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Nov. 12, 2020

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AgroPages released 58 news of biologicals companies in Obctober 2021. These press releases cover new biopesticide & biostimulant launches and registration, companies' strategies on development, partnership and acquisition. Below are the most-viewed 8 news among them.


INTERMAG presented VANADOO® new biostimulant based on vanadium as beneficial element


VANADOO is a new biostimulant based on vanadium as beneficial element. VANADOO is particularly effective due to aVADIUM® - unique, bioavailable molecule of vanadium. It is recommended in cultivation of plants, which underground storage organs are intended for harvest to increase quantity and quality of yield. The product has also beneficial effect on legume crops. Development of VANADOO results from INTERMAG long experience and confirms its position as worldwide leader in manufacturing and launching biostimulants based on beneficial elements in plant available forms. More>>


Syngenta Group acquires leading Biologicals company, Valagro


This strategic acquisition enables Syngenta Crop Protection to build a world-leading Biologicals business. Valagro has a strong commercial and production standing, as well as an industry-leading technology and research capacity. Valagro's well-established portfolio in biostimulants and specialty nutrients will complement both Syngenta Crop Protection's current range of biostimulants and biocontrols, as well as its future pipeline of biological solutions. This acquisition is fully in-line with Syngenta Crop Protection’s strategy to provide growers with additional complementary choices of products and technologies in order to effectively and sustainably care for their crops by managing resistance, enhancing soil health, reducing residues in crops, and addressing consumer demands. More>>


Rovensa to acquire Oro Agri, a leading provider of environmentally friendly biocontrol solutions


Oro Agri has delivered an impressive track record of growth over the past two decades, supported by a high-quality portfolio of patent-protected biological products. The acquisition of Oro Agri reinforces Rovensa as the leading independent provider of biological solutions globally and further expands its geographical footprint, particularly across the US, Asia and South Africa. Rovensa looks forward to partnering with Erroll Pullen (Founder and CEO of Oro Agri) and his outstanding management team to accelerate Oro Agri’s expansion by leveraging Rovensa´s platform to exploit further growth opportunities. More>>


Agro Advance Technology launches new generation of bioinseticides in Argentina


Agro Advance Technology announced the launch of a new generation of bio-inputs, as the first company in the South American country to develop a bioinsecticide based on the fungus, Beauveria Bassiana. The comapny also launched the first biological bait for ants in Latin America, and they have another biofungicide based on Trichoderma Harzianum, which is the first for foliar application and received an award in 2018 in China. More>>


Corteva Agriscience Inatreq™ active approved in Belgium


The naturally derived fungicide provides cereal farmers with first unique target site for Septoria in 15 years. Questar™and Aquino™ fungicide with Inatreq™ active are a new, naturally derived fungicide that offers market-leading curative and protectant control on all Septoria strains, supporting a long-term sustainable fungicide strategy on farms. These products will be available for sale in Belgium in time for the 2021 growing season. Inatreq is already approved in France and the Republic of Ireland, with the registration process continuing across the Europe region. More>>


Vittia Group launches new biopesticide Bio-Immune to combat Asian rust in Brazil


Bio-Immune is Brazil's first biological fungicide and bactericide for controlling Asian soybean rust. According to the manufacturer, this biological multisite has an innovative and super-concentrated formulation, which acts directly on the aerial part of plants, providing ample protection and ensuring their growth. As a result, the product improves the health and quality of soybean crops. 


Bio-Immune was developed from the isolate, BV02, of the bacterium, Bacillus subtilis. Its formulation contains endospores of BV02 and its metabolites. Such metabolites act indirectly by activating the plant's defense mechanisms, and directly inhibiting the germination of Phakopsora pachyrhizi spores. The product goes beyond plant protection. More>>


Sumitomo Chemical strengthens its crop protection business for sustainable agriculture


Sumitomo Chemical has announced the realignment of its group subsidiaries to further strengthen its biorational business. Valent BioSciences LLC (VBC) in the US will now be responsible for all of the biorational-related business functions of Sumitomo Chemical Group. It also announced Valent U.S.A. LLC (Valent), the US headquarters of Sumitomo Chemical’s crop protection business, has opened a new state-of-the-art facility that integrates Valent’s headquarters and R&D operations. These measures will allow the Sumitomo Chemical Group to accelerate its contribution to sustainable agriculture, while also enhancing and expanding its global crop protection business. More>>


Gowan Company announces California registration for EcoSwing® botanical fungicide


EcoSwing has shown consistent efficacy against key pathogens in almonds, grapes, berries, and stone fruit. The active ingredient, extract from the Swinglea glutinosa tree, works to desiccate fungal hyphae. Preliminary research also indicates that EcoSwing may aid in triggering innate plant responses to help boost plant defense mechanisms against fungal pathogens. More>>



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