Jul 9, 2019Biocontrols program for California growers launched
Marrone Bio Innovations, a leading developer of bio-based products for pest management and plant health, recently launched a program developed for California growers, BioUnite.
BioUnite will help growers with integrated pest management programs “that harness the power of biology with the performance of chemistry,” according to a press release from Marrone Bio Innovations. “BioUnite provides specific biological prescriptions that growers integrate into their operations, taking the guesswork out of using biologically derived materials with their standard crop protection program.”
The BioUnite program is supported with research that spans from initial discoveries through hands-on field trials. For example, in grapes, the BioUnite concept integrates Haven plant stress manager into the grower vine management program. Field trials demonstrated Haven resulted in an 18% yield increase, delivering a six-to-one return on investment, according to the press release.
“Growers around the world are faced with the challenge to meet diverse consumer demands for greater choice, affordability, and availability,” said Kevin Hammill, Chief Commercial Officer for Marrone Bio Innovations. “Growers need innovative, cost-effective tools to operate in a dynamic, changing marketplace. We believe that BioUnite offers growers an exciting new resource to meet consumer demands.”
Supported by a robust portfolio of over 400 issued and pending patents, MBI’s currently available commercial products are Regalia, Stargus, Grandevo, Venerate, Majestene, Haven and Amplitude, Zelto and Zequanox.