A few possible solutions to this "nasty" disease have emerged, but no cure even after $400 million in investment form the USDA.
Tortuga AgTech is developing robotic systems for harvesting fresh produce in controlled environments, from indoor hydroponics to greenhouses, starting with strawberries.
As India grows its horticultural capacity, Indian agribusiness marketplace startups are rushing to add technology and structure to a centuries-old, largely informal supply chain.
We caught up with Dr Gary Stutte who led research at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Centre to develop sustainable food production systems for long-duration space missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.
Indian horticulture production just hit a new record and there are three broad areas in need of innovation in the sector presenting an opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors, writes Hemendra Mathur.