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Article Issue: July 2020

Biocontrol Sales in France Up in 2019 While New Sales Regulation Comes Into Sight
July 2020
Special Feature

Biocontrol Sales in France Up in 2019 While New Sales Regulation Comes Into Sight By Marianne Loison Sales of biocontrol crop protection products in France […]

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Researchers in the United Republic of Tanzania Develop VurugaVuruga
July 2020
Company News

Researchers in the United Republic of Tanzania and have developed a biopesticide that fights fall armyworm (FAW). Research on the bioinsecticide – Vuruga, based on […]

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Invaio in License Agreement with University of California
July 2020
Company News

Invaio Sciences, Inc. announced a new, exclusive world-wide license agreement with the University of California (UC-Riverside) for a technology that controls the pathogen that causes […]

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GROPRO Launches Awakening Pollination
July 2020
Company News

GROPRO has launched Awakening Pollination, a biostimulant that stimulates the plants' natural processes to enhance flower development while increasing stamen hold and pollinator activity. Awakening […]

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Bionema Releases Guide for Controlling Leatherjackets
July 2020
Company News

Bionema Ltd. has released a step-by-step video guide on how to control leatherjackets by using a beneficial nematode solution. The video, showing a nematode trial […]

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Philippine Department of Agriculture Assists Farmers in FAW Control
July 2020
Company News

The Philippine Department of Agriculture has provided PHP150 million (approx. USD$3 million) worth of assistance to help farmers control fall armyworm (FAW), which was first […]

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Kristen Sukalac Consulting Partner Prospero and Partners on Behalf of EBIC
July 2020
Executives Speak

Following our June Interview with BPIA Biostimulants Committee co-chair Terry Stone, we caught up with Kristen Sukalac, a Consulting Partner with Prospero and Partners. Sukalac […]

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Daniel Bahia Business Manager PheroSyn
July 2020
Executives Speak

In June 2020, the UK’s Rothamsted Research announced the first investments under the SHAKE Climate Change Fund. Three agri-tech start-ups were given funding of £140,000 […]

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Biocontrol Sales in France Up in 2019 While New Sales Regulation Comes Into Sight
July 2020
Special Feature

Sales of biocontrol crop protection products in France increased year-on-year in 2019, according to the latest sales figures from IBMA France. Domestic sales totaled €217 […]

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Beijing Multigrass Get OMRI Approval for Baicao No.1 and Spinosad SC
July 2020
Regulatory

Beijing Multigrass, a China-based biopesticide manufacturer, recently gained approval from the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for two products: Baicao No.1 (0.5 percent Matrine AS) […]

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Plant Health Care Has EPA Approval for PHC398
July 2020
Regulatory

Plant Health Care announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved its application for the peptide product PHC398. It said PHC398 is the […]

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AgBiome Submits Theia to EPA
July 2020
Regulatory

AgBiome has announced the submission of Theia fungicide to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for review. Pending EPA registration, Theia will be the second […]

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AgBiome Gets US Patent for Connate
July 2020
Regulatory

AgBiome announced a recent patent emanating from its Connate product line, granted in the United States and further strengthening AgBiome’s IP Protection around novel product […]

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EPA Seeks Public Comment on Nootkatone
July 2020
Regulatory

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on the proposed registration of a new active ingredient called nootkatone, which was discovered and […]

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India Government to Set Up a Regulatory Body for Biostimulants
July 2020
Regulatory

The India government is setting up a regulatory body for biostimulants and will soon announce guidelines. According to the government, biostimulants will have to be […]

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CABI Suggests Pesticide Regulations Enforcement Needed
July 2020
Scientific Findings

A new CABI-led study is calling for governments to reallocate subsidies to encourage the use of lower risk control options – such as biopesticides – […]

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Vietnam to Increase Use of Biopesticides by 30 Percent
July 2020
Scientific Findings

Speaking at a meeting on the use of biopesticides on June 16 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural […]

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University of Delaware Researchers Study Salmonella
July 2020
Scientific Findings

University of Delaware researchers Harsh Bais and Kali Kniel and their collaborators have found that wild strains of salmonella can circumvent a plant’s immune defense […]

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Crop Enhancement Appoints Jean Pougnier CEO
July 2020
Personnel

Jean Pougnier has been appointed to CEO of Crop Enhancement Inc. from his former role as chief business officer, succeeding Kevin Chen, Ph.D., who moves […]

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AgBiTech Appoints Adriano Vilas Boas CEO
July 2020
Personnel

Adriano Vilas Boas has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of AgBiTech Pty Ltd., effective July 1, 2020. Vilas Boas succeeds Peter Berweger who will remain […]

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AlgaEnergy Appoints Bachar Blal Region Business Manager
July 2020
Personnel

Bachar Blal has been appointed regional business manager of AlgaEnergy as that company expands to France and North Africa. Blal will lead the company’s introduction […]

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Decco Appoints Ernest Boomer Cardinale Director
July 2020
Personnel

Ernest Boomer Cardinale has been appointed as director of marketing and business development at Decco, the post-harvest business unit of UPL. Cardinale was previously at […]

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David Haas Joins UPL
July 2020
Personnel

David Haas has joined UPL North America as territory sales manager. In his new role, Haas will work directly with customers in California’s Southern San […]

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Marrone Appoints Kevin Helash CEO
July 2020
Personnel

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. has appointed Kevin Helash as its new chief executive officer. Concurrent with joining the company, he will be appointed to serve […]

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Certis Names Amy O’Shea CEO
July 2020
Personnel

