biocontrol

Peptyde Bio closes $1.2 million pre-seed funding round

Peptyde Bio Inc. has closed an oversubscribed $1.2M pre-seed funding round. Peptyde Bio is the first company spun out of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center by Danforth Technology Company (DTC), the wholly-owned subsidiary formed... more »

Biome Makers names head of commercial for North America

Biome Makers, global ag tech leader in soil health analysis, has hired John Appel as head of commercial-North America. He will lead business development efforts and accelerate Biome Makers' business growth strategy. "Biome Makers is... more »

Biobest recognized for pest, disease biocontrol

Biobest has received the Bernard Blum Award, for the most innovative biocontrol product, in recognition of Pronemite (Pronematus ubiquitus) – a new category of commercial arthropod biocontrol agent that concurrently targets a key pest, and... more »

Syngenta recognizes award finalist biofungicide Quilliabrium

Botanical Solution Inc., innovator of sustainable, consistent and cost-effective advanced botanical materials for agricultural and pharmaceutical applications, has been named a finalist in the Crop Science Award for Best Industry Collaboration with distribution partner Syngenta.... more »

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 »

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