CANADIAN START UP GRAIN DISCOVERY EXECUTES WORLD’S FIRST CORN TRANSACTION USING BLOCKCHAIN

New tech start-up Grain Discovery will revolutionize how farmers trade their grain.

The way grain is bought and sold hasn't changed much since our grandparents were farming! In the age of Amazon and eBay, we reckoned the industry deserves better.”

— Rory O’Sullivan, CEO of Grain Discovery

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, ONTARIO, CANADA, January 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — New tech start-up Grain Discovery sets its sights on transforming the agriculture industry following the world’s first corn transaction using blockchain. This trade on the Grain Discovery platform is the first step in creating a more modern, transparent, and secure agricultural supply chain.

Founded in 2018 by leaders in the commodities, blockchain, trading and data fields, Grain Discovery aims to revolutionize how farmers trade their grain.

"Farming technology in the agricultural industry is incredibly advanced," explained Rory O’Sullivan, CEO of Grain Discovery. "However, the way grain is bought and sold hasn't changed much since our grandparents were farming! In the age of Amazon and eBay, we reckoned the industry deserves better."

Grain Discovery’s online marketplace allows farmers and buyers to advertise their deals in real time and complete their trades through blockchain, resulting in secure and instant payment and built-in traceability that continues beyond the farm gate.

On December 24, 2018, following the unexpected rejection of two loads of corn, tested on-site to be just over the threshold for vomitoxin – a toxin produced by mould that has damaged much of Ontario’s corn harvest – Prince Edward County farmers Larry Reynolds and Lloyd Crowe used the Grain Discovery platform to find a new local buyer, confirm the trade and receive payment instantly.

“By using Grain Discovery, we were not only able to avoid hours of searching for a new buyer, but found one just down the road, at a better price than the original deal, and were paid instantly," said Mr. Reynolds.

Grain Discovery is focused on untangling the complicated supply chain paths for grains. The Grain Discovery platform gives more control to both farmers and buyers and has endless applications, from allowing consumers to see the path their food travelled, to calculating the carbon intensity behind the production of food and biofuels.

"We are participating in a number of other pilot projects this year, including tracing soybeans from seeds in Canada to the export market in Japan and coffee from Columbia to your local café,” said Mr. O’Sullivan. “This transaction was the vital first step towards realizing our goals.”

For farmers like Mr. Reynolds it’s a simple equation: “If blockchain technology means a few extra dollars in my pocket and a few hours less trucking, then that’s a win.”

About Grain Discovery
Founded in Ontario in 2018 by leaders in the commodities, blockchain, trading systems and data fields, Grain Discovery is committed to untangling the complicated supply chain for grains, using blockchain technology to increase the transparency, security, efficiency and traceability of the supply chain.

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Best Birding Trips in Spain

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Birding trip in Extremadura

Migration birding trip at Tarifa

There is simply no finer European country in which to start or deepen an interest in birdwatching. But is there really a best birding trip in Spain?

Birdwatching in Spain is so exciting that you need an hour’s downtime to recharge batteries before enjoying it all over again. ”

— James Lowen

OAKHAM, RUTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, January 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Spain is a must-visit destination for any keen bird and wildlife watcher. In Spain’s remarkably varied countryside, vultures soar around mountain peaks, larks compete for their aerial symphonies on never-ending grasslands, and bubblegum-pink flamingoes make seaside lagoons blush. Moreover, this land of avian plenty funnels migrant birds between the continents of Europe and Africa. There is simply no finer European country in which to start or deepen an interest in birdwatching. But amidst this feathered wealth, is there really a best birding trip in Spain?

Birdwatching in Spain is so exciting that you need an hour’s downtime to recharge batteries before enjoying it all over again. More pertinently, it is the quintessentially Spanish combination of siestas and recreation that makes the country such a convenient place to ease into birdwatching as part of a family holiday – or to combine a business trip or city break with a bird-filled walk.

Two of the best locations for a birding trip in Spain, are Extremadura and Andalusia (or Andalucía).

