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Article Issue: September 2014

Exosect Wins Completive Bid for Grant Funding from Agri-tech Catalyst Fund
September 2014
Company News

Exosect Ltd, a leading provider of enabling technologies, announced winning a competitive bid for grant funding under the first round of UK government’s Agri-tech Catalyst […]

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Exosect Receives UK Patent
September 2014
Regulatory

Exosect Ltd has received notification from the UK Patent Office that it has been granted a patent for the control of arthropod infestations in dry […]

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Bayer Opens New R&D Site in California
September 2014
Company News

Bayer CropScience opened their new R&D site in California and announced close to US$ 1 billion (EUR 700 million) earmarked for investments in the USA […]

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Researchers Study Mechanical and Chemical Plant Signaling
September 2014
Scientific Findings

The mechanical force that a single fungal cell or bacterial colony exerts on a plant cell may seem vanishingly small, but it plays a heavy […]

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BioConsortia Opens Company HQ and R&D Laboratories in California
September 2014
Company News

BioConsortia, Inc. opened company headquarters and R&D laboratories in Davis, California. BioConsortia has developed a R&D technology linking plant phenotype selection with high-throughput microbial screening […]

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Researchers Study Fungi to Control Tumbleweed
September 2014
Scientific Findings

Russian thistle, Salsola tragus (tumbleweed), has become an icon of the American West since arriving in the 1870s as a flax seed contaminant. It out- […]

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Biolchim Opens Subsidiary in NZ
September 2014
Company News

Biolchim announces the opening of its subsidiary in New Zealand After the acquisition of CIFO S.p.A (see 2B Breaking News Alert 1 August 2014) and […]

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Researchers Identify Trans-cinnamic Acid
September 2014
Scientific Findings

Pecan scab, caused by the fungus Fusicladium effusum is the major disease currently limiting productivity and quality of pecan trees in the southeastern United States. […]

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Futureco Establishs Eight Technical Subsidiaries
September 2014
Company News

Futureco Bioscience announces the establishment of eight technical subsidiaries to accelerate development of biopesticides and biostimulants. The new locations include Quito (Ecuador), Lima (Peru), Bogota […]

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New Pheromone Traps Give Farmers Innovative Lure Technology
September 2014
Scientific Findings

New innovative lures for trapping major horticultural pests will soon give growers an effective tool for better on-farm integrated pest management. Australian Department of Agriculture, […]

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ORO AGRI is Listed on CSX
September 2014
Company News

ORO AGRI SEZC LIMITED announced it has been registered and listed on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX). The company, with 18,000,244 shares issued, is […]

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Organic Farming Covers 1.7 Million Hectares of Land in Spain
September 2014
Scientific Findings

The economic crisis in Spain, where the unemployment rate stands at 25 percent, hasn't put a curb on ecological farming. In 2012, organic farming covered […]

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Verdesian Signs Licensing Agreement with Mitsui and Hokusan
September 2014
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Verdesian Life Sciences signs exclusive licensing agreement with Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. (MCAG), and Hokusan Co., Ltd. (HOK), granting global access (excluding Japan) to patented […]

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Arysta Files Registration Statement with SEC
September 2014
Company News

Arysta LifeScience initiated plans for an initial public offering through filing a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The number of […]

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Indian Government Plans for Holistic Fertilizer and Plant Protection Policy
September 2014
Regulatory

The Indian Government unveiled plans for a new holistic fertilizer and plant protection policy. A task force of experts will be constituted to frame the […]

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Phyllom and Vestaron Enter Collaboration
September 2014
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Phyllom BioProducts Corp. (Phyllom) and Vestaron Corporation (Vestaron) have entered into a collaboration to develop novel, effective biological insect controls by the collaboration of research […]

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EcoPesticides Plan to Control Locusts with Fungi
September 2014
Company News

EcoPesticides, a New Mexico startup company, has begun field tests to demonstrate efficacy against desert locusts in Africa using a natural bio- pesticide technology developed […]

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BPIA Mission to Improve Global Acceptance of Biopesticides
September 2014
Company News

Over its 14 years of existence, the Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA) has helped steward the growth and acceptance of biopesticides in the fresh produce industry. […]

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Loveland Acquires Agricen
September 2014
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Loveland Products, a subsidiary of Agrium, announced acquisition of Agricen, an agricultural biotechnology company delivering biochemical-based products for efficient and sustainable plant nutrition. Agricen manufactures […]

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Marrone Audit Committee Starts Internal Investigation
September 2014
Company News

Marrone Bio announced on September 3 that, at the recommendation of management, the Audit Committee of its Board of Directors has commenced an internal investigation […]

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BioConsortia Hires Christina Huben, Susan Turner and Joe Schmidt
September 2014
Personnel

BioConsortia, Inc., has expanded its staff to include Christina Huben as senior vice president of operations and administration and Susan Turner as senior vice president […]

