Jul. 20, 2015
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) announced that Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency approved the emergency use of REGALIA MAXX (Extract of reynoutria sachalinensis) biofungicide for controlling downy mildew infections in hops.
With the active support and leadership of Minor Use (Crop) Coordinators for the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec, MBI was able to secure this emergency approval from Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency in time for the 2015 hop growing season.
"A downy mildew infection can cause significant yield losses and quality issues for hops growers," said MBI CEO Pam Marrone. "We're pleased to provide Canadian hops growers with an environmentally responsible and effective solution for controlling a difficult to manage disease. REGALIA MAXX was tested and proven to suppress downy mildew by Canada's Integrated Crop Management Service and we're pleased to see the results of those tests being applied to help Canadian farmers and North American brewers."
REGALIA MAXX is an advanced biofungicide that can minimize chemical residues by being used alone in a disease-control program, particularly for exported crops at the end of the season right before harvest or in rotation with synthetic fungicides or in a tank mix. The product induces a plant's natural defenses to protect against a variety of fungal and bacterial diseases and features multiple modes of action, which helps to prevent or delay the development of disease resistance.
It also provides a minimal for the REI cite re-entry interval that increases operational flexibility and a zero-day post-harvest interval so crop quality can be protected right up to harvest. REGALIA MAXX is proven to suppress diseases such as powdery mildews on cucurbits (melons, cucumber, zucchini), cane berries, tomatoes (including tomatillo), eggplant, peppers, grapes and ornamentals; as well as Alternaria on tomatoes and potatoes.
REGALIA MAXX was previously approved by Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency for outdoor and greenhouse use on a variety of fruits and vegetables and ornamentals, wheat, highbush blueberries, apples and turf. REGALIA MAXX is also compliant with Canadian organic rules and is OMRI-Canada certified.