A winter birding trip to Extremadura, where Europe’s mightiest congregation of Cranes – 130,000, all in – crafts Extremadura’s winter soundscapes, their rippling calls recalling fragile, forlorn oboes. There are myriad joyous ways to experience these lissom supermodels. Watch a family tiptoeing along a rice-field catwalk. Admire a score lazing under silvery-green, Afro-coiffured holm oaks. Or gawp at thousands seeking collective security in a lakeside roost. Then search for grassland-loving specialities on savanna-like plains near Trujillo. A Pin-tailed Sandgrouse whirrs overhead, purring its arrival. A close-knit party of Little Bustard huddles between sheep. And Europe’s heaviest flying bird, Great Bustard, strides imperiously, proclaiming ownership and generating gasps of awe.

Migration birding trip at Tarifa in late summer. After several misty days, the skies have cleared. The celestial blueness above Tarifa is rapidly filling with scores – nay, hundreds – of long-winged forms. There are White Storks, elongated bill and legs protruding front and rear. There are Honey Buzzards, languid and long-tailed. There are Booted Eagles, muscly and compact. There are Black Kites, uncompromisingly swarthy. And there are Griffon Vultures, immense and cavalier. All are harnessing thermals of sun-warmed air before soaring southwards towards wintering grounds in Africa.

Blue Sky Wildlife, working in collaboration with the Spanish Tourist Office, has put together a one-stop online shop or market place showcasing eleven local wildlife specialists who between them offer more than 70 tours to this amazing wildlife destination, with prices starting from a little as €40 for a half day trip. Many of the tours are available throughout the year for the independent traveller seeking to see wildlife in Spain.

Who better to organise a birdwatching holiday than one of the local wildlife specialists based in Spain itself. Their local knowledge and expertise, English-speaking guides, who live and breathe the country’s astonishing wildlife, mean that you have the very best chance of catching up with the key species you want to see. And the comprehensive selection of wildlife specialists and tours enable travellers to enquire about a tour they want directly, simply by using the enquiry tab on each listings page.

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KMT-Hansa Announces HDD Investment Holdings Corp. Acquires Control

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THE VALLEY, ANGUILLA, January 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — KMT-HANSA CORP.
The Law Building, The Valley
AI-2640, Anguilla, B.W.I.

NEWS RELEASE
新闻发布

KMT-Hansa Announces HDD Investment Holdings Corp. Acquires Control
KMT-Hansa宣布HDD Investment Holdings Corp. 获得控制权

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEX: KMC.H
即时发布 股票代码:KMC.H

January 15, 2019
2019年1月15日

Anguilla, British West Indies – KMT-Hansa Corp. (“KMT” or the “Company”) announces that HDD Investment Holdings Corp. (“HDD”), a private company incorporated pursuant to the laws of Anguilla, has acquired, by way of a private transaction, an aggregate of 14,103,827 common shares (the “Shares”), representing 51% of the issued and outstanding securities of KMT.

英属西印度群岛安圭拉, KMT-Hansa Corp (“KMT” or “公司”) 宣布,根据安圭拉法律注册成立的私营公司HDD Investment Holdings Corp.(“HDD”)已通过私人交易,收购合计共有14,33,827股普通股(“股份”),占KMT已发行股份的51%。

The Company anticipates that in connection with the purchase of the Shares, the current directors of the Company will resign and nominees of HDD will be appointed to the board of KMT. HDD will provide the Company with working capital and funding which will allow the Company to explore the development of new business ventures. The Company will also be making, at a future date, an application to the TSX Venture Exchange for the relisting of its securities for trading through the facilities of the TSX Venture Exchange.

本公司预期,就购买股份而言,本公司现任董事将辞职,而HDD的提名人将获委任为KMT董事会成员。 HDD将为公司提供营运资金和使公司能够开拓新业务的发展资金。该公司还将在未来日期向TSX Venture Exchange提出申请,要求其通过多伦多证券交易所创业板重新进行股票交易。

The Company also announces that the proposed transaction between the Company and HDD, as set out in the Company’s press release of November 12, 2018, has been terminated.

