NASA extends work on space farming

In Nevada, Sierra Nevada Corporation received a contract modification to focus on the development of advanced bio-based life support and food production systems for...

Pivot Bio raises $70 million to grow more nitrogen-producing microbes

In California, Pivot Bio closed $70 million in Series B funding led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, and includes Singapore-headquartered investment company, Temasek. This funding further...

Canadian government invests $6 million to bring Frulact food processing to Ontario

In Canada, the governments of Canada and Ontario announced a combined investment of up to $6 million to establish a new 58,000-square-foot research and...

AFBI Hillsborough installs UK’s first precision feeding system for sheep

In the United Kingdom, the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute installed the UK’s first electronic feed and water intake monitoring system for sheep at their...

Jain Irrigation buys Australian Observant to offer precision farm water management

In California, Jain Irrigation, Inc. acquired the technology and core team of Australian Observant Pty Ltd, a provider of in-field hardware and cloud based...

Arysta licenses biostimulant from Beem Biologics

In Cary, North Carolina, Arysta Lifesciences has licensed a plant extract-derived biostimulant from Beem Biologics. Financial terms were not disclosed. Field tests over the last...

Preservation Sciences licenses dehydration tech to Bright Green for Arizona project

In New Mexico, Preservation Sciences, Inc. is licensing its dehydration technology to the Bright Green Group for use in the $160 million facility Bright...

AeroVironment launches an integrated drone and analytics platform for enhanced farm decisions

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

Robotic weeding system sees and removes weeds close to crop plants

In Arizona, to reduce hand-weeding labor costs, a University of California, Davis and Washington State University research team is developing and evaluating a precision...

Purdue software helps farmers make better decisions for long term sustainability

In Indiana, Purdue University researchers are working to create software to simplify the complex relationships between agriculture and resource scarcity. With a focus on...

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