Organic Active Compound Containing Patents (Class 504/189)
  • Patent number: 9955684
    Abstract: Coating composition for applying to a vegetable plant structure such as a seed of a vegetable plant from which roots and shoots are capable of growing, wherein the said coating composition comprises an organic carrier material in particulate form and one or more biological agents that possess an activity against at least one or more pathogens of the said vegetable plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Exosect Limited
    Inventor: Nicholas Hugh Hylton Jessop
  • Patent number: 9034793
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for supplementing the soil/diet of plants in order to enhance plant growth, yield, hardening, as well as the recovery of plants which undergo transplantation. The present invention provides ribose and other pentose sugars and their derivatives, alone or in combination with other carbohydrates, electrolytes, minerals, enzymes, micronutrients, macronutrients, or other ingredients to enhance plant growth, yield, hardening, and aid in the recovery during and following transplantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Bioenergy, Inc.
    Inventors: John G Seifert, Linda M Shecterle
  • Patent number: 9012365
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a method for minimizing the formation of insoluble salts of phenoxy herbicides. The method comprises (1) mixing a compatibility agent, amine salts of phenoxy acid herbicides, and a chemical containing non-amine cations in a aqueous system to form a stable and non-nozzle plugging solution; and (2) application of said stable and non-nozzle plugging solution onto target plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Jinxia Susan Sun, Shawn Zhu, Shuaib A. Khan
  • Patent number: 9011855
    Abstract: The present weed reducing material reduces the necessary weed control work by making joint filling sand a hostile substrate for plant and fungus growth by using an environmentally acceptable slow release mineral additive. The additive, having similar grain size distribution, mechanical and rheological properties, forms an integral part of the joint filling sand. The specific gravity of the additive is lower than quartz sand imparting a tendency for the additive to migrate towards the top part of the joint. The additive leads to pore waters rich in sodium and at high pH, both qualities being maintained over long periods. The mixture of additive and sand is handled and applied using conventional laying techniques and equipment, observing usual precautions for mortar or cement mixes with sand. In the environment, reaction with CO2 in the air or in the soil porosity inactivates the causticity, yielding harmless carbonate salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jens Sønderberg Frederiksen, Poul Konrad Beck, Steffen Birk Hvorslev
  • Patent number: 8981148
    Abstract: An esteramide compound of the following formula (I): R1OOC-A-CONR2R3??(I) is described, wherein: A is a covalent bond or a methylene group —CH2—; R1 is an optionally substituted, saturated or unsaturated aliphatic or cycloaliphatic hydrocarbon group including from 5 to 36 carbon atoms, R2 and R3, either identical or different, are groups selected from a hydrogen atom, and optionally substituted hydrocarbon groups, preferably including from 1 to 36 carbon atoms, and R2 and R3 not being simultaneously hydrogen atoms. Also described, are applications for using the esteramide compound, notably as a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Massimo Guglieri, Thierry Vidal
  • Patent number: 8969342
    Abstract: Described herein are compounds, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts and prodrugs thereof, which are useful as inhibitors of IMPDH. In certain embodiments, a compound of the invention selectively inhibits a parasitic IMPDH versus a host IMPDH. Further, the invention provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising one or more compounds of the invention. The invention also relates to methods of treating various parasitic and bacterial infections in mammals. Moreover, the compounds may be used alone or in combination with other therapeutic or prophylactic agents, such as anti-virals, anti-inflammatory agents, antimicrobials and immunosuppressants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Brandeis University, University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Lizbeth K. Hedstrom, Gregory D. Cuny, Deviprasad R. Gollapalli, Boris Striepen, Suresh Kumar Gorla, Mandapati Kavitha
  • Patent number: 8946280
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel strigolactam derivatives of formula (I) to processes and intermediates for preparing them, to plant growth regulator compositions comprising them and to methods of using them for controlling the growth of plants and/or promoting the germination of seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Mathilde Denise Lachia, Alain De Mesmaeker, Hanno Christian Wolf, Pierre Joseph Marcel Jung
  • Patent number: 8932988
    Abstract: A method for increasing the performance of sulfonylurea and sulfonamide herbicides by using blends of cat-ionic surfactants and basic pH adjustors as adjuvants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Agquam LLC
    Inventor: Scott K. Parrish
  • Patent number: 8927459
    Abstract: A method is provided for inhibiting plant growth by inducing hypothermia by applying a treating substance to summer annual weeds and grasses. Susceptible undesirable plants will be killed by this treatment, while non-susceptible desirable plants will not be adversely affected by this treatment. Compressed carbon dioxide may be applied to other summer grasses to cause the grasses to become dormant. An apparatus is provided for inducing hypothermia in undesirable plants by applying a treating substance. A canister capable of housing gas may be provided. A valve may be provided to control the amount and pressure of gas dispensed from the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Arctic, Inc.
