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ospriae-ag-science-Phospholutions will promote more judicious phosphorus usage with its latest fundraise

Phospholutions will promote more judicious phosphorus usage with its latest fundraise

Phosphorus is a key element for plant growth and a critical piece of modern agriculture. But excessive use is hazardous to the environment, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and waterway pollution. Supply chain disruptions, war and other factors are also making phosphorus fertilizers harder for farmers to obtain. Enter Phospholutions, a US-based agtech company that wants …

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Bioceres Crop Solutions Completes Merger With Marrone Bio, Creating a Global Leader in Sustainable Agricultural Solutions

Bioceres Crop Solutions Completes Merger With Marrone Bio, Creating a Global Leader in Sustainable Agricultural Solutions

ROSARIO, Argentina–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ: BIOX) (“Bioceres” or the “Company”), a fully integrated provider of crop productivity solutions designed to enable the transition of agriculture towards carbon neutrality, announced today the successful completion of its previously announced integration of Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: MBII) (“MBI”). “The completion of this transaction represents …

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Advancing Research to Support Smallholder Farmers

Advancing Research to Support Smallholder Farmers

Research Triangle Park, NC April 26, 2022 Source: https://www.5metis.com/news Crop protection innovator awarded grant from the Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation to expand research initiatives to combat pathogens destroying crop outcomes. 5Metis, Inc., a recently formed pure-play discovery company specializing in crop health, is expanding its research in the area of crop protection with the intention …

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David Farquhar - We simply must grow more of our food far closer to home in ways that reduce emissions

We simply must grow more of our food far closer to home in ways that reduce emissions

Agrifood and transport are the two most polluting industries on earth, David Farquhar, chief executive of Intelligent Growth Solutions, tells Emma Newlands.   David Farquhar is the chief executive of Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), which specializes in technology regarding “vertical farming” – growing crops indoors in layers stacked on top of each other. The Edinburgh-based …

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Koidra Raises $4.5M Seed Funding to Bring Intelligent Automation to Greenhouses and Beyond

SEATTLE, March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Koidra, an intelligent automation (IA) platform company based out of Seattle, has raised $4.5 million in its seed round. Ospraie Ag Science (OAS) led this round of funding, with participation from Amritam Holdings, Cavallo Ventures, and Foothill Ventures. Koidra was founded by the lead of Microsoft Research’s winning team at the inaugural Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge. They were …

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Bioceres Crop Solutions and Marrone Bio Announce Merger Agreement

Combined company creates global leader in sustainable agricultural solutions. Bioceres obtains commitment for up to $45 million loan facility and conversion of existing convertible notes into shares and new term loan facility ROSARIO, Argentina and RALEIGH, N.C., March 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ: BIOX) (Bioceres) and Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: …

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Marrone Bio and Corteva Agriscience Announce New Distribution Contract

Marrone Bio and Corteva Agriscience Announce New Distribution Contract

The companies build on existing seed treatment partnership to offer novel foliar bionutrient   GENEVA and RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Growers in Europe will have access to a novel, sustainable option for enhancing plant health and crop quality through a new agreement between Pro Farm Technologies, a subsidiary of Marrone Bio …

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AgroSpheres Receives Competitive Grant From Virginia Catalyst

Virginia Catalyst Awards $600,000 to AgroSpheres CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — November 02, 2021 – The Virginia Catalyst, also known as the Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation (VBHRC), today announced that it has awarded $600,000 in grant funding to AgroSpheres. This grant, which will be met with significant matching funds was awarded through Grant Round 12 of …

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AgroSpheres Welcomes Dr. Robert Fraley, and Longtime Monsanto CTO, to Board

AgroSpheres Welcomes Dr. Robert Fraley, “Father of Ag Biotech” and Longtime Monsanto CTO, to Board

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — October 26, 2021 – AgroSpheres, a leader in developing the next generation of environmentally friendly crop protection products, announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Fraley to its board of directors. Dr. Fraley, who served for nearly 40 years as chief technology officer at Monsanto and is often recognized as the father of …

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AgroSpheres Awarded Competitive SBIR Phase II Grant from the National Science Foundation to Combat Fall Armyworm

AgroSpheres Awarded Competitive SBIR Phase II Grant from the National Science Foundation to Combat Fall Armyworm

Small Business Innovation Research Program Provides Funding for R&D Charlottesville, Va. — October 19, 2021 – AgroSpheres, Inc. has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $999,653 to progress its R&D collaboration with the University of Tennessee on an RNAi biological insecticide targeting fall armyworm (FAW). …

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