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

Calavo Growers acquires Simply Fresh Fruit

Calavo Growers, Inc. announced that its Renaissance Food Group (RFG) subsidiary has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SFFI Company, Inc. doing business as Simply Fresh Fruit (SFFI). Founded in 1999 and based in Vernon, California, privately held SFFI is a processor and supplier of a broad line of fresh-cu...Read more

HMC invests in Westfalia Fruit International for global expansionn  

 Westfalia Fruit International has recently announced an investment by Boston-based Harvard Management Company (HMC), which enables the multinational to expand its prominence in global avocado supply.  The acquisition by HMC of a minority stake in South Africa-headquartered Westfalia Fruit gives the fru...Read more

Simplot completes the acquisition of Pinnacle Agriculture

The J.R. Simplot Company, a privately held food and agribusiness company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, announced it has finalized the acquisition of Pinnacle Agriculture. The acquisition, first announced in November, unites two market leaders in the distribution of agricultural crop inputs and related services.&n...Read more

 Flipkart launches pilot project for delivery of fresh fruits and veggies

Walmart owned Bengaluru-based e-commerce Company, Flipkart has launched a pilot project in Hyderabad for delivery of fresh vegetables and fruits in partnership with vendors on its marketplace, according to ET Report. Sources told that the company has applied for a food retail consent for its newly registered enti...Read more

HURL launches ‘Apna Urea - Sona Ugle’ brand

 Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda has recently launched the APNA UREA - Sona Ugle brand of Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Limited (HURL) at a function in New Delhi.   While talking about HURL, Gowda said, with the objective of making the country self-reliant in Urea, Prime Min...Read more

Vahdam Teas win ‘Winner of the Global SMB of the Year’ award

  The four-year-old start-up, Vahdam Teas was announced the ‘winner of the Global SMB of the Year’ award at Amazon Sambhav Summit in New Delhi recently.  “It was the proudest moment of my life, particularly because I’ve always been inspired by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and rece...Read more

VST Tillers Tractors launches GRO TECH Solution

  VST Tillers Tractors Limited, pioneers in manufacturing of tillers and compact tractors for over five decades, as part of its continued efforts to offer innovative solutions to agricultural sector has launched Gro Tech - a new line of solution which aligns with the ambitious government's vision of doubling...Read more

AgroSpectrum partnered with Global Biopesticide Summit and Awards 2020 as a Strategic Media Partner

After the success of first Biopesticide Summit & Awards, the executive and steering committee of the Biopesticide Summit is delighted to announced that the second Biopesticide Summit & Awards will take place on 19-20 May 2020, at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom. Biopesticides ca...Read more

Agritech start up Ninjakart raises  $10 mn from Flipkart India and Singapore-based GEC3  

  Agritech Startup Ninjacart has secured Rs 71.83 crore ($10 million) in a Series C funding round led by Flipkart India and Singapore-based GEC3 along with participation from Minu Kataria.  This capital is the first tranche of the $50 million investment committed by retail giant Walmart in August last ...Read more