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Article Issue: September 2022

UPL Brasil Appoints Renato Seraphim as Chief Marketing Officer
September 2022
Personnel

UPL Brasil has appointed Renato Seraphim as chief marketing officer. An agronomist by training, Seraphim has 25-years of experience in the crop protection and plant […]

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Fungus Helps Australian Farmers Fight Flaxleaf Fleabane
September 2022
Scientific Findings

Farmers have a new biocontrol tool to help fight one of Australia's most challenging agricultural weeds, flaxleaf fleabane, which causes grain crop revenue losses of […]

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Flavinoids Show Promise for Combating Fall Armyworm
September 2022
Scientific Findings

Flavonoids produced by sorghum leaves have shown promising results in combating fall armyworm larvae. When sprayed on the leaves of corn, sorghum flavonoids stunt the […]

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Hawaii Seeks Biocontrol to Fight Hala Scale
September 2022
Scientific Findings

Hala scale is a tiny insect that sucks all of the nutrients from the leaves of the hala tree (Pandanus tectorius), and if left untreated, […]

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Iowa State Researchers May Have Farming Solution for Mars
September 2022
Scientific Findings

Researchers looking into extra-terrestrial farming might have found a solution for Mars. The group from Iowa State University have reported results using substrates that try […]

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Brazilian Research Team Looks at Ants for Biocontrol
September 2022
Scientific Findings

Ants can be more effective than pesticides at helping farmers produce food, according to new research. According to the paper ‘The effects of ants on […]

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Research Team Look to Beneficial to Battle Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
September 2022
Scientific Findings

A study involving scientists from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA)-CABI Joint Laboratory (Joint Lab) has highlighted the mass rearing capabilities of […]

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Fungal-Based Chitosan May Offer Control Against Plant Pathogens
September 2022
Scientific Findings

New biomaterials could be used instead of chemical products and pesticides to help farmers manage their crops in a more eco-friendly and sustainable way, according […]

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PlantwisePlus Partners in Kenya for Control of Papaya Mealybug
September 2022
Scientific Findings

PlantwisePlus has been working in collaboration with partners in Kenya to implement a classical biological control strategy to manage papaya mealybug (Paracoccus marginatus). The papaya […]

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Eden Research Appoints Horsman as Non-executive Director
September 2022
Personnel

Eden Research plc, the AIM-quoted company focused on sustainable biopesticides and plastic-free formulation technology, announced the appointment of Richard Horsman as non-executive director. Horsman brings […]

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UPL Names Mike Frank as CEO
September 2022
Personnel

UPL Corporation has appointed Mike Frank as the chief executive officer (CEO) of UPL's Global Crop Protection (CP) business that manages all CP assets outside […]

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Biden Signs Executive Order to Advance Bioeconomy
September 2022
Regulatory

On September 12, US President Joe Biden signed a new Executive Order (EO): Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American […]

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Heliae Development Appoints Pacheco as Business Development and Sustainability Director
September 2022
Personnel

Heliae Development LLC has appointed Isabella Pacheco as business development and sustainability director. In this position, Pacheco will foster relationships throughout the food supply chain […]

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European Commission Adopts New Rules to Increase Availability of Biologicals
September 2022
Regulatory

On August 31 of this year, the European Commission (EC) formally adopted new rules designed to increase the availability of and access to biological plant […]

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Lavie Bio Appoints Oron as CEO
September 2022
Personnel

Lavie Bio Ltd., a subsidiary of Evogene Ltd., has appointed Guri Oron as chief executive officer. Oron brings over 20 years of experience at various […]

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New Zealand Regional Seeks Approval for Release of Beneficial to Stem Golden Wattle
September 2022
Regulatory

Horizons Regional Council in New Zealand’s Manawatū-Whanganui region has applied on behalf of the National Biocontrol Collective for approval to import and release the bud-galling […]

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Valent BioSciences Names Mir as EVO and COO
September 2022
Personnel

Valent BioSciences LLC, a global biorational products leader in agriculture, public health, and forest health, has announced the promotion of Salman Mir to Executive Vice […]

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DEFRA Seeks Input on Release of Biocontrol Agents in England
September 2022
Regulatory

The UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is seeking views on whether Defra should license the release of non-native augmentative arthropod biological […]

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Board of Directors, Red Chilena de Bioinsumos
September 2022
Executives Speak

Biocontrol LATAM 2022 was held in Santiago, Chile in August. During the event, 2BMonthly editors took the opportunity to sit down with leadership from Red […]

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Researchers Evaluate Microbials for Red Crown Root Rot in Japan
September 2022
Scientific Findings

Soybean red crown root rot (RCR), caused by the soil-borne fungal pathogen, Calonectria ilicicola, is the most destructive disease affecting soybean production in Japan. To […]

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HortiPro adds PheroNesi to SemeonPro Line
September 2022
Company News

Earlier this year, the Dutch company, HortiPro, introduced a new pheromone line, SemeonPro. They have now expanded that range to include PheroNesi, a pheromone that […]

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BioConsortia Hosts Technology Event for Investors
September 2022
Company News