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Purely Organic Partners with Engage Agro
September 2014
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Purely Organic Products announced that Engage Agro will be representing its product line in Canada and the United States. Purely Organic Products will continue to […]

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Leonardo Valenti CEO Biolchim Group
September 2014
Executives Speak

With new offices in Russia, Turkey and New Zealand in the last few months, where is the next office to be located? Actually, we are […]

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Cultiva Hires Hector Absi, Jr. CEO and Jim Lappin COO
September 2014
Personnel

Cultiva, LLC announced that it has appointed Hector Absi, Jr. as its new Chief Executive Officer and Jim Lappin as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Absi […]

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Bayer and Plant Impact Sign Commercial Agreement
September 2014
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Bayer CropScience Brazil and Plant Impact plc have signed a commercial agreement for Veritas®, an advanced technology designed to boost the efficiency of soybean and […]

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Bob Kennedy Chief Science Officer Vestaron Corporation
September 2014
Executives Speak

Vestaron has taken a challenging approach as a new company, developing a completely new bioinsecticide technology based on venom peptides. Can you describe how the […]

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Marrone Hires Scott Peoples
September 2014
Personnel

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), announced Scott Peoples appointment as Vice President of Marketing. In this role, Peoples will be responsible for driving demand creation […]

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Terramera Acquires Plasma Power
September 2014
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Terramera PlantScience announced the acquisition of Plasma Power, an India-based manufacturer of cold pressed neem oil and other ecologically friendly products for use in agriculture, […]

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US EPA Proposes to Approve D7
September 2014
Regulatory

The US EPA has proposed the approval of Northwest Agricultural Products’s bioherbicide Pseudomonas fluorescens strain D7 as a new active ingredient. This microbe is proposed […]

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Founding Member of IBMA Bernard Blum Passes Away
September 2014
Personnel

It is with great sadness that we learned about the sudden death of Bernard Blum, one of the founding members of IBMA in 1995. He […]

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ICL Acquires AmegA
September 2014
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

ICL Specialty Fertilizers unit, a specialty minerals manufacturer, has acquired AmegA Sciences, a UK based developer and manufacturer of specialty ag, horticulture, turf, and amenity […]

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Marrone Registers VENERATE in California
September 2014
Regulatory

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), announced that its VENERATE™ Bioinsecticide is now registered in California. This new broad-spectrum bioinsecticide is active against a wide array […]

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Novozymes Announces Earnings
September 2014
Company News

Novozymes announced earnings for the first half of 2014 with performance in line with expectations and increased full-year profit outlook . Sales grew in the […]

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Futureco Receives EU Authorization for WYEC 108
September 2014
Regulatory

After an evaluation process of 4 years, the strain WYEC 108 of Streptomyces lydicus, active ingredient of the biopesticide ACTINOVATE, has been authorized by the […]

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Vestaron Announces First Close of Series C Preferred Stock
September 2014
Company News

Vestaron Corporation announced a first close on the sale of its Series C Preferred Stock. This $10M round, which was led by new investor Cultivian […]

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Marrone Receives US Patent for Chromobacterium Formulations
September 2014
Regulatory

Marrone Bio Innovations received a US patent for the use of Chromobacterium, a naturally occurring bacterium with demonstrated insecticidal and miticidal capabilities. Chromobacterium is the […]

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Agrinos Reports Second Quarter Sales Revenue
September 2014
Company News

Agrinos reported second quarter sales revenue of $3.9 million, mainly based on US and China sales. The operating income of negative $4.1 million in the […]

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Stockton Receives US Registration for Timorex Gold
September 2014
Regulatory

Stockton Israel announced that Timorex Gold has received US registration from the US EPA. Timorex Gold is a proprietary multi-component natural fungicide based on a […]

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Futureco Announces the Establishment of Eight Technical Subsidiaries
September 2014
BNA - Breaking News Alert

The new locations include Quito (Ecuador), Lima (Peru), Bogota (Colombia), Naples (United States), Mexico City (Mexico), San José (Costa Rica) Guatemala (Guatemala) and Santo Domingo […]

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ICL Acquires AmegA Sciences
September 2014
BNA - Breaking News Alert

ICL just announced that its ICL Specialty Fertilizers business unit has acquired AmegA Sciences, a UK-based developer and manufacturer of specialty products for the specialty […]

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Terramera PlantScience Acquires Plasma Power
September 2014
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Ag/Bio Tech company Terramera PlantScience announced today the acquisition of Plasma Power, an India- based manufacturer of Cold Pressed Neem Oil and other ecologically friendly […]

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New Chief Executive Officer for Cultiva
September 2014
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Cultiva, LLC announced today that it has appointed Hector Absi, Jr. as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Absi brings to Cultiva a 24-year […]

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BioConsortia Opens Headquarters and R&D Facilities
September 2014
BNA - Breaking News Alert

BioConsortia, Inc., an innovator in microbial consortia for improving plant traits and increasing crop yields, has just announced the opening of its new company headquarters […]

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