公司还宣布,公司与HDD之间的拟议交易已于2018年11月12日公司新闻稿中终止。

More information about KMT-Hansa Corp. can be found at www.kmt-hansa.com and the Company can be contacted by email at info@kmtglobal.com.

有关KMT-Hansa Corp.的更多信息,请访问www.kmt-hansa.com,也可通过电子邮件联系公司info@kmtglobal.com。

On behalf of the Company
公司代表

“Kobyrajh Sivagurunathan”
Mr. Kobyrajh Sivagurunathan, Director
Kobyrajh Sivagurunathan先生,主任

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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Ecological Assets Boost Western Farm and Ranch Land Value

A potential mitigation bank near Olympia, Washington.

Ecological assets contribute an average of about $40,000 per acre in gross land value for mid-to-large sized Western farms and ranches.

EASI confirmed today that ecological assets contribute an average of about $40,000 per acre in gross land value for mid-to-large sized Western farms and ranches.”

— William Coleman

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — San Francisco (EASI) – Eco-Asset Solutions and Innovations (EASI) confirmed today that ecological assets contribute an average of about $40,000 per acre in gross land value for mid-to-large sized farms and ranches in the Western region, according to William Coleman, EASI’s founder and CEO.

The company has just completed its 11th eco-asset value study in the past two years. “People are surprised to learn how much value lies in land-based ecological assets,” said Coleman. “They can’t imagine that that tens of thousands of dollars in per-acre value might have gone unseen for so long.”

About Eco-Assets

Ecological assets, eco-assets for short, include compensatory mitigation credits for protection of wetlands and streams, rare species and habitats, for prevention of nutrient runoff, and for forest and soil carbon sequestration. Eco-Assets have been around since the 1980s when wetland mitigation banking began. California first began conservation banking for rare species and habitats in the 1990s. Water quality or nutrient trading began in the 2000s with EPA-approved programs in the eastern U.S. Carbon sequestration was also initiated by EPA in the same time frame.
EASI’s specialty is in understanding and advancing the market for land-based eco-assets including those in watersheds. Based on their 2018 assessment of government approved mitigation banks, landowners currently hold more than $200 billion in mitigation credit assets coast to coast. The annual transaction value for mitigation credits is between $1.5 and $2 billion based on more than a thousand mitigation credit value records EASI has gathered as part of its project work.

Leaving Money on the Table

The eleven studies were conducted in California, Montana, Oregon and Washington where an average of $40,000 in potential added value was found to be tied to a property’s ecological features. This potential value could be developed as parallel income alongside grazing, selective timber harvest, hunting and fishing as well as other land uses that are compatible with mitigation bank operations.

“Eleven studies doesn’t sound like a lot, given the large number of farms and ranches in the West,” Coleman said. “But the pattern has been consistent. We’ve learned that landowners need to take another look at current use options and market value of the acres they own. Otherwise they may be leaving serious money on the table.”

Three Eco-Asset Value Drivers

According to Coleman farms and ranches are often undervalued because landowners don’t think to include ecological assets in highest and best use determinations. “Eco-assets can boost farm and ranch revenues. They can increase land appraisal value. And they can shorten the land sales cycle when undeveloped eco-assets are included in the deal. That means three land value drivers can be linked to ecological assets. Although USDA and Department of Interior have been promoting these markets for years, the agencies don’t communicate in business terms to farmers and ranchers. Land appraisers haven’t been trained up in this area either. This leaves most landowners in the dark about the value of eco-assets fixed to their land.”

Tangible or Intangible Assets?

Mitigation credits are considered intangible property because they are indirect representations of natural resource value. But they capture a kind of value that is anchored to the land like other tangible natural resources. “One credit at a time, acres are dedicated as compensation to mitigate or offset development impacts to watersheds and ecosystems. The credits are mined from the mitigation bank, used up, just as if you were removing an extractable resource. That’s why we compare them to minerals or oil and gas,” Coleman said.

Eco-Asset ROI

Just like any projected mining activity, the gross market value of mitigation credits has to be compared against the cost of mitigation bank development and operation. This leads to an overall net project value, or return on investment for a potential mitigation bank. “Mitigation banking is a fully-fledged business niche and should be treated as such, approached with the same consideration for risk and reward.” Coleman explained. “We are seeing an average ROI of about three to one in these Western states. But ROI varies according to the complexity of the mitigation bank and its location relative to mitigation credit demand.”

