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Sustainable Ag 1 | MBI

Biological control and integrated pest management in organic and conventional systems

Science Direct | Link to Article | Brian P. Baker, Thomas A. Green, Ali J. Loker Highlights • Biological control is a key component of organic farming systems and IPM. • Organic agriculture…


Sustainable Ag 2 | MBI

Six questions for California’s top biopesticide makers

AgriPulse (Western Edition) | 08/14/19 | Download PDF Pam Marrone, CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations, has spent four decades developing biological alternatives to chemical pesticides. She…


Sustainable Ag 3 | MBI

A stimulating look at plant biostimulants

Eddie Simons in WSDA Ag Briefs Pesticide Registration and Licensing A stimulating look at plant biostimulants If you garden, farm, or endeavor to grow anything in the ground, you’ve become the target…


Sustainable Ag 4 | MBI

US biopesticide specialist and Italian biostimulant firm announce R&D collaboration.

BioMarket Insights | by Liz Gyekye | Article Link | July 29, 2019 US biopesticide specialist and Italian biostimulant firm announce R&D collaboration. “The bio-based plant nutrition market is growing…


Sustainable Ag 5 | MBI

Conquer Downy Mildew and Other Fungal and Bacterial Diseases with Stargus Biofungicide (Recorded Webinar)

Conquer Downy Mildew and Other Fungal and Bacterial Diseases with Stargus Biofungicide Approved for 1 CEU Credit in Integrated Pest Management Marrone Bio Innovations’ newest biofungicide provides…


Hone Your IPM Skills in the New Biologicals Paradigm

Agribusiness Global | By Jackie Pucci | 10 June 2019 "In the old paradigm, biologicals were pigeonholed into organic and specialty crops. In the new paradigm, synthetics and biologicals are combined…


Pesticidal natural products – status and future potential

Society of Chemical Industry | By Pamela G Marrone Download Pesticidal Natural Products Abstract There is a long history of using natural products as the basis for creating new pesticides but…


Industry Insight: Growing Innovation In Biologicals

Global AgInvesting | May 8, 2019 By Pam Marrone, Founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations Wherever I travel around the globe, whether it is in China, Guatemala, Brazil, Europe, or the U.S., I have…


Sustainable Ag 6 | MBI

Growing Innovation in Biologicals, By Pam Marrone

Published in Women in Agribusiness WIA Quarterly Journal Volume 5, Issue 2 | March, 2019 Wherever I travel around the globe, whether it is in China, Guatemala, Brazil, Europe, or the U.S., I have…


Sustainable Ag 7 | MBI

Farm to Table Talk: Microbe My Goodness — Pam Marrone

Farm to Table Talk | Feb 2019 There may be nothing more important to the health of our soil, our food, ourselves and ultimately the future of the planet than the microbes beneath our feet and in our…


Restoring Soil Health Takes Time

By Darrell Smith | Farm Journal, Conservation and Machinery | Article Link After rapid gains from vertical tillage, pH and fertility, the improvement pace slows down Another year of results from a…


Mother Nature’s Always Got the Answer, Doesn’t She?

Terpenes & Testing | Jason S. Lupoi, Ph.D. | Article Link Interview with Dr. Pam Marrone You don’t have to search very far these days to have your pick of the stories regarding cannabis products…


A New Lay of the Land

Comstock Magazine | Allison Joy | 12/10/18 Entrepreneur and entomologist Pamela Marrone on biologicals in farming and the Capital Region’s innovation ecosystem Pamela Marrone, an entomologist by…


Global Go: Marrone Bio Innovations

Cristina Mendonsa | Global Go from California Community Colleges & CITO Global Go interviews Dr. Pamela Marrone founder of Marrone Bio.


Agri Investor Forum: Integrating biologicals is essential to future ag growth

Agri Investor | 12/07/18 | Download PDF At the Agri Investor Forum in Chicago, panelists from Vestaron, Marrone Bio Innovations and AgLaunch discussed how to bridge the gap between farmland and…


Marrone Bio Innovations Sets Record in Q-3 Financials

ProactiveInvestors USA | Article Link Marrone Bio Innovatons (MBII-NASDAQ) CEO Marrone joined Steve Darling from Proactive Investors at the LD MIcro Show in Los Angeles to talk about the success her…


Sustainable Ag 8 | MBI

How A Quirky Habit Helped This Founder Raise $200M In Venture Capital

Forbes Magazine | Article Link | Colleen DeBaise I recently spoke with Pam Marrone, one of the rare women leading a public company. Her startup, Marrone Bio Innovations, develops natural alternatives…


Sustainable Ag 9 | MBI

The Regenerative Agriculture Podcast, Ep 29: Pam Marrone

"It's a very exciting time to be in agriculture, and a really great time to be a farmer, I think, and a great time to be an entrepreneur." ~Pam Marrone Pam is the founder and CEO of Marrone Bio…


