Biocontrols

New crop groups OK’d to help growers identify pest management tools

Two new crop groups have been added to the IR-4 Project Regulation of Crops, Crop Groups, Crop Subgroups and Crop Definitions. The additions will make it easier for growers of various herbs and spices to identify... more »

Koppert acquires Brazilian Geocom to accelerate precision agri-farming

Koppert Biological Systems, a biological crop control company, has acquired Geocom, headquartered in Lençóis Paulista – São Paulo, Brazil. Operating in the field of agricultural technology, Geocom is a pioneer in image geo-processing and the... more »

Senstar Insecticide protects against woolly apple aphid, pear psylla

Apple and pear growers now have a unique new option to protect fruit from damaging insects. A new Product from Valent U.S.A. is now available for use in pome fruit   According to a news release,... more »

Biobest acquires ownership of Beneficial Insectary Inc. of California

Beneficial Insectary Inc., a North America independent producer of beneficial insects and mites, and Biobest Group NV, a  biocontrol and pollination today jointly announced that Biobest Group NV – through its subsidiary Biobest USA, Inc.... more »

Amvac to distribute Vintec fungicide in the US

Amvac, an American Vanguard Co., announced Oct. 13 that Vintec, a biological fungicide, is now registered in the U.S. by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is pending state regulatory approval. The product will be... more »

Westbridge introduces Xena Spreader-Sticker; available for certified organic crops

Westbridge Agricultural Products announced Oct. 9 that Xena Spreader-Sticker has been listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) for use on all certified organic crops. Xena Spreader-Sticker... more »

Certis USA expands sales force with two key account managers 

Certis USA has added two agriculture industry veterans to its commercial sales team in the U.S. Sherm Hollins and Tim Riley bring with them decades of experience dedicated to serving the needs of agriculture customers... more »

Syngenta Group acquires biologicals company Valagro

Syngenta Group announced Oct. 6 the acquisition of Valagro, a biologicals company, by its business unit Syngenta Crop Protection. According to a news release, the investment positions Syngenta Crop Protection as one of the key... more »

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