Certain regions of the country have seen the demand for mitigation credits skyrocket. California, with its strong economy and concern for protecting environmental quality, leads the country in terms of the number and diversity of mitigation banks. “But projects in Oregon and Washington have shown that the mitigation banking business there seems to have a very strong future.”

As for the future of the industry as a whole? Coleman is seeing it quickly mature. “The Southeast region carries the highest density of mitigation banking activity,” he said. “The Ohio Basin and upper Midwest too. Those areas may be market saturated. But we think there are developing markets, especially in Pennsylvania and Texas but also in the Breadbasket states and in Colorado.”

Then he added this afterthought. “Don’t forget about New Mexico. The climate may be quickly changing in the desert Southwest. More precipitation. That would lead to more land development and more compensatory mitigation banks as a result. Investors may want to take note.”

For more information about EASI project results, products and services go to easillc.com, or write to info@easillc.com.

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Vu360 Solutions Taps into Next Generation Supply Chain Software by Harnessing AI and Machine Learning Technology

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Vu360 released a brand-new AI enabled supply chain software solution that harnesses the power of AI and Machine Learning for all types and sizes of companies.

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vu360 Solutions, a leading provider of IoT based supply chain technology in agriculture, pharmaceutical, healthcare and other verticals, released a brand-new AI enabled supply chain software solution that harnesses the power of AI and Machine Learning for all types of companies from fortune 500 to small and medium enterprises.

Vu360’s amplified intelligent software uncovers valuable insights into your business for improved financial outcomes. Vu360 offers data-powered technology solutions for greater operations efficiency, accurate demand planning, reduction of overall carrying costs, warehouse space optimization and higher levels of staff productivity.

Bringing value to our clients through:

AI Based Demand Projections: Real-time and intuitive AI based predictive models that can manage multiple SKU’s and geographical locations

Just-In-Time Inventory Management: Manage and optimize inventory with direct connection to accurate demand forecast and higher inventory turnover

Warehouse Space Optimization: Lower cost of storage and related energy costs with an integrated WMS or the ability to work with existing WMS

Automated Data Pipeline: Advanced Data Pipeline for automated data ingestion and transformation with integrated AI/Machine Learning Models and visualization tools to achieve best performance in every part of supply chain

RFID Technology: RFID integration for easy tracking of inventory and controlled environments utilizing dual RFID/Barcoding system

Cold Chain Optimization: Cold Chain management and integrated thermal imaging for precise monitoring & control

Supplier and Client Visibility: Interoperability with other ERP/WMS solutions and visibility into Supplier and Client systems

And So Much More…

About Vu360 Solutions
Vu360 Solutions is the fastest growing global software technology company that focuses on solving wide ranging complex supply chain challenges within the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and warehouse management industries. To learn more about our software solutions visit our website www.vu360solutions.com

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FSDT providing access to financial systems for Tanzanian farmers and small businesses

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FSDT providing access to financial systems to Tanzanian farmers and small businesses

DODOMA, TANZANIA, TANZANIA, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — FSDT providing access to financial systems to Tanzanian farmers and small business holders.

Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) is a Tanzania-based company whose overall aim is to develop a deeper financial system that can provide greater access to finance to more Tanzanians.

FSDT’s work is aimed at befitting both individuals and enterprises, offering them the right opportunities to grow.

Our core services include:

Agricultural & Rural Finance
FSDT looks to smooth the path to improved financial services to Tanzanians in the Agricultural sector. Part of this process analysing any obstacles in financial transactions in the rural and agricultural industry, and working alongside a host of partners to eliminate these issues, or alleviate them.

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Finance
Unfortunately, most of the micro, small and medium enterprises in Tanzania can’t facilitate growth because of restricted access to financial aid. Another barrier is MSMEs not using financial services and products effectively, thus limiting themselves.

FSDT not only works with various financial institutions, tech companies (and other) to improve financial service delivery, but they also aim to educate MSMEs on how to utilise these services for maximum benefit.

