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Article Issue: June 2021

Atlántica Agrícola Announces Appointment of Marta Gutiérrez as CEO
June 2021
Personnel

Atlántica Agrícola announces the appointment of Marta Gutiérrez as CEO, effective June 7. With her new role, Gutiérrez’s goal is to guide the company toward […]

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USDA Awards 3Bar Biologics $100,000 for Phase 1 of a SBIR Grant
June 2021
Company News

3Bar Biologics, Inc. was awarded a $100,000 for Phase 1 of a SBIR grant through the USDA to develop a biocontrol product for crazy root […]

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Embrapa Launches Bio-input Based on the Rhizobacterium Bacillus aryabhattai
June 2021
Company News

The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) announced the launch of a new bio-input based on the rhizobacterium, Bacillus aryabhattai, which increases the resistance and adaptability […]

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BPS Agriculture OpusMAX Attains Organic Material Research Institute Certification
June 2021
Regulatory

BPS Agriculture’s proprietary carrier technology, OpusMAX, has attained Organic Material Research Institute (OMRI) certification for the United States and Canada, with an anticipated listing soon […]

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EPA to Register Several Products Containing Purpureocillium lilacinum Strain PL11
June 2021
Regulatory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to register several biopesticide products containing Purpureocillium lilacinum strain PL11, a new fungal active ingredient that controls […]

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Owen Jones PhD, Lisk and Jones Consultants, Cambridge University
June 2021
Executives Speak

Dr. Owen Jones is arguably the foremost expert in the world on the pheromones market. Having earned a PhD in Applied Entomology at Cambridge in […]

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WUR Looks at Kill Rates of Predatory Insect Species and Parasitoid Species
June 2021
Scientific Findings

Daily ‘kill rates’ of predatory insect species and parasitoid species appear to be a useful criterion for determining which natural enemies are most effective in […]

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University of Milan PhD Student Valentina Ricciardi Wins KeyGene’s DNA-Day Contest
June 2021
Scientific Findings

Valentina Ricciardi, PhD student at the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the University of Milan, won KeyGene’s DNA-Day contest with the sequenced genome […]

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WSU Finds New Fungus Strain
June 2021
Scientific Findings

A new fungus strain could provide a chemical-free method of control for eradicating mites that kill honeybees. A team led by Washington State University (WSU) […]

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Scientists to Introduce Another Biocontrol Agent into Rainforests of Christmas Island
June 2021
Scientific Findings

Scientists say they could introduce another biocontrol agent into the rainforests of Christmas Island, as crazy ants continue to kill its iconic red crabs. The […]

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Coffee Leaf Rust Detected on the Hawaiian Islands, a Hyperparasite Biocontrol May Help
June 2021
Scientific Findings

Coffee leaf rust, caused by a fungus that can devastate fields of coffee plants, was recently detected on the Hawaiian Islands for the first time. […]

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CSD at Qatar University to Produce Biological Fertilizers Based on Salt-tolerant Microorganisms
June 2021
Scientific Findings

The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) at Qatar University (QU) was recently awarded a project to produce biological fertilizers based on salt-tolerant microorganisms to promote […]

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Ceradis and BioMosae Collaborate on Organic Fungicide Products
June 2021
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Ceradis and BioMosae announced a collaboration which aims to provide farmers with organic fungicide products based on a novel microbial-derived active ingredient. Ceradis has developed […]

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Michael Heinz Takes Over as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BASF
June 2021
Personnel

Michael Heinz takes over as chairman and chief executive officer of BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey. Heinz will lead all activities of […]

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Rogério Castro Appointed CEO of UPL in Brazil
June 2021
Personnel

Rogério Castro is appointed CEO of UPL in Brazil. He will lead UPL's partnerships in Brazil and will be a member of the board of […]

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Vestaron Names Kira Bennett Sappington Director of Sales and Andy Schenk Joins Sales Team
June 2021
Personnel

