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The reasons why growers need to permanently move away from chemicals, and the alternative solution

The use of fungicides is ubiquitous. The negative externalities of using these types of synthetic materials include damage to wildlife biodiversity, soil fertility, and the health of workers and consumers. Despite intensive fungicide use, pathogens are responsible for 7-24% of losses in yields to commodity crops. This article will delve into the core reasons why […]

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AgTech Digital Solutions Precision Agriculture Sustainability

AgroScout Raises $7.5 Million to Expand its AI-based Agronomy Analytics Service

MISGAV, Israel, 4 August 2021 — AgroScout announced today that it has completed a Series A investment round of $7.5 million to expedite the development of its AI cloud platform for remote agronomy, and to increase its accessibility to the 500 million mostly unserved farms worldwide. The platform allows all growers – from the biggest to the smallest […]

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Agriculture AgTech Biostimulant

Technology, uncertainty and change – A turning point for the US biostimulant industry?

Those who follow the US agriculture sector are constantly seeing news about innovations coupled with partnership and acquisition announcements. It can be hard to distinguish technological breakthroughs from hype. We hear swirling promises, feel lingering uncertainties, and yearn for demonstrated technological proofs. How do ‘cold hard facts’ really affect the commercial trajectory of a new […]

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AgTech BioTech Fund Raise Precision Agriculture

IBI-Ag Completes Funding Round for its New Class of Bioinsecticides

A next step for its product optimization and platform expansion. IBI-Ag, a biotechnology company developing a new class of bioinsecticides, announced an investment round for the optimization of its first product and expansion of the product portfolio spectrum.  Investors in the round include the Bayer-Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund, a  partnership between The Trendlines Group and […]

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THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge

The THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge combines Bayer Crop Sciences’ sustainability commitments and THRIVE’s Global Initiative focus on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals to promote innovations that can address pressing challenges in the global agrifood chain. Together, the challenge aims to identify and support key startup and scaleup innovators implementing solutions that promote sustainability through […]

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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 platform Gramophone raises $3.4m in new funding

Gramophone, an AgTech platform that helps farmers achieve better yields by providing information and input planning, has raised US$3.4 million (INR 25 crore) in a funding round led by Siana Capital. Company’s existing investors Info Edge, Asha Impact and Better Capital also participated in this round. Founded in 2016 by IIT and IIM Ahmedabad graduates […]

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Agriculture AgTech Precision Agriculture Startups

Sente Foundry and GrowRay announce participants in AgTech investment program

Sente Foundry LLC (“Sente”), in partnership with GrowRay Lighting Technologies, announces the startups selected to participate in their Indoor AgTech program taking place virtually through December 2020. The eight selected startups are: AgEye Technologies – with offices in the US and India, AgEye Technologies develops technology that helps indoor farms become sustainable and scalable through significant […]

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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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AgTech Hackathon for promoting innovation in farm mechanisation

KRITAGYA, an AgTech Hackathon event will give an opportunity to showcase innovative approaches & technology solutions to promote farm mechanization in India. This initiative will help in enhancing the learning capabilities, innovations and disruptive solutions, employability and entrepreneurial drive in Farm Mechanisation sector, and hence will boost the Mechanisation level in country. The theme of […]