biologicals

Biologicals firms join Platform10 roster

New biologicals companies have been added to the Platform10 #1 Company cohort. Platform10 is an international, multi-year collaboration that works to accelerate promising biopesticide companies, rigorously assess products, enhance grower confidence, and facilitate market development... more »

Study looks at grower support of biologicals

Informa Markets’ Farm Progress and Valent BioSciences have signed on as sponsors of benchmarking research focused on the use of agricultural biologicals on specialty crops. The study, "Biologicals: Specialty Crop Growers’ Perceptions, Values, and Potential,”... more »

Biological event kicks off global conversation

The Salinas Biological Summit owes its inspiration, in part, to sweeping changes proposed in California’s initiative to significantly reduce pesticides and promote sustainable pest management practices. That plan, “Accelerating Sustainable Pest Management: A Roadmap for... more »

Locus Agriculture expands biologicals line

Locus Agriculture has expanded its biological line. The move comes as rising prices and fertilizer availability threaten crop productivity and profitability, U.S. farmers are turning to new biologicals. Biologicals can significantly boost return on investment... more »

Syngenta moves biologicals businesses to Syngenta Biologicals

To advance crop protection solutions for plant and soil health and to foster sustainability, Syngenta is moving its biologicals businesses under the Syngenta Biologicals umbrella. Syngenta Biologicals brings together Valagro, a pioneer in biostimulants and... more »

Nichino America to distribute biofungicide in U.S., Canada

Nichino America Inc. and BioConsortia Inc. have announced a supply agreement for Nichino to market and sell BEC-60 biofungicide in the U.S. and Canada. BioConsortia invented and developed BEC-60, a novel microbial fungicide. It is... more »

California approves Certis Biologicals nematicide

California farmers have a new product for controlling the threat of nematodes in their fields, orchards and vineyards with the approval of MeloCon LC by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. MeloCon LC, from Certis... more »

AgBiome to use Ginkgo Bioworks technology

AgBiome, a leader in global microbial innovation, and Ginkgo Bioworks, which is building the leading platform for cell programming and biosecurity, have formed a partnership to optimize the performance of products in AgBiome’s pipeline of agricultural... more »

USDA-ARS research entomologist honored for insect studies

A U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) research entomologist is being honored for her work with insects as biological controls. Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, a USDA-ARS research entomologist, has been named a finalist for a... more »

DPH Biologicals releases regeneratively-produced biological solution

After two years of developmental work, DPH Biologicals has released RegenAphex, a technology platform based on the regenerative power of a proprietary plant-based humus extract. The extract is produced at the company’s Princeton, Illinois site,... more »

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