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Agriculture and Horticulture Press Releases

Policies, Not Science Debates, the Real Problem in the Climate Change Battle

While climate change is generally agreed upon as a scientific fact by experts, there is less consensus on the policies best designed to address it, which serves as the concept behind The Portsmouth Conference. At this international event in October…

Thermaculture® Technology Increased 2018 Fruit Set by 24 Percent

 Agrothermal customers participating in 2018 growing season fruit-set data collection are seeing a significant increase in fruit set across varietals. Thermaculture technology uses interval heat-treatments to raise the plant temperature to the levels needed for optimal fruit set and growth,…

Organic and Regenerative Agriculture Study Funded by USDA Demonstrates $21.4 Million Ecosystem Benefit on 6,011 Acres Over Five Years

Farmland LP, Delta Institute and Earth Economics released a report today that demonstrates $21.4 million in net ecosystem service value benefits using regenerative farm management practices at scale. The report summarizes the social and environmental impacts of Farmland LP’s investment management…

NutriAg Receives EPA Registration for the Launch of a New Multiple-Mode-of-Action Fungicide, BluLogic™

NutriAg has reached a new milestone this year with the launch of its first fungicide, BluLogic™. This innovation received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with the first sales already on the record. A truly unique combination of copper…

Agrothermal Systems Continues to Amaze With 2017 Vintage

​​Since 2013, Philip Goodband, Master of Wine, has worked with Agrothermal Systems, originator of Thermaculture® technology, to compare test and control block wines. He has helped the company evaluate its technology and define the sensory differences wineries can expect when converting to this…

AquaBlok Used to Quickly Fix Failed Tile Plug

AquaBlok Used to Quickly Fix Failed Tile Plug

AquaBlok, Ltd., a manufacturing company in Northwest Ohio, is pleased to announce the successful application of their bentonite-based sealing material, AquaBlok, in a tile plug project in Oak Harbor, OH.AquaBlok, a composite particle consisting of crushed aggregate, polymer, and bentonite,…

Tech Alpharetta Wraps Up Successful AgTech Conference of the South

Tech Alpharetta, with the support of the city of Alpharetta, has concluded its inaugural AgTech Conference of the South. The three-day event brought together industry leaders from emerging and established companies as well as investors and academia to discuss the…

Aggrigator™ Food Hub Network Expands to Harvest Santa Barbara

Aggrigator™ today announced the expansion of their food hub network to include Harvest Santa Barbara, a $2M food hub working with 100 local small farmers in the region.  This brings an opportunity to network the farmers and the buyers from…

Honduras' Rich Coffee Culture is Ready to Delight International Travelers

Honduras, one the world’s leading coffee exporters and home to a multitude of award-winning coffee farms, is ready to welcome travelers this upcoming fall season when perfect weather and ideal coffee harvesting conditions collide in the country’s picturesque coffee regions.…

Finalists Named for AgTech Conference of the South Pitch Off Competition

The AgTech Conference of the South, a premiere conference dedicated to the innovation, entrepreneurship and investment that is shaping the future of agriculture, announces the finalists for its Pitch Off competition. Fourteen startups were named, with the top four earning a…

Africa Plantation Capital to Supply Bidco Africa With Bamboo Biomass

​Multi-award-winning Africa Plantation Capital signed an MOU to supply bamboo biomass to Bidco Africa group for a green and sustainable energy source. Bidco Africa Group needs over 60,000 tons of dry bamboo biomass annually to support its power plant facility…

KWS Joins the Thought for Food Inner Circle

Thought For Food (TFF) is pleased to announce the newest member of it's Inner Circle: KWS SAAT SE. The TFF Inner Circle brings together a select group of visionary food and agriculture companies to support Thought For Food's charitable mission…

Global Agricultural Robots and Drones Forecasts 2018-2038: Technologies, Markets and Players

The recent market report Agricultural Robots and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Markets and Players from business intelligence firm IDTechEx Research analyses how robotic market and technology developments will change the business of agriculture, enabling ultra-precision and/or autonomous farming and helping address…

Columbia Improvement District Automates Efficiency With McCrometer's FPI Mag Flow Meter

​​McCrometer’s FPI Mag® meter was installed by Mark Maynard and his team at Columbia Improvement District in Oregon on September 2017. During the retrofit project, the Columbia Improvement District (CID) installed several FPI Mag meters, which offer accuracy and hot tap…

AgrAbility Partners With Agribotix to Help Farmers With Disabilities Stay Productive and Progressive

Brady Haynes is excited not just to continue farming, but also to expand his work in precision agriculture using newly acquired agricultural drones and data processing from Colorado’s own Agribotix. Haynes is wheelchair-bound, which adds another layer of difficulty to…

Agribotix Introduces New Plant Count Report Providing Advanced Analytics

Today, Agribotix, a leading agricultural drone and data-processing company, released a new plant count report available as a premium offering. Built using machine learning and big data techniques, the report allows a grower to obtain a quantitative measure of the number…

Agricultural Lighting Leaders Announce Acquisition, Reshaping the Future of the Market

ONCE®, the world's leading supplier of research-based agricultural lighting systems, announced today that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Germany-based iLOX GmbH (iLOX®) and its Polish subsidiary iLOX® Sp.z.o.o., an innovative lighting developer for agricultural livestock facilities. This strategic…

Ceres Greenhouse Solutions Partners With Vera Cultivation to Build the Most Energy-Efficient Cannabis Greenhouse in Colorado

Ceres Greenhouse Solutions, a greenhouse design/build firm, has completed an innovative cannabis greenhouse complex for their client Vera Cultivation. Vera Cultivation contacted Ceres with a desire to be competitive in the recreational wholesale cannabis cultivation market. Their goal was to…

ONCE BioShift Chamber Stands Up to Real-World Bio-Security Challenges

ONCE®, the world’s only supplier of research-based agricultural lighting systems, has confirmed their BioShift® Pass-Through Germicidal UV Chamber can efficiently decrease the possibility of a porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) viral outbreak. While previous research demonstrated the efficacy of the BioShift® to disable PED and…

Westlink Ag & Centricity Global Unveil Next-Gen Data Tools for Ag Retailers

Westlink Ag, the innovative Alliance for Independent Ag Chem Retailers, has teamed with Centricity, a global leader in farm decision aid and data protection tools, and the maker of ApRecs. Their partnership enhances the technical resources for Westlink Ag and its…

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