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AgTech Precision Agriculture Sustainability

PheroSyn Awarded Grant to Develop Supply of Novel Fruit Pest Pheromones

PheroSyn, the company spun-out from Rothamsted Research to develop and produce novel pest pheromones, has secured an Innovate UK smart grant for a project to validate new high-value pheromones, and to scale-up their production and distribution. The £0.5 million project is a 36-month collaboration with Rothamsted Research, the globally acclaimed agricultural research institute, and Andermatt […]

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THRIVE Innovation Series: Spotlight on Israeli AgTech solutions with GrowingIL

Join GrowingIL and SVG Ventures | THRIVE for an upcoming webinar, showcasing disruptive Israeli Agtech solutions in smart irrigation and robotics catered for the US market. The event will take place virtually on Wednesday November 17, 2021 at 9:00am PDT. 8 Israeli startups will pitch live to an audience of agri-food and innovation stakeholders including entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, agribusiness leaders, […]

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AgTech Precision Agriculture

UK TECH FIRM TARGETS $436BN GLOBAL INSECT PEST CHALLENGE

10 November 2021: Spotta Smart Pest Systems is helping the global agricultural sector improve productivity and profitability through remote monitoring technology reducing insect crop damage costs to farmers by 50%.  Globally, insect pests cause £320 billion (approx USD436 billion) damage each year, despite over 4 million tonnes of pesticide being used. Spotta has developed an […]

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AgTech Fund Raise Precision Agriculture

BIGSIS CLOSES OVERSUBSCRIBED SEED PLUS ROUND AT £1.5 MILLION

BigSis, the British agtech start-up promising low-regulation, chemical-free control for the majority of the world’s insect pests in horticulture and agriculture, announced today that it has closed its £1.5 million Seed Plus financing round, following success with key laboratory and testing milestones. The oversubscribed round attracted significant attention from family offices and high-net-worth individuals, including […]

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AgTech Biodiversity Horticulture Precision Agriculture

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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AgTech Events FoodTech Startups Sustainability

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, […]