    Inventors: Robby James Howerton, Gina Marie Stewart, Steven Lee Worm
  • Patent number: 8822379
    Abstract: A seed composition comprising a seed and a first component comprising an agriculturally acceptable complex mixture of dissolved organic material characterized by natural organic matter that is partially humified and methods of seed treating. A method comprising contacting a seed with a first component comprising an agriculturally acceptable complex mixture of dissolved organic material characterized by natural organic matter that is partially humified, where the first component enhances at least one of germination, emergence, root development, seedling vigor, seedling growth, mortality resistance, chlorophyll production, cold resistance, water log resistance, and nutrient uptake compared to similar seed not contacted with the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: FBSciences Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian B. Goodwin
  • Patent number: 8809234
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of agricultural chemicals and, more particularly, to compositions which can be added to agricultural chemicals for the purpose of improving efficacy and reducing drift of sprayed chemicals away from target areas. Further disclosed are processes for preparing combination water conditioning adjuvant and drift reduction compositions as well as methods of drift reduction utilizing such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: AgQuam LLC
    Inventor: Scott Parrish
  • Patent number: 8796175
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of at least one compound selected from the class of the sulphoximines for enhancing plants' intrinsic defenses and/or for improving plant growth and/or for enhancing the resistance of plants to plant diseases which are caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, MLOs (mycoplasma-like organisms) and/or RLOs (rickettsia-like organisms), and/or for enhancing the resistance of plants to abiotic stress factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Peter Jeschke, Wolfgang Thielert, Heike Hungenberg
  • Patent number: 8741807
    Abstract: A compound useful as a plant activator for activating an endogenous defense system of a plant to control disease damage is provided. A compound represented by the formula: (R3)NH—(CH2)4—N(R1)—(CH2)3—NH(R2) (one of R1 and R2 represents a linear C6-18 alkanoyl group or alkenoyl group, the other represents hydrogen atom or a protective group of amino group; and R3 represents hydrogen atom or a protective group of amino group).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Riken
    Inventors: Tadao Asami, Masashi Hikosaka, Masaki Mori, Satoru Maeda, Fumio Matsuda, Kazuki Saito
  • Patent number: 8728978
    Abstract: Suggested are biocide compositions, comprising (a) esters based on ketocarboxylic acids, (b) biocides, and optionally (c) oil components or co-solvents and/or (d) emulsifiers. The compositions exhibit an improved stability even if stored at temperatures between 5° and 40° C. over a longer period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Joaquin Bigorra Llosas, Stéphanie Merlet, Ramon Valls, Stefan Busch
  • Patent number: 8722578
    Abstract: Herbicidal compositions containing as active ingredients spiroheterocyclic pyrrolidine dione compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Werner Zambach, Ottmar Franz Hueter, Jean Wenger, Marcela Goeghova, Thomas Pitterna, Peter Maienfisch, Stephane André´Marie Jeanmart, Michel Muehlebach
  • Patent number: 8716180
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of reducing mycotoxin contamination of a plant and/or harvested plant material, said method comprising treating plant propagation material with one or more fungicides, germinating or growing said plant propagation material to produce a plant, and harvesting plant material from said plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Syngenta Crop Protection LLC
    Inventors: Edmond Sztor, Pascal Poels, Michael Oostendorp, Franz Brandl
  • Patent number: 8709458
    Abstract: A fungicidal composition containing a fungicidally effective amount of a) a compound of Formula I and (b) at least one fungicide selected from the group consisting of myclobutanil, fenbuconazole, difenoconazole, trifloxystrobin, pentiopyrad, fluopyram, boscalid, mancozeb, and pyrimethanil provides synergistic control of selected fungi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC
    Inventors: Beth Lorsbach, W. John Owen, Chenglin Yao
  • Publication number: 20140113814
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions that comprise extracts of oxidized tea (e.g., black tea) and methods for using such extracts in promoting plant growth, health or yield including seed germination, root development, vegetative growth, flowering, maturity, and plant yield. The present disclosure also provided portions of plants (e.g., seeds) treated with the extracts of oxidized tea.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Jarrett Warren Chambers
  • Patent number: 8658567
    Abstract: Compositions for modulating plant growth, seed germination and soil borne diseases comprising anthraquinone derivatives are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Hai Su, Pamela Marrone, Jason L Osborne
  • Publication number: 20140051574
