Written by Celia Lamb, Staff Writer at Sacramento Business Journal

AgraQuest Inc. founder Pam Marrone has left the Davis company to pursue her passion for discovering microbes that she can put to work in environmentally friendly pestcontrol
products.

Marrone, who founded AgraQuest 11 years ago, is writing a business plan and putting together a research team for a new company, Marrone Organic Innovations.

Like AgraQuest, it will focus on developing pesticides from microorganisms naturally found on plants.

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