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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

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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...

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...

Stacked Microbial Seed Treatment Boosts Corn and Soybean Yields

In California, Marrone Bio Innovation and Israel’s Groundwork BioAg say joint field trials have shown yield increases in corn and soybean from using the...

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