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Article Issue: April 2013

Researchers Study Two-toxin Bt Cotton
April 2013
Scientific Findings

To delay evolution of pest resistance to transgenic crops producing insecticidal proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), the “pyramid” or “stacking” strategy uses plants that produce […]

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EFSA Publishes Initial Risk Assessment of Strain AM65-52
April 2013
Regulatory

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published on 9 April 2013 the peer review of the initial risk assessments for the active substance Bacillus thuringiensis […]

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Novozymes Receives Approval for Met52 EC from PMRA
April 2013
Regulatory

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of Danish company Novozymes’ bioinsecticide, Met52 EC (Metarhizium anisopliae strain F52), for the control […]

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Biostimulant Coalition Offers New Defintion for Biostimulants to US AAPFCO
April 2013
Regulatory

David Beaudreau, Policy Advisor, DC Legislative and Regulatory Services, has published a review in CPDA Quarterly (Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology) where he […]

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Biolchim Registers SUNRED in Brazil
April 2013
Regulatory

Biolchim announced the registration of SUNRED in Brazil. SUNRED is a specialty product-based on botanical extracts for improving color, ripening uniformity, and sugar content of […]

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Veradis Launches Elim SP Copper and Ceraquint SP
April 2013
Company News

Veradis B.V. from the Netherlands, announced the introduction of Elim® SP Copper and Ceraquint® SP (Copper + Phosphite) in Colombia for tomato and potato respectively. […]

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Bayer Launches Serenade in Latin America
April 2013
Company News

Bayer CropScience plans to launch its foliar biofungicide/bactericide, Serenade ( Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713), in Latin America. Bayer will market it in five countries: […]

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UNAM Completes 12 Year Project to Control Anthracnose
April 2013
Company News

Mexico is the main producer and exporter of mangos in Latin America. It is therefore crucial for this industry to develop efficient systems to control […]

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Valagro Launches RELEASEED
April 2013
Company News

Valagro of Italy introduced its newest product RELEASEED during the New Ag International Conference in Rio de Janeiro. RELEASEED is an innovative bio-stimulant formulated and […]

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Italpollina Launches TRAINER
April 2013
Company News

The Italian company Italpollina launched what it quotes as “The biostimulant with the highest concentration of vegetal amino acids and peptides”. TRAINER is a new […]

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Researchers Study Spotted-wing Vinegar Fly
April 2013
Scientific Findings

Research from North Carolina State University shows that the invasive spotted-wing vinegar fly (Drosophila suzukii) prefers sweet, soft fruit–giving us new insight into a species […]

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Brazil Approves Use of Three Biopesticides
April 2013
Regulatory

The Brazilian toxicology agency has recently approved the use of three biopesticides. The national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has cleared the bionematicide, Paecilomyces lilacinus, […]

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Scientists Study Biochemical Communication for Palm Moth
April 2013
Scientific Findings

Scientists from INRA, CIRAD and CNRS in France have studied biochemical communication for palm moth Paysandisia archon. They have discovered a sexual pheromone produced by […]

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Six Papers on Biostimulants were Presented at New Ag International Conference
April 2013
Scientific Findings

Six papers on biostimulants, including three on seaweed extracts, were presented at the closing technical session of the New Ag International Conference in Rio de […]

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Ecoflora Agro President Outlines Biocontrol Market in Latin America
April 2013
Company News

Latin America Biocontrol market is growing, said Nicolas Cock Duque, President of ecoflora Agro (Colombia) in his keynote paper at the New Ag conference in […]

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Servicio de Sanidad Vegetal Discusses Pheromones Use in Europe
April 2013
Company News

In Europe, farmers will have to apply general principles of IPM from 1st January 2014. This will impact many agricultural inputs markets. Experts predict that […]

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French Agriculture Minister Launches Website
April 2013
Company News

French Agriculture minister Stéphane Le Foll is setting a new direction for French agriculture and breaking with past policy as he prepares to turn the […]

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Terramera Hires Mike Goza
April 2013
Personnel

Terramera, announced another key addition to its Sales Team, Mike Goza as Western Regional Sales Manager. Mr. Goza brings over twenty years experience creating and […]

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Biobest Announces Five New Assignments
April 2013
Personnel

Five new assignments were recently announced by the Belgian company Biobest: • Juliette Pijnakker is a specialist in greenhouse biocontrol, especially in the use of […]

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Novozymes Promotes Peder Holk Nielsen to President & CEO
April 2013
Personnel

Peder Holk Nielsen takes office as President & CEO of Novozymes. “I am proud and honored to lead this great company forward,” says Peder Holk […]

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Plant Health Care Appoints Paul Schmidt CEO
April 2013
Personnel

Plant Health Care (AIM / CISX: PHC.L), confirmed Mr. Paul Schmidt has been appointed the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and that Mr. John Brady, former […]

