Eden Bioscience Corporation, which develops, manufactures and markets innovative, natural protein-based products for improving crop production and plant health, has announced it has received unconditional registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for ProAct, a new generation of foliar-applied harpin protein designed to increase field crop yields.

The company plans to register ProAct in all states except California for use during the 2005 season.

“Eden Bioscience specifically developed the next generation harpin protein used in ProAct to enhance yield in row crops such as corn, cotton and rice. In 2002, in-house laboratory tests demonstrated that ProAct had the potential to deliver growth performance at application rates substantially below our first generation harpin protein used in Messenger.

For more information about ProAct or N-Hibit Seed Treatment, contact a local agri-retailer or visit the company's Web site at www.edenbio.com, or call the Eden Bioscience customer service line at 1-888-879-2420.