Technology

MagGrow wins the THRIVE|Bayer Sustainability Challenge

SVG Ventures|THRIVE and Bayer have announced that MagGrow, the company behind the patented, proprietary technology that is reducing waste associated with conventional pesticide spray applications, has won the THRIVE|Bayer Sustainability Challenge "Sustainable Scaleup Award." MagGrow is... more »

Applications now open for $250,000 in AgSharks pitch competition

Western Growers and S2G Ventures are now accepting applications for the 2021 AgSharks Competition, an event where start-up companies pitch their innovations in front of a live audience of the world’s largest specialty crop producers... more »

Mechanical strawberry harvest got Michigan boost

Growers have been in pursuit of innovative methods to harvest strawberries mechanically for quite some time. Recent breakthroughs have seen automated strawberry harvests take place in select fields in California and Florida, as the robots... more »

Valley Irrigation delivers customized solar solutions for agriculture

Omaha, Nebraska-based Valley Irrigation announced Sept. 2 the expansion of its solar solutions into the United States. “Solar energy is the key to maximizing efficiency and sustainability,”  Darren Siekman, vice president of water delivery and... more »

Fieldin raises $30M Series B to make commercial farms autonomous

American-Israeli agtech startup Fieldin has completed a $30 million Series B funding round, led by Fortissimo Capital, with the participation of Zeev Ventures, ICON Accelerator, Luxembourg-based Maor Investments and Akkadian ventures. Series B funders join early-stage investors... more »

Carbon Robotics secures $27M for its autonomous field weeders

Carbon Robotics, an agriculture robotics company, announced Sept. 1 it secured $27 million in Series B financing from Anthos Capital, Ignition Partners, Fuse Venture Capital, Voyager Capital, Bolt and Liquid2 Ventures to accelerate the company's... more »

Massey Ferguson introduces 8S Tractor ‘designed for comfort’

AGCO Corp., a designer, manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, has announced a new era of farmer-focused technology and straightforward dependability with the North American availability of the Massey Ferguson 8S... more »

Semios acquires Agworld to form independent global partnership

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based Semios, a precision-farming platform for permanent crops, announced Aug. 24 that it is acquiring Agworld, a data-driven farm management platform, to deliver more benefits to growers around the globe. Together, Semios... more »

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