Biocontrols

Pennsylvania growers struggle with spotted lanternfly

The Mid-Atlantic and Midwest are better known for apple production than wine, but it is winegrape growers who perhaps have the most to lose from the latest pest threatening that region. Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is... more »

Research, innovation in biological ag match Green New Deal

The calls to support an agricultural industry that is environmentally sound and sustainable have been trending upwards in recent weeks as a prominent component of the Green New Deal, a set of economic stimulus programs... more »

Vestaron receives California registration of Spear-LEP

Vestaron, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through migration from chemical pesticides to biologic peptides, has received registration approval for California of its recently launched product... more »

Valent USA appoints Dion McBay as vice president of sales

Walnut Creek, California-based Valent U.S.A. LLC has appointed Dion McBay as vice president, sales, effective Feb. 25.  McBay succeeds Rick Kraus, who has transitioned to a new role as national sales director, Integrated Farms and... more »

Marrone Bio names Moye as Southeastern US territory sales manager

Marrone Bio Innovations  (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII), a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, said Zack Moye has joined as Southeastern U.S.territory sales manager. In the Southeastern U.S., agricultural production is widespread... more »

Virosoft producer, BioTepp, names new CEO

BioTEPP, an innovative biotechnology company that produces an effective biopesticide for apple trees and other fruit trees like pear, plum or peach trees, announced today the appointment of agronomist Sylvie Richard, as President and Chief... more »

Marrone Bio Innovations’ Pam Marrone receives ‘Sustie’ award

Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII), was honored by the Ecological Farming Association Jan 25 at the EcoFarm Awards Dinner Banquet. She will be presented with the Steward of Sustainable Agriculture Award – or “Sustie”... more »

Florida registration secured for biofungicide AVIV

STK Bio-ag Technologies has secured Florida state registration for its biofungicide AVIV. Based on a proprietary strain of Bacillus subtilis IAB/BS03, AVIV biofungicide is an advanced microbial fungicide that delivers broad spectrum disease control both... more »


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