Amy O’Shea, president of Certis USA, has been named CEO of the company. O’Shea joined Certis as president in February 2020. As president and CEO, […]

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Sipcam Appoints Scott Tefteller Agriculture Account Manager
July 2020
Personnel

Sipcam Agro USA has appointed Scott Tefteller as its agriculture account manager in the upper mid-south, US. Most recently, Tefteller served as vice president of […]

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Biotalys Appoints Wim Ottevaere CFO
July 2020
Personnel

Biotalys NV has appointed Wim Ottevaere as chief financial officer. Ottevaere will provide strategic financial leadership and will be focused on supporting the organization towards […]

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Eden Appoints Dr. Aoife Dillon Head of Biology
July 2020
Personnel

Eden Research PLC has appointed Dr. Aoife Dillon to the role of head of biology. Dillon joins Eden from Plant Health Care where she was […]

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Bionema Appoints Stephen Pearce Non-executive Chair
July 2020
Personnel

Bionema Ltd. Has appointed Stephen Pearce as non-executive chair. Pearce has more than 25 years of global experience in the pharma, biotech and life science industries, […]

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Dr. Damian Curtis Joins BioConsortia
July 2020
Personnel

Dr. Damian Curtis has joined BioConsortia, Inc. as director of synthetic biology and genomics. He will lead new technology development in strain improvement and engineering for […]

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Enko Chem Launches Publicly
July 2020
Company News

Aiming to kick-start a stalled crop protection industry R&D pipeline, Enko Chem Inc. (Enko) publicly launched on June 26 after securing $45 million in a […]

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ADAMA and Plant Response Sign Distribution Agreement for Neptunion
July 2020
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

ADAMA and Plant Response signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Neptunion, biostimulant, under ADAMA’s new brand, Verde Vivo. ADAMA Spain will distribute Neptunion, the Plant […]

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Kwizda Agro and Jouffray-Drillaud Sign Agreement
July 2020
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Kwizda Agro and Jouffray-Drillaud signed an exclusive co-operation agreement that allows the Austrian plant protection producer to develop, register, and distribute the biological foliar fungicide […]

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FMC Collaborates with Cyclica
July 2020
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

FMC Corporation has entered into a collaboration with Cyclica Inc., a leading biotechnology company specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) and computational biophysics, to optimize the […]

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AlgaEnergy Signs Distribution Agreement with IAP
July 2020
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

AlgaEnergy NA, the US subsidiary of AlgaEnergy SA, has signed a sales distribution agreement with Integrated Agribusiness Professionals (IAP), an agricultural cooperative representing a consortium […]

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Partners Group Acquires Major Equity Stake in Rovensa
July 2020
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Partners Group, a global private markets investment manager, has acquired a major equity stake in Rovensa. The transaction values Rovensa at an enterprise value of […]

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STK Makes First Shipments of REGEV Hybrid Fungicide to US
July 2020
Company News

In mid-June, the Botanical-based crop protection and aquaculture company, STK bio-ag technologies, delivered the first shipments of its new hybrid fungicide REGEV to the US […]

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BVT Announces Three Deals with Michigan Blueberry Growers
July 2020
Company News

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. (BVT) announced three new deals with Michigan blueberry growers to use the company’s precision agriculture system this season. US blueberry […]

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MustGrow Launches TerraMG in Colombia
July 2020
Company News

MustGrow Biologics Corp. has launched its biopesticide TerraMG into Colombia with a focus of eradicating Panama Disease (Fusarium wilt TR4), a pathogen of banana. MustGrow’s […]

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Idai Undertakes LIFE Waste4green Project
July 2020
Company News

Idai Nature has undertaken the LIFE Waste4green project, to demonstrate the efficacy of two safe, sustainable and ecological formulations in a project approved by the […]

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GreenLight Raises $102 Million in Funding
July 2020
Company News

GreenLight Biosciences has raised an oversubscribed $102 million round of funding from new and existing investors to rapidly expand production of its RNA products for […]

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Valent Partners with Vita Bee Health on B402
July 2020
Company News

Valent BioSciences has partnered with Vita Bee Health to develop and launch a new biological wax moth control product, B402 (also known as Certan), that […]

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INTERMAG Completes Work on Production Facility in Olkusz
July 2020
Company News

INTERMAG, a Polish company that manufactures biostimulants and fertilizers, recently completed work on its new biotechnology production facility in Olkusz (Poland). With an area of […]

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Boost Biomes Announces Close of $5 million Series A Equity Round
July 2020
Company News

Boost Biomes and Yara International ASA announced the close of Boost's US$5 million, Series A equity round as well as a joint development agreement between […]

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Indigo Raises $300 million in Series F Funding
July 2020
Company News

Indigo Ag, a Charlestown, Mass.-based developer of crop sustainability and selling solutions, raised around $300 million in new, Series F funding. The Series F round […]

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RNAissance Completes Asset Acquisition of RNAgri
July 2020
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

TechAccel LLC, the private technology and equity development company in agriculture and animal health, announced its subsidiary RNAissance Ag LLC has completed an asset acquisition […]

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Pluton Chosen for Illumina Accelerator
July 2020
Company News

Pluton Biosciences has been chosen for Illumina Accelerator, a company creation engine started by San Diego-based, global DNA sequencing leader Illumina, Inc. Pluton is a […]

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Bionema Receives Grant from Innovate UK
July 2020
Company News

Bionema Ltd. has received a grant from Innovate UK to support the company’s continual development of its bioinsecticide microencapsulation formulation. This additional £98,000 Continuity Grant […]

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