April 24, 2012
Regalia Maxx granted Canadian approval
Marrone Bio Innovations recently announced that Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency has approved Regalia Maxx biofungicide for outdoor and greenhouse use on a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as on wheat and ornamentals. In conjunction with the approval, MBI has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Engage Agro, a Canadian distributor specializing in high-value fruit and vegetable crop protection products.

Regalia Maxx is a product derived from a natural plant extract of Reynoutria sachalinensis, which triggers plants’ natural defense systems to combat several bacterial and fungal diseases. It will be sold in Canada for use in fields and greenhouses to protect tomatoes, grapes, strawberries, cucurbits, ornamental plants and wheat.

According to the manufacturer, Regalia Maxx is particularly important to growers because it offers another weapon to combat the increasing threat of pest resistance to chemical treatments. Used in tank mixes, in program rotations and as a stand-alone product, Regalia Maxx is proven to control diseases such as powdery mildew, botrytis bunch rot and gray mold, bacterial blight, and septoria leaf spot.