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…

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…

Pest Management: 10 Companies to Watch in 2018

Pest Management: 10 Companies to Watch in 2018 “Successful crop production isn’t dependent on any single aspect of cropping systems management, but rather many different factors that combine to produce optimal, harvestable yields. A key component in profitable yields is effective pest management. Harmful organisms create damage in many different ways and have the potential…

How China can support its increasing demand for organic, fresh, and safe food

How China can support its increasing demand for organic, fresh, and safe food “China’s government has set ambitious goals to improve the sustainability of its vast agricultural sector. But farmers won’t adopt sustainability practices unless new technologies also increase their profits. Meanwhile, important factors are intensifying the urgency of the problem in China:” Read the…