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Marrone Bio fungicide gains approval in Brazil

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, says its Regalia Maxx Biofungicide has received product registration from Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture.

Regalia is used to control a wide variety of bacterial and fungal diseases across an array of agricultural crops, including tomatoes, peppers and strawberries. In Brazil, the approval clears the way for Regalia’s use on tomatoes, potatoes and dried beans.

“This registration is critical to our global expansion plan for MBI products, and we believe it will fill a real need for growers in Brazil,” said company CEO Pam Marrone, in a statement accompanying the registration announcement. She said Regalia can be used as a stand-alone product or in combination with other fungicides “to strengthen integrated pest management programs, improve plant health and boost yields.”

The company is working to expand Regalia’s use to a broader array of crops and diseases, such as citrus and row crops.

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