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Ag tech on display at European machinery show

BOLOGNA, Italy – The European Union’s goal to reduce pesticide use by 50% by 2030 has ramped up the technology race for specialty crop growers in the EU.   That new technology was on display at... more »

Robotics competition challenges students

College students are invited to develop a robot that makes farm work easier while competing for cash prizes and bragging rights in the Farm Robotics Challenge, a three-month robotics development competition. The competition runs from... more »

Syngenta’s Miravis Prime eligible for year-end CCA credit

Syngenta is offering continuing education credits for certified crop advisors (CCA) for its Miravis Prime. The company offers 0.5 CCA continuing education credits for its Miravis Prime Learning Module. The Miravis Prime Learning Module can... more »

Peptyde Bio closes $1.2 million pre-seed funding round

Peptyde Bio Inc. has closed an oversubscribed $1.2M pre-seed funding round. Peptyde Bio is the first company spun out of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center by Danforth Technology Company (DTC), the wholly-owned subsidiary formed... more »

Botanical Solution wins crop science award

Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI) has won a Crop Science Award for “Best New Biological Product (Biopesticide).” BSI, which develops sustainable and cost-effective botanical materials for agricultural and pharmaceutical applications, was recognized in the best of... more »

Certis promotes salesman

Certis Biologicals has promoted Tim Riley to lead the company’s U.S.-based sales team. Riley, a veteran sales leader, is national sales director for U.S. ag business. Riley joined Certis in 2020 as key account manager,... more »

Field of Machines: Automation eases some tasks, but focus is on harvest

FRESNO, Calif. – As Congress prepares yet again to consider agriculture labor reform through the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, dozens of autonomous sprayers, weeders and cultivators are entering fields, orchards and vineyards every day in... more »

Grant to help strawberry growers battle soilborne diseases

Research to fight soilborne diseases that harm strawberry plants is being fortified thanks to a $1 million grant to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s California Strawberry Center. The California strawberry industry is challenged by numerous... more »

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