Biocontrols

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 »

Sherry Mitchell to lead Vestaron’s marketing efforts

Vestaron has appointed Sherry Mitchell as director of marketing. Sherry most recently was North America Director of Communications for Nufarm Americas, a developer and marketer of crop protection and enhancement products, for its agriculture and... more »

Penn State, ag officials look to slow spread of spotted lanternfly

With spring and the accompanying emergence of insects upon us, grape growers, orchardists, nursery operators, homeowners and others in southeastern Pennsylvania are bracing for infestations of spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest from Asia that appeared... more »

Student entomologist stalks predators to save Washington apples

White, fuzzy, and about the size of a pencil tip, the woolly apple aphid is a persistent pest in Northwest apple orchards, harming trees and shrinking apple harvests. Robert Orpet, doctoral student at Washington State... more »


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