USDA takes a crack at Interplanetary Agriculture

In a recently published research study by the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture indicates that beneficial insect-killing nematodes (small round worms) can be used in the future for natural control of insect pests when humans are growing crops in space. The research objec...Read more

Bayer opens application window for Grants4Ag  

     Bayer announced that it has opened the application window for its Grants4Ag initiative. First introduced in 2015, the initiative has evolved in 2020 to offer researchers financial and scientific support to develop ideas for novel solutions across all research and development areas in the Divi...Read more

Fresh-key, DiMuto collaborates to test 4G-Cat1 data logger in Singapore

Fresh-key, a Chinese developer and producer of thermometers for the cold supply chain industry, has recently collaborated with DiMuto, a Singaporean tech company, to implement a system of advanced market monitoring. Fresh-key and DiMuto carried out a test of Fresh-key's latest 4G-cat 1 real-time monitoring soluti...Read more

CPCRI launches virtual programme for agri graduates

Kasaragod-based Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) has launched an online training programme — Kalpa Graduate Readiness Programme — for final year BSc (Agriculture/Horticulture) students from across the country.  Speaking at the launch of the online training programme, K Muralidh...Read more

Syngenta launches Crop Challenge in Analytics 2021  

Syngenta Seeds and the Analytics Society of  Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) recently launched the 2021 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics, a competition that focuses on analytical approaches to improve complex crop breeding processes. The 2021 competition is aimed at...Read more

 BIO recognises Dr Pramod Chaudhari by George Washington Carver Award 2020  

Washington D.C.- based Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced that Dr. Pramod Chaudhari, founder and executive chairman, Praj Industries, is selected for the prestigious 2020 George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology and Agriculture. He is the first Indian and second ...Read more

 Walmart Foundation announces $4.5 Mn grant to help women farmers in India  

     Underscoring the importance of smallholder farmers to India’s pandemic recovery, the Walmart Foundation has announced two new grants as part of a commitment made in September 2018 to invest US$25 million (approximately Rs. 180 crores) over five years in improving farmer livelihoods in I...Read more

Agriculture IoT market to reach $32.7 B by 2027

As per the new market research report ‘Agriculture IoT Market by Component (Hardware, Software, Services), Application (Precision Farming, Smart Greenhouse, Livestock Monitoring, Smart Irrigation, Others), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2027’, published by Meticulous Research®, the agricul...Read more

HIPP launches new 4-stroke backpack brush cutter in India

Honda India Power Products Limited (HIPP), a leading manufacturer of power products in India unveiled its new 1.3 hp 4 Stroke Backpack Brush Cutter, Model: UMR435T across different regions in India. HIPP has been the market leader in the brush cutter cate...Read more

 EuroChem Group appoints Vladimir Rashevskiy as CEO  

    EuroChem Group (hereafter “EuroChem,” “the Group” or “the Company”), a leading global fertilizer company, announces the appointment of Vladimir Rashevskiy as Chief Executive Officer.  Rashevskiy recently stepped down as CEO of SUEK, which became one of the ...Read more

GROPRO launches bio insecticide to control white-flies in greenhouses

  Whiteflies are one of the world's most widespread field, garden, and greenhouse insects. These pale, tiny pests are very dangerous and are known for their devastating effects on most agricultural crops. Worldwide there are over 1500 species of whiteflies, with dozens of those species causing the most tro...Read more

Global aeroponics industry to hit $3.53 billion by 2026: Report

 Global aeroponics industry was estimated at $578.7 million in 2018 and is expected to grow to $3.53 billion by 2026, registering a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 25.6 percent from 2019 to 2026. This estimation is as per a report entitled ‘Aeroponics Market by Application (Indoor Farming and Outd...Read more