DAVIS, Calif. – Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII) (MBI), a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, today announced that GRANDEVO CG and REGALIA CG have received label approval from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, clearing the products for use on California Cannabis crops.
Both GrandevoÒ CG and RegaliaÒ CG have active ingredients that have been designated as “exempt from the requirement of food tolerances” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and have broadly defined crop use patterns listed on the DPR approved label that are interpreted as applicable for use on Cannabis.
GRANDEVO CG and REGALIA CG, effective, broad spectrum tools for pest control and improving crop quality and yields, are certified under the National Organic Program and listed by the Organic Materials Research Institute for use in organic gardening and farming. Both products have minimal re-entry intervals and pre-harvest intervals, meaning workers and home gardeners can quickly get back into their gardens or fields after applying the product and can safely apply it to their plants right up to the day of harvest.
The active ingredient in GRANDEVO CG is a new species of bacteria, Chromobacterium subtsugae, with both insecticidal and miticidal properties. The end product formulation of GRANDEVO CG contains no living Chromobacterium subtsugae cells and is also quality checked to ensure the product is free of harmful microbial contamination. Upon exposure to plant eating insects and mites, GRANDEVO CG stops pests from feeding in less than one minute and reduces adult insect and mite reproduction. Cannabis growers are readily adopting GRANDEVO CG to control bud mites and aphids, while home gardeners and small farmers use GRANDEVO CG to improve insect and mite control, such as plant-eating aphids, mites, beetles and caterpillars, in their gardens.
REGALIA CG is formulated with knotweed extract, which stimulates a plant’s own immune system, known as “induced systemic response” activity, to fight diseases while at the same time improving a plant’s growth, flower and fruit quantity, fruit and flower quality and overall crop yields, including Cannabis. In addition to its plant health, quality and yield enhancements, REGALIA CG controls powdery mildew, Botrytis, gray mold and leaf spot in treated plants.
GRANDEVO CG and REGALIA CG are available on Amazon, marronebio.com/cg and from selected distributors in one-quart and one-gallon containers.
“We are pleased to report that GRANDEVO CG and REGALIA CG meet the state’s criteria for use on Cannabis, as established by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, and hope to receive California label approval for VENERATE CG in the near future,” said Lisa Malabad, Cannabis Segment Lead at Marrone Bio Innovations. “We look forward to helping growers and distributors integrate our innovative, effective and safe products into their indoor and outdoor growing operations across the state.”