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Pam Marrone
Founder and CEO   Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.(MBI)

Pam Marrone is CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, a company she founded in 2006 to find natural product solutions for unmet weed and pest management needs. At the previous company she founded, AgraQuest, Pam discovered and launched a range of products based on natural Bacillus for which the EPA awarded the 2003 Presidential Green Chemistry Small Business Award. Marrone is founding chairwoman and currently a board member of the Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA), a prominent trade association. She is also on the Board of the Association of Applied IPM Ecologists, Cornell’s Ag & Life Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council, the California Roundtable for Ag & the Environment, and several others. Pam serves as Treasurer of OFRF.

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  • Commercial challenges for bringing biopesticides to market: what does it take to survive?  

    2016-11-17

    Biopesticides represent approximately $2-3 billion of the $56 billion pesticide market. Growth of biopesticides is projected to outpace that of chemical pesticides, with compounded annual growth rates of more than 15%. With global population expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, there is an increasing need to produce more food more sustainably. While considerable progress has been made with biopesticide adoption into the market, biopesticides are less than 4% of the agrichemical market and barriers remain.

    Biopesticides represent approximately $2-3 billion of the $56 billion pesticide market. Growth of biopesticides is projected to outpace that of chemical pesticides, with compounded annual growth rates of more than 15%. With global population expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, there is an increasing need to produce more food more sustainably. While considerable progress has been made with biopesticide adoption into the market, biopesticides are less than 4% of the agrichemical market and barriers remain.

  • Interview: Latest round of M&A booms biopesticide industry  

    2012-12-06

    As safe and effective alternatives for traditional chemical pesticides, the latest round of M&A is a testament to the growing importance of biopesticides. I think this is a meaningful chance for biopesticide industry to experience a sea change in the next few years. Pam Marrone, the founder and CEO of biopesticide company Marrone Bio Innovations, told Agropages in a recent interview.

    As safe and effective alternatives for traditional chemical pesticides, the latest round of M&A is a testament to the growing importance of biopesticides. I think this is a meaningful chance for biopesticide industry to experience a sea change in the next few years. Pam Marrone, the founder and CEO of biopesticide company Marrone Bio Innovations, told Agropages in a recent interview.

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