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Marrone Hires Dr. Alison Stewart CSO
April 2013
Personnel

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), announced that Dr. Alison Stewart has joined the company as its first Chief Science Officer. Dr. Stewart joins MBI from […]

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PHC Plans to Divest
April 2013
Company News

The US-based, UK-listed bioproducts company, Plant Health Care, plans to divest its non-core businesses in the near future to focus on its disease resistance activator, […]

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TyraTech Receives Approval to Sell NO-SKEETO! in UK
April 2013
Regulatory

TyraTech, Inc., announced that the Company has been granted permission to sell its new personal insect repellent in the United Kingdom. NO-SKEETO! ™ features TyraTech's […]

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ACV Aquires 30% of TyraTech
April 2013
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

American Vanguard Corporation announced that it has completed an investment of US$3.7 million to secure a 29.46 percent ownership position in TyraTech. American Vanguard's equity […]

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ITALPOLLINA Opens New Factory
April 2013
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

The Italian company, ITALPOLLINA SPA has begun industrial scale-production of new amino acids and peptide-based products at its new factory in Italy. This operation comes […]

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De Sangosse Agrees to be Exclusive Distributor for Alpha Biopesticides in France
April 2013
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

The French De Sangosse Group has taken shares in the British Company Alpha Biopesticides. De Sangosse, headquartered in Agen, France, with subsidiaries in several countries […]

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TyraTech Conditionally Raises £3 Million
April 2013
Company News

TyraTech, Inc. announced that it has conditionally raised £3 million before expenses by means of a placing and subscription of new shares in the capital […]

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Plant Health Care Starts Trails of Harpin αβ
April 2013
Company News

Plant Health Care (PHC) announced that Germains Seed Technology, its partner in developing the ‘Harpin alpha-beta’ seed treatment of sugar beets, is to start large-scale […]

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Horizon Unveils New Logo
April 2013
Company News

As a part of their continuing growth, Horizon Ag-Products, Modesto, CA, USA a global player in the plant health sciences industry and a member of […]

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HAL Invites Preliminary Proposals to Receive HTF Funding
April 2013
Company News

Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) is responsible for the national management and coordination of R&D for Australia's horticultural industries including fruit, vegetables, nuts, nursery, turf, cut […]

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GLVWG Releases Good Bugs App
April 2013
Company News

The Great Lakes Vegetable Working Group (GLVWG), in conjunction with The Ohio State University (OSU), will be releasing a new resource through the Apple App […]

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Researchers Study Impact of Pesticides on Bee Brains
April 2013
Scientific Findings

Two recent studies have highlighted a negative impact on bees' ability to learn following exposure to a combination of pesticides commonly used in agriculture. The […]

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IFC Invests in Tianren in China
April 2013
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has agreed to buy shares worth $8.5 million in Jiangxi Tianren Ecology Co., Ltd., helping the firm […]

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BPIA Discusses PRIA 3 at Semi-Annual Meeting
April 2013
Company News

BPIA (Biopesticide Industry Alliance Inc.) held its Semi-Annual meeting in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada March 19th – 21st. Despite treacherous travel conditions caused by a recent […]

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EBIC Adds 4 High Profile Members
April 2013
Company News

The European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC), which works to secure appropriate regulation for biostimulants in the European Union, recently added four new high profile members, […]

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PHC Releases Preliminary Revenue Results
April 2013
Company News

Plant Health Care’s preliminary results from 2012: Revenues broadly flat at $7.8m (2011: $7.9m) • Sales of Harpin αβ and Myconate increased to 34% of […]

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Marrone Appoints Engage to Distribute Engage PTO in US
April 2013
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), has appointed Canadian agrochemical company Engage Agro’s US subsidiary, Engage Agro USA (Prescott, Arizona), as the exclusive […]

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Marrone Receives Certificate of Pesticide Registration for Use of Zequanox
April 2013
Regulatory

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) announced that New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Vermont have each issued a Certificate of Pesticide Registration for the use of […]

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Marrone Submits Patent Application for Strain F727 in US
April 2013
Regulatory

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) announced the submission of a patent application encompassing a new Bacillus sp. strain F727, to the United States Patent and […]

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Syngenta Receives EPA Registration for Pasteuria Based Nematicide
April 2013
Regulatory

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted registration approval to Syngenta for its Pasteuria nishizawae based bio-control nematicide seed treatment that offers a unique, direct […]

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EPA Grants Ceres Food Tolerance Exemption for BLAD
April 2013
Regulatory

The US EPA published a notice in the Federal Register establishing an exemption from the requirement of a food tolerance for residues of banda de […]

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Ecoflora Agro Receives Two US Patents
April 2013
Regulatory

Two new US patents were recently granted to ecoflora Agro by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) during Q4 2012. The patents are […]

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