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…

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…