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...

Kennedy Space Center now training space farmers on an Advanced Plant Habitat test unit

In Florida, a high fidelity test version of NASA’s Advanced Plant Habitat, the largest plant chamber built for the agency, has arrived at the...

CBH and AgriDigital pilot agri-blockchains for grain handling

In Australia, the CBH Group is partnering with AgriDigital to explore the potential for blockchain and distributed ledger technology in the agricultural industry; in...

Ceres Imaging gets $2.5 million to deliver advanced aerial imaging analytics to more farms

In California, Ceres Imaging, an aerial spectral imagery and analytics company announced that it has secured an additional $2.5 million in Series A funding...

J & J Innovation announces new collaborations including the microbiome and immunotherapy

In New Jersey, Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC announced 15 new collaborations spanning scientific areas including 3D printing, the microbiome and immunotherapy. These collaborations,...

Nigeria to plant jatropha along 5,000km of NNPC pipelines

In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company announced it will begin planting jatropha along its 5,000km of pipeline to produce biodiesel but the trees...

Church & Dwight buys Agro BioSciences for natural solutions to improve farm productivity

In New Jersey, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the parent company of Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition, acquired Agro BioSciences, a microbial biotechnology company...

TerraNu Nutrient Technology is manure in uniform dry granules for precision application

In Indiana, Midwestern BioAg announced TerraNu Nutrient Technology, a new manufacturing process that transforms dairy manure into a uniform, dry fertilizer granule that can...

WSU researchers find new method to separate lignin from wood

In Washington, Washington State University researchers used a new type of solvent to separate lignin from wood without altering its key properties – a...

New renewable plastics from wood waste developed by Fraunhofer Institute

In Germany, Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology researchers developed a pathway to the synthesis of polyamides from terpenes, a side stream of...

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