Crop Protection

New products advanced by BioConsortia

BioConsortia, a developer of microbial solutions for plant trait enhancement and yield improvement, has moved multiple new products into the registration phase. BioConsortia has a R&D platform for the discovery of beneficial microbes and a... more »

California offers IPM research grants

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is taking grant applications for its Biologically Integrated Farming Systems (BIFS) and Proactive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Solutions programs. Both programs are administered by the Office of... more »

Bacteria within grapevine-killing crown gall tumors eyed

Scientists have mapped the DNA of bacteria found within a chronic disease affecting grapevines, a feat they hope will ultimately help protect the multibillion-dollar grape industry that produces juice, jelly, wine and other important products.... more »

Marrone Bio’s Pam Marrone Receives innovation award

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII), an international leader in sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, today announced that Pam Marrone, founder and chief executive officer, has received the 2019 American Chemical Society (ACS) Award... more »

$4M in financing round raised to support AgroSpheres’ technology

AgroSpheres, an agricultural technology company developing a novel delivery system for crop protection products, said Aug. 27 it has raised $4 million in a Series A financing round.  Venture capital firm Ospraie Ag Science led... more »

Convertible cover for protected apple cultivation unveiled

What is a way of protecting apple cultivation from pests and fungal diseases while reducing the use of pesticides as much as possible? Researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands may have developed an... more »

Severe brown marmorated stink bug damage in California orchard

Last May, a Turlock almond grower noticed nearly all the nuts on a row of trees in his orchard had fallen to the ground. “It looked like we shook this row,” he said. “I was... more »

New insecticide Requiem Prime to be distributed by Certis USA

Growers have added access Requiem insecticide products to control sucking pests across several crops and will will now benefit from distribution of the latest product – Requiem Prime – through Certis USA, a manufacturer and distributor... more »


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