Marrone Bio Innovations has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Agricultural Materials Company, a supplier of agricultural inputs in Turkey.
AMC-TR was established in Turkey in 2001. They are affiliated with Agrimatco, which is a provider of Agricultural Inputs and Services to farmers in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, The Balkans and Gulf countries.
Through this agreement, AMC-TR plans to register and commercialize two of Marrone Bio’s products. Majestene, a bionematicide for nematode control, and Grandevo, a bioinsecticide that suppresses and manages early insect populations; protecting crops from the start while helping to prolong the lifespan of other pesticides.
AMC-TR needed a partner that provides products that are MRL exempt to support export objectives as well as strong efficacy data showing true control of nematode and insect populations. Local field trials reported Majestene’s ability to control root knot nematodes in vegetables even when compared to traditional chemical nematicides. It can be applied in the field or through drip irrigation at planting and throughout the season. Like Majestene, Grandevo bioinsecticide, has shown similar results, when used early, to suppress insect populations. Majestene and Grandevo are traditionally used for both organic and non-organic IPM programs in agriculture and greenhouse markets. Both are organic/OMRI listed and require minimal PPE. Both products will be developed in vegetables which includes a 375,000 hectare (927,000 acre) area in Turkey, and Grandevo will also be developed in vines - a 435,000 hectare (1.1 Mil acre) area.
“Marrone Bio is proud to further expand sales in Turkey. We’ve seen an increased demand for our products in a number of key territories. Seeing this adoption occur at a quicker pace, and around the world, further affirms the need for biologicals to become a regular part of any IPM program – even with tough pests such as nematodes” said Pam Marrone, MBI’s, Founder and Chief Executive Officer.