MBI's Venerate OK'd in California
The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI - Davis, California), has received approval for its bioinsecticide/acaricide/nematicide, Venerate (Burkholderia spp strain A396), in the US state of California. The company received federal approval for the product for use on a range of arable crops, fruit, vegetables, turf and ornamentals in March. It was launched as Venerate XC in other states and will be sold as Venerate in California (Agrow No 687, p 26). All available stocks sold out after the launch (Agrow No 694, p 14).