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Engage Agro new distributor of Grandevo


May 7, 2013
By Press release

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May 7, 2013, Guelph, Ont – Engage Agro Corporation of Canada announced it has reached an agreement with Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. to be the exclusive marketer and distributor of Grandevo bioinsecticide for Canada.

Under this agreement, Engage will launch Grandevo once registration is received in Canada, and will work with Marrone to further expand the registered uses for Grandevo.

“We are very excited to be launching Grandevo bioinsecticide in Canada,” said Ray Chyc, president of Engage. “The unique fit of the product in the market, coupled with further label development work fits exactly our mandate.”

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“We are also excited to expand on our relationship with Marrone and value their trust in us to manage the sales, marketing, and further development of Grandevo in Canada.”

Grandevo is a bioinsecticide with complex modes of action to control a broad spectrum of chewing and sucking insects and mites. According to the company, the product combines operational flexibility and long-lasting control to strengthen integrated pest management programs (IPM) and resistance management (IRM) programs for a wide range of crops.

Grandevo is derived from a newly discovered bacterium, commonly known as Achromacil, which produces a number of compounds that contribute to the mode of action, resulting in a biopesticide active against insects and mites. Control of pests is achieved through the combination of repellency, oral toxicity, reduced egg hatch, and reduced fecundity (ability of pest to reproduce). Grandevo has also been shown to maintain populations of most beneficials and introduced biological controls.

Grandevo is currently submitted for registration with the PMRA. In the USA, Grandevo is certified for use in organic production.