Biopesticide Industry Alliance Elects New Board Chairman and Director

In a unanimous vote at a special board meeting held December 6, the Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA) elected Rick Melnick of Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC) as its new board chairman and director. Effective January 1, Melnick succeeds Eda Reinot of BASF Corporation, who served as chair since 2009. Reinot was elected to remain on the board and serve as vice-chairman.

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Fungus coated toothpicks aid weed control in Africa

A Montana State University (MSU) professor has developed a unique technique to fighting weeds, according to a story in The Prairie Star newspaper.

“There are several ways to kill weeds,” said David Sands, a professor of plant pathology at MSU told The Star. “One is by having 55 women in Kenya hoe them out.”

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