EPA unveils ag exemption on lavandulyl senecioate residue levels

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled an exemption this week that eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of lavandulyl senecioate.  The exemption is valid for all raw agricultural commodities when applied or used in microbeads/dispensers at a rate up to 150 grams active ingredient, acre or year in accordance with good agricultural practices. Read More »

AgBiome raises $34.5 million to develop organic-farming fungicide

Agricultural biotechnology company AgBiome raise $34.5 million from investors for research and development into its first product, a fungicide for organic farmers. AgBiome, based in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park, will submit an application to the Environmental Protection Agency within the next few weeks, but the company does not anticipate being ready to sell its first product, codenamed Howler within the company, until some point next year. Read More »

Valagro names new global marketing director

Benoit Genot was recently named as the new global marketing director of Valagro S.p.A. Genot , who recently was Arysta Lifescience's head of marketing global biostimulants and innovative nutrition, brings over 25 years of experience of working with multinational companies as well as interest and experience in the development and marketing of biostimulants and crop protection and nutritional products. Read More »