BioConsortia’s innovative microbial products and technical capabilities were on full display August 30 at its Davis, CA headquarters in an investor-focused technology showcase event. BioConsortia […]

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Pivot Bio Launches PROVEN and RETURN Microbial Seed Treatments
September 2022
Company News

Pivot Bio has launched a new class of products that integrates nitrogen with the seed during planting. PROVEN 40 On-Seed and RETURN On-Seed deliver nitrogen-producing […]

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Vestaron Announces Addition of $10M in Series C Funding, Adding Grosvenor
September 2022
Company News

Vestaron announced the addition of $10M to its Series C fundraising, adding Grosvenor Food & AgTech as an additional investor, bringing the total raise to […]

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NewLeaf Symbiotics’ TS201 Biopesticide Gains EPA Registration
September 2022
Company News

The U.S. EPA has issued registration for NewLeaf Symbiotics’ TS201, which contains the gram-negative bacteria Methylorubrum extorquens, under the Terrasym brand. The company is working […]

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Bee Vectoring Technology Earns Patent for CR-7 Microbial Strain
September 2022
Company News

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. (BVT) has been granted a patent for its Clonostachys rosea CR-7 microbial strain (CR-7) in Brazil for use as a […]

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Summit Nutrients acquires AGVNT
September 2022
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Summit Nutrients, LLC., a manufacturer and marketer of bio-nutritional and fertilizer products, has acquired AGVNT, LLC., an R&D company known for pioneering a technology platform […]

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Groundwork BioAg Completes an $18 Million Series B Raise
September 2022
Company News

Groundwork BioAg has completed an $18 million Series B raise. The round was led by Climate Innovation Capital (ClimateIC) with participation from HSBC Global Asset […]

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Andermatt Becomes Majority Shareholder in BIOinput
September 2022
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Swiss company Andermatt Group AG has become a majority shareholder (80 percent stake) in the Croatian company BIOinput d.o.o. Located in Varaždin, Croatia, BIOinput was […]

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Koppert Launches Veraneio Bionematicide
September 2022
Company News

Koppert has launched Veraneio (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens – UMAF6614), a biological nematicide, for control of root lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus brachyurus) and galls (Meloidogyne incognita and Meloidogyne […]

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UPL Announces Distribution Agreement with Oro Agri for Orange Oil
September 2022
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

UPL Ltd. announced a new collaboration with Oro Agri, a Rovensa company, for the co-distribution and further development of Orange Oil, a biosolution effective against […]

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Valent BioSciences Announces R&D Facilities Investments
September 2022
Company News

Valent BioSciences LLC has announced investments at several of its key research and development facilities: A major expansion is planned for the Biorational Research Center […]

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Sumitomo Corporation and MustGrow Biologics Extend Evaluation Agreement
September 2022
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Sumitomo Corporation and MustGrow Biologics Corp. have signed an extension to their exclusive evaluation and option agreement to continue developing MustGrow’s mustard-based technology across the […]

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Andermatt Announces New Subsidiary in Mexico
September 2022
Company News

Andermatt has established a new subsidiary in Mexico. In its starting phase, the company will be run by Felix Dubach, head of international market development […]

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ICL and Evogene Ltd. Announce a Multi-year Collaboration Agreement with Lavie Bio
September 2022
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

ICL and Evogene Ltd. announce a multi-year collaboration agreement between ICL and Lavie Bio Ltd., a subsidiary of Evogene. The collaboration will focus on developing […]

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Cérience Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Fyteko for NURSEED HC
September 2022
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

France-based seed producer Cérience has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Belgian biotech company Fyteko for European distribution of NURSEED HC for forage grasses and […]

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Heliae Agriculture’s Seed Treatment PhycoTerra ST Approved in Canada
September 2022
Company News

Heliae Agriculture’s seed treatment product derived from microalgae, PhycoTerra ST, has been approved for use in Canada. Launched in 2021 in the US, PhycoTerra ST […]

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Nigeria and Morocco Sign MoU to Boost the Biotechnology Sector
September 2022
Company News

Nigeria and Morocco have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost the biotechnology sector. The MoU was signed in Abuja by the Nigerian Agency […]

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Meristem launches BIO-CAPSULE and MICROBILIZE Biological Delivery Systems
September 2022
Company News

Meristem has launched two patent-pending biological delivery systems – BIO-CAPSULE and MICROBILIZE. Both technology systems result from work with industry partners and are designed to […]

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AgBiome and W.L. Gore Announce Microbial Production Discovery Collaboration
September 2022
Company News

AgBiome, Inc. is collaborating with W. L. Gore & Associates to discover and improve methods for growing commercially important microbes. This collaboration will bring together […]

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Corteva Signs Agreement
September 2022
BNA - Breaking News Alert

Corteva, Inc. and Symborg announced that Corteva has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Symborg, an expert in microbiological technologies based in Murcia, Spain. Respected […]

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Making Light Work
September 2022
Special Feature

Experts at two Midland universities in the UK are starting a new project to develop a photonic “nose” to monitor crops for pest infestations and […]

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