Scientists engineer shortcut for photosynthetic glitch, boost crop growth 40%

Most crops on the planet are plagued by a photosynthetic glitch, and to deal with it, evolved an energy-expensive process called photorespiration that drastically suppresses their yield potential. Researchers report that crops engineered with a photorespiratory shortcut are 40 percent more productive in real-world agronomic conditions.

Source: Scientists engineer shortcut for photosynthetic glitch, boost crop growth 40% -- ScienceDaily

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On the cusp of a tech revolution (Editorial) 

Agricultural publications for the Mid-Technology has been part of agriculture since the first plow went in the ground but, here lately, advancements have farming on the cusp of a technological revolution.
This is the fourth such revolution, say Drs. David Rose and Jason Chilvers, in a recent journal article; the first three marked by transitioning from hunting and gathering food to settled agriculture, mechanization resulting from the Industrial Revolution and the post World War II “green...

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F3 Tech 2018 Class

Biotrophics Wins $25,000 F³ Tech Accelerator Grand Prize

First accelerator cohort tailored for agritech and aquatech start-ups showcases program success

Baltimore, Maryland (December 21, 2018) – Five Baltimore start-up companies took a big leap forward to launch their respective new businesses as graduates of Maryland’s first F3 (farm, fish and food) Tech Accelerator during a Demo Day presentation and reception on December 20. Held at bwtech@UMBC, the four-month technology Accelerator – a project of the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship...

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Maryland’s Best Food & Beverage Expo Scheduled for January 23

Opportunity for Maryland Farmers, Seafood Producers and Food Processors to Connect with Buyers from Retailers, Restaurants, Schools & More

ANNAPOLIS, MD (Dec. 18, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Agriculture will host the Maryland’s Best Food & Beverage Expo Wednesday, January 23. The Maryland’s Best Expo provides an opportunity for Maryland farmers, seafood producers and processors to connect with buyers from grocery retailers, restaurants, schools, food distributors and other...

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Baltimore Entrepreneurs Pollinate Apiculture Start Up

Participants in agriculture accelerator form company to benefit beekeepers and farmers

When two Venture for America (VFA) Fellows from the Mid-West met in Baltimore, the result was sweeter than honey. Dawn Musil and Nick Zajciw discovered their shared passion for apiculture – aka beekeeping – on opening day of their VFA training.

Joining forces, they co-founded HiveLend - an agritech start-up and member of F3 Tech’s inaugural accelerator program - to simplify and strengthen the...

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