Apr 11, 2017BPIA expands membership, changes name
The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA), formerly the BioPesticide Industry Alliance, is the new name of the U.S.-based trade association representing the biological products industry. BPIA membership includes biological products manufacturers and marketers, distributors, food processors, growers and service providers supporting agriculture, public health, forestry and specialty markets such as home and garden, turf and ornamentals and structural pest control.
The organization unveiled its new name at its semi-annual all-member meeting, held last week in conjunction with the 2017 International Biocontrol Symposium and Biocontrols USA West Conference & Expo in Reno, Nevada.
In October of last year, the BPIA Board voted to expand its membership categories to include the biostimulants industry as well as growers and food processors. The burgeoning organization now represents more than 120 member companies and reports a 25 percent increase in membership in the last year.
BPIA’s next semi-annual meeting will be in Orlando, Florida, during the week of October 9 and will be held in conjunction with the first Biocontrols USA East Conference & Expo geared towards growers in the East.