Biocontrols

New field trials show efficacy of Biotalys’ first biocontrol Evoca

Biotalys, an Agricultural Technology (AgTech) company protecting crops and food with protein-based biocontrol solutions, has unveiled the promising results of its latest field trials with its biocontrol Evoca. In 2021, an extensive program of 150... more »

Vestaron raises $82M in investment round

Vestaron recently closed Series C fundraising efforts, bringing in $82 million from new and existing investors at the peptide-based biological crop protection company. Lead investors include Ordway Selections and Cavallo Ventures. Argonautic Ventures, Fortistar and... more »

AgBiTech, UPL partner for new biosolutions

UPL, a global leader in sustainable agriculture solutions, and AgBiTech, a world leader in ag biologicals innovation to create healthy food systems, have entered a strategic partnership to bring a range of sustainable biosolutions to... more »

ProBlad Verde receives expanded label for California

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has approved the expanded crop and disease uses of Sym-Agro's ProBlad Verde fungicide. As a result of this approval, ProBlad is now registered for use on stone fruit and... more »

Washington Wine funds research projects tacking industry challenges

The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) awarded almost $1 million in research grants designed to improve wine quality by tackling high priority vineyard and winery issues. The organization’s board of directors approved 24 projects totaling... more »

Biobest invests in biocontrol company Biopartner

Biopartner and Biobest Group announced on April 26 that Biobest has acquired a 60% stake in Biopartner. Biopartner is a distributor of biological plant protection products, bumblebees for pollination, fertilizers and biopesticides in the Polish... more »

Bayer to create biologicals partnership with Ginkgo Bioworks

Bayer announced on April 22 that the company is pursuing an agreement whereby Ginkgo Bioworks will acquire Bayer’s West Sacramento Biologics research and development site and internal discovery and lead optimization platform. The contemplated transaction,... more »

Gretchen Pettis of BioSafe Systems goes to Pacific Northwest

Gretchen Pettis of BioSafeSystems will be donning a new hat within the company this year. In tandem with her role as an entomologist, Pettis will be providing technical support to the Pacific Northwest region of... more »

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