    Abstract: Biofertilizer compositions, methods for increasing nitrogen levels in soil and methods of inhibiting undesirable plant growth generally include contacting the soil with a composition comprising dried distillers solubles derived from a dry milling corn ethanol processing; and contacting the soil with the soil in amounts effective to produce the desired result, e.g., increase nitrogen levels, inhibit undesirable plant growth, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Scout Materials LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Riebel, David J. Winsness
  • Publication number: 20140045692
    Abstract: A composition, an encapsulated composition and/or nanoparticles comprising at least one essential oil having a large spectrum antibacterial, antiparasitic, antifungal activity and/or a plant antipathogen, optionally at least one antibiotic and optionally a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier is disclosed. Methods for treating infectious diseases and especially bacterial, parasitic, fungal and/or plant infectious by using this composition, encapsulated composition and/or nanoparticles are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Elisabeth Rossines, Marie Laure Joly-Guillou, Patrick Saulnier, Jean Pierre Benoit
  • Patent number: 8637496
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of compounds having a monogalactosyldiacylglycerol (MGDG) synthase inhibitory activity as herbicide or algaecide, and to herbicide and algaecide compositions containing at least one of these compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignees: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Anne-Laure Bonneau, Cyrille Botte, Michael Deligny, Nadia Saidani, Hélène Hardre, Bernard Rousseau, Roman Lopez, Eric Marechal
  • Patent number: 8623110
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a protein and an isolated or purified amino acid product, and uses thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Basil Bevans, David Holzgraefe, Dan S. Hickman, Kimberly C. Hickman
  • Patent number: 8603947
    Abstract: A description is given of (4-haloalkyl-3-thiobenzoyl)cyclohexanediones of the formula (I) and of their use as herbicides. In this formula (I), X, Y, R1, R2, R3, and R4 are radicals such as hydrogen and organic radicals such as alkyl. A and Z are oxygen or alkylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Hartmut Ahrens, Dieter Feucht, Elmar Gatzweiler, Isolde Haeuser-Hahn, Christopher Hugh Rosinger
  • Patent number: 8603945
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to methods and compositions for modulating disease resistance in plants and transgenic plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Colleen Marie Knoth, Thomas Eulgem, Thomas Girke
  • Patent number: 8592345
    Abstract: Methods of applying dicyclopropene compounds and compositions thereof to block ethylene receptors in plants are disclosed. Methods include applying to the plant an effective ethylene response-inhibiting amount of a dicyclopropene compound or composition thereof. Dicyclopropene compounds, enantiomers, stereoisomers or salts thereof are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Edward C. Sisler, Varvara Grichko
  • Patent number: 8580140
    Abstract: There is provided a composition comprising (a) one or more cyclopropene complex, and (b) 0-10% water by weight based on the weight of said composition, wherein the mole ratio of cyclopropene in said composition to molecular encapsulating agent in said composition is 0.92:1 or higher, or wherein the composition is in the form of a powder and, in a two-dimensional image of a representative sample of said powder, 20% or more of the area of the images of the particles of said cyclopropene complex, based on the area of all the images of all the particles of said cyclopropene complex in said image of said sample, is in the form of particles of said cyclopropene complex that have width dimension of 10 micrometers or larger. Also provided is a process for making a composition comprising cyclopropene complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Richard Martin Jacobson, Philip John Ranly
  • Patent number: 8546306
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous dispersion comprising microcapsules, the capsule wall of which is formed from radically polymerized monomers and the capsule core of which comprises at least one oil, in which the capsule core comprises at least one lipophilic surfactant and the continuous phase of the dispersion comprises at least one agrochemical. In addition, the invention relates to a process for the preparation of an aqueous dispersion by (i) providing an aqueous dispersion comprising microcapsules, the capsule wall of which is formed from radically polymerized monomers and the capsule core of which comprises at least one oil and at least one lipophilic surfactant (microcapsule crude dispersion), and (ii) mixing with at least one agrochemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Tatjana Levy, Marc Rudolf Jung, Rainer Berghaus, Hans-Peter Hentze, Tobias Joachim Koplin, Jurith Montag, Anke Reinold, Christian Sowa
  • Patent number: 8524896
