Biocontrols

Notice of Allowance for Marrone Bio’s WDG is established

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII) (MBI), a leading developer of biological crop protection and plant health solutions, has received a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for key claims covering the... more »

Two-spotted spider mites hit high tunnel vegetables

In mid-June I saw several high tunnel tomatoes and cucumbers with moderate to severe two-spotted spider mite (TSSM) Tetranychus urticae infestations (Fig. 1 at top). These pests vary in color from white to yellow to red. Mites... more »

Sym-Agro markets an insecticide ‘synergist’

Visalia, California-based Sym-Agro is marketing a product for making tank mixes of insecticide more effective on fruit and vegetable plants. The product, brand name ALLUMA, is a high-potency broad-spectrum, plant-based... more »

$40M in Series B financing secured by biopesticide firm Vestaron

Vestaron, a company, dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through its development of peptide-based biopesticides, announces its $40 million Series B Financing, led by Novo Holdings A/S. Novo Holdings joins... more »

Timorex Gold fungicide by Summit Agro registered in California

Summit Agro USA has received registration in California for Timorex Gold, a natural botanical broad-spectrum fungicide. Timorex Gold is the world’s leading biofungicide and used in nearly 40 countries worldwide. It provides strong control of... more »

Seican biopesticide distributed in US through Seipasa, Summit Agro USA

Seipasa, the Spanish international company specializing in the development and formulation of biopesticides, biostimulants and fertilizers for agriculture, and Summit Agro USA, dedicated to bringing innovative solutions to the crop protection market, have reached an... more »

STK, Summit Agro enter into exclusive US distribution agreement

STK bio-ag technologies has partnered with Summit Agro U.S.A., which will become the exclusive distributor of STK products in the United States. Effective immediately, Summit Agro USA will assume the marketing and sales responsibility for... more »

Biologicals industry growing past niche uses

Biological products are a vital tool for organic vegetable growers and have shown effectiveness in greenhouses for stopping weeds and bad bugs. But the industry isn’t stopping there. Leaders say they’re claiming a place in... more »


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