AgTech

Smart Apply welcomes Lasseter Tractor as new authorized dealer

Smart Apply, Inc., announced that Lasseter Tractor Company is now an authorized dealer of their Intelligent Spray Control System. This addition expands Smart Apply’s dealer network to nearly 460 locations. Lasseter, a John Deere dealer... more »

FDA meeting focuses on data and tech for food safety

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking ideas on how the agency can leverage data and technology to advance food safety. The FDA is asking stakeholders to participate in an April 24 virtual and... more »

Orchard Robotics raises $3.8 million

Orchard Robotics has raised $3.8 million in a seed round led by investor General Catalyst, and a pre-seed led by Contrary. Other investors are Humba Ventures, Soma Capital, Correlation Ventures, VU Venture Partners, Ben Taft’s... more »

Corteva Catalyst focuses on technology, sustainability

Corteva Inc. has launched Corteva Catalyst, an investment and partnership platform focused on accessing and bringing to market agricultural innovations, including a focus on genome editing, biologicals and other natural products. Corteva Catalyst will partner... more »

FloraPulse provides real-time data on plant water needs

FloraPulse, an easy-to-install water sensor, provides accurate and low-cost water-sensing technology to farmers and researchers who want real-time data that will enable them to make quick, accurate decisions.  FloraPulse has developed a way to acquire... more »

Produce Pay adds transparency feature

ProducePay has a new feature that provides fresh produce marketers and retailers full transparency of produce shipments from the field to their final destination. In doing so, the solution ensures buyers of produce shipped from... more »

MSU offers spray drone education day

Michigan State University is hosting a workshop for spray drone owners. The new event, the Spray Drone Spring Fly-in, is an all-day workshop April 10 (in case of rain, it will be April 17) at... more »

U.S. AgTech innovation recognized by Irish foundation

Eamonn Keogh, distinguished professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of California-Riverside, and John Hartnett, founder and CEO of SVG Ventures|THRIVE, have received honors for exceptional contributions to research and innovation.... more »

Bayer’s GenAI system generates immediate feedback

Bayer has developed a GenAI system to help farmers and agronomists in their daily work, quickly and accurately answering questions related to agronomy, farm management and Bayer ag products. The company has been using proprietary... more »

Venture capital effort to help southwest Florida ag

In a move heralded as a first of its kind, a venture capital initiative launched in southwest Florida plans to focus on agricultural and AgTech investments. “Cap Table Nation” is a group of a dozen... more »

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