Officials encouraged with early efforts to kill zebra mussels infesting Christmas Lake
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 25, 2014
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The approved projects involve innovations in the areas of 3D Printing, Agro-technology, Information Security, Homeland Security and others
TEL AVIV, Israel, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –
During its meeting on June 26, 2014, held in Washington D.C., the Board of Governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation, approved $8.9 million in funding for eleven new projects between Israeli and American companies. In addition to the grants from BIRD, the projects will access private sector funding, boosting the total value of all projects to approximately $25 million.
The BIRD Foundation promotes collaboration between Israeli and American companies in various technological fields for the purpose of joint product development. In addition to providing conditional grants of up to $1 million for approved projects, the Foundation assists by working with companies to identify potential strategic partners and facilitate introductions. more
Agri Investment Forum 2014
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June 25, 2014
MBI CEO Pam Marrone presents keynote:
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The Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA) and Sacramento-area biopesticide companies Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) and Bayer Crop Science (BCS) are hosting laboratory visits and farm tour for EPA officials as part of the BPIA semi-annual meeting. The group will visit Sacramento Valley farmers who use biopesticides in an integrated pest management (IPM) approach on their farms to protect crops from disease and insect damage. The farm tour will be followed by tours of the MBI labs and the BCS facility, both in Davis.
The EPA officials—Bob McNally, Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division; Sheryl Reilly, Associate Chief, Biochemical Pesticides Branch; and Mike Mendelsohn, Acting Associate Chief of the Microbial Pesticides Branch—will be hosted by organic and conventional growers who use biopesticides and chemical pesticides on their farms.
“This is a great opportunity to highlight to the EPA the role biopesticides play in the integration of biopesticides into IPM programs. Biopesticides can help with residue management due to their applications right up to harvest, labor flexibility and rapid field re-entry, and disease and insect resistance management,” comments Bill Stoneman, BPIA Executive Director. “In addition, biopesticides have been shown to enhance conventional programs with higher yields and quality when integrated via tank mixes and rotations,” he adds.
About Biopesticide Industry Alliance
The BPIA is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering adoption of biopesticide technology through increased awareness about their effectiveness and full range of benefits to a progressive pest management program. BPIA membership includes biological pesticide manufacturers and allied industry, with more than 70 member companies both domestically and internationally.
Contact: Bill Stoneman, Executive Director
Biopesticide Industry Alliance, (608)-268-3632 email@example.com
Originally Published at interlochenpublicradio.org
A treatment that kills zebra and quagga mussels could soon be available for use in lakes and rivers. It’s very effective and safe.
But it is not likely to undo much of the ecological damage done to Michigan waters by invasive mussels.
It could be good news, though, if you’re a clam.
Bacteria that kill
Quagga and zebra mussels are native to Eastern Europe and have been a disaster in the Great Lakes. more
Marrone Bio customer, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, to present a case study on how they are using ZEQUANOX to control invasive mussels at their facility.
EP14 5F: Plant Specific Issues and Lessons Learned
Thurs, April 3
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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