Crop Management

Valmont Industries acquires Prospera Technologies for $300M

Valmont Industries Inc., a provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and irrigation equipment and services for agriculture,  announced May 5 it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Prospera Technologies Inc., a... more »

Prospiant new name for Gibraltar growing and processing companies

On May 4, Gibraltar Industries announced that Nexus Greenhouse Systems, Rough Brothers Inc. (RBI), Tetra, Apeks Supercritical, Delta Separations and ThermoEnergy Solutions, all part of its greenhouse and custom growing and processing group, have been... more »

Nitrogen management series offered by University of California

The University of California has opened registration for a seven-part video course on nitrogen management. The series, taught by UC researchers and extension specialists, begins May 10. The course is open to anyone interested nitrogen... more »

CEA Food Safety Coalition has food safety standard for indoor-grown produce

The CEA Food Safety Coalition, comprised of leaders in the controlled environment agriculture industry, announced April 28 the first-ever food safety certification program specifically for CEA-grown leafy greens. Effective immediately, members of the Coalition can... more »

Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 80 Acres Farms enter research agreement

Hamilton, Ohio-based vertical farming business 80 Acres Farms has entered into a collaborative research agreement with the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station to advance the science of vertical farming. Scientists with the experiment station, the research... more »

Earth Day: Growers understand that the soil is the foundation for everything

For those of us fortunate to be working in the agriculture industry, our everyday is Earth Day. We have a connection to the earth unlike any other. Almost all... more »

Postharvest life of perishables pursued by RipeLocker with $5M buy-in

RipeLocker, a Seattle, Washington-based company specializing in extending the postharvest life of perishables, announced April 21 it has raised $5 million in series B capital from angel investors. The investment round is all from previous... more »

$21.7M allocated to help ag producers manage impacts of climate change

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced April 21 that the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture will invest at least $21.7 million in several key programs to help agricultural producers manage the impacts of climate... more »

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