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Article Issue: October 2018

Bee Vectoring and Biobest Enter into Agreement
October 2018
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. and Biobest Group NV today announced a global technology sharing agreement (the “Agreement”) which provides reciprocal access to certain patents […]

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IBMA Elects Sylvia Plak
October 2018
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Sylvia Plak, currently Registration and Regulatory Affairs Director for Sumitomo Agro Europe, was elected president of IBMA beginning in 2019, succeeding Willem Ravensberg in this […]

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ABIM 2018 Announces Record Participation
October 2018
BNA - Breaking News Alert

ABIM 2018 has come to a close this afternoon, with the announcement of its most successful event to date. A total of 1159 delegates representing […]

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IBMA Introduces White Paper
October 2018
BNA - Breaking News Alert

IBMA White Paper - A New EU Regulatory Framework for Bioprotection Agents: IBMA Vision on How to Improve Regulation in the European Union David Cary, […]

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Mike Allan Takes the Helm
October 2018
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Effective November 1, Mike Allan, Certis USA Vice President, North America, will assume the responsibilities for Certis USA’s North American business as Tim Damico, Certis […]

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Burkholderia Wins the Bernard Blum Award
October 2018
BNA - Breaking News Alert

As announced in our Breaking News Alert of Thursday 11th October, three products were finalists for the Bernard Blum award for Novel Biocontrol Solutions: COS-OGA, […]

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IBMA Considers Three Products for 2018 Bernard Blum Award
October 2018
Company News

IBMA announced on October 11 that three shortlisted products for the Bernard Blum Award are those from Fyto Fend, Marrone Bio Innovations, and Plant Health […]

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WinField Announces Purchasing Agreement with XiteBio
October 2018
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

WinField United Canada announced a direct purchasing agreement with XiteBio® Technologies Inc. XiteBio will work directly with WinField United and its owners on forecasting, planning, […]

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BPIA Held Another Successful Meeting in Rochester
October 2018
Company News

BPIA (Biological Products Industry Alliance) held another successful meeting in Rochester, New York on 8-10 October 2018. Total membership in BPIA continues to grow, setting a new record of […]

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Bayer's Serenade Enables Sustainable Potato Production
October 2018
Company News

Serenade®, a Bayer biological for controlling fungal and bacterial foliar and soil diseases, can enable sustainable potato production* by supplementing conventional crop protection products. Despite […]

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PMRA Publishes Proposed Registration Decision for BU1814
October 2018
Regulatory

Canadian PMRA published proposed registration decision for Bacillus subtilis strain BU1814. Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), is proposing registration for the sale and […]

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Sylvar Recieves Approval for Helicovex in Canada
October 2018
Regulatory

Andermatt’s subsidiary, Sylvar Technologies Inc. obtained approval by Canadian authorities for Helicovex, a baculovirus product produced by Andermatt Biocontrol to control corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea) and other Helicoverpa […]

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Vestaron Announces EPA Approval for Spear-Lep
October 2018
Regulatory

Vestaron has announced EPA approval of the second product in the Spear® family – Spear-Lep for control of lepidopteran pests for fruits, vegetables and other […]

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PlantResponse Receives CAAE Organic Certification for Cybelion
October 2018
Regulatory

Cybelion®, the biostimulant of PlantResponse™, has received organic certification. Cybelion® is an extract made from mycelial cellular membranes that stimulates plant growth, strengthens the crop, […]

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Bioamin Develops Organic Fungicide
October 2018
Company News

A Mexican company dedicated to the creation of biotechnological products, developed an organic fungicide with extract from the chaparral plant (Larrea tridentata), as an alternative […]

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Nicolás Cock Duque President of Asobiocol
October 2018
Executives Speak

On the occasion of the 2nd Biocontrol LATAM to be held mid-November in Medellin, Colombia, and organized by New Ag International and 2BMonthly in conjunction […]

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Dr. Willem Ravensberg President and David Cary Executive Director IBMA
October 2018
Executives Speak

Last year marked a milestone with attendance at ABIM exceeding 1,000 delegates for the first time. As you continue to grow, do you anticipate reaching […]

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Ohio State University Researchers Update Wasp Genus
October 2018
Scientific Findings

As many as twenty-one species of parasitoid wasps are described as new to science, following the first ever revision of their genus since its establishment […]

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UQ Partners with Nufarm to Study BioClay
October 2018
Scientific Findings

Scientists are investigating whether a clay-based ‘vaccine’ for plants could safeguard the nation’s $5.5 billion-combined cotton and vegetable industries against pest infestation and crippling crop […]

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Futureco Looks for Biostimulants in Plant Industrial Byproducts
October 2018
Scientific Findings

Futureco Bioscience has discovered nematicidal activity in industrial byproducts of plant origin, as confirmed by the results of the trials of the Enzytech project, collected […]

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Rhizophagy Cycle Discovered
October 2018
Scientific Findings

A Rutgers-led team has discovered how plants harness microbes in soil to get nutrients, a process that could be exploited to boost crop growth, fight weeds and […]

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Vestaron appointed Ben Cicora Senior VP
October 2018
Personnel

Vestaron appointed Ben Cicora as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With more than fifteen years of commercial experience across large and small agricultural […]

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Biobest Appoints Erik Vanderhaegen CFO
October 2018
Personnel

The Biobest Group has appointed Erik Vanderhaegen Chief Financial Officer (CFO), following the earlier appointment of Kristof Truyens to head up their HR team. Erik was […]

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Agrinos Hires Jim Thompson CFO
October 2018
Personnel

