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Article Issue: May 2016

S2G Leads $10m Venture Round with Sumitomo
May 2016
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Terramera, a start-up that’s on a mission to change the fate of many biological ag products, has raised $10 million in venture capital. The Vancouver, […]

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EBIC Launches Online Petition
May 2016
Regulatory

In a petition launched online on May 10th, EBIC calls on the scientific community to help promote innovation for microbial biostimulants in Europe. EBIC’s online […]

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Levity Secures Private Investment
May 2016
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Levity CropScience has secured a private investment bringing significant finance and skills. Two new directors will be joining the board, alongside founders David Marks and […]

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Philippe Hamelin Bioline and Biotop; Antoine Bonhomme Biotop Groupe InVivo
May 2016
Executives Speak

Philippe Hamelin, MD Bioline & Biotop and Antoine Bonhomme, Deputy MD Biotop Groupe InVivo With the recent acquisition of Bioline AgroSciences from Syngenta, in addition […]

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Eric Liégeois EU Commission
May 2016
Executives Speak

From the early days when the Biostimulants industry approach you to ask to be EU regulated, how long did it take to issue this new […]

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Bayer and Trendlines Announce Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund
May 2016
Company News

Bayer and Trendlines announced a partnership to invest in agricultural technologies through the establishment of the Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund. The flexible five-year partnership […]

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BPIA and Biostimulant Coalition Develop EPA Guidance Document
May 2016
Regulatory

Members of BPIA and the Biostimulant Coalition met recently to discuss areas where the two industry groups can work together to help EPA develop a […]

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European Commission Proposal for Fertilising Products in Draft
May 2016
Regulatory

In March 2016, the European Commission published its long-awaited proposal for a regulation on several families of “fertilising products”, including biostimulants. Overall, EBIC has a […]

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Researchers Study Aroma Deployment as Biological Control
May 2016
Scientific Findings

Biological control of weeds via their own aromas is the basis of Wageningen University research on a special variety of broomrape. Research shows how useful […]

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Researchers Develop WDG
May 2016
Scientific Findings

Researchers of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and the Institute for Research and Technology (IRTA) of the Government of Catalonia have developed a new […]

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Researchers Study Biocontrols for EAB
May 2016
Scientific Findings

Ash trees grow throughout the United States, offering shade, beauty, and animal habitat. Unfortunately, these valuable trees are threatened by the emerald ash borer (EAB), […]

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Researchers Test Acoustic Traps to Control Psyllids
May 2016
Scientific Findings

A USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists this summer plan to field-test a new trap designed to disrupt the mating of Asian citrus psyllids. These […]

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Agrint Develops Weevil Sensor
May 2016
Scientific Findings

A unique development of a start-up company in Israel, named Agrint, features a tiny sensor, which is inserted into palm trees and can alert on […]

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Researchers Search for Virus to Control Bulb Fly
May 2016
Scientific Findings

As the daffodil blooming season draws to a close, a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts are investigating a possible bio-control remedy, a […]

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Researchers Study Vermiwash
May 2016
Scientific Findings

Vermiwash, a biofertilizer and biocide used in North Eastern States of India with major areas practicing jhum cultivation which is the source of livelihood for […]

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Verdesian Hires Marc Treurniet VP
May 2016
Personnel

Verdesian Life Sciences announced the addition of Marc Treurniet to the plant health and nutrition company’s management team. Treurniet joins Verdesian as Vice President of […]

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Syngenta Hires J. Erik Fyrwald CEO
May 2016
Personnel

Syngenta announced the appointment of J. Erik Fyrwald, currently President and CEO of the U.S. chemistry distribution company Univar Inc., as Chief Executive Officer effective […]

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Arysta Hires Jeff Wheeler
May 2016
Personnel

Arysta LifeScience North America announced Jeff Wheeler has joined the company's North American business unit leadership team in the role of Head of Sales, United […]

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Tradecorp Hires Juan Benavente
May 2016
Personnel

The new Business Manager of Tradecorp for the Asia-Pacific region, Juan Benavente is an agricultural engineer, having graduated from the University of Cordoba (Spain), with […]

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BioConsortia Hires Dr. Hong Zhu Senior VP
May 2016
Personnel

BioConsortia, Inc., announced the appointment of Dr. Hong Zhu to the newly formed position of Sr. Vice President of Lead Development and Manufacturing. Hong Zhu […]

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Exosect Patents Entostat Technology in US
May 2016
Regulatory

