18.09.2017

Bayer and Bosch have signed a three-year research collaboration agreement with the objective of developing the Smart Spraying technology to make the application of crop protection products more efficient.

Bosch’s research work is focusing on highly effective sensor technology, smart analytics and selective spray systems. In its partnership with Bosch, Bayer is contributing the lessons it has learned in the field of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), including the development of algorithms that serve as the basis for agronomical decision-making, integrated pest management as well as formulation and application technology.

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18.09.2017

The vision of having license-free community sensor networks for agricultural users has made a giant leap closer to reality. A team of collaborating companies connected a Vinduino agricultural sensor station to the eVineyard application via a long-range wireless data connection, managed by The Things Network.

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07.09.2017

Deere & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue River Technology, which is based in Sunnyvale, California and is a leader in applying machine learning to agriculture.

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28.08.2017

BASF and Proagrica have signed an agreement to bring farm management interfaces to market. Growers will benefit as they will be able to connect BASF’s digital offer Maglis® with different digital farming applications, including their preferred farm management system. Proagrica is a global division of Reed Business Information, specialised in the agriculture industry, its integration and connectivity solutions and expertise guarantee that the data shared between Maglis and growers is efficiently transferred and protected.

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13.08.2017

Within six months, 311,400 acres of land in Egypt will be transformed into an agriculture city. The $10 billion deal was signed on Tuesday by Egypt and the Korea-Arab Society (KAS). The project will feature 50,000 smart greenhouses in addition to a number of seawater desalination and solar power plants.

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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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