Growing Innovation in Biologicals for Organic and Non-Organic Crop Protection

By Pam Marrone, Founder and CEO, Marrone Bio Innovations Wherever I travel around the globe, whether it is in China, Guatemala, Brazil, Europe or the U.S., consumers, especially young people, desire…


Meet the Bug-Loving Entrepreneur Who Kills Pests Without Poison

The Story Exchange | Christina Kelly | Article Link | Oct 9, 2018 Entomologist Pam Marrone has turned a fascination with insects into Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a publicly traded company that…


INSIGHT: Biopesticides to Feed a Growing and Hungry World

Bloomberg Environment | Dr. Pam Marrone | Sept 24, 2018 | Article Link Whether it is in China, Guatemala, Brazil, Europe, or the U.S., consumers, and especially young people, want more information…


The Short List on YouTube with Cristine Mendonsa & Pam Marrone

Biological Solutions for Asian Citrus Psyllid Relief


Farm Journal’s AGPRO Podcast, Featuring Pam Marrone: Creating Biological Product Awareness

In the AgPro Podcast, voices from the industry asked: How can retailers benefit from offering biological products for crop protection and crop enhancement? Pam Marrone, Davis, Calif., CEO and Founder…


Why Integrated Pest Management is Due for a Reset

Entomology Today | Robert K.D. Peterson, Ph.D. | Article Link While the ideal of integrated pest management has been pursued and adopted in a variety of settings since the mid-20th century,…


A Distributor’s Perspective on How to Improve Biopesticide Adoption

Agronews | Jesse Rosales | Article Link Market and Segment Overview The global market for pesticides reached $68.7B in 2017 1. Biopesticides contributed to just under 5% of that to achieve a global…


How to Approach Biocontrol in Your Grape Vineyard

Growing Produce | Christina Herrick | August 20, 2018 | Article Link Paul Brock of Silver Thread Vineyard Along with integrating biocontrols into a biointensive block at Silver Thread Vineyard,…


Cannabis Is Creating A Boom For Biological Pesticides

Forbes | Janet Burns | 8/19/18 | Article Link As legal cannabis farms take the spotlight, safer methods of pest control are also taking root in more ‘mainstream’ agriculture. With more states…


Looming Chlorpyrifos Ban Has ‘Natural’ Pesticide Makers Buzzing

Bloomberg Environment | Article Link | August 14, 2018 Marrone Bio Innovations hopes farmers will use their biopesticides to replace chlorpyrifos Pesticide trade group CEO says ban won’t actually…


Biopesticides: Part of a stronger crop production and pest management program

Farm & Livestock Directory | Article Link | By Pam Marrone | June 20, 2018 As growers seek to combat pest resistance, regulations on environmental and worker safety become more stringent and…


Private equity prepares to follow organic farmers into the mainstream

Agri Investor | Article Link | August 2, 2018 Accelerating changes in farming techniques will create a wider market for biological inputs, says Pam Marrone, chief executive of Ospraie portfolio…


Resistance and Rotation – the Value of Biorationals

Horti Daily | Article Link | August 7, 2018 Biorational crop protection products offer major benefits in terms of resistance management and can be used effectively in programmes with other products.…


What Growers Need to Know About Biopesticides

Growing Produce | Article Link | August 6, 2018 Similar to contact fungicides like copper and chlorothalonil, most biopesticides, when deposited on the upper surface of leaves, cannot move through…


A Grower’s Perspective: Why I Use Biostimulants

Growing Produce | Article Link | By Carlos A. Lazcano | July 26, 2018 We have been testing biostimulant materials for more than 14 years at J&D Produce, Inc., mainly to improve nutrient uptake in…


How to Trial Biocontrols on Your Farm

Growing Produce | Article Link | By Carol Miller Grimmway Farms field of carrots Southern California-based Grimmway Farms is committed to being a leading supplier of organic produce. With that,…


Unlocking Growth in a Competitive Environment

Article Link NEW YORK — Consumers weren't necessarily clamoring for organic yogurt in 1983, the year Gary Hirshberg and Samuel Kaymen founded Stonyfield. Back then, Mr. Hirshberg recalled, “many…


A Conversation with Pam Marrone

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. | June 2018 | Article Link INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY: What personal and professional drivers compelled you to start Marrone Bio Innovations in 2006? PAM MARRONE: After a series…


9 Tips for Succeeding as a Woman in a Male-Dominated World

Entrepreneur Magazine | Pam Marrone | June 18, 2018 Article Link Thirty years ago, when I was beginning my career, women were still something of an anomaly in corporate America, eyed suspiciously and…


Podcast: Future of Agriculture 104: Fighting Pests Strategically and Sustainably with Dr. Pamela Marrone of Marrone Bio Innovations

Dr. Pamela Marrone is the founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, a company dedicated to finding practical, sustainable pest management solutions that are safe for people as well as the…


