Jan 28, 2016Marrone Bio announces first sales of MAJESTENE bionematicide
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) announced its first sales of its latest product, MAJESTENE. The company also reports that MAJESTENE has been listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute and may now be used in certified organic food production according to the USDA National Organic Program Rule, according to a news release.
MAJESTENE received EPA approval in late 2015 and is currently state-registered in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. Applications are pending in Colorado, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New York, South Dakota and Puerto Rico. MBI will continue to add additional state registrations across the U.S.
MAJESTENE is a natural bionematicide for controlling multiple nematodes (roundworms) such as root knot, cyst, sting and lance on a wide range of agricultural crops, according to MBI. The product was developed from MBI’s in-house discovery screening process and reduces or stops eggs from hatching, preventing root galling and reducing nematode population density, the company said. MAJESTENE has a novel bacteria-based (non-living) active ingredient that possesses true nematicidal activity against eggs, juveniles and adult nematodes, MBI said.
MAJESTENE is labeled for a wide array of crops including potatoes, corn, cotton, cucurbit vegetables, fruiting vegetables, soybeans, strawberries and bananas, MBI said. It is available in a liquid formulation and can be applied by ground, with no limit on the number of applications allowed per season, according to the company. MAJESTENE has the minimum four-hour re-entry interval for farmworkers, MBI said. The product is non-toxic to fish, birds and most beneficial insects, and also has the advantages of a zero-day pre-harvest interval (PHI) and an exemption from maximum residue level tolerances.
For additional information about MAJESTENE, visit the Marrone Bio website.