Crop Protection

Newly formed Plant Response Biotech to offer biological products

Plant Response Biotech and Koch Biological Solutions, LLC. have combined operations to form Plant Response Biotech Inc. The new venture will leverage both companies’ complementary capabilities, assets and product offerings. Plant Response Biotech is a plant... more »

How to attract bug-eating birds to farms

Hedgerows bordering farmland – plantings with native trees, shrubs, bunch grasses and wildflowers – support bug-eating birds, which helps with on-farm pest control, according to research by recent UC Davis graduate Sacha Heath and UC Cooperative Extension... more »

2nd-annual Biopesticide Summit & Awards coming to Birmingham, UK

The World BioProtection Forum recently announced that the second annual Biopesticide Summit & Awards will take place on 19-20 May 2020, at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom. The Summit aims to connect industry and... more »

Tools, funds target spotted lanternfly

Research funds and new tools are fueling another year of the fight against spotted lanternfly. The colorful, polka-dotted insects are an invasive species native to China, Bangladesh and Vietnam – and a significant risk to... more »

Corteva announces plans to expand global spinosyns capacity

Wilmington, Delaware-based Corteva Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) has announced its board of directors has approved a $145 million capital investment in the company’s Midland, Michigan, manufacturing facility to expand global capacity for the Company’s high-demand insect... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies wins at international Agrow Awards for Innovation

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. (the “Company” or “BVT”) (TSXV: BEE) (OTCQB: BEVVF) on Nov. 13 announced a win for the company – and for growers everywhere. BVT has been recognized in this year’s Agrow Award for... more »

Syngenta sues Atticus over patent issue

Syngenta announced Nov. 12 that it has sued agrochemical maker Atticus LLC (“Atticus”) for patent infringement. According to a Syngenta press release, the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of... more »

Marrone Bio’s bioherbicide shows control of Palmer amaranth weed

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions company, has reported positive results for the 2019 field trials for its novel bioherbicide, known as MBI-015. Field tests conducted in 2019 using commercial... more »


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