Progeny Drone converts aerial crop photos into useful information in minutes

In Indiana, Progeny Drone Inc., a Purdue-affiliated startup, has created software that rapidly converts aerial crop photos into useful information for plant breeding, crop...

Improved farm productivity is the goal of GiSC, Main Street Data and IBM collaboration

In Texas, Grower Information Services Cooperative, the agricultural industry's only grower-run data cooperative, and Main Street Data, an agricultural data analytics company, joined forces...

Agricool receives €4 million to roll out urban strawberry fields in shipping containers

In France, Agricool received €4 million to move their prototype Cooltainer into industrial production and deploy Cooltainers across metropolitan Paris. The results of two years...

Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks announce Joyn Bio, a synthetic biology for agriculture venture

In Germany and Massachusetts, Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks announced the official name of its joint venture, Joyn Bio. Joyn Bio was founded with the...

PrecisionHawk leads with first beyond visual line of sight drone

In North Carolina, PrecisionHawk Inc., a leading provider of drone technology for the enterprise, announced the first Beyond Visual Line of Sight -enabled, multi-rotor...

Benson Hill launches CRISPR 3.0, an alternative genome editing tool

In Missouri, Benson Hill Biosystems, an agricultural technology company that uses cloud biology to unlock the genetic potential of plants, launched CRISPR 3.0, a...

Agrivida receives investments from TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities

In Missouri, Agrivida, a St. Louis-based agriculture technology company focused on animal nutrition, received separate investments from TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities to further...

Large European field study shows reduced honeybee populations tied to neonicotinoid pesticides

In the UK, researchers from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology found that exposure to crops treated with neonicotinoid reduced the overwintering success of...

Ultra-compact robot autonomously measures crop traits all day on a single charge

In Illinois, TerraSentia, a new-to-the-market agricultural robot that autonomously measures crop traits, was unveiled by EarthSense, Inc. Developed at the University of Illinois, the robot...

Nexgen Plants emerges to commercialize novel crop technologies

In Australia, Nexgen Plants secured $3 million to commercialize two novel platform technologies developed at University of Queensland’s School of Agriculture and Food Sciences. The...

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