Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil Extend Algae Biofuels Agreement

In California, Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil renewed their joint research agreement from 2009 so they could keep working on their advanced algae biofuels project....

$1.2 Million U.S. Department of Energy Grant to be Used for Camelina Genetic Research

In Montana, scientists and professors Chaofu Lu and John Browse are researching ways to improve camelina’s seed and oil quality with a $1.2 million...

Ginkgo Bioworks Getting 3.2kB Genes from Twist Bioscience

In California, Twist Bioscience is sending some serious genes to Ginkgo Bioworks. Twist’s genes have up to 3,200 base pairs (or 3.2 kB) in...

Bio-Rad Acquires RainDance Technologies to Strengthen DNA Sequencing Applications

In New York, Bio-Rad Laboratories acquired one of its rivals, RainDance Technologies. Details on the acquisition amount or impact for RainDance employees were not...

Updated Free PS3 Tool Available for Soil-Based Industry Professionals

In Illinois, Profile launched a new interactive website for its free PS3 tool for those in any soil-based industry such as construction, landscape, golf...

Forget Hand Weeding and Chemicals – Automated Weeding Machinery Realistic Option For Many Growers

In Kansas, Weed Technology, a journal of the nonprofit Weed Science Society of America, said that automated and robotic weeding technology is getting better...

TerrAvio and Servi-Tech Partnership to Offer Clients Improved Aerial Imagery Services

In California, TerrAvio and Servi-Tech, Inc. have partnered to offer more aerial imagery options to growers. TerrAvion takes hundreds of flights a week to...

Spensa Offers Z-Trap to Replace Sticky Tape for Better Pest Management

In Indiana, Spensa Technologies is selling their new Z-Trap 1 device this spring for growers to handle pest management more effectively. The Z-Trap works...

AeroFarms Builds New 70,000 Foot Vertical Farm to Expand Salad Business

In New Jersey, AeroFarms built a 36 foot tall indoor farm on a former steel supply company site and now grow baby salad greens...

Used Precision Ag Equipment Becoming More Popular As Affordable Option for Farmers

In Indiana, Used Precision Ag Solutions is seeing a huge increase in farmers looking to buy used precision ag equipment and sees it as...

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