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Verdant Robotics closes $46.5 million funding round

Verdant Robotics has closed a $46.5 million Series A funding to scale its advanced robotic technology and accelerate broad adoption of its regenerative and precision ag solutions. Lead investor Cleveland Avenue was joined by DCVC... more »

Botanical Solution honored at crop science awards

Crop protection provider Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI) has been recognized by winning the Crop Science Award for “Best New Biological Product (Biopesticide).” BSI, which develops sustainable and cost-effective botanical materials for agricultural and pharmaceutical applications,... more »

Certis announces sales leadership changes

Tim Riley has been promoted by Certis Biologicals to head 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... more »

German biotech start-up Targenomix bought by Bayer

Bayer has acquired  Targenomix, a German biotech start-up. The acquisition  should fortify Bayer’s Crop Science R&D pipeline by delivering new systems biology approaches for crop protection discovery. On Nov. 10, Bayer announced its purchase of... more »

Research council gives kudos to Vive Crop Protection

Vive Crop Protection has been recognized by the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for its innovation. NSERC honored Vive by naming it a co-recipient of the distinguished Synergy Award for Innovation. Cynthia Goh,... more »

Ag consultancy firm adds Farm Bureau vet

Mace Thornton, a veteran ag strategic communications professional, has joined Stratovation Group, an ag consultancy concern, as partner and chief operating officer. With a career spanning more than 30 years as a strategic communications professional... more »

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

Production strategies were in focus at Michigan State University’s (MSU) first annual Blueberry Field Day in August at the Trevor Nichols Research Center near Fennville, Michigan. The educational sessions included a presentation by MSU small... more »

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Growing fruit in the Lone Star State is difficult. Prolonged heat, drought, pests and diseases are among the challenges facing Texas fruit growers. At the Sept. 26-27 Texas Fruit Conference in New Braunfels, Texas, growers... more »

Current Issue

From the orchard to TikTok

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Specialty crop ‘ambassadors’ take time to explain farming

FIRA-USA agriculture robotic show photos

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

PickTrace labor management expands services

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

UF evaluates grapes for Florida winemaking

Cherry Marketing Institute expanding export markets

H-2A program in need of repair

Hyper-local and the next generation customer

Pecan trees and a happy surprise in the  barn

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