ICAR-DMAPR inks MoU with Navsari Agri-varsity for knowledge partnership

 The ICAR-Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research (DMAPR), Anand, Gujarat signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat recently.  Dr Satyajit Roy, Director, ICAR-DMAPR emphasized on the importance of the partnership program that would help...Read more


Marrone Bio Innovations announces U.S. EPA Approval of Regalia and Stargus for Hemp  

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI), an international leader in sustainable bio- protection and plant health solutions, today announced that two of its bio-fungicide products — Stargus and Regalia — have been approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for indoor and outdoor use ...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


Raymond’s JK Trust receives grant Rs 4.83 crore to bolster cattle breeds with IVF

JK Trust, promoted by Raymond's CMD, Gautam Hari Singhania, engaged in livestock breed improvement through its pioneering project in embryo transfer with in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), has received a grant of Rs 4.83 crore under the Union government's Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM), as reported by FNB News. In 2014...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


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


CAR-CIFA organizes 3rd International Symposium on Genomics in Aquaculture

The ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar in association with the Association of Aquaculturists’ organized the “3rd International Symposium on Genomics in Aquaculture” at its Kausalyaganga Campus from 21st to 23rd January, 2020. The Chief Guest, Prof. Dr Soumendra Mohan ...Read more


ICAR-CIBA inks MoU with A.R. Shrimp Hatchery for Knowledge Partnership

  ICAR-CIBA inks MoU with Private Shrimp Hatchery for Knowledge Partnership and Production of Indigenous Shrimp Seeds. The ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the A.R. Shrimp Hatchery Pvt. Ltd., Tamil Nadu recently. Dr K.K. Vijayan, Director...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