Crop Protection

FMC Corporation to acquire pheromone company

FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences company, announced on June 29 a definitive agreement to acquire BioPhero ApS, a Denmark-based pheromone research and production company. The acquisition adds biologically produced pheromone insect control technology to FMC's... more »

Biotalys, Novozymes partner to expand opportunities for Evoca

Biotalys, an agricultural technologycompany protecting crops and food with protein-based biocontrol solutions, and Novozymes, a biotech solutions company, have entered into a partnership to expand opportunities for Evoca*, Biotalys’ first proprietary biocontrol. The partnership provides... more »

Vestaron expands leadership with three new hires

Vestaron has announced three new additions to its leadership team: Juan Estupinan, as chief financial officer; Dawn de los Santos, as vice president ofpeople; and Jeff Tuckis as vice president, corporate development. This announcement comes... more »

Valent Biosciences to expand Iowa facility

Valent BioSciences LLC plans to expand its biorational manufacturing facility in Osage, Iowa, meet increasing demand for its biorational products and the introduction of new products requiring more capacity. Construction will begin this summer and... more »

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key for BMSB control

Reducing the need for broad spectrum insecticide use – primarily the pyrethroids and neonicotinoids – will foster beneficials, which is the long term strategy for brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) control. BMSB is an invasive... more »

Hurricanes blow in changes for Southeastern organic grower

North Carolina is productive vegetable country with good soils, good climate and access to urban markets, but the September hurricane season is changing the industry. One example is Black River Organic Farm near Ivanhoe. Most... more »

ChemChina moves step closer to acquiring Syngenta

ChemChina and Syngenta have received approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission for the proposed acquisition of Syngenta, a global crop solution company, by ChemChina. The companies have also received approval from... more »

New findings may help prevent late-blight pathogen from entering U.S.

New findings by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers could help prevent more genetic strains of the potato- and tomato-killing late-blight pathogen from entering the United States. These findings may provide... more »

Fastac CS insecticide receives EPA registration

BASF’s new Fastac CS insecticide formulation received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency for use in more than 150 crops, including corn, soybeans, leafy vegetables, and tree nuts. Fastac CS insecticide is labeled for control... 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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