Digital Finance
By partnering with mobile network operators and financial institutions, FSDT addresses the lack of access to financial services via digital/electronic channels at bank branches and ATMs.

Insurance
FSDT’s latest venture is to help improve Tanzania’s uptake for insurance from 13% to 30%. This will be achieved by educating potential customers about the benefits of insurance, in order to drive up the current low demand for insurance.

Variety of product offerings and distributions channels will also need to be increased, along with training more personnel.

For more information, see http://www.fsdt.or.tz

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Shopify: $11.4 Million Ecom Store Shutdown

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East Coast’s Largest Rifle Kit Manufacturer Goes Independent

Thunder Tactical is a leading 308 rifle and tactical shooting component manufacturer and retailer, based in Daytona Beach, Florida.”

— Thunder Tactical

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a shocking development, Daytona Beach business Thunder Tactical recently shuttered its Shopify store in response to tighter restrictions from the e-commerce platform. The company is a registered manufacturer and retailer of 308 rifle and tactical shooting components, which are both high quality and completely legal.

But Shopify’s prohibition on the sale of certain guns, accessories, and ammunition goes around this, banning gun sales in spite of the law. CEO and Thunder Tactical owner, John, said: “It’s always a pity to see restrictions like this when you’re a retailer working completely within the law. We produce a high-quality product with a lot of demand, and we made a home for ourselves on Shopify – it’s a real shame that didn’t work out.”

Fans and loyal customers of Florida’s leading rifle kit manufacturer have nothing to fear, however, as Thunder Tactical is officially independent! With a huge array of AR and pistol kits, accessories, handguards, jigs, and apparel available, the $11.4 million company has taken their sales online themselves. And they’re not showing signs of slowing down any time soon!

“We’ve made it easier than ever for our clients to buy anything from 80 percent AR 15 lowers and pistol and rifle kits to our robust accessory and apparel lines. We’d have liked Shopify to work out in the long run, but truth be told, this has actually made it easier for people to shop with us. Just find the product you’re looking for on our website and place an order – we’ve integrated the process and made Thunder Tactical more accessible than ever.”

Thunder Tactical is a leading 308 rifle and tactical shooting component manufacturer and retailer, based in Daytona Beach, Florida. Creating high-quality 80% lowers, receivers and kits since 2014, they’ve created a trusted name for themselves as a trusted brand within the industry. Family-owned and operated, Thunder Tactical helps gun owners get the product they need at a level of quality they deserve.

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Benchmark Botanics – Cannabis Producer Appoints Former Member of Parliament to the Board of Directors

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA, January 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — BENCHMARK BOTANICS APPOINTS HON. JAMES MOORE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Benchmark Botanics Inc. (BBT.C) has appointed James Moore to the board of directors. The appointment strongly positions the company to continue with its business plan and to develop its operations and cannabis assets.

"We are pleased to welcome James to the Benchmark family as a member of our board of directors," said William Ying, chief executive officer of Benchmark Botanics. "James brings a wealth of global experience across a broad base of industry sectors and the political arena. Benchmark will greatly benefit from his professional knowledge, experience and strategic guidance."

James Moore is a senior business adviser at the multinational law firm Dentons and a public policy adviser at the global firm Edelman. He also serves as Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, is the national vice-chair of the Canadian Cancer Society, a member of the NAFTA Council for the Government of Canada and a corporate director. Previously he served as Canada's Minister of Industry, Minister of Canadian Heritage; Official Languages and Secretary of State for the Asia Pacific Gateway and Minister for the 2010 Olympics over a 15-year career as a Member of Parliament.

As cannabis regulatory reform continues to unfold across the globe and domestic and international opportunities emerge in its wake, Benchmark Botanics' qualified Board of Directors and management team are expected to position the Company to take full advantage of these opportunities and continue to add to its diversified portfolio of cannabis industry products and investments.

About Benchmark Botanics Inc.

