Canada to OK MBI's Regalia Maxx for turf
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed full approval of US biopesticide company Marrone Bio Innovations' (MBI - Davis, California) biofungicide, Regalia Maxx (Reynoutria sachalinensis extract), for use on turf. It is for the suppression of dollar spot (Sclerotinia homeocarpa) and foliar anthracnose (Colletotrichum cereale). MBI received Canadian approval for Regalia Maxx for use on a range of fruit and vegetables, wheat and ornamentals in 2012. The PMRA's proposed decision is open to public comment until December 15th.