VST Tillers Tractors inks MoU with Zetor Tractors a.s. Czech Republic  

    VST Tillers Tractors Limited, a leading manufacturer of agricultural multipurpose power tillers and tractors in India signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with ZETOR TRACTORS a.s. from Czech Republic manufacturers of tractors, and other equipment. Zetor Tractors is a brand of tractors, tradem...Read more


French startup Naïo Technologies raises € 14 million to expand eco farming robots  

  The Escalquens-based startup Naïo Technologies, specialized in agricultural robots, has recently announced the closing of a €14 million funding round led by Bpifrance. Impact investor Pymwymic and its historical shareholders, Demeter and Capagro, flanked Bpifrance in this investment round.  ...Read more


Horticulture output to be 313 million tonnes in 2019-20: First advance estimates

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the Final Estimates of 2018-19 and 1st Advance Estimates of 2019-20 of Area and Production of various Horticulture Crops. These are based on the information received from different State/UTs and other source agencies. As per the final estima...Read more


SLCM digitally transforms 24X7 agri-warehousing call centre integrating AI

Sohan Lal Commodity Management (SLCM), India’s leading agri services solutions provider with operations across India and Myanmar, has digitally transformed the 24X7 call centre dedicated to its agri-warehousing operations in India and Myanmar into a paperless entity integrating artificial intelligence (AI), ...Read more


Singapore-headquartered start-up Samudra forays into domestic pump market

 Singapore-headquartered start-up Samudra has forayed into the Indian agricultural and domestic pumps space with the launch of open-well and bore well submersibles, slow speed self-priming mini monoblocs and control panels. Samudra headquartered in Singapore with manufacturing capabilities in the city, has ...Read more


Coromandel International achieves 20% gain on unique grade products

One of India's largest phosphate fertilizer companies, Coromandel International has received an increase of 20 percent, thanks to the company's focus on bringing unique grade products and rising backward integration. These grade products, which usually fetched higher margins, have contributed to the 38 percent t...Read more


CropX acquires CropMetrics to provide simplifying technology

Ten years after its founding, CropMetrics has been acquired by CropX.  Both companies have been building their businesses on remote sensing capabilities to enable agronomic decisions. The acquisition will deepen CropX’s product offering says President John Vikupitz.  “We are the only company...Read more


CHS Inc. acquires West Central Distribution

CHS Inc., recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of West Central Distribution, LLC, and a full-service wholesale distributor of agronomy products headquartered in Willmar, Minnesota. "Completing the acquisition of West Central demonstrates our commitment to provide more of the products, services...Read more


Zuari Agro shuts NPK plant due to non-availability of raw material

Leading fertiliser firm Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd on Thursday said its NPK plant has been shut on account of non-availability of raw material. "NPK - a plant of the company has been shut down due to non-availability of raw material. "We will inform you once the plant operations resume," the company said in a BSE f...Read more


Tea Board launches app for small growers

 Tea Board has released a mobile app called ‘Chai Sahyog’ to integrate small growers and trace green leaf movement, besides circulating advisory on agricultural practices and weather forecast.  The Board has already issued identity cards with memory chips to small growers. Tea Board Executiv...Read more


New Holland launches first methane powered tractor

New Holland Agriculture have launched the first commercial T6 Methane Power tractor, boasting the same performance as a diesel equivalent with up to 30 per cent lower running costs. The CNH Industrial brand launched the tractor in November at Germany's Agritechnica. New Holland brand president Carlo Lambro said t...Read more


Kinze release its 4705 planter and narrow-transport Mach Till

Beginning with the 2021 model year, Kinze will have a new series of enhanced planters available for growers — and they’ll be easy to spot as the 05 Series, meaning each model number will end in “05.” These planters — such as the 4705, a 24-row, 30-inch planter being introduced —...Read more