Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, has signed an exclusive agreement to distribute and market its biofungicide, REGALIA Maxx with DISAGRO, an international corporation of Guatemalan origin and 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 US$ 6.75 billion in 2016 according to Central America Data, from key crops such as bananas (US$ 2.39 billion), coffee (US$ 2.38 billion), sugar cane (US$ 1.02 billion) and pineapple (US$ 0.95 billion).
Dr. Pam Marrone, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Marrone Bio Innovations, commented, “We are proud to add DISAGRO to our growing network of partners. 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.”