Crop Protection

Bee Vectoring Technologies gets EPA OK for first active ingredient

Bee Vectoring Technologies International recently received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval for Clonostachys rosea CR-7 (CR-7) for use as a fungicide on commercial crops. CR-7 is the first registered active ingredient for the Canadian-based company and the first... more »

EPA rule-making stirs up biostimulants industry

The EPA’s consideration of a regulation touching on biostimulants is drawing substantial interest from the industry. The agency collected comments on a draft document, “Guidance for Plant Regulator Label Claims, Including Plant Biostimulants,” in formal... more »

California drone company releases beneficial insects

Drones and insects have a lot in common: spindly appendages, buzzing noises, flight – and the ability to significantly impact fruit and vegetable crops. A California startup company is pairing the two as a service... more »

Sym-Agro debuts AzaPro for organic pest control

A new product from Sym-Agro, AzaPro, is marketed as providing control of more than 300 different insects, mites... more »

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 »


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