Biocontrols

Valent BioSciences makes staff changes

Valent BioSciences LLC is publicizing some staff changes. Ted Melnik, president and CEO, plans to retire in July. Salman Mir, executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been named Melnik’s successor. Melnik joined Valent... more »

MSU entomologists recognized for achievements

Three Michigan State University (MSU) entomologists have been recognized by the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America for their achievements. Rufus Isaacs, Amanda Lorenz and Zsofia Szendrei will serve as the north central branch nominee; the... more »

Harpe Bioherbicide closes investment round

Harpe Bioherbicide Solutions has closed a $10.5 million round of fundraising. Harpe is an ag tech company focused on providing natural and sustainable herbicide solutions The financing provides North Carolina-based Harpe the resources to advance... more »

Syngenta, Biotalys partner on sustainable farming, pests

Syngenta Crop Protection and Biotalys are collaborating to research, develop and commercialize new biocontrol solutions to manage key pests in a broad variety of crops. Biotalys is an agricultural technology company focused on protein-based biocontrol... more »

BioConsortia leaders present research at international events

BioConsortia Inc., a leader in research and development for sustainable agriculture, will highlight its nitrogen-fixing microbial products at international events on innovative ag products. Sarah Reiter, senior vice president of business development, will appear during... more »

Survey reveals acceptance, potential of biological inputs

The growing awareness of biological products is highlighted by a study that surveyed row crop farmers. Of the 500 farmers surveyed, 83% said they are aware of the term “biologicals,” and early adopters of the... more »

Ostara hires chief technology officer

Ostara, a leader in phosphate fertilizers and nutrient management, has hired Aaron Waltz as chief technology officer. Waltz has more than 20 years of experience in the agriculture industry and deep agronomic expertise. He began his... more »

California pesticide report shows declining use

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has released its annual Pesticide Use Report for 2021 which confirmed preliminary data that showed a more than 10% statewide decline in pesticide use compared to the prior... more »

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