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Article Issue: November 2020

Ganaspis brasiliensis is a Complex of at Least Two Cryptic Species
November 2020
Scientific Findings

CABI scientists have led new research that reveals strong evidence that a natural enemy of the prolific Asian fruit fly Drosphila suzukii – previously believed […]

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Farmer’s Business Network Launches FBN Biological On-Farm R&D Network,
November 2020
Company News

Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. (FBN) has launched FBN Biological On-Farm R&D Network, which connects developers of agricultural biological solutions directly with farmers and full-scale testing […]

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Vittia Launches Bio-Immune
November 2020
Company News

Brazilian group Vittia has launched Bio-Immune, Brazil's first biological fungicide and bactericide for controlling Asian soybean rust. Bio-Immune was developed from the isolate, BV02, of […]

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DunhamTrimmer Names Massimo Toni VP of New Business Development
November 2020
Company News

DunhamTrimmer, the global leader in business intelligence for the biocontrol and biostimulant industries, has named Massimo Toni the company’s new Vice President of New Business […]

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ABIM Goes Digital for 2020
November 2020
Special Feature

The 15th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) kicked off in virtual style. An army of avatars – or rather delegates and exhibitors – queued outside […]

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Arne Pingel, Marketing Lead Biostimulants at Syngenta and Marco Rosso, Global Corporate Affairs Director at Valagro
November 2020
Executives Speak

Syngenta Group made big news in October by acquiring Valagro, a clear market leader in the Biostimulant space. This month, 2BMonthly caught up with Arne […]

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Nicole Engels Head of Growth VOA
November 2020
Executives Speak

At 2BMonthly, we’re following the use of drones for biocontrol and fertilizer application. VOA has an online platform where farmers in Brazil can book a […]

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Brazil Registers 63 Low Impact Pesticides
November 2020
Regulatory

A list of 16 generic formulated pesticides or products that will be available for use by Brazilian farmers has been published in that country’s Act […]

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APHIS Seeks Comment on Release of Leaf Spotting Fungus
November 2020
Regulatory

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is accepting comment on an environmental assessment (EA) that addresses the environmental […]

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Gauhati University Patents Biological Pesticide in India
November 2020
Regulatory

The government of India has patented a new biological pesticide developed by a team of researchers from Gauhati University. The team developed the biological pesticide […]

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Largest Kelp Farm Built off the Coast of Namibia
November 2020
Scientific Findings

The world’s largest kelp farm is being built off the coast of Namibia with an investment of USD$60 million. The joint project involves Kelp Blue, […]

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University of Thessaly Studies Protein Hydrolysates and Brown Aacro-algae
November 2020
Scientific Findings

The research interest on plant biostimulant applications in vegetable crop production is gradually increasing and several reports highlight the beneficial effects that such products may […]

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AM Fungi Grows Asymbiotically When Given Myristate
November 2020
Scientific Findings

Scientists around the world have been working to grow arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) without host plants because they can be used as organic fertilizer in […]

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Leiden University Shows Japanese Knotweed Psyllid Controls Asian Knotweed
November 2020
Scientific Findings

Leiden University (Netherlands) reported it started field experiments in late October with the Japanese knotweed psyllid (Aphalara itadori) as a weapon against Asian knotweed. Entomologist […]

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Groundwork BioAg and BIOFLORAL Launches DYNOMYCO C
November 2020
Company News

Groundwork BioAg, Ltd. and BIOFLORAL Inc. have launched DYNOMYCO C mycorrhizal inoculants in Canada. Based on 30 years of joint R&D by Groundwork BioAg and […]

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Pengbo Biotechnology Publishes Investigation on ZNC
November 2020
Scientific Findings

Pengbo Biotechnology, based in Shandong, China, has provided the crude extract of the endophyte Paecilomyces variotii known as ZhiNengCong (ZNC) for two recently published academic […]

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University of California Study How Fungi Reduce Nematode Populations
November 2020
Scientific Findings

The plant pathogenic nematode Heterodera schachtii infects more than 200 different plants, including sugar beets, and causes significant economic losses. In a recent study from […]

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Plant-microbiome Interactions
November 2020
Scientific Findings

Plant-microbiome interactions from a recent article by Bakker et al. (2020; Molecular Plant). Key message: microbial activity in the rhizosphere stimulates processes such as nutrient […]

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Soil Fungi Act Like Support Network for Trees
November 2020
Scientific Findings

Soil fungi act like a support network for trees, a new study shows. The University of Alberta (Canada) study, published in the Journal of Ecology, […]

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Bioschamp Project to Find Biologicals for Mushroom Cultivation
November 2020
Scientific Findings

A European project has been launched to seek biological alternatives for mushroom cultivation. The goals of Europe's Bioschamp project – which brings together five research […]

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Symborg Names Francisco Javier García Domínguez Chief Marketing Officer
November 2020
Personnel

Symborg has named Francisco Javier García Domínguez as new chief marketing officer. He will lead the company’s marketing strategy at the international level as well […]

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Valent BioSciences Names Salman Mir Chief Commercial Officer
November 2020
Personnel

Salman Mir, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Pace International LLC and Mycorrhizal Applications LLC, both subsidiaries of Valent BioSciences, has been named […]

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CLA Elects Paul Rea Chair of Board of Directors
November 2020
Personnel

CropLife America (CLA) has elected Paul Rea as its newest chair of the CLA board of directors. Rea will hold the position for two years […]

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David Zilber joins Chr. Hansen
November 2020
Personnel

