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PlantArcBio/ICL Innovation agree biostimulant dev deal

Israeli plant biotechnology company PlantArcBio (Giv’at Hen) and Israeli specialty fertiliser company ICL Innovation (Tel Aviv) have agreed to collaborate for the development of crop productivity enhancers for agriculture.

Deals R&D

Silvar gains Canadian OK for soybean inoculant

Swiss biologicals company Andermatt Biocontrol's Canadian subsidiary, Silvar Technologies (Fredericton, New Brunswick), has received Canadian approval for the biostimulant, Rootwin Plus-S, for use on soybeans. 

Biologicals Canada

Brazilian Ag Ministry creates panel to boost bioinputs for organic agriculture

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture has set up a working group to implement its national inputs programme for organic agriculture – the bioinputs programme (Programa Bioinsumos).

Brazil Brazil Mapa

STK appoints Summit Agro exclusive distributor in US

Israeli biopesticide company STK has appointed the Sumitomo Corporation/Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha (ISK) joint venture, Summit Agro USA, as exclusive distributor in the US.

Deals Operations

MBI/Plant Products in Canadian distribution deal

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI - Davis, California), has appointed the Canadian horticultural products supplier, Plant Products (Leamington, Ontario), to distribute its biofungicide, Regalia Maxx (Reynoutria sachalinensis extract), in eastern and central Canada.

Marrone Bio Innovations Deals

EU approval cleared for new biofungicide

EU member states have cleared the proposed approval of a new biofungicide, ABE-IT 56 (components of lysate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain DDSF623). It is for use on grapevines.

Europe EU

Brazil Anvisa to OK three new biocontrol ais

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has recommended the approval of three biological control active ingredients.

Brazil Anvisa Biologicals

US EPA seeks comments on draft guidance for biostimulants

The US EPA is seeking public comment on a draft guidance document entitled “Guidance for plant regulator label claims, including plant biostimulants”.

United States EPA

EU Parliament approves biostimulant regulatory proposals

The European Parliament has voted through a proposal for a regulation laying down rules that would help harmonise EU rules on biostimulants and create a European Economic Area (EEA)-wide market for them.

Europe EU

Digipath files patent application for terpene-based biocontrol

US-based cannabis testing laboratory Digipath (Las Vegas, Nevada) has filed a US provisional patent application for “a method of determining terpene-based biocontrol agents for cannabis and hemp”.

Biopesticides Research

Brazilian biologicals market grew 77% in 2018

The Brazilian biologicals crop protection market grew by 77% last year to R$464.5 million ($123 million at the current rate) among associates of the Brazilian biological control enterprises association, the ABCBio, the Ministry of Agriculture reports.

Brazil Biologicals

Agrivalle presents new biofungicide in Brazil

Brazilian biologicals company Agrivalle has unveiled its recently approved microbiological fungicide, Shocker (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens + Trichoderma harzianum), for its domestic market.

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