Biocontrols

Strawberry growers deploy sticky rolls to monitor thrips and whitefly

In the case of strawberry cultivation under artificial lights, most growers choose to introduce biological pest control, just as they do in an unlit crop. "Growers who extend the cultivation or harvest in winter can... more »

Biotalys sends first protein-based biocontrol registration package to the EPA

Biotalys transformative food and crop protection company, announced Jan. 21 that it has submitted its first protein-based biocontrol, Evoca, to the EPA in the United States for approval. Pending EPA registration, this biocontrol will offer... more »

Terra Vera announces launch as alternative to conventional pesticides

Terra Vera, Terra Vera, an agricultural technology company, announced its launch Jan. 13, offering solutions to replace conventional pesticides and increase product safety and consumer confidence within the agriculture industry. According to a news release,... more »

Marijn Dekkers named chairman of AgBiome Board of Directors

AgBiome, a developer of products from the Earth's microbial communities, announced Marijn Dekkers as the company’s chairman, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Dekkers is the founder and chairman of Novalis... more »

Guarda, BioSafe Systems new thyme oil antimicrobial introduced

BioSafe Systems has partnered with Lidan Inc. of New York City, New York, to exclusively manufacture, market and distribute Guarda, a new crop protection solution. According to a news release, Guarda is a liquid bactericide/fungicide... more »

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 »

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