Verdesian Life Sciences expands leadership team

Verdesian Life Sciences named Jake Underwood as executive vice president of nutritionals and John Sam Wilson as vice president of technology development on Sept. 30. Underwood’s experience with sales, marketing and management will help provide strategic direction for the Verdesian nutritionals and micronutrients divisions. Wilson brings over 30 years of technology development experience. Read More »

Tessenderlo Kerley to buy DuPont hexazinone assets

Tessenderlo Group subsidiary Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI) and DuPont Crop Protection announced Oct. 1 an agreement for TKI to acquire certain DuPont business assets associated with hexazinone and hexazinone/diuron-only products. The agreement includes the sale of the Velpar, Pronone and Advance trademarks as well as certain know-how, registrations and supply agreements with third parties. Read More »

Congress passes bill to renew Grain Standards Act provisions

Congress recently reauthorized provisions of the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA), such as Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) collection of fees for export-inspection and weighing services, renewal of the USGSA Advisory Committee, and requiring the FGIS to provide export inspections during any suspension of services by a delegated state inspection agency. Read More »

MBI's Majestene wins EPA approval for nematode control

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) said Thursday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved its new bionematicide,  Majestene,  for controlling nematodes (roundworms) on a wide range of agricultural crops.Majestene provides growers with a new option for controlling nematodes by preventing root galling, inhibiting eggs from hatching and reducing population density, MBI said. Read More »