Biocontrols

Blue Horizon and Novalis LifeSciences help AgBiome raise $116M

AgBiome, a developer of products from the Earth's microbial communities,  announced it has raised  $116 million in an oversubscribed Series D round of funding, co-led by Blue Horizon and Novalis LifeSciences and that included multiple... more »

Vestaron adds Papadellis as board chair

Former President and Chief Executive Officer Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., Randy C. Papadellis has been named as Chairperson of the Vestaron Board of Directors. As Vestaron’s mission is to lead a peptide-based revolution in crop... more »

Esendo Fungicide is AgBiome’s next product set for EPA for review

AgBiome, a developer of products from the Earth's microbial communities, announced Aug. 10 the submission of Esendo Fungicide, its next product, to the EPA for review. Pending EPA registration, Esendo Fungicide will be the first... more »

Claudia Oceguera named chief administrative officer for Certis Biologicals

Certis Biologicals announced Aug. 3 the appointment of Claudia Oceguera as chief administrative officer. Oceguera joins the Columbia, Maryland-based headquarters and leadership team and will oversee the company’s global financial management, planning and administration, human... more »

US bio-based products industry impact pegged by USDA

USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson on July 29, the 10th anniversary of the creation of the USDA’s Certified Biobased Product Label, unveiled an Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry.... more »

Corteva Agriscience partners with Andermatt to provide biocontrol solutions

Corteva Agriscience and Andermatt USA announced July 14 a multi-year agreement for two technologies that will benefit U.S. farmers. Andermatt USA is the U.S. subsidiary of Andermatt Biocontrol AG, a global company that produces microbiological products... more »

Markus Heldt appointed independent director for Biotalys

Biotalys, an agricultural technology company focused on addressing food protection challenges to enable a more sustainable and safer food supply, has announced the appointment of Markus Heldt to the board as independent director, effective July... more »

New director of sales for Vestaron is Kira Bennett

As of June 1, 2021, Kira Bennett Sappington has been named director of sales for Vestaron’s commercial team. While continuing to maintain key grower and dealer accounts, she will be taking on the additional responsibility... more »

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