BioWake™ for Corn and BioWake™ for Soybeans Named 2023 New Product of the Year by Farm Journal’s The Scoop

Newport Beach, CA


First biological product to receive the recognition from retailers, agronomists, and crop consultants 

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 7, 2024BioWake™ for Corn and BioWake™ for Soybeans, the biological seed lubricants from AMVAC® GreenSolutions™, has been named the 2023 New Product of The Year by Farm Journal’s The Scoop, as chosen by their readers. 

The Scoop delivers need-to-know information to ag retailers, crop consultants, and farm managers through their print magazine, newsletter, and website. It is published by Farm Journal, a leader in agriculture content, data, and business insights. 

“We are thrilled to see that The Scoop has recognized BioWake as the 2023 New Product of the Year, especially as the first biological product to receive the award,” said Ted Walter, U.S. GreenSolutions marketing manager, AMVAC. “We are proud of the traction BioWake has received as we expand the family of products for the 2024 growing season.” 

BioWake for Corn and BioWake for Soybeans were launched for the 2023 growing season. The biological seed lubricants contain pink pigmented facultative methylotrophs (PPFMs), naturally occurring microbes that are proven to improve early-season vigor, enhance nutrient uptake, and increase yield potential. Both BioWake for Corn and BioWake for Soybeans are soy-based, providing seed lubrication and singulation in a formulation that is more applicator-friendly compared to talc or graphite-based lubricants. 

AMVAC also received the new product of the year honor in 2020 for SIMPAS® (Smart Integrated Multi-Product Prescription Application System). 

“To receive The Scoop’s New Product of the Year for the second time in four years is a true honor, especially as trusted industry professionals select the nominees for this award,” said Scott Hendrix, senior vice president of North America U.S. Crop Commercial Operations. “AMVAC is committed to being a technology solutions provider through innovation that fosters sustainability practices and benefits global agriculture.” 

AMVAC is unveiling more biological products for row crops under the BioWake banner, recently launching BioWake Prime™, a new bioinsecticide to safeguard against corn rootworm, and BioWake™ for Cotton, a seed fluency agent that delivers a biological active directly to the seed. 

The Scoop announced the 2024 winner in its February issue and online.  

To learn more about BioWake, visit  

About AMVAC Corporation

AMVAC Corporation is a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation. American Vanguard Corporation is a diversified specialty and agricultural products company that develops and markets products for crop protection management, turf and ornamentals management, and public safety and animal health applications. American Vanguard is included on the Russell 2000® & Russell 3000® Indexes and the Standard & Poors Small Cap 600 Index.

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