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Posted 27 May 2014. PMN Crop News.


VENERATE XC Bioinsecticide Now Registered in Florida

Multiple modes of action, MRL tolerance exemption, and favorable environmental profile combine to deliver a powerful new tool for fruit and vegetable growers


Source: Marrone Bio Innovations Press Release. www.marronebioinnovations.com


Davis, California (May 8, 2014)--VENERATE XC Bioinsecticide is a new tool to help Florida growers control crop-damaging insect pests, fight the development of insect resistance, and reduce pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables. Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., the maker of VENERATE XC, announced the product is now registered in Florida.

 

This new broad-spectrum bioinsecticide is active against a wide array of chewing and sucking insects and mites and features novel modes of action that stem from a diverse set of chemical compounds extracted from a newly discovered bacterium.

“Today’s 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. Growers who traditionally employ those types of insecticides for crop protection can now leverage VENERATE XC—which has multiple modes of action and a very low potential for insect resistance — to help them extend the useful life of chemical pesticides that have high resistance potential,” said Jim Lappin, MBI Vice President of Product Management.

VENERATE XC is labeled for a wide array of crops and is approved for use in conventional and organic systems. It is available in a liquid formulation with flexibility to apply by ground or air, no limit on the number of applications allowed per season, and a minimal four hour re-entry interval. The product is non-toxic to fish, birds, and most beneficial insects including honeybees, and also has the advantage of a zero-day pre-harvest interval (PHI) and an exemption from MRL (maximum residue level) tolerances — a measure of pesticide residue limits that must be met for most food crop exports.

“Reducing growers’ and produce buyers’ concern over pesticide residues is another important benefit of VENERATE XC,” adds Lappin. “Virtually all produce that is exported from the U.S. is now subject to testing for pesticide residues. VENERATE XC — like its companion product GRANDEVO® — is exempt from maximum residue level tolerances. Combine this with the zero-day PHI and growers can protect the quality and marketability of their crops right up to the day of harvest and greatly reduce the chance their crops will be rejected because of residues.”

VENERATE XC joins REGALIA® Biofungicide and GRANDEVO Bioinsecticide in the lineup of MBI crop protection products and is the first biopesticide that has been developed from the company’s in-house discovery screening process.