    Abstract: A compound of the formula (I) where, for example, W, X and Y are each CH; R1 and R6 together with the adjacent nitrogen forms a 3 to 10-membered saturated ring, wherein the ring may contain, in addition to the nitrogen and carbon ring members, 1, 2 or 3 heteroatoms and/or heteroatom groups as ring members, independently of one another, selected from the group consisting of sulfur, CO, SO, SO2 and N—R7 and/or the ring may carry 1, 2 or 3 radicals, independently of one another, each selected, for example, from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, amino, and C1-C6-alkyl. R2 is, for example, halogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy or C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkoxy, and R7 is for example, R10C(?O), C1-C6 alkyl or C1-C6-haloalkyl; and/or salts thereof; and their use as pesticidal agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Syngenta Crop Protection LLC
    Inventors: Peter Maienfisch, Ottmar Hueter, Peter Renold, Werner Zambach, Thomas Pitterna
  • Patent number: 8491877
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising an effective amount of zinc-containing layered material, an effective amount of a surfactant including a surfactant with an anionic functional group, wherein the zinc-containing layered material has a relative zinc lability of greater than about 15%. The present invention further relates to a composition according to Claim 1 wherein the composition further comprises an effective amount of a pyrithione or a polyvalent metal salt of a pyrithione.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James Robert Schwartz, Eric Scott Johnson, Bonnie Theresa King, Carl Hinz Margraf, III, Gregory V. Tormos, David Thomas Warnke
  • Patent number: 8486859
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for supplementing the soil/diet of plants in order to enhance plant growth, yield, hardening, as well as the recovery of plants which undergo transplantation. The present invention provides ribose and other pentose sugars and their derivatives, alone or in combination with other carbohydrates, electrolytes, minerals, enzymes, micronutrients, macronutrients, or other ingredients to enhance plant growth, yield, hardening, and aid in the recovery during and following transplantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Bioenergy, Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Seifert, Linda M. Shecterle
  • Patent number: 8461080
    Abstract: The invention relates to aqueous, aluminum silicate-free, highly concentrated suspension concentrates, containing the active substance metribuzin, one or more surfactants based on nonionic polymers from the ‘acrylic grafted polymers’ group, one or more thickeners based on anionic heteropolysaccharides from the xanthan gum group, one or more wetting agents and optionally other components such as antifoaming agents, antifreeze agents and preservatives and other surfactants differing from the aforesaid components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Frank Sixl, Udo Bickers, Harry Koppert, Juergen Hopert
  • Publication number: 20130109571
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a grape marc extract in order to stimulate the natural defenses of plants and to a method for stimulating the natural defenses of plants, which comprises the application on said plants of a composition comprising a grape marc extract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicants: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique - CNRS, Institut National De La Recherche Agronomique, Universite Blaise Pascal Clermont Ferrand II
    Inventors: Claire Richard, Alexandra Ter Halle, Pascale Goupil, Gerard Ledoigt, Boris Eyheraguibel, Denis Thiery
  • Publication number: 20130102466
    Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for the treatment of plants against pathogens, elimination of insects and to increase the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables that includes coating the plant with undiluted aloe vera gel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: COATS AGRI ALOE, LLC
    Inventor: COATS AGRI ALOE, LLC
  • Patent number: 8349769
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fungicidal compositions and particularly fungicidal compositions comprising anhydrous milk fat (AMF), soybean oil and/or coconut fat. The invention also relates to a fungicidal method employing a composition of the invention. The compositions and methods of the invention have applications in the management (prevention and control) of fungal growth in commercial and small scale crop production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited
    Inventors: Kirstin Verity Wurms, Annette Ah Chee
  • Patent number: 8329618
    Abstract: A composition containing at least one essential oil, especially clove oil, and at least one of lactic acid ethyl ester and lactic acid n-butyl ester. A tuber having, on at least a part of a surface thereof, the disclosed composition. A method of applying the invention composition onto the surface of a tuber. A method of contacting a potato tuber “on the line” with at least one essential oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Aceto Agricultural Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Ron Schafer, Terry Kippley
  • Patent number: 8314051
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for directly preparing in situ 1-methylcyclopropene which inhibits the action of ethylene of accelerating the ripening process of plants, which comprises reacting a predetermined 1-methylcyclopropene precursor represented by the following Formula 2 or 3 with a base or fluoride anion material, and applying the 1-methylcyclopropene to plants: wherein Me, Et, R1, R2 and X are defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Erum Biotechnologies Inc.
