Trace Genomics, a San Francisco Bay area startup developing revolutionary, AI-enabled diagnostic tools for farmers to increase yields and reduce costs, has closed a $13 million Series A round.
Trace Genomics has built the first scalable soil microbiome test to help farmers predict soil disease, soil health, and crop quality, using high-throughput DNA sequencing and machine learning.
Farmland fund manager SLM Partners argues that ecological farming provides an alternative way to produce more with less, through deeply science-based and knowledge-intensive farming systems.
It's been a long road since 1998 to get AquaSpy technology into the hands 3,000 subscribing farmers and agribusinesses, CEO Bruce Moeller tells AgFunderNews.
These are good days to be a precision agriculture company, but with so many new technologies coming to market, it's getting tough to discern which are poised to become “must haves” for growers, writes Gabriel Wilmoth of Syngenta Ventures who attended InfoAg last week.
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.
As we look ahead to the Forbes AgTech Summit later this week, we took a moment to reflect on GAI’s AgTech Week, which took place two weeks ago in San Francisco, to make a few observations on what’s happening in agtech.