Previously, Dr Semones has served as the R&D lead for the BioAg
Alliance, the strategic alliance between Novozymes and Monsanto tasked with the development of new microbial technologies for agriculture.
US Proteus Environmental Technologies LLC and organic products specialist Grower's Secret Inc (GSI) led an investment group that has acquired a controlling stake in domestic biological agriculture company Midwestern BioAg
Inc, the parties said.
Midwestern BioAg, with revenues of USD35m (EUR26m), provides a comprehensive mix of products and solutions, serving more than 3,500 farmers across the Midwest, according to the companies' statement.
Zimmer and Tony Michaels, co-managing director of Proteus and the new CEO of Midwestern BioAg, have developed a strategic plan to grow the footprint of the acquired business and boost its capacity to meet the needs of its clients while enhancing the diversity and cost-effectiveness of its products and services.
Phyllis Muturi, Univ of Nairobi; Colin Bletsky, BioAg
, Novozymes, and Ruth Ann Myers, Nat'l FFA Officer.
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(2014); Nationwide AgriBusiness (2012); Nortec Seed (2010); Raven Applied Technology: precision agriculture (2011); Ridley Block Operations (1997); Shur-Co, LLC * (2014); Solutions 4 Earth (2013); South Dakota State University Extension (2013); Valley Queen Cheese (2013); Wheat Growers (2006)
Ad & PR ag accts: AgXplore International, 2012; Central Valley Ag, 2014; Grain States Soya, 1997; Hubbard Life Feeds, 1992; Kubota Credit Corporation, 2000; Kubota Tractor Corporation, 2000; Legacy By Design, 2012; Midwestern BioAg, 2014; Nationwide AgriBusiness, 2012; Nortec Seed, 2010; Raven Applied Technology (precision agriculture), 2011; Reck Agri Reality, 2013; Ridley Block Operations, 2006; Solutions 4 Earth, 2014; Wheat Growers, 2006
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Monsanto and Novozymes unveiled its BioAg
Alliance partnership at a media event last month at Monsanto's facility near Huxley, IA.
Monsanto and Novozymes created the BioAg Alliance to develop innovations for agriculture to boost productivity and further support the management of natural resources on the farm.
The BioAg Alliance is unique in the industry, bringing together Novozymes' commercial BioAg operations and capabilities within microbial discovery, development and production with Monsanto's microbial discovery, advanced biology, field testing and commercial capabilities.
The BioAg Alliance is researching the next generation of microbial-based solutions, and has already introduced two types of microbial products: inoculants products, which help plants take up nutrients; and biocontrol products, which help protect plants against pests, disease and weeds.