biocontrol

Tomato litchi genes studied for nematode resistance in potatoes

University of Idaho researchers are introducing genes from a plant in the nightshade family into potatoes, to develop spuds that resist harmful nematodes. The plant, called litchi tomato, has natural resistance to several species of... more »

Valent BioSciences promotes Salman Mir to EVP, COO

Valent BioSciences LLC, has promoted Salman Mir to executive vice president and chief operating officer. He will continue reporting to Ted Melnik, Valent BioSciences’ president and CEO. In his new position, Mir will oversee the... more »

Syngenta, Bioceres Crop Solutions collaborate on seed treatments

Customers seeking cutting-edge biological seed treatment solutions will benefit from a global commercial and research and development collaboration between Syngenta Crop Protection’s Seedcare business and Bioceres Crop Solutions, a leader in biological crop productivity solutions,... more »

BioConsortia showcases innovative products for investors

BioConsortia’s innovative microbial products and technical capabilities were on full display recently at its Davis, California, headquarters in an investor-focused Technology Showcase event. At the Aug. 30 event, BioConsortia demonstrated rapid advancements in microbial product... more »

Vestaron’s investment round increases to $92 million

Vestaron, a leader in peptide-based biological crop protection, has received an additional $10 million in its Series C fundraising, bringing the total $92 million. The additional investment comes from Grosvenor Food & Agtech, which joins... more »

Vive Crop Protection adds investments, plans for growth

Vive Crop Protection recently closed its Series C investment round, with the $26 million targeted to expand its North American market and advance research and development. Emmertech led the investment round, with participation from the... more »

Meristem, Stoller form product development, marketing alliance

Meristem Crop Performance Group and Stoller announced a strategic product development and marketing alliance focused on distributing Stoller’s biostimulant technology while offering even more quality solutions through Meristem’s growing network of dealer-partners. “Stoller’s reputation for... more »

Certis Biologicals adds to Western field development team

Certis Biologicals has made new strides in bolstering its field development team with the hiring of Luis Solari as field development manager-California/Arizona and the advancement of Scott Ockey to senior field development manager for the... more »

Biologicals industry growing past niche uses

Biological products are a vital tool for organic vegetable growers and have shown effectiveness in greenhouses for stopping weeds and bad bugs. But the industry isn’t stopping there. Leaders say they’re claiming a place in... more »

Broad mite infestations have growers considering biocontrols

Broad mites are being observed more frequently on a variety of vegetable crops in the field, high tunnel, and greenhouse. Broad mites are very tiny and range in size from .1 mm to .3 mm... more »

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