Inocucor’s Biological Crop Input Receives Organic Certification in Canada

The biological crop input Synergro, produced by Inocucor Technologies, received official organic certification for use by Canadian growers from Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd. The approval verifies compliance with Canadian Organic Standards and the USDA’s National Organic Program.

Synergro is a live-cell formulation for high-value produce, such as strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce and broccoli. Synergro and another Inocucor product, Synergro Free™, are among the first microbial crop inputs to be registered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Inocucor uses a patented fermentation process to combine multi-strains of bacteria and yeasts into powerful soil and plant optimizers that are safe for people and the environment. These products naturally improve crop yields, shorten growing periods and create healthier, more resilient soils for farmers and greenhouse growers.

In other news, Inocucor recently completed the $38.8 million CAD first close of its Series B financing round, with lead investor TPG Alternative and Renewable Technologies (San Francisco) and participation from Cycle Capital Management (Quebec), Desjardins Innovatech (Quebec) and Closed Loop Capital (U.S.).

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Marrone Bio Innovations Posts Wider Quarterly Loss

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Marrone Bio Innovations Receives EPA Approval for Novel Biofungicide

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Biopesticides

Stockton, Lidorr Build Biological Manufacturing Unit

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Marrone Bio Innovations Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Kenya Biologics Ltd. for Kenya and Tanzania

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Biopesticides

Valent U.S.A. Launches Sustainable Solutions Business Unit

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Marrone Bio Innovations Signs Distribution Agreement in North Africa

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Biopesticides

Bayer, Ginkgo Bioworks Join Forces for Sustainable Agriculture

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Africa Faces Annual $2bn-plus Maize Deficit if Fall Armyworm Poorly Managed

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Biopesticides

AgShift Launches Pilot Project with Marrone Bio Innovations to Assess Biopesticides

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AgBiome’s Howler Fungicide Receives EPA Approval

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Stockton Signs Distribution Deal with Syngenta Australia

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Vive Crop Protection in Partnership with SDTC

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Cutting Edge Conferences: Meister Media to Host Precision Agriculture and Biocontrols Events

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Biopesticides

Vive Crop Protection Forms Biopesticide Partnership with SDTC

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Communication Key in South African Biocontrols Industry

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Biopesticides

Biological Crop Protection Attracting Interest

There has been a flurry of excitement surrounding biological crop protection over the last few years, according to Spencer Maughan

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Marrone Bio Innovations Ships First Products to Africa

MBI shipped its biofungicide, REYSANA, to Morocco for use by growers on tomatoes, grapes and cucurbits.

Biopesticides

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