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Marrone Bio receives US patent for biobased herbicide active ingredient

7:59 AM MDT | August 14, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI; Davis, CA) has received a patent from the United States Patent & Trademark Office for thaxtomin, the active ingredient in a new biobased herbicide planned for market introduction, the company announced today. The patent covers thaxtomin as a pre- and post-emergent herbicide active against most common weeds in cereal crops, turf grass, and pasture grass systems. "With two herbicide active ingredients now patented, we are optimistic that MBI will be able to fill the gaps in the underserved biobased herbicide product...

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