Biocontrols

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 »

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 »

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