Technology

PlantGENE seeks to elevate genetic engineering

A new organization consisting of plant biotechnologists is working to accelerate the development of new plant varieties to meet demand in coming decades. It’s a project organizers believe will positively impact growers’ ability to enhance... more »

Ag tech on display at European machinery show

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 the 45th edition... 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 »

Vaccine partnership deal inked for Botanical Solution

A discovery from agriculture is being used for human disease prevention. Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI), a botanical products provider, has entered into a partnership agreement to accelerate production of an ingredient to help strengthen vaccines.... more »

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 »

Bioengineering company brings on ag tech expert

Renaissance BioScience Corp., a leader in bioengineering for the global agriculture and food industries, has retained S. Brad Griffith to assist it in commercializing its RNA production and oral delivery platform technology applications for agricultural... more »

UV-C light technology fights pathogens in overlooked areas

SmartWash Solutions, an industry leader in food safety technology, has begun shipping the EPIC Panel Sterilight, a new patent-pending product designed to safely and automatically kill Listeria and other pathogens inside control panels – an... more »

WSU’s Lav Khot recognized for drone research

Lav Khot, associate professor in the Washington State University Department of Biological Systems Engineering, was honored by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Commission on Food, Environment and Renewable Resources for ongoing efforts to enhance the... more »

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