Looks like we can now make our move to organic... and make some home brew herbicide of our own!?
California DPR Registers Organic Burndown Herbicide
Enhanced d-limonene Formula Provides Rapid, Broad-Spectrum Burndown
DAVIS, Calif. (April 22, 2009) Marrone Organic Innovations, Inc. (MOI) is pleased to
announce that its improved organic formulation of GreenMatch Burndown
Herbicide is now available in California for use in organic crops.
GreenMatch meets the requirements of the NOP Rule for use in organic agriculture,
and is listed by OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) and WSDA. It has a full
EPA registration for crop and non-crop application.
“Weed control is the single largest cost for organic farmers, and the main reason why
many conventional farmers are unwilling to transition to organic practices” states
Pam Marrone, CEO of Marrone Organic Innovations (MOI). “The availability of this
effective, long lasting burndown material will positively affect the economics and
operational challenges they face.”
GreenMatch is a post emergence, non-selective organic herbicide that contains d-
limonene (extract of citrus) as well as other plant extracts and surfactants. GreenMatch
kills the weeds by stripping the wax off the leaves of the plants, causing weeds to
rapidly shrivel and die, appearing “burned down.”
Organic growers have long relied on hand weeding, propane flaming, mowing and
cultural methods to attack weeds. As such, weeds are the largest cost to organic
farming and the primary reason why many conventional farmers don’t transition fully
to organic practices. “This enhanced formulation of GreenMatch provides superior
weed control at a lower price point than other “naturals” in the market” said David
Warman, Director of Sales at MOI.
GreenMatch is sold in 5 gallon pails, and has proven to be effective on a wide
spectrum of broadleaf weeds and grasses, including spurge, sowthistle, shepherd’s
purse, clover, hairy fleabane, annual bluegrass, smooth crabgrass, dandelion,
whitestem filaree and many others. It can be purchased through local agricultural
input suppliers, or contact Marrone Organic Innovations toll free at 877-664-4476.
2121 Second Street, Suite 107-B •
• Davis, CA 95618 •
Marrone Organic Innovations discovers, develops and markets effective and
environmentally responsible products that fill unmet needs for weed, disease and
pest management. Through a combination of in-licensed technology and its own
R&D, MOI develops products that target markets needing better and safer
solutions. MOI’s own R&D finds naturally occurring microorganisms from unique
habitats and develops them into products for controlling insects, weeds, nematodes
and plant diseases. MOI has an impressive pipeline of new products, including two
insecticides, two herbicides and a product for controlling invasive zebra and
quagga mussels in waterways. MOI currently markets GreenMatch
Herbicide for weed control in organic crop production and Regalia
for control of
fungal and bacterial diseases of both food and ornamental crops for conventional
growers (an organic formulation is pending).
For more information, visit www.marroneorganicinnovations.com.