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December News, 2021

Tim Hassinger Named CEO and President of Intelinair


Tim Hassinger has been named CEO and president of IntelinAir, Inc. and chairman of the board of directors, effective January 3, 2022.

Pheronym Begins Scaling Pest Biocontrol Solution


Pheronym, an ag-biotech pest management company, has begun scaling up production of its patented Nemastim pest biocontrol solution at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory through a development agreement that provides access to key fermentation and quality control systems.

Agtech firm Gardin raises $10.8 million


London, England-headquartered agtech firm Gardin has raised $10.8 million in a seed funding round, which will be used to further develop the company’s product lineup and to market the technology to greenhouses and vertical farms across Europe and North America.

Soaring Fertilizer Prices Provide Opportunity for Biologicals in Brazil


A series of external and internal factors have created a strain on the supply of agricultural inputs, such as fertilizers, in Brazil.

Biostimulants World Congress Provides Feel-Good Factor to End 2021


The 5th Biostimulants World Congress ran as an in-person event last week 29 Nov-2 Dec, attracting more than 770 delegates to Florida, USA.

Natasha Rankin New Irrigation Association CEO


The Irrigation Association (IA) board of directors has named Natasha Rankin, MBA, CAE, as its new chief executive officer. She will assume her new role on Jan. 10, 2022.

Nutrien Building New Fertilizer Plants in Brazil


Nutrien Ltd., one of the world’s biggest fertilizer suppliers, is building four blending facilities in Brazil that will more than double its capacity in the nation.

Biotalys Awarded Grant to Develop Biological Solutions


Biotalys has been awarded a multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to discover novel antifungal biocontrols for deployment to smallholder farmers.

CNH Buys Software House NX9 to Bolster Agriculture Business


CNH Industrial N.V. has acquired NX9, a software suite specialized in delivering ISOBUS core technologies and applications for agricultural equipment, to boost digital innovation in CNH’s agricultural division.

ADM Invests in Acies Bio


Chicago-based Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is making a leading equity investment in Acies Bio, a Slovenia-based biotechnology company specializing in R&D and manufacturing services for developing and scaling synthetic biology and precision fermentation technologies for food, agriculture and industrial applications.