The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a significant label expansion for Regalia®, a biofungicide that boosts plants’ natural defenses to fight fungal and bacterial diseases. According to Marrone Bio Innovations, the label expansion includes new soil applications, instructions for yield improvement in corn and soybeans, along with additional crops and target pathogens.
The label expansion permits farmers and ranchers to use Regalia on cotton, grass seed, oil seed crops, sugar beets, sugarcane, and tobacco. Field trial data, for example, show the product effectively controls plant pathogens and improves yields when applied as a foliar application to soybean and corn. Additionally, many new plant pathogens are covered in the new label such as soil-borne diseases including Rhizoctonia, Pythium, Phytophthora, and Fusarium.
MBI CEO Pam Marrone says MBI has rapidly expanded the use of Regalia in the U.S. and to Europe, the Middle East and Mexico. She says – we are excited now to offer growers new applications for Regalia and to increase the number of specialty agricultural crops that can benefit from this innovative product.
NAFB News Service