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Article Issue: March 2022

Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director, International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association
March 2022
Executives Speak

In February, IBMA provided an initial reaction to the EU Member states having approved new rules to accelerate the approval and authorization of biological plant […]

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Experts Panel: Bioherbicides
March 2022
Special Feature

The bioprotection market has been on a steady, sustained growth trend over the last 10 years, nearly tripling in revenue to its current level well […]

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Staphyt Acquires Plurie Soluções Regulatórias
March 2022
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Staphyt has acquired Plurie Soluções Regulatórias, a Brazilian regulatory company based in São Paulo. Plurie offers more than 25 different regulatory services to assist clients […]

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Ascenza Adds Blexia
March 2022
Company News

Rovensa Group company, Ascenza has added to its conventional crop protection portfolio a new line of bioprotection products – known as Blexia. Founded in Portugal […]

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Bayer Names Kelly Gast CFO, Frank Terhorst Leads Strategy and Sustainability Team
March 2022
Personnel

Kelly Gast assumes the position of chief financial officer (CFO) with Bayer, from Michael A. Schulz, effective April 1, 2022. Schulz had been CFO for […]

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AMVAC and Azotic North America Collaborate to Develop and Commercialize Envita
March 2022
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

AMVAC and Azotic North America are collaborating to develop and commercialize nitrogen-fixation product Envita as an addition to the expanding SIMPAS-applied Solutions portfolio. Envita is […]

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USDA to Give $250 Million Grants for American Fertilizer Producers
March 2022
Company News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will support additional fertilizer production for American farmers to address rising costs, including the impact of […]

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Stoller Names Stella Consorte Cato VP of Global Technology
March 2022
Personnel

Stoller Group has named Stella Consorte Cato vice president of global technology. Prior to her new role, Consorte Cato led the company's research and development […]

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The Mosaic Company and BioConsortia Extend Agreement
March 2022
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

The Mosaic Company and BioConsortia, Inc. have extended their agreement (see 2BMonthly December 2020), and agreed to develop and launch nitrogen-fixing microbial products for all […]

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Futureco Bioscience Registers NOFLY WP with Guatemala
March 2022
Company News

Futureco Bioscience received registration from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food of Guatemala for its bioinsecticide NOFLY WP. The product is based on spores […]

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BioTEPP Hires Johanne Simard and Mélanie Gaudet
March 2022
Personnel

Johanne Simard and Mélanie Gaudet have joined BioTEPP’s international marketing and production team of Virosoft CP4, a natural bioinsecticide used in fruit production for the […]

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Legume Technology Partners with Green Universe Agriculture
March 2022
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Legume Technology, a British inoculant and crop biostimulant pioneer, is partnering with the Spanish agri-biotech company Green Universe Agriculture in a bid to meet the […]

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Chou Hui-chuan of Taiwan Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Investigates Biopesticides as Alternative Pest Controls
March 2022
Regulatory

Deputy Director-General Chou Hui-chuan of Taiwan's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine says that in light of its March 5 announcement on […]

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The Mosaic Company Acquires Plant Response
March 2022
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Plant Response, an industry consolidator of biological-based solutions, recovered waste fertilizers, and other crop input technologies, has been acquired by The Mosaic Company, a global […]

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European Commission Revises the Microbial Data Requirements
March 2022
Regulatory

EU member states have approved new rules to accelerate the approval and authorization of biological plant protection products containing microbials. Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director of […]

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UPL Iberia Agrees to Sell Koppert Biological Solutions in Spain and Portugal
March 2022
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Koppert Spain has reached an agreement whereby UPL Iberia will sell several of Koppert’s biological solutions in Spain and Portugal. Koppert will supply four biological […]

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PMRA Grants Sale and Use Registration to MPT Mustard Seed Meal Technical and MustGrow Crop Biofumigant
March 2022
Regulatory

Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has granted registration for the sale and use of MPT Mustard Seed Meal Technical and MustGrow Crop Biofumigant, […]

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Agrivalle Partners with Nutrien Soluções Agrícolas
March 2022
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Bio-input manufacturer Agrivalle has formalized a partnership with Nutrien Soluções Agrícolas, which in Brazil operates in the distribution of inputs and services, for the commercialization […]

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Jennifer Lewis Executive Director International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA)
March 2022
Executives Speak

In February, IBMA provided an initial reaction to the EU Member states having approved new rules to accelerate the approval and authorization of biological plant […]

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SABIC Signs a Technology Collaboration Agreement with Intrinsyx Bio
March 2022
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

SABIC has signed a technology collaboration agreement with Intrinsyx Bio, a California based company focused on the development and commercialization of endophytes (plant microbes) that […]

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CABI Led Research Against Invasive Fruit Fly Drosophila suzukii
March 2022
Scientific Findings

