Crop Protection

Koppert’s multi-carrier release system helps effective use of drones

With the launch of the Natutec Drone, biological solutions innovator, Koppert Biological Systems, has entered the airspace and now can release its biological solutions over large agricultural expanses to control a range of harmful pests.... more »

Plant Response acquires Pathway BioLogic, strengthens ag biologicals capabilities

The recently formed biological joint venture, Plant Response, is acquiring applied microbial science company Pathway BioLogic to expand its portfolio of robust biological products offered to the agricultural industry. Plant Response was formed by combining... more »

Marrone Bio gains approval of Stargus biofungicide in California

Marrone Bio Innovations (NASDAQ: MBII) (MBI), a sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions company, said Jan. 14 that its patented Bacillus biofungicide, Stargus, has been fully reviewed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR)... more »

Helm Agro adds Jeff Krieger as regional sales manager for east Cornbelt

Helm Agro US, a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products, announces the hiring of Jeff Krieger as regional sales manager for the east Cornbelt. In his new position, Krieger will be responsible for... more »

Wilbur-Ellis Co. launches organic farming-ready fungicide Romeo

Wilbur-Ellis Co., a producer in precision agriculture, crop protection, seed and nutritional products, announced Jan. 13 the launch of ROMEO, a new and innovative fungicide. Exclusively distributed by Wilbur-Ellis, Romeo is a preventive biofungicide that functions the same way vitamins work for humans. Romeo enables plants... more »

Certis USA adds sales representative in Mountain West region

Certis USA has added Jason Downs as the newest member of the biopesticide leader’s team of experienced sales representatives. Downs will service customers as the sales manager, Mountain West region that includes the states of... more »

USDA, FDA, EPA launch website for biotechnology regulation

In recognition of January 2020 as National Biotechnology Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched on Jan. 9 a Unified Website for... more »

$1.5M set for nutrient management projects, including for cherry, in California

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Fertilizer Research and Education Program announced more than $1.5 million in grant funds are being awarded to agricultural organizations and universities as a result of the Fertilizer Research... more »


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