Biocontrols

California registers biopesticide for codling moth, oriental fruit moth larvae

BioTEPP Inc., a Canadian biotech company, recently received registration from the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) for its Virosoft CP4, a biopesticide used to control codling moth (cydia pomonella) and oriental fruit moth (grapholita molesta).... more »

Certis USA promotes biopesticides with new website tool

Certis USA has launched the company’s new website as a vital online resource for the company’s portfolio of biological products for use in U.S. and international commercial agriculture, nursery and greenhouse and home and garden. According to a news release, integrated into... more »

AgBiome’s Howler gets California’s state registration

AgBiome’s Howler fungicide was recently approved by the state regulators in California and New York, according to a news release from the company. Howler is listed with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) as a fungicide.... more »

Valent USA opens new innovation center in northern California

Valent U.S.A. has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in San Ramon, called the North American Innovation Center (NAIC), that physically unites employees from its California technical center in Dublin and headquarters in Walnut Creek. According... more »

AgBiome adds Marjin Dekkers as advisor

AgBiome, a developer of products from the Earth's microbial communities, announced Marijn Dekkers as the company’s newest advisor. Dekkers is the founder and chairman of Novalis LifeSciences, an investment and advisory firm for the LifeScience industry.... more »

Valent USA, National FFA Organization partner for sustainable agriculture education

Valent U.S.A. has partnered with the National FFA Organization to provide teachers across the United States with a first-of-its-kind “Sustainability in Agriculture Lesson Series.” Available through FFA’s educator resources platform, the curriculum is a free... more »

Vive Crop Protection, Marrone Bio to bring crop protection solutions to growers

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., a sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions company, and Vive Crop Protection, a precision chemistry solutions firm and owner of the patented Allosperse technology, announced an agreement Aug. 6 that will... more »

Primary BioAg Innovations, Global BioAg Linkages add Pam Marrone as board chair

Primary BioAg Innovations and Global BioAg Linkages announced Aug. 4 that Pam Marrone will become chair of the board of directors and partner in both companies. According to a news release, Marrone will mentor the... more »

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