Grandevo and Venerate are Effective Tools for Controlling Mites and Insect Pests

DAVIS, Calif., April 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII) (MBI), a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, is pleased to announce that Grandevo CG® and Venerate CG®, have been approved for use on Cannabis by the Colorado, Nevada, and Washington Departments of Agriculture.

The active ingredients in Venerate CG and Grandevo CG bioinsecticides/miticides are each new species of non-living bacteria, with insecticidal and miticidal properties. Both products feature multiple modes of action that are complementary to one another. This complex activity makes the products excellent additions to insect and mite management programs, which allows the two products to be used on a standalone basis, or in conjunction in a rotational crop protection program. In addition, both products can be used right up to harvest and have the shortest re-entry period (4 hours).  Cannabis growers have been adopting Venerate CG and Grandevo CG for control of spider mites, bud mites, thrips and aphids.

“Grandevo and Venerate are a game changer when it comes to IPM programs. I have eliminated all other preventive sprays and only use Grandevo and Venerate. I have had great results against all types of malicious bugs, from leaf eaters to root aphids these products have kept my gardens clean and my beneficial bugs happy,” said Kyle Stamback of Lean Cultivation, NorthWestGrown i502.

“We are pleased that the Colorado, Nevada and Washington Departments of Agriculture determined that Grandevo CG and Venerate CG meets their state’s criteria for use on Cannabis, and we look forward to working with growers and distributors to serve these exciting new markets with our existing product portfolio as well as our future innovations,” stated Lisa Malabad, Cannabis Segment Lead at Marrone Bio Innovations.

About Marrone Bio Innovations

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Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII) strives to lead the movement to a more sustainable world through the discovery, development and promotion of biological products for pest management and plant health. MBI’s effective and environmentally responsible pest management solutions help customers operate more sustainably while uniquely improving plant health and increasing crop yields. MBI’s currently available commercial products are Regalia®, Grandevo®, Venerate®, Majestene®, Haven® StargusTM and AmplitudeTM, ZeltoTM and Zequanox®. MBI also distributes Bio-tam 2.0® for Isagro USA and Jet-Ag® for Jet Harvest in most regions of the U.S.

Marrone Bio Innovations is dedicated to pioneering smart biopesticide solutions that support a better tomorrow for both farmers, turf managers and consumers around the globe. For more information, please visit

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Marrone Bio Innovations Contacts:
Pam Marrone, CEO and Founder
Keith Pitts, Sr. VP of Regulatory and Government Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer
Lisa Malabad, Product Marketing Manager and Cannabis Segment Lead
Telephone: +1 (530) 750-2800

MBI Investor Relations:
Greg Falesnik
Managing Director
MZ Group – MZ North America
Main: 949-385-6449