Crop Protection

Pollination and biocontrol in lit strawberry crops

In the case of strawberry cultivation under artificial lights, most growers choose to introduce biological pest control, just as they do in an unlit crop. "Growers who extend the cultivation or harvest in winter can... more »

Biotalys has biocontrol for growers to combat major disease

Biotalys, a transformative food and crop protection company, announced Jan. 21 that it has submitted its first protein-based biocontrol, Evoca, to the EPA in the United States for approval. Pending EPA registration, this biocontrol will... more »

AgTech company launches non-toxic, pathogen-eliminating solutions

Terra Vera, an agricultural technology company, announced its launch Jan. 13, offering solutions to replace conventional pesticides and increase product safety and consumer confidence within the agriculture industry. According to a news release, using patented... more »

Researcher plays key role in project aimed at protecting carrot seed crop

Lindsey du Toit has battled pathogens on carrot seed crops for 20 years as a scientist at Washington State University. She is now part of a new $3 million USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative (SCRI)... more »

AgBiome Board of Directors to be led by Marijn Dekkers as chair

AgBiome, a developer of products from the Earth's microbial communities, announced Marijn Dekkers as the company’s chairman, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Dekkers is the founder and chairman of Novalis LifeSciences, an investment and advisory firm for... more »

Projects receive $70M to target ag pest problems in US

The USDA is allocating more than $70 million to support 383 projects under the Plant Protection Act’s Section 7721 program to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation, to safeguard... more »

BioSafe Systems introduces Guarda, a new thyme oil antimicrobial

BioSafe Systems has partnered with Lidan Inc. of New York City, New York, to exclusively manufacture, market and distribute Guarda, a new crop protection solution. According to a news release, Guarda is a liquid bactericide/fungicide... more »

Brett Morris hired as managing director at Cavallo Ventures

Cavallo Ventures, the venture capital arm of Wilbur-Ellis, has added Brett Morris, CFA, as managing director. Morris will be responsible for evaluating and developing technology investment opportunities for the business divisions of Wilbur-Ellis, a marketer,... more »

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