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In California, AeroVironment Inc. launched an integrated commercial drone information system that utilizes the Quantix drone and the AeroVironment Decision Support System.  By combining...

Seaweed pasta among pitches at Down Under agtech funding event

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Arysta licenses biostimulant from Beem Biologics

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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...

Dow AgroSciences and Chromatin ink license deal for unique sorghum genetics

In Indiana, Dow AgroSciences licensed unique sorghum genetic stocks to Chromatin Inc., enabling Chromatin to launch new products in markets outside of the United...

ISOThrive prebiotic chicken feed supplement reduced salmonella infection by 99 percent

In California, ISOThrive LLC released research results showing a 99 percent reduction in antibiotic-resistant salmonella in commercially–raised chickens when their feed was supplemented with...

Danforth Plant Science Center develops PheNode, a farm-ready phenotyping sensor

In Missouri, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center researchers demonstrated the PheNode, a farm-ready, solar-powered environmental sensor and phenotyping station for crops. Able to monitor directly...

Farmers Edge and Blair’s bring precision agriculture tools to the Canadian Prairies

In Saskatchewan, Farmers Edge partnered with Blair’s Family of Companies to provide growers in the Canadian Prairies with an accurate view of where moisture...

WxAgrios integrates precision meteorology with John Deere advanced agriculture services

In Manitoba, Precision Weather Solutions created a set of solutions that integrate data from John Deere Field Connect through John Deere APIs into WxAgrios,...

USDA funds Bodkin Design to develop innovative UAV sensor for precision agriculture

In Massachusetts, a $100,000 contract from the U.S. Department of Agriculture was awarded to Bodkin Design & Engineering to develop a compact hyperspectral imager...

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