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Article Issue: April 2024

Rovensa Next Names Riccardo Vanelli as Head of EMEA
April 2024
Personnel

Rovensa Next has named Riccardo Vanelli as regional head of EMEA at Rovensa Next, based in Italy. In the role, Vanelli will drive the commercial […]

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FMC Announces Promotion of Darren Dillenbeck and Addition of Renato Guimarães
April 2024
Personnel

FMC Corporation announced Darren Dillenbeck, president, FMC U.S.A., has been elected vice president and president of FMC North America. FMC also announced that Renato Guimarães […]

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Impello Appoints Megan Foley as Pacific Northwest Coast Account Manager
April 2024
Personnel

Impello Biosciences has appointed Megan Foley as its new Pacific Northwest Coast account manager for controlled and open field agriculture. Foley comes to Impello most […]

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Lyndon Smith Named Chairman of The Fertilizer Institute's Biostimulant Council
April 2024
Personnel

Huma CEO Lyndon Smith was recently named chairman of The Fertilizer Institute’s Biostimulant Council. Smith has been involved in the humic space and with TFI […]

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Dale Kushner Appointed Senior Business Manager of Valent Canada
April 2024
Personnel

Valent U.S.A. LLC has appointed Dale Kushner as senior business manager of Valent Canada. Kushner will be instrumental in developing and executing Valent Canada’s strategic […]

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Amy O'Shea joins Flagship Pioneering and Invaio
April 2024
Personnel

Flagship Pioneering and Invaio Sciences announced that Amy O'Shea has joined Flagship Pioneering as CEO-partner and Invaio as chief executive officer and board director. O'Shea […]

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UPL Corp Leads US$1.75M Investment in Biological Ag-tech innovators
April 2024
Company News

UPL Corporation Ltd. and Radicle Growth announced SOLASTA Bio as the winner of ‘the Radicle Natural Plant Protection (NPP) Challenge by UPL’, securing a $1M […]

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Vestaron Granted Registration of Basin Bioinsecticide in Mexico
April 2024
Company News

Vestaron Corporation announced that COFEPRIS (Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risk) has granted registration of the active ingredient of Basin insecticide in Mexico. This […]

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Moa to Develop Next-gen Bioherbicides in Partnership with Croda
April 2024
Company News

Moa Technology and Croda International plc have formed a strategic partnership that aims to develop bioherbicides for land-based farms by combining Croda’s research into the […]

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Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director, International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA)
April 2024
Executives Speak

Over the past several months, the biocontrol industry has been focused on Europe and the ongoing efforts to bring about reform to its dysfunctional biocontrol […]

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Biocontrol Coalition Pens Letter to EU
April 2024
Regulatory

The Biocontrol Coalition recently penned the following open letter to Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission. RE: How to move forward after […]

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Successful On-farm Trials Using Metarhizium rileyi in Zambia
April 2024
Scientific Findings

Through activities on the PlantwisePlus program and the Village-based biocontrol of fall armyworm in Zambia project, funded by ACIAR, CABI has delved into combating the […]

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Anthracnose Control and Effect on Postharvest Quality of Avocado Fruit
April 2024
Scientific Findings

Anthracnose is an important group of fungal diseases that affects a wide variety of crops species.  In avocado, anthracnose develops in the field and decreases […]

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Role of Female Sex Pheromone in Crop Pest: New Biocontrol Possibilities?
April 2024
Scientific Findings

Researchers at the French public research institute INRAE have discovered that female pheromones play a remarkable role in the African cotton moth. The team has […]

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Potential of Trichogramma foersteri for Control of Spodoptera frugiperda and Spodoptera eridania
April 2024
Scientific Findings

Species of the genus Trichogramma Westwood (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) are widely used for pest control, highlighting the importance of exploring new species for the advancement of […]

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Tiny Weevils Waging War on Invasive Water Lettuce
April 2024
Scientific Findings

Julie Coetzee, deputy director of the Centre for Biological Control at Rhodes University in South Africa, and her team are currently working with Rand Water […]

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Efficacy of Atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus from Southern China as Biocontrol Agents Against Aflatoxin Contamination in Corn and Peanuts
April 2024
Scientific Findings

Aspergillus flavus is a ubiquitous facultative pathogen that routinely infects important crops leading to formation of aflatoxins during crop development and after harvest. Corn and […]

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Transcriptomic Investigation of Interaction Between a Biocontrol Yeast and Postharvest Fungal Pathogen on Apple
April 2024
Scientific Findings

A new study by Italian researchers, published in Communications Biology, investigates the application of an RNAseq analysis during interaction between the biocontrol agent (BCA) Papiliotrema […]

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Study Highlights Potential of Cyanobacteria as Biofertilizers
April 2024
Scientific Findings

One ecosystem's trash could be another ecosystem's treasure, according to scientists studying cyanobacteria, more commonly known as blue-green algae. Cyanobacteria are commonly found in South […]

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Malaysian Palm Oil Board Starts Trial for Biofertilizer
April 2024
Scientific Findings

The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), in collaboration with IBG Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, has commenced the trial for its latest innovative solution, the iM-bioGuard biofertilizer. […]

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Phosphite Biostimulant Efficacy Confirmed
April 2024
Scientific Findings

Data released by the Phosphite Biostimulant Stewardship Group (PBSG) using aggregated, anonymized trials results from its members shows continued efficacy in cereals crops for the […]

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Fly Biocontrol Release Targets Farm Snail Pests
April 2024
Scientific Findings

A biocontrol program has commenced on Australia’s South Coast, where Australian-bred parasitoid flies have been released to help control snail pests and protect crop yields, […]

