Now researchers with EcoPesticides are developing a sunscreen for biologic-based pesticides and herbicides, products whose performance is compromised by UV rays.
Before you open that bottle of California chardonnay, you may want to read this. Unless you’re involved in the wine industry, you’re probably unaware of an insect called a glassy-winged sharpshooter that has the potential to bring down California’s $18.5 billion wine industry and its $3.2 billion grape industry.
Temperatures are on the rise and it’s not just outdoors. Activity at EcoPesticides is really heating up.
According to Mordor Intelligence’s Global Crop Protection Chemicals (Pesticides) Market – Growth, Trends And Forecasts (2015 – 2020), the global volume market for pesticides is projected to reach 3.4 million tons by 2020
There’s a saying that it takes a village to raise a child. The same can be said for start-up companies.
EcoPesticides just added to our “village,” recently signing a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the United States Department of Agriculture
In less than a month, EcoPesticides’ inventor and chief science officer, Dr. Ravi Durvasula, will be traveling to India to meet with potential strategic partners. On the table will be discussions on how best and how quickly we can advance our proprietary biologic pesticide and performance-enhancing encapsulation technologies and bring them to the global market.
Concerns about the ill effects of chemical crop protection continue to rise, and the world’s agribusiness industry is not sitting on the sidelines. In early March, two major events addressing biocontrol solutions were held in Fresno, California, and EcoPesticides was there.
In a letter sent to President Obama on February 5, 2015, eleven of the nation’s top environmental and public health advocacy groups demanded the administration take much stronger and swifter action to end the threat to the nation’s most prolific pollinators, most prominently the honey bee, caused by the widespread use of neonicotinoids, a dangerous class of pesticide.
Life in the fast lane for a start-up company like EcoPesticides takes us to some exciting places. Africa. Texas. Montana. India. And soon, we’ll be off to Kansas City, Missouri.
In just a few days, EcoPesticides Chief Technology Officer Adam Forshaw and I will be traveling to the far reaches of Montana on board an eight-seat Cessna. Our mission is to meet with one of the world’s foremost authorities on the microbial control of insect pests and return to New Mexico with additional insights on our technology and the beginnings of a colony of rangeland grasshoppers.