MBII: Marrone Bio Innovations extends the approval of Stargus into Mexico for treatment of downy mildew and other fungi.

By Ian Gilson, PhD, CFA

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Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII) has received approval for the use of Stargus in Mexico. This joins Grandevo and Venerate in the arsenal of biological controls available for the BioUnite treatments of various pests. Stargus is aimed at downy mildew, late blight and various other fungi on cucurbits and potato crops.

Stargus will be marketed through Agri-Estrella, S. de R.L. de C.V. based in Chihuahua Mexico,a significant presence with many offices spread all over Mexico. It has over 330 employees and offers a broad range of pesticides from most of the large chemical pesticide makers.

The next growing season will be early 2020 with harvesting in mid 2020. Mexico supplies a significant amount of produce for the N. American market.

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