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Botanical Solution honored at crop science awards

Crop protection provider Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI) has been recognized by winning the Crop Science Award for “Best New Biological Product (Biopesticide).” BSI, which develops sustainable and cost-effective botanical materials for agricultural and pharmaceutical applications,... more »

Certis announces sales leadership changes

Tim Riley has been promoted by Certis Biologicals to head the company’s U.S.-based sales team. Riley, a veteran sales leader, is national sales director for U.S. ag business. Riley joined Certis in 2020 as key... more »

German biotech start-up Targenomix bought by Bayer

Bayer has acquired  Targenomix, a German biotech start-up. The acquisition  should fortify Bayer’s Crop Science R&D pipeline by delivering new systems biology approaches for crop protection discovery. On Nov. 10, Bayer announced its purchase of... more »

Research council gives kudos to Vive Crop Protection

Vive Crop Protection has been recognized by the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for its innovation. NSERC honored Vive by naming it a co-recipient of the distinguished Synergy Award for Innovation. Cynthia Goh,... more »

Ag consultancy firm adds Farm Bureau vet

Mace Thornton, a veteran ag strategic communications professional, has joined Stratovation Group, an ag consultancy concern, as partner and chief operating officer. With a career spanning more than 30 years as a strategic communications professional... more »

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

Production strategies were in focus at Michigan State University’s (MSU) first annual Blueberry Field Day in August at the Trevor Nichols Research Center near Fennville, Michigan. The educational sessions included a presentation by MSU small... more »

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Growing fruit in the Lone Star State is difficult. Prolonged heat, drought, pests and diseases are among the challenges facing Texas fruit growers. At the Sept. 26-27 Texas Fruit Conference in New Braunfels, Texas, growers... more »

Western Growers seeks info on harvest automation

Western Growers is asking for information from growers and agtech start-ups for the second year of data collection for the Global Harvest Automation Report. The surveys will help the industry confront the ongoing threat from... more »

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Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

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