The Environmental Protection Agency has registered MBI-005, a new broad-spectrum biological herbicide from Marrone Bio Innovations of Davis, Calif.
The herbicide is based on a natural compound produced by a Streptomyces bacterium that kills weeds by halting cellular biosynthesis and division, according to a news release.
When tankmixed with other herbicides, MBI-005 enhances their effectiveness, according to field trial data.
MBI-005 also has pre-emergence activity on broadleaves and sedges.
State registrations are pending.