Pest Control

Guardian Agriculture aircraft receives U.S. approval

Guardian Agriculture has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate its aircraft nationwide. Based in Woburn, Massachusetts, Guardian is a leading developer of Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) systems for commercial-scale... 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 »

Ginkgo Bioworks and Syngenta to develop new seed traits

Ginkgo Bioworks and Syngenta Seeds have announced a research partnership focused on screening a targeted genetic library for new trait discovery. The results of the research are intended to inform future seed trait development so... more »

Bayer funds ag research grants across the globe

Bayer has chosen 21 recipients for its Grants4Ag research grants, which focus on sustainability and biotechnology research. The annual program provides financial and mentorship resources, with awards ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 Euros ($16,358 U.S.)... 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 »

California growers show unified voice at state capitol

California Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, knows he might not have been voters’ first guess to introduce agricultural legislation. “I’m pretty sure they said, ‘Jones-Sawyer… Ag bill! What?’” the assemblyman joked with members of the... more »

Senior director of field R&D named at Valent

Valent U.S.A. LLC has named Kenneth “Kenny” Seebold as senior director of field research & development. Seebold replaces Mike Riffle, who announced his plan retire at the end of June, after more than 35 years... more »

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