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History, status and future potential of natural products for pest management and plant health

Dr. Pamela G. Marrone, Marrone Bio Innovations

Recipient of 2019 AGRO Award for Innovation in Chemistry of Agriculture

Pamela G. Marrone is the CEO/Founder of Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a company she started in 2006 to discover and develop bio-based products for pest management and plant health. On August 2, 2013, MBI listed its stock as MBII on NASDAQ.

The company’s award-winning products are used in fruit, nut, vegetable, and row crop markets. MBI is also marketing Zequanox® for invasive zebra and quagga mussels. MBI has several more products in the pipeline, including a biofumigant and three bioherbicides.  

Pam holds several hundred patents and is in high demand to deliver keynote addresses on the future and potential of biologicals for pest management, innovation, and entrepreneurship. She was elected by her peers as a Fellow of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). She has a BS in entomology with Honors and Distinction from Cornell University and a PhD in entomology from North Carolina State University.

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