Nitrogen fertilizer is widely used in row crop production and is a key expense farmers face each year. But often that fertilizer is wasted, washing away after heavy rains or leaching due to irrigation or poor soil quality.
Ostara, a nutrient management solutions company, has closed a new round of equity financing co-led by existing investors VantagePoint Capital Partners and the food-focused European family office Wheatsheaf Group.
Taurus Agricultural Marketing, an ag retailer headquartered in Calgary, has made a substantial financial investment into Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, a wastewater and crop nutrition technology.
The round coincides with a new partnership with Penny Newman to launch a new soil amendment product onto the market that has the potential to reduce nitrogen application by 30% over 3 growing seasons.
During this year’s World Agritech Innovation Summit in London, five out of the 13 startups showcased were Norwegian. Why does this small mountain nation have so many technology ideas?
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, is launching a partnership with Florida startup Anuvia Plant Nutrients to convert the hog manure created by the company’s farming operations into fertilizer.
Food waste-to-fertilizer technology startup WISErg has raised a $19.2 million Series C round, bringing the company’s total fundraising to $56.6 million.
The UK-based startup raised the funding from local angel investors but is planning to expand overseas after conquering the UK.
The Applegates have been inventing and building farm technology since they were nine years old and have now launched Praxidyn, an agtech startup.
The agtech startup accelerator, which already has five companies in its portfolio from the 2015 cohort, selected six businesses ranging from gene technologies to frozen fish eggs.
The food waste-to-fertilizer startup is constructing its first commercial scale facility in Sacramento after signing a food supply agreement with a local supermarket.
Read about Aqua Capital investing in Brazilian tilapia, precision ag tool Farmers Edge adding to investor roster and a UK-based fund of funds manager launching an agriculture investment product in this week's Fundings in Brief.
Dale Artho’s family has been farming Texas’ panhandle region for three generations. As a result, Artho has unique insight on how agtech has changed the business of farming and what may be in store for the next generation of farmers.
Microbiomes are all around us—and even inside us. According to The Human Microbiome Project, tens of trillions of the little cells live on and inside humans. Representing thousands of species, microbiomes outnumber our own cells by roughly 10 to 1.
Earlier today, Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group announced the launch of a broad scale agricultural partnership between Israel and China. Founded in 1998, Kingenta is a Chinese technology enterprise dedicated to the development, production, and marketing of compound fertilizers, slow/controlled -release fertilizers, water soluble fertilizer, and other specialty fertilizers.
Tuscon, Arizona based Grannus closed a $2 million Series A round from an undisclosed investor, the company announced on April 15th. The company produces nitrogen fertilizer.
Grannus was formed in 2012 to commercialize their process of developing nitrogen fertilzer.
Back in June of last year we dropped a line about a composting company named WISErg out of Washington who had secured a Series B run to the tune of $5 million.
BioGenerator, a St. Louis based, privately funded, non-profit investment organization whose express focus is on startups and entrepreneurs in the AgTech sector, has made a $200,000 seed investment in Apse, the company announced March 3.
Enterra Feed Inc., a Vancouver-based fertilizer and animal feed company, has announced it closed a $5 million venture-funding round with Avrio Capital.
“It’s particularly rewarding to play a role in facilitating the sustainable recapture of high quality food nutrients so close to home,” said Brad Marchant, CEO of Enterra.
The bots are coming for your fields, your food, and your fertilizer.
Three brothers have schemed up an idea that makes John Deere look medieval. In May of 2012, the Bares brothers established Rowbots, a company aimed at reducing the waste of nitrogen fertilizer.