Marrone Bio insecticide approved for sale in California

Published: Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:56 am

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., the Davis-based provider of eco-friendly pest management and plant health products, says it has obtained approval to sell its bioinsecticide product, Venerate, in California.

Venerate is one of Marrone’s most highly touted products, an insecticide the company says controls a broad spectrum of pests affecting a wide range of major crops, including fruits, vegetables and nuts. The company says Venerate “is active against a wide array of chewing and sucking insects and mites but is easy on beneficial insects.”

Pam Marrone, MBI’s CEO, said “growers are faced with ever-increasing regulatory restrictions and an evolving problem of insects developing resistance to chemical pesticides with a single mode of action.” She said Venerate has “multiple modes of action and a very low potential for insect resistance.”

Marrone Bio received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval in March to market Venerate.

In its most recent quarterly financial report, the Davis company cited “increased adoption of its Venerate product, which sold out all available inventory in the second quarter.”


Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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