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Article Issue: April 2016

Belchim Acquires Jade
April 2016
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Belchim Crop Protection NV, Londerzeel, Belgium acquires the French company Jade SARL, subsidiary of the group Alidad Invest. Jade is based in Mérignac, France and […]

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Levity Attracts Investment
April 2016
BNA - Breaking News Alert

UK-based company, Levity CropScience has secured a private investment deal that will bring significant finance and skills as it continues its rapid growth as a […]

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BASF Opens New R&D Center
April 2016
BNA - Breaking News Alert

BASF put a new R&D center at the Crop Protection division’s headquarters in Limburgerhof, Germany, into operations. By housing two promising and well-connected research areas […]

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Futureco and Eléphant Vert Sign Distribution Agreement
April 2016
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE and ÉLÉPHANT VERT have signed a distribution agreement for approved organic farming agri-input products in Morocco. This agreement covers registration as well as […]

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Brandt Hires Doug Pottinger
April 2016
Personnel

Brandt has named Doug Pottinger as Business Manager of its Discovery & Innovation (D&I) team, effective immediately. D&I is globally responsible for developing and testing […]

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Acadian Names Roger Tripathi President APH
April 2016
Personnel

Acadian Seaplants Limited named Roger Tripathi President of Acadian Plant Health (APH) Division effective April 1, 2016. Mr. Tripathi assumes responsibility for managing APH business […]

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Platform Appoints Rakesh Sachdev CEO
April 2016
Personnel

Platform Specialty Products Corp., began 2016 with several of high-profile changes to its executive team. Platform’s Board of Directors appointed Rakesh Sachdev as its new […]

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Marrone Appoints Kathleen A. Merrigan Ph.D. to BoD
April 2016
Personnel

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) announced the appointment of former United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen A. Merrigan, Ph.D., to its board of directors. […]

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Incotec Hires Nick Iwig
April 2016
Personnel

Incotec, announces the hiring of Nick Iwig for the position of Commercial Sales Manager for Incotec North America. Iwig will be responsible for the vegetable […]

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Tradecorp Promotes José Alfredo García
April 2016
Personnel

Tradecorp has announced a José Alfredo García, General Manager of Tradecorp Mexico, has taken on the management of the entire America region since March. In […]

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AgriThority Hires Simon Barber
April 2016
Personnel

AgriThority® LLC, announces the addition of Simon Barber as Manager of Global Regulatory Services. Barber brings more than 25 years of policy expertise to AgriThority […]

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FAS Supported Laboratory Scientists Research Biocontrols for Pakistan
April 2016
Scientific Findings

At a new recently opened FAS-supported laboratory in Islamabad, Pakistan, scientists will conduct research to help local farmers control harmful insects, reduce their chemical use, […]

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Study Shows Electrically Charged Solution Kills Bacteria
April 2016
Scientific Findings

Raw fruit and vegetables saw their shelf life increase by up to one day in a study which involved produce being sprayed with an electrically- […]

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Researchers Study H+PPase
April 2016
Scientific Findings

Researchers with ASU School of Life Sciences discovered a way to enhance a plant's tolerance to stress, which in turn improves how it uses water […]

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Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture Studies Thrips Control
April 2016
Scientific Findings

The biological control of thrips in vegetables is reasonably successful, but with ornamentals in greenhouses it is more difficult to implement. This creates an urgent […]

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Researchers Study Beneficial Microbes
April 2016
Scientific Findings

University of Copenhagen researchers have found plant beneficial microbes mediate biocontrol of diseases by interfering with pathogens or via strengthening the host, but the microorganisms' […]

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FRAC Creates New FRAC Group for FMC Fracture
April 2016
Company News

The Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC) has assigned Fracture® fungicide from FMC to a newly created FRAC Group. When FMC launched Fracture fungicide in 2015, […]

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Plant Impact Announces Wheat Focused Collaboration
April 2016
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Plant Impact plc announces a new wheat-focused research collaboration with Rothamsted Research, The University of Nottingham and Lancaster University. Wheat yields across the world are […]

