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BigSis closes Series A at £4.5m

BigSis, the British-based agtech start-up using AI and robotics to provide chemical-free insect control to the world’s farmers and growers, has announced the successful closure of its over-subscribed Series A round at £4.5 million. The round was led by Regenerate Ventures, the specialist agricultural innovation fund focused on the decarbonisation and sustainability of food production. […]

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Agrematch announces trials success for AI-discovered natural herbicide

Agrematch Ltd, an AI company focusing on the discovery and development of crop input products, announced that it has moved closer to commercializing its novel bioherbicide after favourable trials with commercially important crop weeds, including strains resistant to widely used synthetic herbicides. Discovered and developed in less than 12 months using Agrematch’s artificial intelligence predictive […]

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Safex Chemicals acquires UK based Briar Chemicals for GBP73 Mn in one of the largest overseas agrochemicals transactions

Safex Chemicals India Limited (Safex), a fast growing Indian agrochemicals company, announces the acquisition of Briar Chemicals (Briar), the UK’s leading agrochemicals Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO) provider, from the pan-European alternative investment firm AURELIUS Equity Opportunities. Safex is backed by ChrysCapital, one of India’s largest private equity firms, which owns a significant minority […]

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AgTech AI Precision Agriculture

Driving innovation in agriculture with synthetic data

Data is the cornerstone of agricultural product innovation. It’s necessary to develop products, meet regulatory requirements, discover new mechanisms, and educate the market on how to optimize the use of agriculture inputs and practices. Today, huge amounts of data are collected around various parameters including soil data, rainfall, water usage, fertilizer needs, crop health, quality, […]

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Greeneye precision spraying system reduces non-residual herbicide use by 87% while delivering same efficacy as broadcast spraying, UNL trial finds

Agtech pioneer, Greeneye Technology, announces the results of a field trial undertaken by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Agricultural Research Division (ARD) to benchmark the performance of its proprietary AI precision spraying system against broadcast application of herbicides. The results reveal the Greeneye system reduced herbicide use in post-emergence applications by 87% – representing a cost […]

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ICL joins forces with PlantArcBio to boost crop yields

ICL (NYSE: ICL) (TASE: ICL), a leading global specialty minerals company, and ag-biotech company PlantArcBio, Ltd.(TASE: PLNT), today announced the development of a novel bio-stimulant technology platform, which will improve crop yields while having minimal impact on the environment. The platform successfully uses RNAi technology to maximize a plant’s natural yield increase mechanisms, without any genetic […]

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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 £1.5m

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 […]