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PheroSyn Awarded Grant for Novel Pheromone Development

PheroSyn, the company spun-out from Rothamsted Research to develop and produce novel pest pheromones, has been awarded an Innovate UK grant to develop the supply chain for a new set of insect pheromones. The grant of around £200k will be used by PheroSyn to design scalable routes for two new products that target midges and […]

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Agriculture Food Security Sustainability

Science and Technology get India’s sustainable agribusiness future-ready

Shikha Sheth, Vice President – APAC for Kingsley Gate Partners, a global executive search firm, recently hosted a conversation with Sameer Tandon, Regional Director – India for the Crop Solutions Business at UPL Limited, a global leader in biosolutions for sustainable agriculture. Together they discuss agribusiness in India, the impact of technology on the sector, […]

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Agriculture AgTech Precision Agriculture

AgTech company, Invaio Sciences raises $88.9M in Series C Funding

Invaio Sciences, a multi-platform technology company that unlocks the potential of our planet’s interdependent natural systems to solve pressing agriculture, nutrition & environmental challenges, has raised $88.9 million in a Series C financing round led by Stage 1 Ventures, Bluwave Capital, Alexandria Venture Investments, and others. With this financing, Invaio has raised more than $142m since its […]

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Agriculture AgTech BioTech Horticulture

TomaTech Cracks the Code for ToBRFV-Resistant Tomatoes

TomaTech, Ltd., announces a major advancement in the fight against the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV), which has caused significant economic damage estimated as much as billions of USD in the last few years globally. Lead by Assaf Eybishitz PhD, the company furthered the fight against this pandemic of the tomato world by filing […]

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Agriculture AgTech AI

GoMicro validates an AI app that can accurately detect the fall armyworm

Fall armyworm (FAW) is an invasive pest originating from South American now spreading worldwide, affecting the livelihood of over 600 million farmers (source: http://www.fao.org/fall-armyworm/en/). Farmers in Africa and Asia who have never encountered this pest struggle to identify this pest particularly in its larval stage – to take preventative action that will stem the devastation […]

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Agriculture AgTech Plant-based Foods Precision Agriculture

Increasing Livestock Health and Production with Nanobubble Systems from Fairway Green Cannabis

Fairway Green Cannabis, a privately held Biotech Company developing solutions for medical grade cannabis and cannabinoids has announced they have released a line of nanobubble technology systems for the Livestock Ag-Tech industry. “Building on our recent success of technology systems for plant-based farming, we are pleased to launch our nanobubble technology products for livestock farming,” […]

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Agriculture AgTech BioTech Precision Agriculture

Breakthrough biological innovation – the key to profitable and sustainable vertical farming

Algae-based biostimulants improve growth velocity, yield and quality in hydroponic and aeroponic indoor farming. The rapid growth of urban agglomerations across the planet presents serious food security challenges. The US Census Bureau estimated that 80% of Americans lived in cities in 2015. Vertical farming is generally regarded as the most promising approach to supplying cities […]

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Agriculture AgTech Plant-based Foods Precision Agriculture

Fairway Green Cannabis begins selling Nanobubble Systems for the Ag-Tech industry

Fairway Green Cannabis, a privately held Biotech Company developing solutions for medical grade cannabis and cannabinoids has announced they have released a line of nanobubble technology systems for the Ag-Tech industry. “Our nanobubble systems were developed for inclusion in our vertical farms for cannabis cultivation but we found that they also increase yields in the […]

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Agriculture AgTech BioTech Precision Agriculture Sustainability

PheroSyn gets boost to develop novel pheromones

PheroSyn, the company spun-out from Rothamsted Research to develop and produce novel pheromones, has been awarded part of Innovate UK’s £134 million Sustainable Innovation Fund (SIF) to help development of its new pest insect pheromones. The funds will be used in a project to optimise sustainable green chemistry routes for the production of two high […]

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Agriculture AgTech FoodTech Investments

Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Fund II closed at $302 million

Pontifax AgTech Management, a California based firm which invests in technology used in the food and agriculture sector, closed its second fund, Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund II, with commitments totaling $302m. The predecessor fund closed in 2017 with $105 million. Pontifax AgTech invests globally in growing businesses that improve agricultural productivity, nutrition, […]