Crop Protection

AgBiome receives Certified B Corporation designation

AgBiome, Inc., an agricultural innovator dedicated to improving the world through microbial solutions, has been named a Certified B Corporation, or B Corp. AgBiome is among the first agricultural biotech organizations, and the only one... more »

Tips to curb asparagus disease damage

Foliar disease damage from purple spot and soilborne disease damage from crown and root rots are still major threats to asparagus. That’s the message from Mary Hausbeck, Michigan State University vegetable disease pathologist. Hausbeck talked... more »

Valent Biosciences to expand Iowa facility

Valent BioSciences LLC plans to expand its biorational manufacturing facility in Osage, Iowa, meet increasing demand for its biorational products and the introduction of new products requiring more capacity. Construction will begin this summer and... more »

BioWorks adds product managers

BioWorks has named David Spampinato as senior product manager and named Chris Rose as product manager. In his new position, Spampinato will be managing product life cycles to better serve existing and new core customers... more »

FarmWise secures $45 million in investment round

Farm automation startup FarmWise Labs Inc. has completed an oversubscribed $45 million Series B funding round. AgTech venture firms Fall Line Capital and Middleland Capital led the funding, with participation from leafy greens and vegetable... more »

AgBiome receives EPA fungicide approval

AgBiome Inc. announced its newest product, Theia fungicide, has received approval from the Environmental Protection Agency. Theia delivers broad spectrum foliar and soil disease control for high-value fruit and vegetable crops. It protects crops through... more »

Pest Friends set to infest family game nights

Actual farmers don’t plant lunar wheat, and they’ll never encounter fan bugs or bog beetles when they scout their fields. Despite the fictitious details, anyone who plays a new board game, Pest Friends, can count... more »

Vestaron raises $82M in investment round

Vestaron recently closed Series C fundraising efforts, bringing in $82 million from new and existing investors at the peptide-based biological crop protection company. Lead investors include Ordway Selections and Cavallo Ventures. Argonautic Ventures, Fortistar and... more »

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