Israel-based drone software company Skyx and US-based drone hardware designer Advanced Tactics (AT) have partnered to take crop spraying drones to the next level.
Kevin Chen writes about the different methods and technologies being introduced to reduce or eliminate the use of chemical pesticides in farming.
A study of 946 farms in France has shown that pesticide use can be significantly reduced without lowering yields or profitability.
Crop Enhancement, a startup using what it dubs “sustainable chemistry” to combat crop pests and increase crop yields in the tropics, has raised $8.5 million in Series B funding.
UK-based research group Oxitec has started genetically engineering moths to make them infertile to help farmers control and reduce the destruction of their crops.