Biocontrols

New insecticide Requiem Prime to be distributed by Certis USA

Growers have added access Requiem insecticide products to control sucking pests across several crops and will will now benefit from distribution of the latest product – Requiem Prime – through Certis USA, a manufacturer and distributor... more »

Biological control of brown marmorated stink bug in Michigan

Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an invasive pest from Asia, has by now established across most of Michigan since its first detection in 2010. You can find them in all sorts of habitats from woodlots... more »

‘A new class’ of fungicide attacks fruit diseases

ProBlad Verde is a  new biochemical fungicide that leverages the naturally occurring BLAD polypeptide for a multi-site mode of action that controls fungal diseases on fruit. “ProBlad Verde has proven to be a strong biological... more »

Organic research and training center coming to California’s Ventura County

The Rodale Institute will establish a new organic research and training center at a Camarillo, California farm. The project is being funded by Ventura Seed Company, a hemp seed propagation and cultivation company with growers... more »

Grower summit educates on organic farming in the FSMA era

The Organic Grower Summit (OGS) in December will include an educational session diving into the changing landscape of food safety on organic farms, and compliance with the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety... more »

Marrone Bio offers biocontrols program for California growers

Marrone Bio Innovations, a leading developer of bio-based products for pest management and plant health, recently launched a program developed for California growers, BioUnite. BioUnite will help growers with integrated pest management programs “that harness... more »

Marrone Bio allowed key claims for Grandevo WDG

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII) (MBI), a leading developer of biological crop protection and plant health solutions, has received a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for key claims covering the... more »

ALLUMA marketed as a biological ‘synergist’ for insecticides

Visalia, California-based Sym-Agro is marketing a product for making tank mixes of insecticide more effective on fruit and vegetable plants. The product, brand name ALLUMA, is a high-potency broad-spectrum, plant-based... more »

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