biologicals

Ostara hires chief technology officer

Ostara, a leader in phosphate fertilizers and nutrient management, has hired Aaron Waltz as chief technology officer. Waltz has more than 20 years of experience in the agriculture industry and deep agronomic expertise. He began his... more »

California pesticide report shows declining use

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has released its annual Pesticide Use Report for 2021 which confirmed preliminary data that showed a more than 10% statewide decline in pesticide use compared to the prior... 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 »

Grape biofungicide now available in U.S.

Sipcam Agro USA Inc. is now distributing a naturally derived biofungicide that helps growers target fungus in grapes in the U.S. Mevalone was designed to protect grape crops from fungal pathogens and formulated to provide long-lasting,... more »

AgBiome’s Theia fungicide approved in California

AgBiome Inc.’s Theia fungicide can be used throughout the U.S. to treat numerous plant diseases in fruit, vegetable and tree nut crops, with the recent approval by California regulators. Theia fungicide is the second proprietary solution... more »

Pennsylvania event brings them back

Rebounding from pandemic numbers, the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention in Hershey, Pennsylvania, experienced high attendance. Up to 2,250 growers, academics, exhibitors and others packed the show from Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.... more »

Corteva completes Stoller, Symborg acquisitions

Corteva Inc. has closed the acquisitions of Symborg, an expert in microbiological technologies, and Stoller, one of the largest independent companies in the biologicals industry. "These acquisitions illustrate Corteva's commitment to providing farmers with sustainable... more »

BioSafe celebrates 25th anniversary

Agricultural biologicals provider BioSafe Systems is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The BioSafe brand is built on “a creative and collaborative effort to change mindsets about sustainable chemistry’s successful work in the field,” according to a... more »

Asfertglobal sees possibilities in the U.S. biologicals market

A multi-national Portuguese company  that develops and markets biofertilizers, biostimulants and biocontrol products is focusing on the U.S. and other markets as it expands sales. Asfertglobal sees “enormous possibilities” in the U.S., according to a... more »

Balchem introduces biostimulant Metalosate StimPlus

BalChem Plant Nutrition, Montvale, New Jersey, has a new biostimulant on the market. Metalosate StimPlus is designed to increase yields and unlock plants’ potential, according to a news release, and provides them with the ability... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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