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Article Issue: October 2013

Makhteshim Agan Acquires Agron
October 2013
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Makhteshim Agan Group, (MAGMAG) a world leader in generic crop protection, with 2012 sales turnover of 2.83 billion $U.S., announced October 27th the acquisition of […]

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Verdesian Acquires INTX
October 2013
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Verdesian Life Sciences, LLC announced that it has acquired INTX Microbials, LLC, a provider of inoculant, seed treatment, and biological growth enhancement products. Financial terms […]

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mOasis Appoints Steven Hartmeier CEO
October 2013
Personnel

mOasis, announced the appointment of Steven Hartmeier as its new Chief Executive Officer. “Steve’s experience bringing novel products to market will accelerate the adoption of […]

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Exosect Hires Igor Curcic
October 2013
Personnel

Exosect announced the appointment of Igor Curcic to its formulations team as Head of Formulation Development. Igor joins Exosect from Syngenta’s Jeallots Hill Research Centre […]

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Marrone Appoints Four Executives to Senior Staff
October 2013
Personnel

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI) appointed four executives to its senior staff. • Carlos Reyes has joined Marrone as vice president for product development. Reyes […]

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URI Scientists Control Swallow-wort with Moth Larvae
October 2013
Scientific Findings

University of Rhode Island entomologists reached a milestone in their efforts to control the invasive weed swallow-wort this month with the first release of a […]

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Researchers Discover Virulence Mechanism of Botrytis cinerea
October 2013
Scientific Findings

A research team led by a molecular plant pathologist at the University of California, Riverside has discovered the mechanism by which an aggressive fungal pathogen […]

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Researchers Identify Alkanes that Deter Female Mosquitoes
October 2013
Scientific Findings

A combination of two alkanes has been identified and shown to deter female mosquitoes by mimicking the effect of their predator's kairomone. Research conducted by […]

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Researcher Focuses on Pneumatic Removal of Pests
October 2013
Scientific Findings

Research conducted by Dr. Phyllis Weintraub of the Agricultural Research Organization – Gilat Research Center has focused on alternatives to chemical control of insect pests; […]

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Researcher Screen Essential Oils to Control Stored Grain Pests
October 2013
Scientific Findings

Currently, the measures to control pest infestation in stored grains and dry foods rely heavily on toxic fumigants and insecticides. A research group consisting of […]

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Researchers Study RLN Biological Control
October 2013
Scientific Findings

Research into biological control of the costly root- lesion nematode (RLN) in the northern graions region could net growers big savings, boost yields and reduce […]

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Researchers Discover OAIP-1
October 2013
Scientific Findings

Spider venoms are usually toxic when injected into prey, but a new protein discovered in the venom of Australian tarantulas can also kill prey insects […]

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Biolchim Registers SUNRED in China
October 2013
Regulatory

Biolchim continues expanding in the Asian markets with the registration of SUNRED in China. SUNRED is provides the combined action of its active ingredients phenylalanine, […]

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BioBee Prepares First Commercial Applications of Bio-Anagyrus
October 2013
Company News

BioBee preparing for first commercial applications of Bio-Anagyrus ™ in South Africa. The Israeli company has successfully concluded 5 years of field trials in citrus […]

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EBIC Launches Code of Conduct for Plant Biostimulants
October 2013
Regulatory

At the October 15th meeting in Brussels, the members of the European Biostimulant Industry Council (EBIC) launched a Code of Conduct for Placing Plant Biostimulants […]

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Westbridge Receives Approval for Botector from California
October 2013
Regulatory

Westbridge Agricultural Products announced today that the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has approved Botector® as an organic biological product for the prevention of […]

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Isagro Receives Approval for Dominus from US EPA
October 2013
Regulatory

Isagro USA has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Dominus, a biopesticide and pre-plant soil treatment. Dominus is a broad-spectrum product that […]

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Makhteshim Agan and Yissum Sign Agreement
October 2013
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Makhteshim Agan, and Yissum Research Development Company, have signed an agreement for the development and commercialization of a novel, non-toxic and environmentally friendly biocontrol method […]