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VBC Signs Licensing Agreement with LidoChem
April 2016
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC) announced signing a global licensing agreement with LidoChem, Inc. for a novel, patented biocontrol technology for use in corn, soybean, and […]

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VBC Collaborates with Rizobacter
April 2016
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC) announced signing a long-term cooperation agreement with Rizobacter for R&D collaboration in the BioRational Rhizosphere space – initially for the NAFTA […]

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EC Publishes Fertilizing Products Regulation Drafy
April 2016
Company News

On 17 March, the European Commission published the draft Fertilizing Products Regulation. http://europa.eu/rapid/press- release_IP-16-827_en.htm including a chapter on biostimulants in its annexes. Reacting to the publication […]

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Marrone Reports Fourth Quarter Revenues
April 2016
Company News

Marrone Bio reported revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015 totaled $1.9 million, compared to $1.1 million in prior year's period. The Company also noted […]

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Plant Health Care Announces 2015 Preliminary Results
April 2016
Company News

Plant Health Care announced its preliminary results for the full year ended 31 December 2015. Key 2015 highlights include signed agreements with four of the […]

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Valagro Opens Chinese Subsidiary
April 2016
Company News

At the 14th edition of New Ag International Conference and Exhibition, held April 6 to 8 in Beijing, China, Valagro, chose to announce the opening […]

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VBC Announces Plans for Biorational Research Center
April 2016
Company News

Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC) has announced plans to construct a new state-of-the-art Biorational Research Center (BRC) as an expansion of its current presence in Libertyville, […]

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HSE Authorizes Use of T34 Biocontrol
April 2016
Regulatory

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of the United Kingdom has authorized the use of T34 Biocontrol in Europe for ornamental plants and crops of […]

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Chamber of Foreign Trade Eliminates Import Tax for Bti Formulations
April 2016
Regulatory

The Chamber of Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade has eliminated the import tax for biological insecticides formulated with […]

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Plant Health Care Receives Patent
April 2016
Regulatory

Plant Health Care, Raleigh, North Carolina, has been assigned a patent (9,307,769) developed by Zhongmin Wei, Kirkland, Washington, for a "method for increasing plant yield, […]

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Biolchim Concludes Two-year Registration Process in Russia
April 2016
Regulatory

Biolchim S.p.A., concluded a two-year registration process in Russia, and begins the 2016 season in the Russian market with five new specialty fertilizers and biostimulants. […]

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Ricard Brossa Gonzalez Product Manager Bioiberica Plant Physiology Division
April 2016
Executives Speak

Your sales at the Plant Physiology Division have more than doubled since 2008, to now be markedly over 20 million Euros. What is the main […]

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Vincent Adams VP Innovation & Business Development Land O'Lakes Winfield
April 2016
Executives Speak

In June 2015, Land O’Lakes and United Suppliers announced plans to merge their crop inputs businesses. In October, the merger was completed and the new […]

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Beneficial Insectary Opens Facility in California
April 2016
Company News

Beneficial Insectary is now producing Orius insidiosus, Dalotia coriaria (formerly Atheta coriaria), and Dicyphus hesperus at their state-of-the-art facility in California. Increased domestic production in […]

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Valent Announces Construction of a New Biorational Research Center
April 2016
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC) has announced plans to construct a new state-of-the-art Biorational Research Center (BRC) as an expansion of its current presence in Libertyville, […]

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Valagro Opens its Subsidiary in Shanghai
April 2016
BNA - Breaking News Alert

At the 14th edition of New Ag International, the annual event for companies in the hi-tech agricultural sector, being held April 6 to 8 in […]

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Roger Tripathi Joins Acadian
April 2016
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Acadian Seaplants Limited (ASL) announced that as of April 1, 2016 Roger Tripathi has joined ASL as President of its Acadian Plant Health (APH) Division, […]

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