Biocontrols

BioConsortia raises $15 million to expand research

BioConsortia Inc. has closed an internal financing round of $15 million The company, which discovers, designs and licenses microbial products, plans to use the funding to finance expanded development of products designed to increase crop... more »

Simplot Grower Solutions distributes Vestaron product

Vestaron Corporation's insecticides will be available through Simplot Grower Solutions' extensive retail network through a new distribution agreement. Vestaron has developed and commercialized a range of novel peptide-based insecticides that offer an alternative to traditional... more »

Corteva Catalyst focuses on technology, sustainability

Corteva Inc. has launched Corteva Catalyst, an investment and partnership platform focused on accessing and bringing to market agricultural innovations, including a focus on genome editing, biologicals and other natural products. Corteva Catalyst will partner... more »

Certis Biologicals adds fungicides from AgBiome

Certis Biologicals has acquired Howler and Theia fungicides and other assets from AgBiome. “Certis Biologicals is committed to contributing to the growing biologicals market,” Jow-Lih Su, interim CEO of Certis Biologicals, said in a news... more »

Bioherbicide manages broadleaf, grass weeds

Products from Harpe Bioherbicide Solutions Inc., have been through more than 1,000 field and greenhouse trials, showing they are effective against broadleaf and grass weeds and seeds. The innovation comes as consumers are demanding more... more »

Sustainable pest management winegrape webinar focus

An upcoming webinar is deigned to inform winegrape growers about recent research on biological control in winegrapes. The WAVEx webinar is scheduled for March 21 from 12:30–1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The event is sponsored by... more »

Vestaron’s BASIN bioinsecticide approved by EPA

Vestaron Corp. has received approval for indoor/greenhouse use from the EPA for its second novel-acting peptide-based insecticide, BASIN. This approval marks a milestone in Vestaron's mission to revolutionize the agricultural crop protection industry by creating... more »

IFG owner Bloom Fresh appoints interim CEO

Bloom Fresh International, which owns International Fruit Genetics (IFG), has appointed an interim chief executive officer to lead what’s touted as the world’s largest fruit breeding company. Josep Jove Estiarte, chief innovation officer, is CEO. ... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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