Crop Protection

Nancy Vosnidou appointed by BioConsortia as IP and portfolio strategist

As Davis, California-based BioConsortia continues its discovery and development of powerful microbes with unique modes of action and innovates further into gene editing for microbial biopesticides and nitrogen fixation, the company has announced that Nancy... more »

Valmont Industries acquires Prospera Technologies for $300M

Valmont Industries Inc., a provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and irrigation equipment and services for agriculture,  announced May 5 it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Prospera Technologies Inc., a... more »

Adult thrips in strawberry tackled with Orius-System

Over recent years, Biobest advisor Arno Hellemons has seen good results using a combination of cucumeris and Orius to control thrips in strawberry crops. "With this strategy strawberry growers are getting this challenging pest under... more »

Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards lists Biotalys

Biotalys, an agtech company focused on addressing food protection challenges to enable a more sustainable and safer food supply, announced May 4 its inclusion in Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards. These awards honor... more »

Rob Gibson new global portfolio manager for Certis USA

Certis USA has added Rob Gibson as global portfolio manager to support its portfolio of biological solutions. According to a May 4 news release, Gibson joins Global Vice-President of Marketing Chris Judd as the second... more »

AgBiome adds Krysta Harden, Alison Lawton to Agbiome’s board of directors

Agbiome, a developer of products from the Earth's microbial communities, announced May 4 that Krysta Harden and Alison Lawton have joined AgBiome’s Board of Directors. These appointments strengthen the company’s mission to feed the world... more »

Guidelines for managing western flower thrips in California lettuce

The western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is one of the major pests of lettuce in California. It has a wide host range including several vegetable, ornamental, and other cultivated or wild plants.... more »

GoalTender: Renewed label for onions and cole crops in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has approved the renewal of a Special Local Needs (SLN) label, also known as a Section 24c label, for the use of GoalTender on onions and cole crops (broccoli,... more »

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