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.
Smart irrigation company CropX has announced a $9 million Series A round led by Innovation Endeavors, Finistere Ventures, GreenSoil Investments. Prior backer OurCrowd also participated in the round. CropX uses wireless sensors and big data to help farmers conserve water used in crop growing operations.
“I haven’t met a grower yet that wastes water on purpose,” says Oliver Jerphagnon, founder of PowWow Energy, a California based company aiming to leverage big data to provide simple answers to farmers in the field.