Crop Protection

UPL, AgBiTech partner for new biosolutions

UPL, a global leader in sustainable agriculture solutions, and AgBiTech, a world leader in ag biologicals innovation to create healthy food systems, have entered a strategic partnership to bring a range of sustainable biosolutions to... more »

ProBlad Verde fungicide receives expanded label for California

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has approved the expanded crop and disease uses of Sym-Agro's ProBlad Verde fungicide. As a result of this approval, ProBlad is now registered for use on stone fruit and... more »

Laser scarecrows studied to deter birds from fields

A high-tech solution employing the power of light can help growers protect their crops from birds. Laser beams are being tested to scare birds from sweet corn fields and other crops. A laser scarecrow system... more »

Albaugh acquires Rotam Global AgroSciences

Albaugh LLC, a crop protection product provider, has completed its acquisition of Rotam Global AgroSciences. The acquisition by the Ankeny, Iowa-based Albaugh creates a leading global crop protection company with total sales exceeding $2 billion... more »

Harmful bacteria in ubiquitous weed detected for first time

Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have recorded the first North American case of a harmful phytoplasma disease known for its threat to fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops in... more »

Biobest invests in biocontrol company Biopartner

Biopartner and Biobest Group announced on April 26 that Biobest has acquired a 60% stake in Biopartner. Biopartner is a distributor of biological plant protection products, bumblebees for pollination, fertilizers and biopesticides in the Polish... more »

GUSS Automation now part of joint venture with John Deere

Deere & Co. has formed a joint venture with GUSS Automation LLC, in Kingsburg, California. GUSS (Global Unmanned Spray System) is a pioneer in semi-autonomous orchard and vineyard sprayers. High-value crops (HVCs), such as orchards... more »

Bayer to create ag biologicals partnership with Ginkgo Bioworks

Bayer announced on April 22 that the company is pursuing an agreement whereby Ginkgo Bioworks will acquire Bayer’s West Sacramento Biologics research and development site and internal discovery and lead optimization platform. The contemplated transaction,... more »

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