March 21, 2017 - San Francisco, CA and Wichita, KS - USA
The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, and Koch Agronomic Services, LLC jointly announced today a research agreement that marks a significant step forward in applying data-driven digital tools to support more efficient nutrient management practices for farmers.
SUNNYVALE, CA and VALLEY, NE - USA - March 21, 2017—
Trimble, a global provider of precision agriculture solutions, and Valley Irrigation, global provider of precision irrigation equipment (a division of Valmont Industries), announced that Valley Irrigation will become the exclusive OEM distributor of Trimble's Irrigate-IQ™ precision irrigation solution. This solution will be available for Valley Corner Sprinkler Sequencing and Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) products through the worldwide Valley dealer network to optimize water application for center pivot irrigation systems.
The Dutch government is freeing up EUR1.4 million for the purchase of satellite data to improve the sustainability and efficiency of farming. Among other things, the data contains detailed information about the soil, the atmosphere and crop development. Specialised companies can analyse the data to provide farmers with targeted advice on irrigation, fertilisation and crop-spraying activities. The satellite data will be made available online as open data, allowing everyone to have free access to it.
March 15, 2017. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – Acadian Plant Health TM(APH TM), a division of Acadian Seaplants Limited (ASL), announced today the launch of their new platform technology during the 15th New Ag International Conference & Exhibition in Berlin, Germany. The launch of Acadian BioSwitch will help strengthen the company’s commitment to providing proven solutions to growers within the agricultural industry.
We are happy to announce that Pessl Instruments and MAT Holding group from Spain will be creating a joint venture to expand business in all agricultural verticals and answer to the demands of a fast growing Spanish agricultural sector.
Dutch leading drinking water company, Vitens NV, and the market leader for humic substance basedproducts, Humintech GmbH/Germany, announce their cooperation in gaining food-grade humic substance from drinking water and developing products and applications for Agriculture, Livestock Breeding, Environment and Industry
Oslo / Monheim, February 20, 2017 - Bayer and Yara International ASA (Yara) have entered into a software collaboration and technology license agreement to provide farmers worldwide with digital farming tools that help increase farm productivity, profitability and sustainability. The purpose is to develop new digital farming solutions as well as to increase the use of existing nitrogen application technology including the proven N-Sensor™ (http://www.yara.co.nz/crop-nutrition/Tools-and-Services/n-sensor/) and mobile imaging technology including the ImageIT™ (http://yara.com/media/apps/imageit/).
BASF and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a collaboration agreement to evaluate how satellite-derived data and images can best be used for agricultural purposes. In close partnership with farmers, the partners’ long-term goal is to translate this information into digital tools and services.
Jain Irrigation Inc., USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., has acquired Observant Technology, thereby strengthening its global commitment to precision irrigation.
This acquisition furthers Jain Irrigation presence by extending field monitoring and control capabilities and enhancing data-based decision-support tools.
Tel Aviv, Israel and Athens, Greece, 10 January 2017 – Rivulis Irrigation Ltd. of Israel and Eurodrip S.A. of Greece announced today that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement in an all-share transaction, creating a global leader in micro irrigation. Transaction closing is subject to satisfaction of certain conditions including, but not limited to, regulatory approvals. The merged company will have unparalleled market coverage with 18 factories around the world and 1,800 employees across 5 continents and 30 countries. Growers around the world will benefit from an extensive product and solution offering, consisting of trusted industry brands such as T-Tape™, Ro-Drip™, Hydrogol™, D5000, Eolos™, Compact™, PC2™ and Olympos™. The merged company will be headquartered in Gvat, Israel and will be named Rivulis Irrigation, Ltd. Richard Klapholz, the current CEO of Rivulis Irrigation, will lead the merged company.