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Article Issue: June 2013

Novozymes Acquires TJ Technologies
June 2013
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Novozymes has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TJ Technologies Inc. With annual revenue of nearly $15 million, TJ Technologies Inc. provides North American farmers […]

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BASF Expands Production Capacity in Brazil and Chili
June 2013
Company News

BASF announced more than €50 million in investments to expand its crop protection production capacities in the Guaratinguetá chemical complex, about 170 kilometers from São […]

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Researchers Study Bean Plant Chemical Defenses that Control Aphids
June 2013
Scientific Findings

The symbiotic relationship between plants and soil fungi is well known. The fungus takes soluble carbohydrates such as sugars from the plant's roots, while the […]

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US Senator Files Amendment to the Farm Bill to Study Biostimulants
June 2013
Regulatory

As part of the Farm Bill process, US Senator Mo Cowan (Democrat-MA) filed an amendment to the Farm Bill that would have authorized the Secretary […]

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Scientists Encapsulate Heterorhabditis
June 2013
Scientific Findings

Nematodes have shown promise as biological control agents in the fight against the western corn rootworm, whose larval stage is a costly pest of corn […]

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BIOPREPARÁTY and De Sangosse Sign Commercial Agreement
June 2013
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

BIOPREPARÁTY and De Sangosse recently signed a commercial agreement for exclusive development and distribution of Polyversum. The agreement names De Sangosse as the exclusive distributor […]

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Agrinos Launches High Yield Technology in Spain
June 2013
Company News

More than 50 selected local production companies and growers attended the launch of Agrinos HYT® biostimulant products in Almeria on June 12 and June 13, […]

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Researchers Study Parasitoid Wasps to Control EAB
June 2013
Scientific Findings

The emerald ash borer (EAB), a relatively new invasive insect pest, has killed tens of millions of ash trees throughout the eastern United States since […]

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Agrofill and Adriatic Merge
June 2013
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Two Italian companies, Agrofill and Adriatic Fertilizers, long-established in their respective markets and operating for decades in the field of plant nutrition, announced they have […]

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EU Commission Approves Ten New Active Ingredients
June 2013
Regulatory

The European Commission has announced to approve ten new active ingredients under the EU Plant protection regulation(1107/2009), the majority of which are biopesticides. They will […]

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Researchers Study Entomopathogenic Fungi to Control Ticks
June 2013
Scientific Findings

Blood-sucking arthropods cause annual global animal industry loss just from ticks estimated at US$ 7 billion (FAO, 1984). Despite the economic need, the entomological work […]

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Compo Chile and Anagra Sign Agreement
June 2013
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Compo Chile, the specialty fertilizer and biostimulant company leader in the local market, has signed an agreement with Anagra, one of the leaders in the […]

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Eden Receives EU Approval for 3AEY Active Ingredients
June 2013
Regulatory

Agrochemical and encapsulation company Eden Research plc announced that the three active substances that are used in the Company’s lead product, 3AEY, have been approved […]

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Researchers Improve Oligosaccharide Synthesis
June 2013
Scientific Findings

A new method for mass production of oligosaccharin has been developed by Mr. Zhu Yuliang, the professor of China Nanjing University of Technology enabling the […]

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Agri-Neo Signs Agreements with Atomes Bio and INRS
June 2013
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Agri-Neo develops and markets novel technologies that help growers safely feed more people while sustaining farmlands for the future. They focus on introducing innovative solutions […]

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Phyllom Receives US EPA Approval for Phyllom SDS-502-MP
June 2013
Regulatory

The US EPA has proposed to approve Phyllom’s bioinsecticides, Phyllom SDS-502-MP for manufacturing use and two end use products Phyllom grubGONE! G (10% granule formulation) […]

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Researchers Identify 79 Strawberry Proteins Resistant to Fungal Disease
June 2013
Scientific Findings

A study conducted by the University of Western Australia detected 79 strawberries proteins that are resistant to Fusarium oxysporum, one of the main fungal diseases […]

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Cytozyme Signs Distribution Agreement with FMC
June 2013
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Cytozyme Laboratories, Inc. announced that it has signed a formal distribution agreement with FMC Química do Brasil Ltda., a subsidiary of US-based FMC Corporation. Under […]

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Marrone Receives US EPA Approval to Remove Bee Toxicity Warning from Grandevo
June 2013
Regulatory

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), has received U.S. EPA approval to delete the bee toxicity warning statement from its Grandevo Bioinsecticide label following a review. […]

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Mexico Eradicates Screw-worm Fly
June 2013
Scientific Findings

The Mexican Ministry of Agriculture announced late May that it has finished the campaigning against the New World screw-worm fly (Cochliomyia hominivorax). This worm feeds […]

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Monsanto Views Biological Solutions As Growth Platforms
June 2013
Company News

Monsanto Company, the world's largest seed company, has identified biological solutions as one of two new growth platforms that are seen as potential key long-term […]

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Plant Health Care Registers Harpin αβ in Mexico
June 2013
Regulatory

Plant Health Care's Harpin alpha beta received federal registration in Mexico. This proprietary Harpin technology is now approved for use on a wide range of […]

