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Article Issue: February 2024

New Head of Field Technology for Kula-N
February 2024
Personnel

Kula Bio, an agtech biofertilizer company, announced the appointment of Chad Effertz as the new head of field technology. Effertz will be responsible for spearheading […]

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Micropep Receives EPA Classification for MPD-01
February 2024
Regulatory

Micropep Technologies announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified MPD-01, Micropep’s peptide-based biofungicide that controls specific plant pathogens to improve crop yield […]

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Discovery of Tiny Insect-killing Worm
February 2024
Scientific Findings

University of California-Riverside (UCR) scientists have discovered a tiny worm species that infects and kills insects. This new species is a member of a family […]

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Biotalys Enters into Academic Collaborations with Scientific Leaders in Europe and US
February 2024
Scientific Findings

Biotalys has entered into several academic collaborations with leading researchers in plant pathology in both Europe and the US. Biotalys’ R&D program BioFun-4 was initiated […]

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WUR Launches Major Research Project on Plant-parasitic Nematodes Control
February 2024
Scientific Findings

Root-knot nematodes are now appearing further north in Europe and cyst nematodes have become more difficult to control, threatening major crops such as tomato and […]

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Pivot Bio, Iowa State University Partner on Center for Sustainable Agriculture
February 2024
Scientific Findings

Pivot Bio has opened its new 36,000-square-foot Customer Success Center in the heart of the Iowa State University Research Park. The facility will develop microbial […]

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Macaronesian Plants as Promising Biopesticides Against Mediterranean Fruit Fly
February 2024
Scientific Findings

Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) is responsible for significant economic losses in the fruit production industry, and the market lacks biopesticides that are effective but […]

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Unveiling Biocontrol Potential of Trichoderma Isolates Against Tomato Leaf Spot Disease
February 2024
Scientific Findings

A recent study by Philip, B., Behiry, S.I., Salem, M.Z.M. et al. has demonstrated that Trichoderma afroharzianum TRI07 metabolites inhibit Alternaria alternata (tomato leaf spot) […]

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GLVs: Nature’s Biopesticide Studied
February 2024
Scientific Findings

Green leaf volatiles (GLVs) are easily evaporated oils that plants use to communicate with other plants and defend themselves against herbivores or pathogens like bacteria […]

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University of Missouri Extension Receives Grant to Study Biological Control
February 2024
Scientific Findings

North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education has awarded University of Missouri Extension a three-year, USD$250,000 grant to study the management of fusarium disease in […]

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Updated Free Guide for Greenhouse Biological Control Agents Available
February 2024
Scientific Findings

Growers new to biological control are sometimes overwhelmed by the number and diversity of biological control agents for the most common greenhouse insect and mite […]

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Compass Minerals Names Edward Dowling CEO
February 2024
Personnel

Edward C. Dowling Jr. is Compass Minerals’ new president and chief executive officer. He succeeds Kevin S. Crutchfield, who stepped down from his position as […]

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Vestaron Appoints Juan Estupinan as Interim CEO
February 2024
Personnel

Juan Estupinan, chief financial officer (CFO) with Vestaron Corporation, has been named the company’s interim CEO and president. Estupinan replaces Anna Rath as CEO. Estupinan […]

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Bionema Launches Biodegradable Surfactant
February 2024
Company News

Bionema Group has launched its new biodegradable surfactant, Soil-Jet BSP100. The product features patented Polyether-Modified Polysiloxane technology, which the company said will reshape irrigation and […]

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Emerson Alexandre Oliveira, Director of Crop Nutrition at HELM
February 2024
Executives Speak

The multinational company HELM AG, a private company supplying fertilizers and agrochemicals to global markets, has announced its entry into the Brazilian crop nutrition market. […]

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What is the BC Coalition?
February 2024
Special Feature

A new campaigning coalition advocating increased access to biocontrol within the European Union (EU) was launched in January. The Biocontrol Coalition already has a number […]

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Brazil Approves TEIKKO to Control Nematodes in Soybeans
February 2024
Company News

