Government of Canada invests $425,000 to commercialize an innovative no-till seeding system

In British Columbia, the Government of Canada invested $425,000 to further develop and commercialize an innovative no-till seeding system made by Clean Seed Agricultural...

Marrone Bio Innovations receives EPA registration for new biofumigant

In California, Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. has received registration of a biofumigant from US EPA’s Biopesticide Pollution Prevention Division. The biofumigant—dubbed MBI-601 EP— is...

HerdDogg introduces the Internet of Cows

In Colorado, HerdDogg, Inc. introduced smart tags for cows that capture detailed biometric data from the animals and transmit the data to a lightweight...

Sensor-based nutrient management plan saved cotton farmers up to $60 per acre

In South Carolina, Clemson University researchers used field results to prove the effectiveness of a new sensor-based nutrient management plan that can reduce expenses...

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...

Seaweed pasta among pitches at Down Under agtech funding event

In Sydney, agtech start-ups aiming to solve the looming food needs of global population growth vied for funding at the Rabobank Farm to Fork...

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...

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...

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Pope weighs in on sustainability, calls for circular economy

In Vatican City, the Catholic Church has called for a transition to a circular economy, including the use of more biobased products. Pontifical Academy of...

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