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Researcher Proves Postharvest Diseases Can be Controlled
June 2013
Scientific Findings

Dov Prusky, from the Department of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, the Volcani Center in Israel recently released some new findings: Many postharvest pathogens alter […]

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Rothamsted and Plant Impact Collaborate
June 2013
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Rothamsted Research and Plant Impact launched a new collaboration to combine their scientific expertise to develop innovative solutions for UK and global agriculture. Britain’s agricultural […]

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Terramera Registers CIRKIL in New York
June 2013
Regulatory

Terramera, a pioneer in developing effective and safe biopesticide products for pest management, announced that CIRKIL Biopesticides, the only products that kill both bed bugs […]

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Researcher Controls Lobesia Using SIT-IS
June 2013
Scientific Findings

Ally Harari from the Department of Entomology at the The Volcani Center in Israel have successfully studied the Effects of radiation on inherited sterility in […]

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Catalyst Awards Honors Marrone
June 2013
Company News

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) was one of more than 50 regional companies, organizations and individuals that Southwest Michigan First honored during its 2013 Catalyst Awards […]

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EPA Receives Applications to Register New Biopesticides
June 2013
Regulatory

EPA has received several applications to register new biopesticide products including a new pheromone product, (Z,Z)-7,11-Hexadecadienal, from Alpha Scents, Inc. for use against citrus leafminer […]

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Researchers Study Bt Resistance Development
June 2013
Scientific Findings

Resistance development to Bacillus thuringiensis in GMO crops is directly related to effective use of refuges according to a study published in Nature Biotechnology by […]

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Asian Soybean Rust Survives Winter
June 2013
Scientific Findings

A mild winter in the southern US has allowed Asian soybean rust to survive throughout the winter and to be more advanced at this time […]

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Stockton Registers Timorex Gold in Canada
June 2013
Regulatory

The Stockton Group (STK), an international crop protection company, announced that their biofungicide Timorex Gold® has been registered for use in Canada by PMRA. Timorex […]

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BioBrazil Fair/BioFach Show Expects 120 Companies
June 2013
Company News

The Brazilian Organic Market reached R$1.5 billions in 2012 (US$700 millions), a third of which were exports. The local market has been growing steadily and […]

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BASF to Reclaim Crop Protection Line-up from Nufarm
June 2013
Company News

BASF's new Australian crop protection business director Tony Moskal sees great opportunity for his company's global product offering in the local market. "Australia has a […]

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Exosect Receives Importation Licenses from Tanzania and Ghana
June 2013
Regulatory

UK Company Exosect Ltd. has received confirmation of importation licenses from Tanzania and Ghana for trials of its biopesticide grain protectant. The trials in stored […]

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Ajinomoto Discovers By-product Could be Used as Fertilizer
June 2013
Company News

Ajinomoto is a Japanese food and chemical corporation with 2012 revenue of $15 billion which produces seasonings, cooking oils, TV dinners, sweeteners, amino acids and […]

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Plant Impact Repays Loan and is Debt Free
June 2013
Company News

Plant Impact, the crop nutrition specialist, has repaid the loan it borrowed from Arysta LifeScience, leaving it debt free. The company has paid back the […]

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Vestaron Anticipates EPA Approval for Bioinsecticides
June 2013
Regulatory

Vestaron is anticipating EPA approval for the initial product from a new generation of bioinsecticides based upon natural peptides in the third quarter of 2013. […]

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ABCBio Elects New Board
June 2013
Personnel

The Brazilian Biocontrol Association, ABCBio elected a new board. Mr. Gustavo Hermann from Itaforte/Koppert is the new President; Ari Gitz (Biocontrole), Vice president; Alan Pomela […]

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Walmart and Target Corporation Focus on Locally Grown and Organic Produce
June 2013
Company News

Recent announcements by Walmart and Target Corporation indicate locally grown and organic produce is getting a bigger focus by US retailers, possibly creating new opportunities […]

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Syngenta Launches CLARIVA
June 2013
Company News

Syngenta announced the launch of CLARIVA™, a proprietary seed treatment nematicide based on the Pasteuria technology acquired in 2012. CLARIVA consists of naturally occurring soil […]

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Junta Nacional del Café Predicts Losses Due to Coffee Leaf Rust in Peru
June 2013
Company News

The Peruvian Government have just approved the National Action Plan to reduce the severity of Coffee Leaf Rust. Coffee Leaf Rust, caused by the fungus […]

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Bayer Launches Harmonix
June 2013
Company News

New York City is home to some of the most challenging pest problems in the world. With thousands of food-service establishments, hundreds of miles of […]

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F&T Schembri Wins Grower of the Year Award 2013
June 2013
Company News

Family business Filipo and Tino Schembri (F&T Schembri) were awarded the prestigious “Grower of the Year Award 2013” by Horticulture Week Magazine in the UK. […]

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Zhenjiang Runyu Launches Empedobacter Bioinsecticide
June 2013
Company News

The Chinese company Zhenjiang Runyu has launched in China a novel insecticide based on Empedobacter brevis. The product has a high insecticidal efficacy against Lepidoptera […]

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