Plant Health Care, a provider of peptides, announced that its nematicide, TEIKKO, has received federal approval in Brazil in time for commercial launch for the […]

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Biobest Group Acquires Full Ownership in Biobest Antalya
February 2024
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Biobest Group N.V. and Antilsan announced the acquisition by Biobest Group of Antilsan’s remaining 40 percent share in Biobest Antalya, a Turkey-based company in bumblebee […]

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Bioglobal Launches BioAttract-FAW
February 2024
Company News

Chinese semiochemical company Bioglobal has launched a new BioAttract kairomone product to be deployed against fall armyworm (FAW) on the Asian continent. The company’s trial […]

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Bioline Launches Bugline Duo
February 2024
Company News

Bioline AgroSciences has launched Bugline Duo and Gemini Duo, two patented innovations for releasing predatory mites to protect crops against pests. The Bugline Duo system […]

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Invaio and LDC Collaborate
February 2024
Company News

Invaio Sciences and Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) enter a three-year collaboration to address citrus greening disease (Huanglongbing-HLB) in Brazil. HLB is spread by the Asian […]

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HELM Agro US Unveils Additions to Plant Advantage Portfolio
February 2024
Company News

HELM Agro US has expanded its Plant Advantage portfolio with the introduction of two products, Contour and UpLink. Contour, a soil improvement product, is crafted […]

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SugaROx Raises Finance for T6P Technology
February 2024
Company News

Rothamsted Research and Oxford University spin-out SugaROx is developing a biostimulant with potential to deliver up to 20 percent yield gains in wheat, using a […]

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Sipcam Agro USA Launches Mevalone in California
February 2024
Company News

Sipcam Agro USA, Inc., has launched its biofungicide Mevalone in California, offering grape growers management of bunch rot (Botrytis) and powdery mildew on wine, table […]

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Brazil’s SuperBAC Launches Two Biodefensives
February 2024
Company News

Brazil-based SuperBAC Bio Technology Solutions has obtained a registration certificate from Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAPA) and will begin marketing new plant protection […]

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MustGrow Receives Registration Approval for TerraSante in Oregon
February 2024
Company News

MustGrow Biologics Corp. announced receipt of The State of Oregon Agriculture Fertilizer Registration Certificate for its mustard plant-based TerraSante, an organic product that the company […]

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Corn Rootworm Bioinsecticide Now Available in Select US States
February 2024
Company News

BioWake Prime, the new EPA-registered corn rootworm bioinsecticide from AMVAC GreenSolutions, is now available through retail facilities for the 2024 growing season. BioWake Prime contains […]

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Vestaron Bioinsecticide Enters European market via Emergency Use Authorization in Greece
February 2024
Company News

Vestaron Corporation has been granted an article 53 Emergency Authorization to provide farmers in Greece with access to Spear LEP, a peptide-based insecticide that targets […]

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Syngenta and Enko Accelerate Discovery of Innovative Crop Protection Solutions
February 2024
Company News

Syngenta Crop Protection and crop health company Enko announced the discovery of novel chemistry that could potentially control fungal disease in crops, using a platform […]

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Bee Vectoring Technologies Paid Demonstration Trials in Mexico
February 2024
Company News

Bee Vectoring Technologies has announced it has begun conducting demonstration trials with a major multi-national grower in Mexico surrounding BVT’s proprietary Vectorite with CR-7 (Clonostachys […]

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Amoéba outlines plans to move focus from R&D to product roll-out
February 2024
Company News

France-based Amoéba has announced a series of actions to further its reorientation from an R&D focus to a commercial and industrial company. Included in the […]

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T34 Registered for Use on Banana in Ecuador
February 2024
Company News

A new authorization has been granted for the commercialization of the T34 Biocontrol phytosanitary product in Ecuador. This authorization, with the registration number 008-001/ACB approved […]

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HAL Investments to fund Koppert expansion
February 2024
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Netherlands-based investment company HAL Investments is investing 140 million euros in Koppert, providing capital to strengthen Koppert's position and accelerate its international expansion. The investment […]

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