Marrone Bio Innovations Inc (NASDAQ:MBII) announced Wednesday that Dr Pam Marrone, the company’s founder and CEO, has received the 2019 American Chemical Society Award (ACS) for Innovation in Chemistry of Agriculture.
The award is sponsored by the agrochemical division of ACS and the BASF Corporation of Germany in honor of outstanding achievements in the discovery, development and commercialization of biopesticides, the firm said in a statement.
The AGRO Awards, an international competition honoring the top advancements in agriculture, were presented at the National Meeting of ACS in San Diego on August 25-29.
The ACS Award for Innovation in Chemistry of Agriculture is given to an individual actively working in North America for a chemical innovation that significantly enhances agricultural or veterinary pest management and productivity.
"I am deeply honored and thankful to receive this prestigious award,” Dr Marrone said.
“Marrone Bio’s successful innovations in crop protection, plant health and waterway systems treatment are the result of not just my work, but from the outstanding team that works alongside me each day. Together, our portfolio of bioprotection products is rapidly positioning us as an established leader in bio-based agriculture,” she added.
In conjunction with the award, Dr Marrone delivered a talk on the “History, Status, and Future Potential of Natural Products for Pest Management and Plant Health” at the first ever symposium on “Biostimulants in Agriculture: Chemistry and Regulatory Aspects.”
Headquartered in Davis, California, the company provides bio-based pest management and plant health products for the US and international agricultural and water markets.
In other company news, Marrone Bio said its management will attend several investor conferences in San Francisco and New York throughout September. In particular, management will host one-on-one meetings throughout the day at the H.C. Wainwright 21st Annual Global Investment Conference on September 9 in New York.
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