CABI scientists have led new research that highlights the safety of a classical biological control agent against the invasive fruit fly Drosophila suzukii, commonly called […]

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Azotic Technologies £10m Expansion Underway Alongside University of York BDC
March 2022
Company News

Nottingham, UK-based Azotic Technologies has strategically chosen to be closer to the University of York as part of a £10m expansion, bringing its 14-strong team […]

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FCDO, IDRC, NRF, SIDA Fund Joint Research Inexpensive Biofertilizers in Zimbabwe and
March 2022
Scientific Findings

Scientists from Zimbabwe and Malawi are working on a joint research project to develop biofertilizers which are inexpensive and eco-friendly to help boost crop productivity […]

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The Andersons will Act as Counterparty to Indigo
March 2022
Company News

Indigo Agriculture announced that The Andersons will act as counterparty to Indigo’s remaining legacy grain contracts, helping to complete Indigo’s evolution from a digital merchant […]

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NIFA Invests USD $8 Million in Microbiome Research
March 2022
Scientific Findings

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has invested close to USD$8 million in microbiome research to improve agricultural […]

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Corteva Agriscience Announces Nutrient Maximizers
March 2022
Company News

Corteva Agriscience announced the formation of its Nutrient Maximizers portfolio to deliver more value to farmers and retailers. This unique portfolio combines four products designed […]

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Researchers Show Banana Tree Fiber Paper Pouch Disrupts Nematodes
March 2022
Scientific Findings

Soil nematodes are a problem for many kinds of crops. For potatoes, the golden cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis) is a worldwide threat. Plants with infected, […]

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Black Bird Biotech New Distribution Agreements for MiteXstream
March 2022
Company News

Black Bird Biotech, creator of EPA-registered biopesticide MiteXstream, announced new distribution agreements that are facilitating its expansion into Montana, Michigan, and North Dakota stores. The […]

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University of Washington Research Genetically Engineered Soil to Replace Fertilizers
March 2022
Scientific Findings

New research from the University of Washington (U.S.) suggests that engineered bacteria could one day take the place of commercial crop fertilizers. In a study […]

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Biobest Launches Micromus-System
March 2022
Company News

Biobest has launched Micromus-System which is composed of both adults and larvae of the brown lacewing Micromus angulatus, a generalist predator that preys on all […]

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Beauveria bassiana and Trichoderma harzianum Control Uruguay Leaf-cutter Ants
March 2022
Scientific Findings

Leaf-cutter ants are a frequent problem in the different agricultural production systems in Uruguay that generate economic losses and costs to control them. Now, a […]

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Ecolibrium Biologicals EPA Registration for Lateral in New Zealand
March 2022
Company News

Ecolibrium Biologicals has received EPA registration for Lateral in New Zealand. Lateral is a bacteria-based bioprotectant that controls caterpillar pests in a range of crops. […]

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AgBiome Hires Chris Matton, Tim Meigs, Laura Potter, Rick Bartschi
March 2022
Personnel

AgBiome has hired four strategic leaders across their organization. Chris Matton was appointed general counsel to oversee and provide support and counsel for AgBiome’s corporate […]

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Bioceres Crop Solutions and Marrone Bio Innovations Agree to Combine Companies in All-stock Transaction
March 2022
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. and Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) have announced a definitive agreement to combine the companies in an all-stock transaction. The transaction […]

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Zentia AG Invests in Salveo Agro
March 2022
Company News

Swiss-based investment company Zentia AG entered as an early investor and for a material stake into Florida-based Salveo Agro, a new technology-based crop protection and […]

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Futureco Bioscience Names Jose Manuel Lara COO
March 2022
Personnel

Futureco Bioscience has announced that Jose Manuel Lara has been named chief operating officer (COO) of the company. Most recently in the role of technical […]

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AMVAC and Biotor Labs Enter Exclusive Option Contract Through July 2024
March 2022
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

AMVAC, an American Vanguard Company (AVD), and Biotor Labs, S.A., a Nicaragua-based developer of biological control solutions for a wide range of crops, have agreed […]

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Bodles Research Station Boasts New Biological Control Laboratory
March 2022
Company News

The Bodles Research Station in St. Catherine (Jamaica) now boasts a new biological control laboratory. Jamaica’s research and development division in its ministry of agriculture […]

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Peter McDonald Joins Ecospray as CEO
March 2022
Personnel

Peter McDonald is joining Ecospray as chief executive officer, effective May 2022. Ecospray is an independent UK-based biopesticide company based in Bury St Edmunds. McDonald […]

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Bioceres and Marrone Announce Agreement
March 2022
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. and Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) have announced a definitive agreement to combine the companies in an all-stock transaction. “This transaction […]

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