Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf, ornamental and water treatment markets, recently announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement to distribute and market its REGALIA Maxx biofungicide with DISAGRO, an international corporation originating in Guatemala that is the leading supplier of agricultural inputs in Central America.
REGALIA Maxx biofungicide stimulates the plant’s innate ability to fight diseases and delivers better yield and improved harvest quality. It is registered in Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama for the control of a wide variety of bacterial and fungal diseases across an array of agricultural crops.
With its exemption from food residue tolerances, Regalia can offer needed residue management benefits to many of the key export crops grown in Central America. Exports in the region totaled $6.75 billion (U.S.) in 2016 from key crops such as bananas ($2.39 billion), coffee ($2.38 billion), sugarcane ($1.02 billion) and pineapple ($950 million), according to Central American data.
“We are proud to add DISAGRO to our growing network of partners,” said Dr. Pam Marrone, founder and chief executive officer of Marrone Bio Innovations. “Their focus on technical innovation and operational excellence, combined with their market knowledge and our unique product, REGALIA Maxx, will provide Central American growers with effective and badly needed solutions for disease control and yield enhancement.”