Crop Protection

BioConsortia raises $15 million to expand research

BioConsortia Inc. has closed an internal financing round of $15 million The company, which discovers, designs and licenses microbial products, plans to use the funding to finance expanded development of products designed to increase crop... more »

Simplot Grower Solutions distributes Vestaron product

Vestaron Corporation's insecticides will be available through Simplot Grower Solutions' extensive retail network through a new distribution agreement. Vestaron has developed and commercialized a range of novel peptide-based insecticides that offer an alternative to traditional... more »

Virginia fire blight infections predicted

If forecast rains materialize, Virginia Tech’s tree fruit pathology laboratory is predicting southern and central Virginia production regions will incur fire blight. “If today’s weather forecast predictions for 2 April become reality, NEWA’s fire blight... more »

Strawberry yields increased through UCCE research  

Troubled by puny plants, low yields and persistent mite problems, third-generation Southern California strawberry grower Glen Hasegawa was ready to give up on his transition from conventional to organic 12 years ago. “I’ve always liked... more »

Tech aids Salinas Valley grower Pezzini Berry Farms

Pezzini Berry Farms is using technology to combat pests and is considering other tech to improve harvesting efficiencies. Paul Pezzini, a farm market veteran who grew up in his family’s artichoke farming and retail business,... more »

Corteva Catalyst focuses on technology, sustainability

Corteva Inc. has launched Corteva Catalyst, an investment and partnership platform focused on accessing and bringing to market agricultural innovations, including a focus on genome editing, biologicals and other natural products. Corteva Catalyst will partner... more »

Laser system controls birds 

An autonomic laser bird control system helps reduce bird pests by providing non-lethal deterrence Ensuring the safe distance of birds from critical areas is a crucial concern for businesses, including ag operations, as avian presence... more »

Winegrape research seminar registration opens

Registration is now open for a seminar designed to share viticulture and enology research outcomes with growers. Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE), the Washington wine industry’s annual signature research event, is scheduled for... more »

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