Biocontrols

Improved cranberry hybrids sought for Wisconsin growers

Lorraine Rodriguez-Bonilla spent two summers hiking through remote areas of northern Wisconsin and Minnesota searching for wild cranberries as part of an effort to develop cranberry hybrids better suited to growing in Wisconsin. Rodriguez-Bonilla shared... more »

Marrone Bio signs with Anasac Chile for Grandevo, Venerate bioinsecticides in Chile

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.  (NASDAQ: MBII) (MBI), a provider of effective and environmentally responsible pest management and plant health products, announced today the signing of a commercial agreement with Anasac Chile S.A. to develop and... more »

Kemin Crop Technologies, Laboratoire M2 partner to distribute Thymox Control

Kemin Crop Technologies, the Kemin Industries business unit focused on providing crop protection and crop health solutions for specialty crops and commercial greenhouses, has announced a strategic partnership agreement with Laboratoire M2, a Canada-based technology... more »

Wettable powder insecticide now available in California

BioSafe Systems recently announced BioCeres WP is now available in California. This product is an insect-pathogenic bio-pesticide using the Beauveria bassiana fungus, according to a press release from the company. An OMRI-listed, ANT-03 strain, BioCeres... more »

Koppert’s multi-carrier release system helps effective use of drones

With the launch of the Natutec Drone, biological solutions innovator, Koppert Biological Systems, has entered the airspace and now can release its biological solutions over large agricultural expanses to control a range of harmful pests.... more »

Plant Response acquires Pathway BioLogic, strengthens ag biologicals capabilities

The recently formed biological joint venture, Plant Response, is acquiring applied microbial science company Pathway BioLogic to expand its portfolio of robust biological products offered to the agricultural industry. Plant Response was formed by combining... more »

Marrone Bio gains approval of Stargus biofungicide in California

Marrone Bio Innovations (NASDAQ: MBII) (MBI), a sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions company, said Jan. 14 that its patented Bacillus biofungicide, Stargus, has been fully reviewed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR)... more »

Wilbur-Ellis Co. launches organic farming-ready fungicide Romeo

Wilbur-Ellis Co., a producer in precision agriculture, crop protection, seed and nutritional products, announced Jan. 13 the launch of ROMEO, a new and innovative fungicide. Exclusively distributed by Wilbur-Ellis, Romeo is a preventive biofungicide that functions the same way vitamins work for humans. Romeo enables plants... 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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