Peru approves MBI’s Regalia Maxx
Peru has approved the sale and use of US biopesticide company Marrone Bio Innovations’ (MBI – Davis, California) biofungicide, Regalia Maxx (Reynoutria sachalinensis extract). Regalia Maxx is a more concentrated formulation than the established Regalia. It is for the control a wide variety of bacterial and fungal diseases including powdery mildew on several fruit and vegetables. The product can be used alone in a disease-control programme, or in rotation with synthetic fungicides or in a tank mix. Regalia Maxx is already approved in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Mexico (Agrow No 623, p 20). MBI has a deal with FMC to distribute and develop the product in Latin America (Agrow No 623, p 3).