Biocontrols

New crop groups OK’d to help growers identify pest management tools

Two new crop groups have been added to the IR-4 Project Regulation of Crops, Crop Groups, Crop Subgroups and Crop Definitions. The additions will make it easier for growers of various herbs and spices to identify... more »

Geocom acquired by biological crop control company Koppert Biological

Koppert Biological Systems, a biological crop control company, has acquired Geocom, headquartered in Lençóis Paulista – São Paulo, Brazil. Operating in the field of agricultural technology, Geocom is a pioneer in image geo-processing and the... more »

Beneficial Insectary Inc. of California purchased by Biobest

Beneficial Insectary Inc., a North America independent producer of beneficial insects and mites, and Biobest Group NV, a  biocontrol and pollination today announced Nov. 30 that Biobest Group NV – through its subsidiary Biobest USA,... more »

Research: Enhancing nutrition of organic potatoes, healthy soils

Weed management, soil health, and the nutritional quality of foods grown organically continue to be high priority research topics for organic producers. The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR)  awarded a grant... more »

Xena Spreader-Sticker OK’d for certified organic crops

Westbridge Agricultural Products announced Oct. 9 that Xena Spreader-Sticker has been listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) for use on all certified organic crops. Xena Spreader-Sticker... more »

Hollins, Riley join Certis USA as key account managers

Certis USA has added two agriculture industry veterans to its commercial sales team in the U.S. Sherm Hollins and Tim Riley bring with them decades of experience dedicated to serving the needs of agriculture customers... more »

Valagro, a biologicals company, purchased by Syngenta Group

Syngenta Group announced Oct. 6 the acquisition of Valagro, a biologicals company, by its business unit Syngenta Crop Protection. According to a news release, the investment positions Syngenta Crop Protection as one of the key... more »

GROPRO earns OMRI-listing providing biologicals portfolio to organic growers

The importance of organic production in the USA continues to rise with total sales of organic products in 2019 hitting $55 billion. Currently, it's the biggest global market for organic products (# 2 is Germany... more »

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