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Meristem Crop Performance adds Midwest staff

Meristem Crop Performance has added two Indiana-based account managers. Cody Stevens of Pendleton, Indiana, and Jediah French of Leopold, Indiana, will market Meristem’s crop inputs to farmers in Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan. [caption id="attachment_37675" align="alignleft"... more »

FAA approves Guardian Agriculture unmanned aircraft

Guardian Agriculture has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate its aircraft nationwide. Based in Woburn, Massachusetts, Guardian is a leading developer of Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) systems for commercial-scale... more »

Staff changes at Valent BioSciences

Valent BioSciences LLC is publicizing some staff changes. Ted Melnik, president and CEO, plans to retire in July. Salman Mir, executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been named Melnik’s successor. Melnik joined Valent... more »

Harpe Bioherbicide finishes investment round

Harpe Bioherbicide Solutions has closed a $10.5 million round of fundraising. Harpe is an ag tech company focused on providing natural and sustainable herbicide solutions The financing provides North Carolina-based Harpe the resources to advance... more »

Syngenta and Biotalys partner to fight pest resistance

Syngenta Crop Protection and Biotalys are collaborating to research, develop and commercialize new biocontrol solutions to manage key pests in a broad variety of crops. Biotalys is an agricultural technology company focused on protein-based biocontrol... more »

Orchard covers, netting solutions have varied impact

Editor’s note: This article is an expanded version of the article that appeared in print. Orchard protective covers and netting used in fruit production can reduce hail damage and provide sunburn protection, along with other... more »

Steam can help control weeds, soil pathogens

Researchers are examining how growers can control weeds and soilborne pathogens through steam and alternative chemicals. A session during the March 7-10 North American Strawberry Symposium in San Luis Obispo, California, examined research into weed... more »

Salinas Biological Summit June 20-21

Among growers who rely on chemical inputs to ensure their crops aren’t lost to voracious insects or overgrown with weeds, it’s not a surprise that they’re not going to be able to rely on those... more »

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