    Inventor: Sang-Ku Yoo
  • Patent number: 8309492
    Abstract: A method and formulation for eliminating moss with oregano oil extracts. Oregano oil extract is applied to moss or a locus where moss exists to substantially kill the moss. An aqueous solution of oregano oil can be sprayed onto the moss or the locus and hydrocolloids can be added to the solution to improve the efficacy of the oregano oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: William G. Rohlfsen
  • Patent number: 8309490
    Abstract: The invention relates to low VOC plant growth regulator compositions comprising less than about 25% of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The compositions comprise forchlorfenuron (CPPU). Also provided are methods of using the compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Valent BioSciences Corporation
    Inventors: Yueh Wang, John Lopez, Ayyappan Nair, Zhengyu Huang
  • Patent number: 8207089
    Abstract: A composition that provides a combination of bactericidal, fungicidal, insecticidal, hormonal and nutritional activity when treating plants in an effective amount. The composition is an aqueous ammonium salicylate, potassium salicylate, and potassium acetate solution consisting essentially of: a first reaction product of salicylic acid and ammonium hydroxide reacted in an aqueous media with ammonium hydroxide and further reacting with a second reaction product made by combining potassium acetate and potassium hydroxide. Urea and primary nutrients, secondary nutrients and micronutrients can be subsequently added to the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Plant Food Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl J. Fabry
  • Publication number: 20120157311
    Abstract: A method for producing a herbicidal composition containing an oily extract as an active ingredient. The method includes collecting cooled steam generated during a drying step of a lumber of trees belonging to the order Pinales to produce condensed water containing the oily extract, and obtaining the oily extract from the condensed water. Also disclosed is a method which includes distilling a lumber belonging to the order Pinales with steam and a method which includes extracting a lumber belonging to the order Pinales with hot water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: SDS BIOTECH K.K.
    Inventors: Keisuke SEKINO, Keijitsu TANAKA, Yousuke KANEYASU, Daisuke SATO
  • Patent number: 8198216
    Abstract: A dry spreadable or broadcast granule having an applied composition comprising an active chemical agent capable of forming a microemulsion upon dilution with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Syngenta Crop Protection LLC
    Inventor: Randall C. Cush
  • Patent number: 8188004
    Abstract: An organic herbicide is disclosed and comprises oxidized natural oils such as clove oil, and cinnamon oil. A natural surfactant is disclosed comprising 30-50% by weight casein, 50-70% by weight whole egg powder and 0-5% by weight Konjac glucomannan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: JH Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsinhung John Hsu, Sergejs Trusovs, Franz R. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8163244
    Abstract: Provided is a device for generation of cyclopropene compounds which is capable of achieving direct in situ preparation and application of cyclopropene compounds inhibiting the action of ethylene which accelerates the ripening process of plants, the device comprising a first storage part for storing precursors of cyclopropene compounds (“cyclopropene precursors”), a second storage part for storing reaction reagents which convert cyclopropene precursors into cyclopropene derivatives via chemical reaction, and a spray part for spraying the cyclopropene derivatives produced by the chemical reaction between the cyclopropene precursors and the reaction reagents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Sang-Ku Yoo
  • Patent number: 8142804
    Abstract: A sheet for pest control, wherein said sheet is of polymeric material and comprises at least two layers; a top layer and a bottom layer, wherein the bottom layer contains a herbicide and one or more pesticides selected from among fungicides and insecticides, and the top layer optionally containing an insecticide and/or fungicide. Other aspects of the invention include a polymeric composition used in the preparation of the sheets and a method for pest control in agriculture, horticulture and gardens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Makhteshim Chemical Works Ltd.
