Biocontrols

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 »

Salinas Biological Summit seeks ideas from all sides

Among growers who rely on chemical inputs to ensure their crops aren’t lost to voracious insects or overgrown with weeds, it’s not a surprise that they’re not going to be able to rely on those... more »

AgBiome’s Theia fungicide approved in California

AgBiome Inc.’s Theia fungicide can be used throughout the U.S. to treat numerous plant diseases in fruit, vegetable and tree nut crops, with the recent approval by California regulators. Theia fungicide is the second proprietary solution... more »

Biobest names biopesticides business development director

Biobest Group, a biological control and pollination products provider, has appointed Lara Ramaekers to the new role of business development director of biopesticides. Ramaekers was global biocontrol portfolio lead... more »

Corteva completes Stoller, Symborg acquisitions

Corteva Inc. has closed the acquisitions of Symborg, an expert in microbiological technologies, and Stoller, one of the largest independent companies in the biologicals industry. "These acquisitions illustrate Corteva's commitment to providing farmers with sustainable... more »

BioSafe celebrates 25th anniversary

Agricultural biologicals provider BioSafe Systems is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The BioSafe brand is built on “a creative and collaborative effort to change mindsets about sustainable chemistry’s successful work in the field,” according to a... more »

Biologicals summit focuses on next-gen tools

A new event is designed to raise awareness of biological solutions that are available to fruit and vegetable growers to enhance soil and plant health. The Salinas Biological Summit is set for June 20-21, at... more »

AgBiTech expands U.S. biosolutions distribution through UPL

UPL Ltd., a global provider of sustainable agricultural solutions, and AgBiTech, whose agricultural biological innovations create healthy food systems, are expanding their strategic partnership. Through the collaboration, UPL will distribute AgBiTech’s entire portfolio of biosolutions... more »

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