How Turkey’s hazelnuts helped pavo create tech to drive global agricultural innovation

Alex Whitebrook/ June 6, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Turkey holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the founders and developers of Pavocoin AG, a provider of an IoT blockchain solution for the AgTech ecosystem, with offices in Zug, Switzerland, and San Francisco, California. And there is a special connection between the almond and walnut farms and farmers of the California Central Valley, and the hazelnut and

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New wave of tech savvy farmers cropping up

Alex Whitebrook/ June 5, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Phone calls and emails indicate a significant transition is underway with young farmers taking over the decision-making from the senior generations, and their different way of doing things was working well. Glad to hear about it and glad to know the change has been positive for the most part. Many of those changes have been agronomic. With farmland the biggest

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Seed coating for water repellent soils

Alex Whitebrook/ June 4, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

WA growers could benefit from promising research into a cost-effective seed coating technology which has the potential to boost cereal crop germination rates in water repellent soils. Recent results from a trial with Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the State government investment found that seed coating with wetters provided higher agronomic efficiency than using the current method of

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Commodity crop marketing platform latest innovation from farmers business network

Alex Whitebrook/ June 1, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

With its recent launch of the Commodity Crop Marketing platform, Farmers Business Network is once again challenging the status quo. “Farm profitability is at the core of what we do. But it’s hard to really have a comprehensive solution, from a business standpoint, unless you have support on the crop marketing side,” says Devin Lammers, Head of FBN Commodity Crop Marketing. “We

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FDA Approves Golden Rice for Consumption

Alex Whitebrook/ June 1, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

The international effort to release a strain of rice known as Golden Rice is nearing completion. On May 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) became the third major regulatory agency this year to approve the product for consumption and release it from further pre-market review. That decision followed similar approvals from food regulatory agencies in Canada, Australia and

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How high-flying technology can be a game-changer for Berries

Alex Whitebrook/ May 30, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Imagine waking up to find that Mother Nature cursed your crop with monsoon-like rains. Despite some last-minute weather reports, there was only so much you could do before the devastating flood. That’s precisely what happened to a North Carolina tobacco farmer, who dealt with severe washout problems following a similar weather incident. The damage was so bad, the farmer couldn’t

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Indoor farming market

Alex Whitebrook/ May 18, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

The “Indoor Farming Technology Market by Growing System (Hydroponics, Aeroponics, Aquaponics, Soil-based, Hybrid), Facility Type, Component, Crop Type (Fruits & Vegetables, Herbs & Microgreens, Flowers & Ornamentals), and Region – Global Forecast to 2022” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The indoor farming technology market is projected to reach USD 40.25 billion by 2022 from USD 25.40 billion in 2017, at a CAGR

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Companies Chase Yield

Alex Whitebrook/ May 18, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

For many years, advances in crop technology have focused on specific production traits like herbicide tolerance or insecticide production. Photosynthesis — the driving force behind all plant life — was long viewed as too vast and complex to be effectively altered by genetic engineering. That may be changing, as agricultural biotechnology companies begin work on crop traits that tweak a

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Formulation technology matters with high-activity sulfonylurea herbicides

Alex Whitebrook/ May 17, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Herbicide formulations and sprayer clean-out are top of mind for many farmers, applicators, and retailers because of issues with dicamba herbicides damaging sensitive crops and the trend for larger, more complex sprayers that make herbicide clean-out problematic. Sprayer clean-out is a major concern with sulfonylurea (SU) herbicides, in particular, due to their very high activity at very low concentrations and

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Companies Chase Yield

Alex Whitebrook/ May 16, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

For many years, advances in crop technology have focused on specific production traits like herbicide tolerance or insecticide production. Photosynthesis — the driving force behind all plant life — was long viewed as too vast and complex to be effectively altered by genetic engineering. That may be changing, as agricultural biotechnology companies begin work on crop traits that tweak a

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