10.08.2017

Due to Land reform after WWII, there have been 20 millions of small rice farmers (less than 1 ha) in Japan. And to ensure them to survive, rice price have been protected by the government. Today the farming population is below 2 million, while it was 20 million in 1955, 13 million in 1975 and 7.5 million in 1995.

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09.08.2017

Transaction Reflects DuPont’s Commitment to Shaping the Agtech Market; Granular’s CEO Sid Gorham to Lead Digital Agriculture for DuPont

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08.08.2017

Mexican chemical firm Mexichem has agreed to buy an 80 percent stake in Israeli irrigation firm Netafim in a deal valuing the company at $1.895 billion, Netafim said on Monday.

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01.08.2017

As reported today in the Israeli newspaper Arutz Sheva, the management of Haifa Chemicals has informed the employees...

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01.08.2017

AMVAC Chemical Corporation recently announced a collaboration with the J. R. Simplot Company to field test AMVAC’s proprietary SIMPAS™ prescriptive application equipment. SIMPAS stands for Smart Integrated Multi-product Prescriptive Application System. This technology enables Simplot Grower Solutions (SGS), a division of the J. R. Simplot Company and full-service agronomic input supplier, to test-run the application equipment as part of SGS’s comprehensive services to their growers. SIMPAS allows growers to apply multiple differentiated products to only the portion of the fields needing specific inputs. This is possible by using SmartCartridge™ container technology that uses on-the-row RFID-tagged containers for application.

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27.07.2017

July 26, 2017 — Senet, a leading provider of global connectivity and network management for the Internet of Things, and Sensoterra BV, a leading provider of low-cost, wireless soil moisture measurement sensors today announced a multi-year partnership to operate Sensoterra’s soil moisture system on Senet’s standards-based IoT network.

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26.07.2017

Brentwood, TN (AgPR) July 25, 2017 – EFC Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce a new integration between its FieldAlytics product and Geosys Bridge® API for direct delivery of in-season and historical imagery. With this functionality now in release, FieldAlytics users can leverage field-level satellite imagery layers and associate them to existing fields within their software for in-season field scouting, analysis for field variability management zone creation or export for crop treatment recommendations.

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21.07.2017

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (July 20, 2017) – With education and public affairs as core initiatives of the Irrigation Association’s strategic plan, the IA is proud to announce the creation of its first elementary school lesson plan. Focusing on grades three through five, the curriculum’s activities take the student on a journey through the history and benefits of irrigation, including both agriculture and landscape.

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17.07.2017

July 11, 2017 - Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced the incorporation of Agronomic Technology Corporation’s (ATC) Adapt-N and N-Insight services into its SmithfieldGro program, which provides agronomy resources and tools to help farmers optimize their fertilizer application and improve soil health. Smithfield will provide this technology to farmers to help them improve their economic and environmental performance on 100,000 acres of fields that produce corn for swine feed. This new tool is part of Smithfield’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25 percent throughout its entire supply chain by 2025. Last year, Smithfield became the first major protein company to announce a far-reaching GHG reduction goal, of which helping farmers reduce nitrous oxide emissions is a key component.

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13.07.2017

Revolutionizing the use of crop protection products:Targeted application of crop protection products through irrigation system / Market launch planned in Mexico by the end of 2017

Monheim/Tel Aviv, July 12, 2017 - Bayer and Netafim are joining forces to enhance the application of crop protection products while supplying crops with water in the most efficient way. With the new approach called "DripByDrip", both water and crop protection are distributed throughout the fields via the drip irrigation system and then delivered directly to the roots of the crops. This approach will enable farmers to apply crop protection products in a more targeted way using the drip irrigation technology. The companies plan to launch the system in Mexico by the end of 2017.

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