Agriculture Related News

Inocucor $15.9M Final Close of Series B Financing Brings Series B Total to $54.4M

Ben Belldegrun of Pontifax AgTech Joins Inocucor’s Board of Directors DENVER, April 19, 2018 — Inocucor Corporation, a developer and producer of biological crop inputs for high-value produce and row crops, announced the final close of its Series B funding round [...]

To Go Green, Synthetic Biologists Should Think Blue

An innovation prize awaits anyone who develops sustainable “fish-free” fish oils. This article is brought to you by our sponsor, The F3 Challenge. Globally, we eat a lot of fish. Fish exports reeled in $148 billion worldwide in 2014, [...]

On the Steps Between Scientist and Founder: An Interview with Fatma Kaplan

When working with biotechnology, many times you find yourself in the odd scenario where you know where you want to get to but the resources you need to get there don’t exist yet. Bridging this gap, between what’s possible today [...]

Monsanto and AgriMetis Announce Global Licensing Agreement to Drive Novel Insect Control Solutions

ST. LOUIS, Mo. and LUTHERVILLE, Md. (MARCH 21, 2018) – Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and AgriMetis, LLC have announced an exclusive collaboration for Monsanto’s continued research with AgriMetis’ SpinoMetis™ platform, which includes novel insect protection compounds derived from a naturally-occurring [...]

Pivot Bio Announces Pre-Commercial Launch of Nitrogen-Producing Microbes to Improve Crop Nutrition and Yields

SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2018 – Pivot Bio today unveiled its “Intent to Pivot” field-scale beta testing program. Farmers in critical corn-producing states across the Corn Belt will trial Pivot Bio’s nitrogen-producing microbes in large-scale plots. Nitrogen is critical nutrient in crop production, [...]

Pairwise Raises $25M Series A Financing to Accelerate Crop Innovation

Experts in Gene Editing and Agriculture Create Pairwise Plants to Address Global Food Challenges March 20, 2018 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pairwise Plants (Pairwise) today announced it has closed a $25M Series A financing co-led by [...]