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

Cytozyme Laboratories, Inc. announced that it has signed a second distribution agreement with FMC, this time with FMC AgroQuímica de Mexico, a division of US-based […]

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FMC Acquires CAEB and Signs Collaboration Agreement with Chr. Hansen
October 2013
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

FMC Corporation has announced two collaborations aimed at establishing a biological products discovery and development platform. To provide discovery capability, FMC acquired the Center for […]

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Eric Liégeois DG Enterprise EU Commission
October 2013
Executives Speak

Eric Liégeois-EU Commission, DG Enterprise, in Charge of Shaping European Regulation on Biostimulants For editorial purposes, we have defined biostimulants as “materials which contain substance(s) […]

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Sergio Comparini President of the Board of Agrotechnology Gowan
October 2013
Executives Speak

Sergio Comparini, President of the Board of Agrotechnology and Business Development Manager at Gowan. The Gowan Company was founded in Yuma, Arizona (USA) 50 years […]

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Valagro Plans to Open Manufacturing Plant in Brazil
October 2013
Company News

Valagro announced that it is planning a 10 million euros investment in Brazil for the opening of its first manufacturing plant on the South American […]

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Futureco Launches New Website
October 2013
Company News

Futureco Bioscience has launched its new website http://www.futurecobioscience.com, designed to access its partners, associates, collaborators, clients, providers. The new website has different services depending on […]

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BASF Plans Investment to Upgrade Capabilities
October 2013
Company News

BASF announced plans for an investment of 1.8 billion Euro between 2013 and 2017 to upgrade their production and formulation capabilities. A key part of […]

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AgBiTech Establishes Research Lab at MU
October 2013
Company News

Australia based AgBiTech has established a research laboratory in the USA, at the University of Missouri Life Science Business Incubator in Columbia, Missouri. The laboratory […]

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Plant Health Care Posts a First-half Pretax Loss
October 2013
Company News

Plant Health Care booked a larger first-half pretax loss of $4.9m, compared to a loss of $3.6m in the same period of 2012. Over 40% […]

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Monsanto Develops BioDirect
October 2013
Company News

Monsanto’s BioDirect™ technology platform is focused in four focus areas: weed management, insect management, virus control and honeybee health. BioDirect™ Technology is the first biological […]

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Valagro Launches Website in China
October 2013
Company News

Valagro's Chinese version of its official website at www.valagro.com/zh, is an important window into the world’s second largest economy and the first in terms of […]

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American Academy of Microbiology Releases Microbes Report
October 2013
Company News

The American Academy of Microbiology recently released a report entitled "How Microbes Can Help Feed the World". The report covers how optimizing plant microbial communities […]

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Futureco Receives EU Authorization for Nofly
October 2013
Regulatory

Futureco Bioscience is the creator of Nofly, a biopesticide to control whiteflies and other agricultural pests. After an eight-year evaluation process, the product has received […]

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Brazil Expected to Change Rules for Registration of Biological Pesticides
October 2013
Regulatory

The rules for the registration of new biological pesticides in Brazil are expected to change by the end of the year based on recent statements […]

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The Members of the EBIC Launches a Code of Conduct
October 2013
BNA - Breaking News Alert

At the October 15th meeting in Brussels, the members of the European Biostimulant Industry Council (EBIC) launched a Code of Conduct for Placing Plant Biostimulants […]

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Valagro Announces an Investment in Brazil
October 2013
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Valagro announced today that it is planning a 10 million euros investment in Brazil for the opening of its first manufacturing plant on the South […]

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FMC Positions Itself in Bio Crop Protection Market
October 2013
BNA - Breaking News Alert

  FMC Corporation has announced two collaborations aimed at establishing a biological products discovery and development platform. To provide discovery capability, FMC acquired the Center […]

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The BASF’s Crop Protection Division Announces Strong Prospects of Development
October 2013
BNA - Breaking News Alert

BASF announced today plans for an investment of 1.8 billion Euro between 2013 and 2017 to upgrade their production and formulation capabilities. A key part […]

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