Agrinos announced Jim Thompson has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Thompson will lead all finance and accounting activities for Agrinos’ global commercial […]

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Andermatt Appoints Russell Blair CEO
October 2018
Personnel

Andermatt Biocontrol has appointed Russell Blair as CEO for its subsidiary Andermatt USA. As the senior U.S. manager, Blair will be responsible for strategic marketing […]

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Ilsa Confirms its Good Financial Health
October 2018
Company News

Ilsa confirms its good financial health, with an EBITDA that increased by 20% in the most recent financial statements. This has facilitated new productive investments […]

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Filaction and NPC Invest in BioTEPP
October 2018
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Filaction and Natural Products Canada (NPC) have announced an investment in BioTEPP Inc. The groups said the deal reflects the growing demand for innovation and […]

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Marrone Announces Distribution Agreement with Hop Tri
October 2018
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Hop Tri Investment Corporation for three MBI products in Vietnam and […]

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Agrinos Collaborates with University of California
October 2018
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Agrinos collaborated with the University of California, Berkeley in support of the Smart Village Project in India. Through the partnership, Agrinos’ portfolio of biostimulants was made available […]

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OCP and Hubei Forbon Sign Partnership Agreement
October 2018
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Morocco’s Phosphate group, OCP, and Chinese Hubei Forbon have signed a partnership agreement under which they will jointly develop a new generation of eco-friendly fertilizers. […]

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Van Iperen Acquires Horticoop Fertilizers and Chemical Crop Protection
October 2018
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Van Iperen has acquired the fertilizer and chemical crop protection activities from Horticoop BV. Horticoop BV is a cooperative and one of the biggest horticultural suppliers […]

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Koppert Acquires Horticoop Biological Crop Protection
October 2018
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Koppert Biological Systems has acquired the biological crop protection activities of Horticoop B.V. The takeover includes Horticoop’s customer base, its patents, brands and supplies. Following […]

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Innovak and Seipasa Sign Strategic Alliance
October 2018
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Innovak Global and Seipasa have signed a strategic alliance with the objective of promoting and commercializing new solutions for crop protection in the Mexican market. […]

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ÉLÉPHANT VERT Takes Majority Stake in BIO3G
October 2018
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Groupe ÉLÉPHANT VERT takes majority stake in the BIO3G Group. The ÉLÉPHANT VERT Group acquires 51% of BIO3G Group's capital. The parties have also defined […]

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National Sciences Information Center in Moscow Database Biostimulants.online)
October 2018
Company News

Biostimulants.online, a  multilingual database of experimental data on plant biostimulants (https://biostimulants.online) with half a million data points, is the largest collection of experimental results from […]

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Indigo Launches Indigo Marketplace
October 2018
Company News

Indigo Ag, Inc. announced the launch of Indigo Marketplace™, along with the close of a $250M Series E funding round. Indigo Marketplace maximizes the value […]

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Yara International Joins EBIC
October 2018
Company News

Yara International joined EBIC. This brings the EBIC members count to 57. Yara, founded in 1905 to solve emerging famine in Europe, has a worldwide […]

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Sri Biotech Changes Name to Valagro BioSciences
October 2018
Company News

Valagro announced that Sri Biotech Laboratories India Limited, the Group's subsidiary in India, will change its name to Valagro BioSciences Ltd. The choice of the new […]

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IBMA Receives Nominations for 2018 Bernard Blum Award
October 2018
Company News

IBMA announced receipt of 15 highly qualified candidate nominations for the Bernard Blum Award in 2018: Agrauxine for the product NEXY, a microbial for control […]

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AlgaEnergy Launches Integral Biostimulation
October 2018
Company News

AlgaEnergy has launched the concept of Integral Biostimulation, a novel concept focused on the basic pillars on which its value proposition is based, such as […]

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BioBee Introduces BioArtFeed
October 2018
Company News

BioBee introduced 'BioArtFeed', a novel insect feed based on decapsulated cysts of the brine shrimp Artemia, which supports the establishment of generalist predators, prior to […]

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Certis Opens New Facility in California
October 2018
Company News

Certis USA has completed construction and start-up of a new azadirachtin formulation and packaging facility located in its factory in Wasco, California. The state-of-the-art system […]

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Koppert and CABI Collaborate
October 2018
Company News

Koppert and CABI will collaborate on making more biological controls available, following the success of earlier collaboration in Kenya in March of this year in […]

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Certis Collaborates with Tecnova
October 2018
Company News

Certis Europe B.V. has signed a collaboration agreement with the Tecnova Experimental Centre to establish the new Certis Research Excellence Centre (CREC) for the development […]

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Pivot Announces $70 Million in Series B Funding
October 2018
Company News

Pivot Bio announced $70 million in a Series B funding round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, and includes Singapore-headquartered investment company, Temasek. This funding further […]

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Biobest Wins 2018 Retailers’ Choice Award for ASPERELLO T34
October 2018
Company News

Biobest’s North America team attended Cultivate. Cultivate provides opportunities for the Biobest team to network. This year, Biobest’s product ASPERELLO™ T34 Biocontrol was selected and […]

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Plant Health Care Launches Harpin αβ
October 2018
Company News

Plant Health Care® announced the launch of a Harpin αβ product for seed treatment applications to field corn. Harpin αβ has been launched as a seed treatment product for field […]

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BioPhero Closes $2.9 Million Seed Round
October 2018
Company News

BioPhero closed a $2.9 million seed round with Syngenta Ventures, Novo Seeds, the early-stage investment arm of life sciences investor Novo Holdings, and Danish public innovation […]

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