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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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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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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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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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Agritech company MagGrow raises €6m for crop-spraying technology

Irish agritech company MagGrow raises €6m for crop-spraying tech in Series A round of funding led by Astanor Ventures. It brings the total fund raised for the Agritech startup to €18 million. MagGrow uses magnetic technology to spray crops more precisely, producing higher crop yields, and reducing water and pesticide use. Farmers using the system […]

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Fieldays agri-innovation awards

Fieldays connects agri-innovators with corporate decision makers, media and investors and provides the perfect platform to test kiwi agri-innovations with a highly targeted audience. The Fieldays Innovation Awards is the premier launch pad for backyard inventors and start-up companies through to established manufacturers and distributors to connect with the primary industries. Integral to the Fieldays […]

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Novel pheromones to combat climate change

PheroSyn, a company spun-out from Rothamsted Research, the world-leading agricultural research centre, has announced its plans to develop and supply new types of insect pheromones.  PheroSyn’s mission is to develop and supply novel insect pheromones that will be deployed to protect crops and reduce the use of pesticides. The first products are designed to target […]

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AgTech BioTech

Innatrix has been awarded a NSF grant of $225k to address critical crop losses

AgTech startup Innatrix has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research grant of $224,594 to conduct research and development on creating high-affinity protein ligands to address critical crop losses caused by damaging pathogens and pests. Innatrix is developing technology for the production of high-affinity, high specificity protein ligands to protein targets […]

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AgTech BioTech

Pluton Biosciences selected for Global Illumina Accelerator

Pluton Biosciences is a microbial testing and discovery research company dedicated to finding unique microbes to replace synthetic chemical applications in agriculture and pest control with eco-friendly natural products. Pluton’s industry disrupting process patches critical “cracks” in the Research and Development pipeline by speeding the introduction of novel and beneficial bioproducts to market. Pluton Biosciences, […]