Biocontrols

Syngenta moves biologicals businesses to Syngenta Biologicals

To advance crop protection solutions for plant and soil health and to foster sustainability, Syngenta is moving its biologicals businesses under the Syngenta Biologicals umbrella. Syngenta Biologicals brings together Valagro, a pioneer in biostimulants and... more »

Crop nutrition provider Lucent Bio gains patent approval for fertilizer system

Crop nutrition provider Lucent Bio has received patent approval for a new biodegradable nutrient delivery technology that enables sustainable agriculture practices. Using water-insoluble biopolymers, the patented technology (US Patent No. 11,691,928) fundamentally reimagines the delivery... more »

Valent BioSciences highlights sustainability projects

Valent BioSciences LLC dedicated a new prairie park and solar field adjacent to its manufacturing facility in Osage, Iowa. The company also opened the doors of its facility to members of the community during the... more »

Biological crop protection and pollination pioneer dies

Peter Koppert, a pioneer in biological crop protection and natural pollination, has died. Koppert, founder of Koppert Biological Systems BV in the Netherlands, was 73. Up until only a couple of weeks before his June... more »

Trap system recognized in GreenTech award

Trap-Eye, an automated sticky trap monitoring system, has received recognition by winning the GreenTech Innovation Award. Launched at GreenTech Amsterdam 2023, Biobest’s sticky trap monitoring system employs artificial intelligence to make Integrated Pest Management (IPM)... more »

Stone wool growing media supplier starts soilless growing campaign

To feed and treat the world’s expanding population, Grodan, a stone wool growing media provider, is starting a branding initiative to focus public and policymaking attention on sustainable, soilless growing. Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is... more »

California grants available for sustainable pest management

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting grant applications for a program promoting sustainable pest control practices. The CDFA’s Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA) is accepting applications for the Biologically... more »

California approves Certis Biologicals nematicide

California farmers have a new product for controlling the threat of nematodes in their fields, orchards and vineyards with the approval of MeloCon LC by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. MeloCon LC, from Certis... more »

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