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Article Issue: February 2014

Sumitomo Announces the Retirement of Mike Donaldson
February 2014
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited (“Sumitomo”), Tokyo, Japan, announced that Michael Donaldson, president and CEO of Valent U.S.A. Corporation (Walnut Creek, CA), Valent BioSciences Corporation (Libertyville, […]

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Valent and Biomar Sign Commercialization Agreement
February 2014
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC) and Biomar Microbial Technologies have announced the signing of a commercialization agreement under which the two companies will collaborate on the […]

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Arysta Announces aβpro Yield Enhancer
February 2014
Company News

Arysta LifeScience North America announced a product, aβpro Yield Enhancer, that uses alphaBeta proteins to stimulate plants’ natural growth responses to increase photosynthesis and nutrient […]

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Marrone Secures License from Kao
February 2014
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) announced it has secured a license of certain intellectual property rights from Kao Corporation for a plant health active ingredient. […]

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Researchers Show Plants Benefit from Bacterial Root Colonization
February 2014
Scientific Findings

Plants sustain bacterial communities in their roots that are beneficial to them. Klaus Schläppi and Paul Schulze-Lefert from the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding […]

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Koppert Acquires Manejo Agrícola,
February 2014
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Koppert Brazil has greatly strengthened its position in the Brazilian biological crop protection market by taking over Manejo Agrícola, an important distributor for Koppert, selling […]

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Approves Wasp Release to Control HLB
February 2014
Scientific Findings

The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) can spread the lethal and incurable citrus disease known as huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening that threatens the multi-billion dollar […]

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Agrauxine Acquires Lesaffre
February 2014
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

The French company Agrauxine, based in Angers and Quimper, and producing microbials for use in biocontrol and biostimulants applications, has just announced that it has […]

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Researchers Find the Presence of MED18 Limits Disease Symptoms
February 2014
Scientific Findings

Purdue University team identified a master regulator protein in plants that controls many plant processes, including fungal disease infection processes. Dr. Tesfaye Mengiste, professor of […]

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Novozymes and Monsanto Complete BioAg Alliance
February 2014
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Novozymes A/S said in a statement that Novozymes and Monsanto have completed the closing of the BioAg alliance. The announcement follows the satisfaction of relevant […]

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Researchers Use Parasitic Wasps to Control Mealybug
February 2014
Scientific Findings

Virginia Tech researchers who first discovered a devastating pest in India and devised a natural way to combat it have now put an economic value […]

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Makhteshim Transitions to New Global Brand ADAMA
February 2014
Company News

Makhteshim Agan Industries (“MAI”) announced that it will transition to a new global brand, “ADAMA”, beginning in April 2014. To support the initiative, MAI changed […]

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Vestaron Promotes Dr. John Sorenson
February 2014
Personnel

Vestaron Corp. said this month that Dr. John Sorenson would make the step up from interim CEO to full-time CEO. He had served in the […]

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Andermatt Establishes Subsidiary in France
February 2014
Company News

Andermatt Biocontrol establishes its French subsidiary Andermatt France in January 2014. Founded more than 25 years ago, Andermatt Biocontrol – which is part of the […]

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ADAMA Appoints Chen Lichtenstein President and CEO
February 2014
Personnel

ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd. (“ADAMA”), announced that its board of directors has appointed Chen Lichtenstein as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February […]

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Futureco Restructures R&D
February 2014
Company News

Futureco Bioscience restructures its R&D and adds to its staff a senior and two junior researchers. With these additions the company accelerates the launch of […]

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Humintech Consolidates into One Production Plant in Germany
February 2014
Company News

Humintech GmbH is expanding its production capacity and therefore moved to a new production plant (30.000 m²) in Grevenbroich, Germany. Humintech used to produce its […]

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Biolchim Establishes New Subsidiary in Poland
February 2014
Company News

BIOLCHIM S.p.A., in accordance with its strategy for internationalization, has announced the establishment of a new subsidiary in Poland, BIOLCHIM POLSKA Sp. z o.o. The […]

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Leili Officially Changes its Name
February 2014
Company News

Leili Agrochemistry Co., Ltd. Changes officially its name to Leili Marine Bioindustry Inc. Leili experienced three significant development stages during its 21 years of existence. […]

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Dr. Pam Marrone CEO/Founder Marrone Bio Innovations
February 2014
Executives Speak

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBII) has “officially” entered into the biostimulant arena with your announced commercial licensing agreement with Kao Corporation. How do you contrast opportunities […]

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BIOCOMES Project Gets Biologicals to EU Farmers
February 2014
Company News

BIOCOMES, a new EU project, offers farmers and foresters the prospect of having at least eleven new biological control products at their disposal. The biological […]

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EPA Evaluates Health Risks of RNAi Technology
February 2014
Regulatory

The EPA posted a paper, "RNAi Technology as a Pesticide: Problem Formulation for Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment," and the charge to the Federal […]

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SERVALESA and CHEMINOVA Sign Agreement
February 2014
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

SERVALESA and CHEMINOVA have signed an agreement for registration and commercial development of six Servalesa products in the CIS region through the company Cheminova LLC […]

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Vestaron Registers Novel Spider Peptide with EPA
February 2014
Regulatory

Spiders have been doing a very efficient job of killing insects for millennia. Now, Vestaron Corp. has federal approval to borrow spiders’ natural chemistry as […]

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Marrone and Plant & Food Research Sign Research Agreement
February 2014
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) and The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited (Plant & Food Research) announce the signing of a […]

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Luxembourg and Volcani Center Develop Metronome
February 2014
Company News

Luxembourg Industries Ltd., Israel, in cooperation with Israeli Volcani Center has developed a new method for controlling a large variety of pests on fresh herbs […]

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Biolchim Announces the Establishment of a New Subsidiary in Poland
February 2014
BNA - Breaking News Alert

The Italian producer of specialty fertilizers and biostimulants BIOLCHIM S.p.A., in accordance with its strategy for internationalization, just announced the establishment of a new subsidiary […]

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Lesaffre Takes Over Agrauxine
February 2014
BNA - Breaking News Alert

The French company Agrauxine, based in Angers and Quimper, and producing microbials for use in biocontrol and biostimulants applications, has just announced that it has […]

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Valent and Biomar Microbial Agree to Alliance
February 2014
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC) and Biomar Microbial Technologies have announced the signing of a commercialization agreement under which the two companies will collaborate on the […]

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Marrone Bio Secures License Agreement from Kao
February 2014
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) announced it has secured a license of certain intellectual property rights from Kao Corporation for a plant health active ingredient. […]

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