Kira Bennett Sappington has been named director of sales for Vestaron’s commercial team. Sappington came to Vestaron from Corteva in July of 2019 as Vestaron’s […]

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Matt Lewis Joins UPL as US Strategic Accounts Lead
June 2021
Personnel

Matt Lewis joins UPL North America as U.S. strategic accounts lead, seed and soil health. He will lead a team tasked with growing the company's […]

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Patrick Haughton, Gustavo Marcos, Stephen Pryor, Frank Spadafora Join AgBiome
June 2021
Personnel

AgBiome announced the addition of four new team members to AgBiome’s commercial team: Patrick Haughton joins AgBiome as a vice president, head of business development […]

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Dr. Patrick Doyle Joins Plant Health Care as VP of Product Development and Regulatory
June 2021
Personnel

Dr. Patrick Doyle joins Plant Health Care PLC as VP of product development and regulatory, and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Raleigh, […]

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ICL Names Hadar Sutovsky VP of External Innovation and GM of ICL Planet
June 2021
Personnel

ICL has named Hadar Sutovsky VP of external innovation and general manager of ICL Planet. Sutovsky is a seasoned player in the global foodTech and […]

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Mark Waltham Is CEO of Belchim & Johan de Saegher Is COO
June 2021
Personnel

In addition to his current role as chief executive officer (CEO) of Certis Europe, Mark Waltham is appointed to the position of CEO of Belchim […]

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Lavie Bio Appoints Russ Putland as VP Commercial
June 2021
Personnel

Lavie Bio Ltd., a subsidiary of Evogene Ltd., announced the appointment of Russ Putland as vice president commercial. Putland’s commercial experience includes more than 30 […]

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Steve Warren Joins A&L Biological
June 2021
Personnel

Steve Warren joined A&L Biological Inc., a subsidiary of A&L Canada Laboratories Inc., as project manager for the Aspire Food Group project to develop biobased […]

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Michael Emrick Joins Bee Vectoring Technologies
June 2021
Personnel

Michael Emrick has joined Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. as territory manager for California. Emrick brings extensive agricultural experience and important crop and pest control […]

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Kula Bio CloseS a $10 Million Seed Round
June 2021
Company News

Kula Bio, a company that provides sustainable nitrogen solutions, has closed a US$10 million seed round. The round was led by Collaborative Fund with participation […]

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Corteva Agriscience and Elemental Enzymes Announce Multi-year Global Agreement
June 2021
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Corteva Agriscience and Elemental Enzymes announced a multi-year global agreement around a unique abiotic stress mitigation technology. Through the agreement, Corteva receives an exclusive license […]

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Marrone Bio Innovations Partners with ATP Nutrition
June 2021
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. has entered into a partnership with ATP Nutrition of Manitoba, Canada to distribute Stargus biofungicide on Canadian broadacre crops, primarily canola, […]

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Bioiberica and Biome Makers Sign Commercial, Scientific and Technological Agreement
June 2021
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

The Bioiberica business unit dedicated to plant health and Biome Makers Inc. has signed a commercial, scientific and technological agreement in order to promote soil […]

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Invaio Sciences Announces Agreement with Fundecitrus
June 2021
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Invaio Sciences, Inc. announced an agreement with Fundecitrus, Fund for Citrus Protection, located in Araraquara, Brazil. The agreement focuses on the collaboration to evaluate the […]

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Digital Development Partners with Botanical Research in Motion
June 2021
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Digital Development Partners, Inc. (DGDM) soon to be renamed as Black Bird Biotech, Inc., has partnered with Botanical Research in Motion, Inc. (BRIM), a British […]

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Mitsui & Co. Complete Acquisition of Belchim Crop Protection
June 2021
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Mitsui & Co. Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Belchim Crop Protection following the transfer of the remaining 32 percent of shares held by Belchim […]

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Certis USA Changes Brand to Certis Biologicals
June 2021
Company News

Certis USA has announced it is changing its brand to Certis Biologicals. According to the company, the new brand acknowledges the importance of biological-based crop […]

