Technology

Fellowship improving fertilizer names recipients

Winners have been announced for a fellowship that helps agronomic scientists create new more effective fertilizers for growers. The Disruptive Fertilizer Technology Fellowship is designed to provide early career scientists with opportunities to advance research... more »

Stone wool growing media provider starts soilless growing campaign

To feed and treat the world’s expanding population, Grodan, a stone wool growing media provider, is starting a branding initiative to focus public and policymaking attention on sustainable, soilless growing. Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is... more »

Specialty crop groups outline Farm Bill requests

A group of speakers representing the specialty crop industry told a U.S. Senate subcommittee their Farm Bill 2023 requests, including a workable crop insurance program, research funding, and focus on organics and trade. The June... more »

AgBiome to use Ginkgo Bioworks technology

AgBiome, a leader in global microbial innovation, and Ginkgo Bioworks, which is building the leading platform for cell programming and biosecurity, have formed a partnership to optimize the performance of products in AgBiome’s pipeline of agricultural... more »

Valent U.S.A. unveils sustainability assessment framework

Valent U.S.A. LLC has a new product assessment framework with specific criteria that enables the company to evaluate and define “sustainable solutions” across its broad portfolio of agricultural products. The new framework, called the Sustainable... more »

Birds deterred from laser repellent, reports MSU

No Avipel. No problem. Earlier this month, Arkion Life Science announced it would cancel the registration for Avipel upon request from the Environmental Protection Agency. The dry corn seed treatment stopped blackbirds, crows, pheasants and... more »

USDA offers webinar on agricultural research facilities

The USDA is offering support to construct and renovate agricultural research facilities. The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture will lead the webinar, which starts a 2 p.m. Eastern on June 8. The Research... more »

U.S. seeks agreement with Mexico on biotechnology

The U.S. has requested dispute settlement consultations with Mexico under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), concerning biotech agricultural products. Katherine Tai, U.S. trade representative (USTR), said Mexico is one of the country’s oldest and strongest... more »

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