Organization: Bayer CropScience

AVAC joins major agricultural technology VC fund

AVAC Ltd, Calgary, is partnering in Finistere Ventures FVII Fund, a new $150-million agricultural technology fund that includes Bayer CropScience and an unnamed global strategic partner. The fund will identify and invest in world-class technologies from across early- to growth-stage companies in the agriculture technology space. AVAC will participate in the fund through Verdex Capital,…

AVAC joins major agricultural technology VC fund

AVAC Ltd, Calgary, is partnering in Finistere Ventures FVII Fund, a new $150-million agricultural technology fund that includes Bayer CropScience and an unnamed global strategic partner. The fund will identify and invest in world-class technologies from across early- to growth-stage companies in the agriculture technology space. AVAC will participate in the fund through Verdex Capital,…

PPI and Bayer strike third licensing deal

Performance Plants Inc. (PPI), King-ston ON, and Bayer CropScience have entered their third licence agreement giving Bayer evaluation and commercial rights for PPI’s heat and drought tolerance technology as it applies to wheat. The agreement follows licences in 2009 and 2011 for PPI technology related to cotton. Wheat accounts for 25% of the world’s arable…

PPI and Bayer strike third licensing deal

Performance Plants Inc. (PPI), King-ston ON, and Bayer CropScience have entered their third licence agreement giving Bayer evaluation and commercial rights for PPI’s heat and drought tolerance technology as it applies to wheat. The agreement follows licences in 2009 and 2011 for PPI technology related to cotton. Wheat accounts for 25% of the world’s arable…

PPI inks licensing deal with India’s Mahyco

Performance Plants Inc (PPI) has entered into a licensing agreement with Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Ltd. (Mahyco) for technologies that enhance crop yield and resist heat and drought. Mahyco is one of India’s largest and most diverse private seed companies and one of the leaders in the Indian seed market. The deal is the latest…

Performance Plants signs deal with Chinese firm

Kingston ON-based Performance Plants Inc (PPI) has signed a collaborative licensing agreement for corn and four-year R&D collaborative licensing agreement for rice and soybean with Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group Co Ltd. The deal is part of PPI’s strategy to establish global technology and product development agreements to commercialize its technologies. China is a major producer…