Pam Marrone is CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, a company she founded in 2006 to find natural product solutions for unmet weed and pest management needs. At the previous company she founded, AgraQuest, Pam discovered and launched a range of products based on natural Bacillus for which the EPA awarded the 2003 Presidential Green Chemistry Small Business Award. Marrone is founding chairwoman and currently a board member of the Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA), a prominent trade association. She is also on the Board of the Association of Applied IPM Ecologists, Cornell’s Ag & Life Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council, the California Roundtable for Ag & the Environment, and several others. Pam serves as Treasurer of OFRF.
As safe and effective alternatives for traditional chemical pesticides, the latest round of M&A is a testament to the growing importance of biopesticides. I think this is...