Benchmark Botanics is a diversified multi-licensed cannabis producer focused on its three-way vertical business model targeting the medical, pharmaceutical, and recreational markets in Canada and the EU. The Company's business plan includes a strategy to become a Canadian licensed producer to pioneer selling medical cannabis and hemp in China and throughout Asia.

Benchmark Botanics is focused on producing the highest-quality, indoor-grown cannabis for patients and adult recreational consumers, as well as developing international business partnerships to extend the Company's global footprint.

Benchmark Botanics' 100% owned subsidiary, Potanicals GreenGrowers Inc. is a Health Canada licensed producer under the Cannabis Act and its regulations (formerly ACMPR). The Company is producing at its indoor Peachland Cannabis Complex and is in the design stage for a Phase II expansion of an additional 50,000 square foot facility. Along with cultivation and production, the company's Peachland BC facility also provides propagation, cultivation, cloning, storage, research and development, genetics and is progressing towards CBD oil extraction and an EU-GMP certification.

As part of its expansion strategy the company is building its second facility, a 4-acre Pitt Meadows Greenhouse Operations in BC.

The Company has established several European Union partnerships including the rights to "The Bulldog" trademark in Canada.

The Bulldog trademark has a long-established successful history as one of the most well-known cannabis cafe brands in Amsterdam and around the world. Benchmark Botanics has entered into an agreement with Barcelona, Spain-based Green BCN Corp. ("BBG Projects") for the development and production of new strains of cannabis plant and their propagating material for future sale and distribution. Benchmark Botanics has also established German commercial partnership to potentially export the Company's products into the EU markets.

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Two Marrone Bio Innovations products, MBI-110 Biofungicide and Haven Sunprotectant, approved for sale in Canada

Stargus (MBI-110) provides superior downy mildew and white mold control

Haven increase crop quality and yields

Two products will be available in time for the growing season

Marrone Bio Innovations (NASDAQ:MBII)

DAVIS, CA, USA, January 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII) (MBI), an international leader in smart biopesticide and plant health solutions, today announced that two of its products have been approved for sale in Canada by the appropriate government agencies. MBI-110 Biofungicide, (marketed in the U.S. as Stargus(r) for specialty crops) was approved by the Pest Management Regulatory Authority (PMRA). Haven(r) Sunprotectant was approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

According to Phillips McDougall, the Canadian pesticide market totaled $1.7 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.3% to $1.9 billion in 2021. While market figures for the $2-3 billion global biostimulant market do not break out Canada, growth of biostimulants in Canada, which includes products like Haven, in Canada follows the growth trends of the rest of the world at a 10-12% CAGR.

The active ingredient in Stargus is a new strain of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, a bacterium isolated by MBI scientists from a soil sample in northern California. While this type of Bacillus is common in soil, and other biological products contain the same species, MBI’s discovery is unique in its high performance on downy mildews, white molds, Fusarium and Botrytis gray mold, which are particularly difficult to control with both biologicals and chemicals. The bacteria in Stargus work by colonizing plant root hairs, leaves and other plant surfaces, thereby preventing establishment of fungal and bacterial pathogens. The Stargus bacteria also produce natural compounds that inhibit bacterial and fungal growth and spore germination. Further, the bacteria trigger immune responses in the plant to ward off diseases and increase growth and yield, creating a healthier and stronger plant. In Canada, the approved label for Stargus is for the control or suppression of various diseases on cucurbits, legume vegetables, potatoes, grapevines, canola and sunflowers. MBI holds two U.S. patents on the novel strain in the biofungicide product.

The active ingredient in Haven is an extract derived from coconut. Use of Haven helps treated plants maintain lower leaf temperatures and reduces heat stress on the crops, resulting in higher yields and quality. When two-to-four applications are sprayed on crops – generally starting at bloom, shortly after bloom, or at early fruit/nut set – In commercial usage, grower demos and third-party trials, Haven has shown to reduce sun damage and increase yields and quality for certain apple varieties, almonds, walnuts, soft berries, citrus, grapes and tomatoes. Haven also has increased yields of corn, wheat and turf grass. The Canadian label is approved for tree crops such as apples pears, cherries, plums and peaches, nuts including filberts and walnuts, fruiting vegetables such as tomato and pepper. One of the most promising uses for Haven in Canada is apples, because Haven helps to reduce bitter pit, which causes dark, ugly spots.