David Zilber joins fermentation forces with Chr. Hansen. For the past five years, Zilber was the head of fermentation at Noma restaurant in Copenhagen. Zilber […]

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Sherm Hollins and Tim Riley Join Certis
November 2020
Personnel

Sherm Hollins and Tim Riley have joined Certis USA as key account managers. Hollins, with two decades of experience in the agriculture industry, was previously […]

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Robert Sergeant Joins UPL
November 2020
Personnel

Robert Sergeant has joined UPL North America as a territory sales manager. He will work directly with customers in western New York and Pennsylvania. Sergeant […]

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Nufarm Appoints Paul Townsend CFO
November 2020
Personnel

Paul Townsend was appointed to the role of chief financial officer with Nufarm. Townsend’s 30-year career includes CFO roles with Asaleo Care, Pacific Hydro, Futuris […]

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BioWorks names Edgar Godoy Biological Solutions Advisor
November 2020
Personnel

Edgar Godoy has been named biological solutions advisor at BioWorks. In his new position, Godoy will be increasing BioWorks ability to deliver personalized solutions, programs […]

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Amoéba Announces Issuance of the Eighth Tranche of Bonds
November 2020
Company News

Amoéba announces the issuance of the eighth tranche of bonds convertible into shares (OCAs) of its bond financing with incentive program, namely 26 OCAs numbered […]

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ADAMA Acquires Majority Stake in FNV
November 2020
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

ADAMA Ltd. has acquired a majority stake in its key crop protection distributor in Paraguay, FNV S.A. Founded in 2015, FNV is a distributor of […]

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SynTech Research and Acceres to Merge
November 2020
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

SynTech Research and Acceres have successfully met all the requirements to merge their businesses to form a global Agricultural R&D contract research organization (CRO). Consisting […]

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Valent and SATT Paris-Saclay Sign Agreement
November 2020
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Valent BioSciences LLC and SATT Paris-Saclay have signed a joint agreement to develop sustainable biopesticide technologies for agricultural applications. The organizations will focus on introducing […]

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Seipasa and Agromilenio Agree for Distribution in Columbia
November 2020
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Spain-based Seipasa and Agromilenio, a Colombian agricultural solutions company, have entered into an agreement for the distribution of Seipasa products in Colombia. Seipasa’s Natural Technology […]

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Rovensa to Acquire Oro Agri
November 2020
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Rovensa is acquiring Oro Agri, a provider of environmentally friendly biocontrol solutions with international reach, from the Omnia Group. The acquisition of Oro Agri expands […]

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Anuvia Plant Nutrients Enters Strategic Relationship ATP Nutrition
November 2020
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Anuvia Plant Nutrients has entered into a strategic relationship with ATP Nutrition to promote, sell and service Anuvia’s SymTRX products in Canada. SymTRX is a […]

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Isagro S.p.A. Acquires Phoenix-Del S.r.l.
November 2020
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Isagro S.p.A. announced the closing of the acquisition of Phoenix-Del S.r.l.. The value of the transaction is €3.6 million. Isagro, an Italian company established in […]

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BioWorks Launches RootShield PLUS+Granules in Canada
November 2020
Company News

BioWorks has launched its RootShield PLUS+Granules biological fungicide into Canada. The PLUS+ formulation contains the additional active ingredient Trichoderma virens strain G-41. This active broadens […]

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Marrone Bio Innovations Up 27% in Third Quarter
November 2020
Company News

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. released its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. The company’s 27 percent increase in third-quarter revenues reflected […]

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Asfertglobal Invests Over €2 million
November 2020
Company News

Asfertglobal, a Portuguese company that manufactures biofertilizers and biostimulants based on microorganisms, indicates it remains committed to meeting the company's growth objectives and has an […]

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Novozymes and WWF Partner to Safeguard Water
November 2020
Company News

Novozymes and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) are partnering to safeguard water resources around the world. Novozymes has a global presence with factories in […]

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SOPEF Invests in Symborg
November 2020
Company News

Spain Oman Private Equity Fund (SOPEF), the investment fund managed by MCH Private Equity, has completed its fourth transaction through the investment in Symborg. Symborg […]

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Evogene Closes Direct Offering
November 2020
Company News

Evogene Ltd. has closed the previously announced registered direct offering pursuant to which the company entered into a definitive securities purchase agreement with an existing […]

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Plant Health Care and Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness Enter Development Agreement
November 2020
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Plant Health Care and Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness have entered into a joint-development agreement for the development of products selected from Plant Health Care's PREtec peptide portfolio. […]

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Bee Vectoring Technologies Sees Accelerated Revenue Growth
November 2020
Company News

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. is seeing accelerated revenue growth for fiscal 2021 and has already exceeded revenue booked in all of fiscal 2020 growing […]

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BPS Agriculture Launches PureAcre
November 2020
Company News

PureAcre has launched as part of BPS Agriculture’s portfolio of companies, bringing new biostimulants and nutritionals to field crop growers in the coming months. The […]

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Eden Research Partners with M H Poskitt
November 2020
Company News

Eden Research PLC is partnering with UK-based family-run farming business M H Poskitt to develop and trial a new biofungicide designed to protect and improve […]

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Biostimulants Help SICIT Group See 11.5% Growth
November 2020
Company News

Biostimulants push SICIT Group to growth in the first nine months of 2020. SICIT Group has reported a revenue of €48.2 million for the first […]

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Staphyt Launches Staphyt Brasil Agro Consultoria
November 2020
Company News

Staphyt has launched operations in Brazil, Staphyt Brasil Agro Consultoria Ltda. The move was driven by the company’s desire to continue its development and to […]

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