    Inventor: Avner Barazani
  • Patent number: 8133869
    Abstract: The present invention refers to biocidal mixtures with disinfecting and microbicidal activity which also enhance root growth, containing as active ingredients poly[beta(1,4)-2-amino-2-deoxyglucopyranose] oligomers as per formula I, and oxidized natural lignin phenols with a low molecular weight. It also refers to agronomically efficient compositions against fungi, bacteria, insects and nematodes which are harmful to plants in agricultural crops, as well as their uses in agriculture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Mary Lopretti
  • Publication number: 20120028801
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to organic biostimulant compositions, including, for example, formulations comprising corn steep liquor (CSL) and water. In certain illustrative embodiments, the organic biostimulant composition further comprises from one to five microbial strains as an inoculant. Another aspect of the invention relates to a method of cultivating plants that comprises the steps of preparing an organic biostimulant composition comprising water and CSL, and applying the organic biostimulant composition through a delivery system to a growth medium supporting plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Ralph S. Daniels
  • Publication number: 20120010078
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new formulation activating the absorption of mineral nutrients by plants. Consequently, it has also an effect on the metabolization of these mineral compounds by the plant. These formulations that have been discovered with this property activating nutrient absorption have as main component the compounds represented by general formula 1 CH3—S—CH2—CH2—CH(OR1)—COR2??1 where R1 is selected from the group formed by hydrogen, alkyl rests, (preferably methyl or ethyl), and aryl: while R2 is selected from the group formed by hydroxyl, amides, alkyl rest esters (preferably methyl or ethyl), or aryl. When the rest is hydroxyl, acid salts with monovalent cations, preferably Na+ and K+, polyvalent cations, preferably Cu++ and Fe+++, and electropositive organic compounds such as amines (e.g., ethanolamine) are also considered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: Inabonos, S.A.
    Inventors: Jose Maria Garcia-Mina, Fabrice Houdusse, Angel Zamarreño, Esther Casanova
  • Patent number: 8067337
    Abstract: An agricultural chemical composition which enables a wide range of herbicidal compounds including ones showing phytotoxicity to crop plants, etc. upon mere application to exhibit a sufficient herbicidal effect and to show reduced or no phytotoxicity to the crop plants. The agricultural chemical composition comprises (A) a herbicidal compound selected from the group consisting of sulfonylurea compounds, sulfonamide compounds, chloroacetanilide compounds, thiocarbamate compounds, pyrimidinyloxy(thio)benzoic acid compounds, tetrazolinone compounds, pyrazole compounds, cyclohexanedione compounds, phenoxycarboxylic acid compounds, oxazinone compounds, and difluoromethanesulfonylanilide compounds or salts thereof and (B) a compound selected among benzoic acid compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Toshihiro Ikeuchi, Tetsuo Ohkawa, Shuji Ohno, Hiroshi Kawasaki, Ryo Hanai, Yasunori Ogawa, Makoto Fujinami
  • Publication number: 20110239328
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a sweetpotato SRD1 cDNA, a plant transformation vector carrying the same, and a transgenic plant comprising the vector. The thickening growth of storage roots of the transgenic sweetpotato prepared using the SRD1 cDNA is stimulated, increasing the number of storage roots by up to two times. Therefore, SRD1 according to the present subject matter is useful in the generation of transgenic root crops with high-numbered storage roots or early-maturing storage root plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jung Myung BAE, Jeong Sheop SHIN, Seol Ah NOH, Kyung Hee PAEK