Exosect Ltd. grant of a US patent for improved seed flowability and dust drift reduction during planting. The technology uses Exosect’s proprietary lean formulation technology, […]

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Belchim Acquires Minority Stake in Engage Agro
May 2016
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Belchim Crop Protection NV agrees to acquire a significant minority stake in Engage Agro Corporation. The agreement was signed between Dirk Putteman, CEO of Belchim […]

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Belchim Acquires Jade
May 2016
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

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

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BRANDT Acquires Majority Interest in BAICOR
May 2016
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

BRANDT has acquired a majority interest in BAICOR, L.C., manufacturer and distributor of specialty fertilizers, focusing on liquids for foliar and soil applications. Some of […]

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Lallemand Acquires Lage y Cía
May 2016
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Lallemand Inc. announced the acquisition of Lage y Cía. The newly acquired company will be integrated into Lallemand Plant Care. With over 38 years’ experience […]

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Nachurs and Pathway Extend Marketing Agreement
May 2016
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Nachurs-Alpine Solutions and Pathway Biologic announce an extension to their exclusive marketing agreement specific to PowerBlend. The two companies will continue to join forces through […]

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Italpollina Builds North American Base in Indiana
May 2016
Company News

Italpollina, manufacturer of specialty fertilizers and biostimulants finalized plans to build their North American base in Anderson, Indiana. The Anderson Economic Development Commission voted to […]

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Sumitomo Adds Plantation Solutions Platform
May 2016
Company News

The Sumitomo Chemical Group of Companies announced it has added a plantation-focused platform to its growing portfolio of innovative hybrid chemistries. The Plantation Solutions platform […]

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Exosect Launches Moth Decoy for Consumer Use
May 2016
Company News

Exosect Ltd. announced that its innovative technology for the management of clothes moth has been launched in the UK for consumer use. Exosect has signed […]

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BASF Opens R&D Center in Germany
May 2016
Company News

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

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Futureco Awards Best PhD Thesis
May 2016
Company News

Futureco released the first edition of the Innovation for the Development of Sustainable Agriculture Award: Ecoinnovas. This award will honor the best PhD thesis for […]

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Agronutrition Launches Second Phase of Strategic Plan
May 2016
Company News

After having reached a turnover of 55 mio Euros in 2015, Agronutrition has recently launched the second phase of its strategic plan 2016-2020 based on […]

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ABCBio Launches Internet Portal
May 2016
Company News

The Brazilian Association of Biological Control Companies (ABCBio) has launched an internet portal that has gathered technical, commercial and legislation information of biological products for […]

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Intrexon Forms ICP Subsidiary Dedicated to Biologicals
May 2016
Company News

Intrexon Corporation announced the formation of Intrexon Crop Protection (ICP), a wholly-owned subsidiary dedicated to the biological control of agricultural pests and diseases, including insects […]

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Marrone Reports Net Loss
May 2016
Company News

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. reported a net loss of $9.3 million for this year’s first quarter. That was a nearly 22 percent improvement over a […]

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Futureco Begins Direct Distribution in Spanish Market
May 2016
Company News

After five years of distribution agreement with Certis Europe, Futureco Bioscience takes direct distribution of its products in the Spanish market, increasing its presence and […]

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Marrone Receives GLRI Funding
May 2016
Company News

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency has approved funding, under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), to assess new, […]

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Syngenta Launches EPIVIO
May 2016
Company News

Syngenta announced on May 12th, the launch of the EPIVIO™ brand family, a range of new biostimulants which address abiotic stresses through seed treatment. Over […]

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Andermatt Receives Approval for Cryptex in Israel
May 2016
Regulatory

Cryptex®, a Cryptophlebia leucotreta granulovirus (CrleGV), manufactured by Andermatt Biocontrol obtained approval in Israel in April 2016. Registration was granted to control false codling moth […]

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Biolchim Registers 10 Products in Panama
May 2016
Regulatory

Biolchim has completed the registration of 10 products in Panama including five biostimulants: Folicist, a promoter of flowering and fruit set; Fylloton, for improving vegetative […]

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EBIC Further Comments on the EU Draft
May 2016
BNA - Breaking News Alert

In March 2016, the European Commission published its long-awaited proposal for a regulation on several families of “fertilizing products”, including biostimulants. Overall, EBIC has a […]

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Lallemand Acquires LAGE y Cía
May 2016
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Lallemand Inc. announced today the acquisition of Uruguay-based Lage y Cía. The newly acquired company will be included in Lallemand Plant Care, the company’s business […]

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