ASSOBARI becomes first Brazilian sugarcane group to earn RSB sustainability certification

In Switzerland, ASSOBARI (Associação  dos Fornecedores de Cana da Região de Bariri) became the first organization of sugar cane producers in Brazil to earn the Roundtable on...

Next Generation Farming and Sweet Leaf Hydroponics offer turnkey smart greenhouses

In California, Zerez Holdings announced a co-marketing and sales agreement with Sweet Leaf Hydroponics for the smart greenhouse technology manufactured by Zerez’s subsidiary Next...

Genetic Study of Soil Microbes May Offer Help for Climate Change

In New Hampshire, scientists at the University of New Hampshire received $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of...

Enhanced soybeans with 36% more seeds, doubled nitrogen fixation: research

In Washington, Washington State University biologist Mechthild Tegeder developed a way to dramatically increase the yield and quality of soybeans. Her greenhouse-grown soybean plants fix...

NIFA offers $5 million in Cyber Physical Systems funding for smart agriculture implements

In Washington, D.C., up to $5 million for research to strengthen the science behind the next generation of internet-connected agricultural implements and resources through...

Land O’ Lakes will pay you $140,000 for your precision agriculture drone idea

In Minnesota, Land O’ Lakes, Inc. launched the Land O’Lakes Prize: Drone Challenge, a crowdsourcing competition to develop proposed solutions that enable scalable, autonomous...

Origin acquires Resterra to expand custom-developed precision agronomy services

In Ireland, Origin Enterprises plc acquired the Resterra Group for £11.4 million in cash with up to £4.8 million additional deferred compensation if specific...

Inexpensive soy protein seed coating enhances plant growth and development

In New York, Cornell researchers have shown multiple benefits to plant growth and nutrition when they investigated the effect of soy flour, a plant-derived...

GeoAgro embeds ClearAg by Iteris for deployment in Argentina, Brazil and South Africa

In Argentina, GeoAgro selected ClearAg made by Iteris, Inc. for deployment in Argentina, Brazil and South Africa. GeoAgro, a pioneer in agronomic geographic information systems,...

Evonik and Royal DSM partner to produce omega-3 fatty acids from algae at commercial...

In Germany, Royal DSM and Evonik announced their intention to establish a joint venture for omega-3 fatty acid products from natural marine algae for...

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New cigarettes good for the environment (but still bad for you)

In South Africa, Smokey Treats has launched an eco-friendly cigarette that replaces plastics with biodegradable materials. Founders Davide Scott and Adam van Wyngaarden say their...

Cardboard café opens in Bombay

In Bombay, a café made entirely from recycled cardboard has opened. Designed by architecture firm Nudes, the café aims to demonstrate the material’s versatility....

Startup embeds tree seeds in disposable coffee cups

In California, a startup has developed biodegradable coffee cups embedded with tree seeds. Reduce.Reuse.Grow was founded by CEO Alex Henige in an effort to connect...