biologicals

Advancing research in biocontrols

Platform10 is an initiative to spur development and adoption of biopesticides and biocontrols through grower education and collaboration with manufacturers. The program, a byproduct of the Salinas Biological Summit, will see its first field trials... more »

Vestaron receives emergency use authorization in Italy to combat tomato leafminer

Vestaron has received emergency use authorization in Italy to combat tomato leafminer. Italy has become the second country in the European Union to grant farmers emergency access to Vestaron’s bioinsecticide SPEAR LEP to tackle infestations... more »

Wilbur-Ellis shows FFA leaders ag career opportunities

Wilbur-Ellis hosted a tour of its Woodland South, California location,  where more than 50 members of the California FFA learned about career opportunities in food production and agriculture. The “Day in the Life” tour featured... more »

Strawberry pests controlled by new tools 

Strawberry growers in the Central Coast are headed toward a zero-tolerance policy on lygus bugs, the most destructive insect pest in the crop. When the bugs feed on the seeds, they cause misshapen fruit that... more »

Custom Agronomics acquires BioTek Ag

Custom Agronomics, a custom formulator and manufacturer of private-label liquid plant nutrition, nutrient use efficiency and other specialty products, has acquired BioTek Ag to expand its focus on nutrient use efficiency products. BioTek Ag is... more »

Biologicals provider achieves zero waste

Biologicals provider Pro Farm Group Inc. (ProFarm) has achieved Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) certification for its reduction of waste. Guided by Ingenium Group LLC (Ingenium) and its Destination Zero team, ProFarm attained TRUE... more »

Biofungicide Mevalone approved for use in California

Sipcam Agro USA has launched biofungicide Mevalone in California. The fungicide has been used by grape growers in the U.S. and Europe for several years to manage bunch rot (Botrytis) and powdery mildew on wine,... more »

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 »

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 »

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