Eco threats stressing out bumblebee queens

Sustainable Food News | June 13, 2018 Article Link Environmental threats are piling onto the stress faced by nest-building bumblebee queens, according to a new study by researchers at the…


Sustainable Ag 10 | MBI

Biologicals Effective, Sustainable, and Offer a Strong ROI

Western Growers | May/June, 2018 | Tim Linden Article Link Pam Marrone, a pioneer and leader in the bio-pesticide world, looks forward to the day when the majority of growers use biologicals because…


New Biofungicide Fights White Mold

AgPro | Sonja Begemann | June 13, 2018 Article Link Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. is introducing a new tool to help farmers fight pests in a variety of crops. The biological fungicide, Amplitude, is…


How Biopesticides Are Revolutionizing Sustainable Farming Practices and Feeding a Hungry World

By Dr. Pamela Marrone, Founder & CEO, Marrone Bio Innovations The world population is soaring and consumers are increasingly concerned about the environment, their health, food safety, and protecting…


Unlocking Nature’s Secrets: The World of Biological Crop Protection

Derived from nature, biologicals offer farmers an effective, environmentally friendly and socially acceptable way to protect crops. Used by both conventional and organic farmers alike, they can be…


Business Journals Podcast: Pam Marrone Interview

The founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations has advice for entrepreneurs: Be resilient, optimistic and passionate. <iframe width="100%" height="300" scrolling="no" frameborder="no"…


Weed Management in 2050: Perspectives on the Future of Weed Science

Published by Weed Science Society of America, 2018. Read Full Article Here Introduction The year 2050 is a landmark date as perceived by government, industry, and the media. Around that time, the…


New Options Researched for SWD Control

Published in Fruit Grower News. By Stephen Kloosterman Assistant Editor (11/17) Michigan State University (MSU) continues to research new Weapons for the blueberry grower's fight against spotted wing…


Feeding the World: How Technology Will Change Farming Over The Next Decade

By Pam Marrone in Chief Executive. By 2050, there will be 9.1 billion people inhabiting our earth, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN predicts. That’s about 34 percent more than there…


Bio Bites: Pam Marrone's Blog


Blogs, podcasts and articles curated, written or presented by Dr. Pam Marrone.

Sustainable Ag 11 | MBI

Biological control and integrated pest management in organic and conventional systems

Science Direct | Link to Article | Brian P. Baker, Thomas A. Green, Ali J. Loker Highlights • Biological control is a key component of organic farming systems and IPM. • Organic agriculture…


Sustainable Ag 12 | MBI

Six questions for California’s top biopesticide makers

AgriPulse (Western Edition) | 08/14/19 | Download PDF Pam Marrone, CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations, has spent four decades developing biological alternatives to chemical pesticides. She…


Sustainable Ag 13 | MBI

A stimulating look at plant biostimulants

Eddie Simons in WSDA Ag Briefs Pesticide Registration and Licensing A stimulating look at plant biostimulants If you garden, farm, or endeavor to grow anything in the ground, you’ve become the target…


Sustainable Ag 14 | MBI

US biopesticide specialist and Italian biostimulant firm announce R&D collaboration.

BioMarket Insights | by Liz Gyekye | Article Link | July 29, 2019 US biopesticide specialist and Italian biostimulant firm announce R&D collaboration. “The bio-based plant nutrition market is growing…


Sustainable Ag 15 | MBI

Conquer Downy Mildew and Other Fungal and Bacterial Diseases with Stargus Biofungicide (Recorded Webinar)

Conquer Downy Mildew and Other Fungal and Bacterial Diseases with Stargus Biofungicide Approved for 1 CEU Credit in Integrated Pest Management Marrone Bio Innovations’ newest biofungicide provides…


Hone Your IPM Skills in the New Biologicals Paradigm

Agribusiness Global | By Jackie Pucci | 10 June 2019 "In the old paradigm, biologicals were pigeonholed into organic and specialty crops. In the new paradigm, synthetics and biologicals are combined…


Pesticidal natural products – status and future potential

Society of Chemical Industry | By Pamela G Marrone Download Pesticidal Natural Products Abstract There is a long history of using natural products as the basis for creating new pesticides but…


Industry Insight: Growing Innovation In Biologicals

Global AgInvesting | May 8, 2019 By Pam Marrone, Founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations Wherever I travel around the globe, whether it is in China, Guatemala, Brazil, Europe, or the U.S., I have…


Managing Biology with Biology

June 2019, by Dr. Pamela Marrone Biopesticides — naturally occurring substances that can help manage plant diseases and pests — offer the potential of higher yields and a healthier farm……


Sustainable Ag 16 | MBI

Growing Innovation in Biologicals, By Pam Marrone

Published in Women in Agribusiness WIA Quarterly Journal Volume 5, Issue 2 | March, 2019 Wherever I travel around the globe, whether it is in China, Guatemala, Brazil, Europe, or the U.S., I have…