Both products will be available in Canada in time for the growing season through selected distributors.

About Marrone Bio Innovations
Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII) strives to lead the movement to more a sustainable world through the discovery, development and sale of innovative biological products for crop protection, plant health and waterway systems treatment that support a better tomorrow for farmers, turf managers and consumers around the globe. MBI has screened more than 18,000 microorganisms and 350 plant extracts, leveraging its in-depth knowledge of plant and soil microbiomes, enhanced by advanced molecular technologies, to rapidly develop seven effective and environmentally responsible pest management products to help customers operate more sustainably while uniquely improving plant health and increasing crop yields. Supported by a robust portfolio of more than 400 issued and pending patents around its superior natural product chemistry, MBI’s currently available commercial products are Regalia®, Grandevo®, Venerate®, Majestene®, Haven® Stargus®, Amplitude™, Zelto® and Zequanox®. TerraConnect™ is MBI’s new seed treatment and soil-applied platform.

More information about Marrone Bio Innovations is available at www.marronebio.com. Follow MBI on social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release regarding strategy, future operations and plans, including assumptions underlying such statements, are forward-looking statements, and should not be relied upon as representing MBI’s views as of any subsequent date. Examples of such statements include the potential of the Haven and MBI-110 (Stargus) in Canada and the Canadian market potential. Such forward-looking statements are based on information available to the Company as of the date of this release and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, some beyond the Company’s control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements, including weather, regulatory and other factors affecting demand for the MBI’s products, any difficulty in marketing MBI’s products in its target markets, competition in the market for pest management products, lack of understanding of bio-based pest management products by customers and growers. Additional information that could lead to material changes in MBI’s performance is contained in its filings with the SEC. MBI is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any responsibility to, update or alter forward-looking statements contained in this release, whether as a result of current information, future events or otherwise.

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TraceGains Launches the First Network-Connected Audit Management Solution

Our customers asked for a tool to conduct audits in less time with better results that would work seamlessly with the TraceGains product suite.”

— TraceGains CEO Gary Nowacki

WESTMINSTER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, January 8, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — TraceGains, the leader in supplier compliance and quality management software for food, beverage, and supplement companies, today introduced TraceGains Audit Management, the only network connected SaaS-based audit management system in the industry.

Audit Management digitizes and streamlines the audit process for all facilities and suppliers. With an optimized interface, users can schedule, conduct, and track audits on a single platform with any device. Leveraging supply chain information in TraceGains Network collected from more than 7,000 suppliers in 17,000 locations worldwide, audit teams can review historical documents and identify suppliers with the most critical threats. Automated notifications, workflows, and task assignments help track the progress of audit teams, and real-time reporting flags key findings and corrective actions.

Seeing all audit data at a granular level empowers Audit Management users to immediately access audit findings, reducing audit time from days to hours. The system is configurable and can support a variety of regulatory and voluntary standards including FSMA, FSVP, GFSI, HACCP, and cGMP.

The tool’s automated alerts used together with reports and scorecards can quickly reveal out-of-compliance ingredients, facilities, and suppliers, as well as any operational flaws to help drive continuous improvement. With geo-location capabilities, overseas audits can be grouped together to reduce travel and expenses.

“Our customers asked for a tool to conduct audits in less time with better results that would work seamlessly with the TraceGains product suite. We used direct input from auditors to simplify the process, save time, and provide deep insights about supply chain risk,” TraceGains CEO Gary Nowacki said. “Audit Management can be purchased as a stand-alone solution or it can be paired with other TraceGains software solutions, so teams can manage all supplier and quality records on a single platform.”

About TraceGains
TraceGains delivers cloud-based supplier compliance and quality management solutions for the food, beverage, and supplement industries.

At the heart of TraceGains is an advanced network platform that allows companies to automate and streamline their processes through instant information sharing and collaboration throughout the supply chain, fueling digital transformation and product innovation.

Dana Downing
TraceGains, Inc.
+1 720-465-9432
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Source: EIN Presswire