screening process for natural products. It is highly active on pest caterpillars such as codling moth and armyworms, and certain sucking insects such as psyllids and spider mites. The company plans to submit the registration package to Canada's PMRA (Pest Management Regulatory Authority) as well. 

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