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Suterra Launches BioAmp AA in US
June 2021
Company News

Suterra LLC has launched BioAmp AA in the U.S., a trail pheromone adjuvant for the control of Argentine ants (Linepithema humile). BioAmp AA is a […]

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Valent BioSciences Introduces MetaLarv XRP
June 2021
Company News

Valent BioSciences has introduced MetaLarv XRP, a new formulation designed specifically for extended residual control of mosquito larvae in catch basins and storm drains. The […]

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CABI Announces Fawligen Registers with PCPB in Kenya
June 2021
Company News

CABI announced that Fawligen, a biological control product for managing the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda, FAW), has been formally registered by the Pest Control Products […]

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ICL Group Launches ICL Planet Startup Hub
June 2021
Company News

Israel-based ICL Group has launched ICL Planet Startup Hub. The new innovation platform is designed to help innovative foodTech and agriTech start-ups advance in the […]

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Ginkgo Bioworks Partners with Sumitomo Chemical
June 2021
Company News

Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc. announced the signing of a program in a partnership with the Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. Sumitomo Chemical seeks to leverage Ginkgo's expertise […]

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Meristem Crop Performance Launches Homestretch HarvestShield
June 2021
Company News

Meristem Crop Performance has launched Homestretch HarvestShield, a new biological and foliar nutrition product. Meristem’s foliar product molecules are formulated for better nutrient uptake and […]

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De Sangosse Group Divestment Purchaser for Belchim Crop Protection
June 2021
Company News

De Sangosse Group has been appointed as remedy-taker, or divestment purchaser, for Belchim Crop Protection in a distribution agreement for its paraffinic oils relating to […]

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Seipasa Obtains Phytosanitary Registration of Pirecris and Seican in Colombia
June 2021
Company News

Seipasa obtained phytosanitary registration of the biopesticides Pirecris and Seican in Colombia. Approved by the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA), the registrations free the company to […]

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Biobest Launches Bluestim
June 2021
Company News

Biobest UK has launched a new osmoregulator – Bluestim – to help optimize marketable yields of high value crops by protecting plants from environmental stresses. […]

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Asfertglobal Expands Internationally with First Export to Chinese market
June 2021
Company News

Portuguese company Asfertglobal has expanded internationally with its first export to the Chinese market. Aiming to lead the Asian biofertilizer market, Asfertglobal's ambition is to […]

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Olmix Group Partners with MacFertilizers
June 2021
Company News

Through a distribution partnership agreement with MacFertilizers (Al-Sabanel), Olmix Group is making a move to provide the Egyptian market with sustainable and innovative solutions. Olmix’s […]

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Invaio Sciences Closes Series C Financing Round Totaling $88.9 Million
June 2021
Company News

Invaio Sciences, Inc. announced the closing of a Series C financing round totaling US$88.9 million. Joining founder and principal backer Flagship Pioneering is Stage 1 […]

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Bionema Obtains UK Patent for Pest Control Kit
June 2021
Company News

Bionema Ltd. has been granted a UK patent for a pest control kit and method that provides safe and sustainable protection from larval insect pests. […]

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FBSciences Launches the ProSeries Line
June 2021
Company News

FBSciences launches the ProSeries line of concentrated formulations for biologicals, offering select manufacturers and formulators access to innovative formulation science that allow partners to expand […]

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GreenLight Biosciences Acquires Rights to Portions of Bayer Topical RNA Intellectual Property Portfolio
June 2021
Company News

GreenLight Biosciences has acquired rights to portions of Bayer’s topical RNA Intellectual Property portfolio. These assets include bee health capabilities to protect against Varroa mites, […]

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Owen Jones PhD, Lisk and Jones Consultants, Cambridge University
June 2021
Executives Speak

Dr. Owen Jones is arguably the foremost expert in the world on the pheromones market. Having earned a PhD in Applied Entomology at Cambridge in […]

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