Biocontrols

Bayer to create ag biologicals partnership with Ginkgo Bioworks

Bayer announced on April 22 that the company is pursuing an agreement whereby Ginkgo Bioworks will acquire Bayer’s West Sacramento Biologics research and development site and internal discovery and lead optimization platform. The contemplated transaction,... more »

BioSafe Systems’ Gretchen Pettis goes to Pacific Northwest

Gretchen Pettis of BioSafeSystems will be donning a new hat within the company this year. In tandem with her role as an entomologist, Pettis will be providing technical support to the Pacific Northwest region of... more »

Corteva Agriscience works with Symborg to distribute nitrogen-fixation product

Corteva Agriscience has been named the exclusive distributor of a nitrogen-fixation product for both specialty growers and row crop farmers by biotechnological company Symborg, the companies announced March 31. The agreement builds on established collaborations... more »

Merger agreement reached between Bioceres Crop Solutions, Marrone Bio

Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. and Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. announced March 16 that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine the companies in an all-stock transaction. Under the terms of the transaction, which... more »

AgBiome hires leaders in technology, data and legal roles

AgBiome, developer of innovative products from the Earth’s microbial communities, has hired four strategic leaders across its organization. All appointed in recent weeks, these leaders bring significant experience in their respective fields and represent a... more »

New biostimulant operating unit created by Valent BioSciences

To further help support the goal of its parent company, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., to achieve carbon neutral status by 2050, Valent BioSciences LLC recently  announced that it is establishing a new operating unit designed... more »

Yield-robbing nematodes targeted by Certis Biologicals’ MeloCo LC

Certis Biologicals announced Jan. 31 the launch of MeloCon LC, a water-dispersible concentrate containing spores from a naturally-occurring soil fungus that controls a wide variety of harmful nematodes at every lifecycle stage. Plant-parasitic nematodes, an unseen threat... more »

Expanded use of Leap ES bacterial disease management insecticide OK’d

Valent BioSciences has announced that the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has approved the expanded use of Leap ES Bacterial Disease Management Biological Insecticide. As a result of this approval, Leap ES is now registered... more »

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