Cavallo Ventures Makes Strategic Investment in Crop Enhancement to Advance Sustainable Agriculture

Cavallo Ventures Makes Strategic Investment in Crop Enhancement to Advance Sustainable Agriculture   The venture capital arm of Wilbur-Ellis–a recognized leader in the marketing and distribution of crop protection, precision agriculture technology, seed and nutritional products–aims to accelerate the application of sustainable crop protection technologies for high-value fruit and vegetable crops SAN JOSE, Calif.—Jan 22,…

Cavallo Ventures Makes Seven Figure Investment In Pesticide Disruption

Cavallo Ventures Makes Seven Figure Investment In Pesticide Disruption Cavallo Ventures, the venture capital arm of global agribusiness company Wilbur-Ellis, has just announced a seven figure investment in agricultural technology startup Crop Enhancement, Inc. The California-based company makes CropCoat, a unique protective coating being touted as an alternative to more toxic pesticides on the market. “In trials we’ve completed, our…

New Mode of Action to Stop Insects

New Mode of Action to Stop Insects Agriculture has seen its fair share of new startup companies in the last five years. With billions being invested in new ideas, a lot of brainpower is being put toward a range of new ideas. Recently, Farm Progress talked with Kevin Chen, CEO, Crop Enhancement, a venture-capital-funded company…

What does Marcus Meadows-Smith see in Crop Enhancement?

What does Marcus Meadows-Smith see in Crop Enhancement? “As veterans of the biopesticide industry go, Marcus Meadows-Smith is a heavy hitter. His résumé is packed with transformative business performance at several major companies (Bayer, AgraQuest, Chemtura, among others). Currently the CEO of BioConsortia Inc., Meadows-Smith has just taken a role on the board of directors…

Cargill Boosts Cocoa Productivity and Quality Using Crop Enhancement’s Sustainable Crop Production Technology

Cargill Boosts Cocoa Productivity and Quality Using Crop Enhancement’s Sustainable Crop Production Technology   Indonesian cocoa growers in Cargill’s extensive network are eager to expand their use of this effective, farmer-friendly solution that reduces the need for synthetic pesticides   SAN JOSE, Calif.—September 10, 2018: Crop Enhancement Inc., an innovator of sustainable agrochemical products for…

Envisioning the Future of Crop Protection

Envisioning the Future of Crop Protection “One of the biggest challenges facing farmers — and many consumers — is how to control destructive insects, diseases, and weeds while avoiding or reducing the negative effects associated with using agrochemicals. There is growing support for new products and methods that address these issues, and there are a…

Crop Enhancement Appoints Marcus Meadows-Smith as Independent Director

Crop Enhancement Appoints Marcus Meadows-Smith as Independent Director   As Crop Enhancement prepares to launch its first crop protection product, Meadows-Smith to advise on value-creation strategies   SAN JOSE, Calif.—July 31, 2018: Crop Enhancement Inc., an innovator of sustainable agrochemical products for enhancing crop yields, has appointed Marcus Meadows-Smith to its board of directors. As…