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Custom Agronomics Appoints Tom Snipes as CEO
April 2024
Personnel

Custom Agronomics, a provider of private-label liquid plant nutrition and other specialty products – including biostimulants – for the agriculture, turf, and ornamental markets, announced […]

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Biofungicide Toltek New Seed Treatment for Cereal Growers
April 2024
Company News

Certis Biologicals and Certis Belchim have announced their first biofungicide formulation for cereals seed treatment: Toltek. The product is the first biological fungicide for take-all […]

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Velifer Bioinsecticide Approved for New Application Methods and Crops
April 2024
Company News

BASF has received a new label registration for Velifer bioinsecticide/miticide. The new registration allows greenhouse growers to use the product in dips and drench applications […]

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AminoA Introduces New Tank Mix Biostimulant
April 2024
Company News

UK biotechnology company AminoA has launched AminoA MIXAA biostimulant, a new universal tank mix featuring a blend of essential nutrients, amino acids and fulvic acid. […]

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AgroFresh Acquires Pace International LLC from Valent BioSciences
April 2024
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. has acquired Pace International LLC, including its domestic and overseas operations. Prior to the transaction, Pace was a subsidiary of Valent BioSciences […]

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AgBiome Sell-off Continues Following Sale of Two Main Products
April 2024
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Ginkgo Bioworks has acquired AgBiome's platform assets, including over 115,000 fully sequenced and isolated strains, over 500 million unique gene sequences, and relevant functional data […]

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Certis Belchim Partners with Landlab for Advanced Biostimulant Testing Services
April 2024
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Certis Belchim has signed a partnership deal with Landlab, an Italian research and development company that specializes in biostimulants. The services that Landlab can provide […]

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Acadian Plant Health and Koppert to Expand Biostimulants Access Across US
April 2024
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Acadian Plant Health has signed a strategic distribution partnership with Koppert USA. Under the partnership, Acadian customers gain access to an expanded support network, which […]

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Syngenta Group Partners with Agriodor to Develop Anti-Beet Aphid Biopesticide
April 2024
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Syngenta Group and France-based semiochemicals specialist Agriodor will work together on a biopesticide targeting the beet aphid. Xavier Thévenot, chief innovation and sustainable development director […]

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Vestaron and Simplot Grower Solutions Forge Strategic Distribution Partnership
April 2024
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Vestaron Corporation and Simplot Grower Solutions, a North American agricultural retailer, announced a US-wide distribution agreement that brings together Vestaron’s novel insecticides and Simplot Grower […]

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Bayer AG and Lavie Bio Continue Biofungicides Validation
April 2024
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Lavie Bio Ltd., a subsidiary of Evogene Ltd., and Bayer AG are happy enough with the results from their first year of joint validation trials […]

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Biotalys and Novonesis Partnership for Evoca NG
April 2024
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Biotalys and Novonesis have agreed to advance Evoca NG – the next generation of Biotalys’ product candidate Evoca – to the final stage of development. […]

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Newly Created France Biocontrôle to Represent IBMA
April 2024
Company News

IBMA has announced that it will be represented in France by a new organisation France Biocontrôle. France Biocontrôle is now the official national association of […]

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Carlos Ledó Launches Veganic Nature
April 2024
Company News

Carlos Ledó, founder of Idai Nature and former COO of Rovensa Next, has launched a new venture, Veganic Nature. The new company was launched on […]

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First Biostimulant Certified Under TFI Program
April 2024
Company News

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) announced that its newly launched Certified Biostimulant program has awarded the first certification for a biostimulant product. AgroLiquid’s PrimAgro C-Tech is […]

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ProBlad Verde Receives Expanded Crops and Diseases Use in California
April 2024
Company News

Sym-Agro announced that the California CDPR approved the expanded crop and disease uses of ProBlad Verde fungicide, now registered for use on blueberries and caneberries […]

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Impello Biosciences, Colorado State University Partner on Biologicals Research
April 2024
Company News

Impello Biosciences, an agricultural biostimulant company, and the Horticulture Center at Colorado State University (CSU) are to become research partners. Through the agreement, horticulture students […]

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BASF and Solidaridad Team Up to demonstrate biodiversity benefits to Brazilian Farmers
April 2024
Company News

BASF and Solidaridad have partnered to understand how sustainable farming activities can have an increased effect on biodiversity, environmental conservation, and the coexistence of agriculture […]

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3Bar Biologics Partners with Harrell’s on Azo Root
April 2024
Company News

3BarBio will supply its product Azo Root to the golf turf market through agronomic inputs producer and distributor Harrell’s. Azo Root is a biological product […]

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Puna Bio Launches Kanzama Biofertilizer
April 2024
Company News

Argentina-based agrobiotech startup Puna Bio has launched Kanzama, a biofertilizer using extremophile bacteria from Argentina’s Puna region. The product aims to improve crop yields, based […]

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New Name for Biobest – BioFirst Group
April 2024
Company News

Following its recent acquisition of Biotrop, Biobest Group has rebranded as BioFirst Group. “We now have a structure focusing on the horticulture market and a […]

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BioConsortia Secures $15M in Funding Round
April 2024
Company News

BioConsortia, Inc. has closed an internal financing round that will fund expanded development of microbial products that the company says are designed to increase crop […]

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UPM Launches New Biostimulant Product Range
April 2024
Company News

Finland-based UPM Biochemicals has launched a new range of bio-based plant stimulants, UPM Solargo. The company stated that in long-term testing, UPM Solargo products have […]

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Biolevel MaizeNP Bionutrition Receives OMRI Certification
April 2024
Company News

Biolevel Ltd. has received notification from the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) that MaizeNP soluble powder can be certified for organic corn production in the […]

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