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FMC Corporation announced the launch of Arc farm intelligence, an exclusive precision agriculture platform that enables growers and advisors to more accurately predict pest pressure before it becomes a problem.Arc farm intelligence is the first mobile platform to use predictive modeling based on real-time data to help ensure the right...

If the last few weeks are any indication, an algorithm may soon be growing your green beans.As urban grocery stores struggle to stock enough produce for their customers, they’re finding a seedling of hope in vertical farms — big, indoor facilities that cultivate plants using precision-controlled temperatures, lighting, and water...

Scrutiny in food production has steadily increased due to food safety recalls, consumer demand, and sustainability efforts. The pandemic intensified this scrutiny.@F3TechMD #agtech #agritech #agribusiness #f3tech #IoT #AI Source: The effects of COVID-19 on food and agriculture traceability...

The FY2020 NOAA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Phase I research has been released. Sea Grant programs, in collaboration with private sector partners, have been successful in these competitions in the past.Research topics in this SBIR opportunity include:.9.1.01 Tool Development of Aquaculture Farm Management 9.1.02 Disease...

The Dupont Circle-based VC firm also saw four exits from portfolio companies and raised two new funds.@F3TechMD #investment #agritech #aquatech Source: Revolution made nearly 100 investments in 2019 - Technical.ly DC...

Top entrepreneurs from the biotech and IT sectors are turning their attention to the challenge of disrupting centuries-old food production systems. AgTech has become a hot investment sector in only the last 5 years. Before then, investments to disrupt the food industry had a peak year in 2009 of $300...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration in December released the state’s first plan to combat saltwater intrusion. The 76-page report doesn’t forecast how widely impacts will be felt, citing a lack of existing research, but it identifies the resources facing the highest risk, ranking agriculture at the top.@F3TechMD  #saltwater #envirotech #agritech @agroecokate Source: Bay...

As global aquaculture grows in scale and intensity, and governments wise up to the need to regulate it more closely, there’s plenty of call for technology that can foster supply chain transparency while boosting yields, improving welfare, and cranking down on costs.This is where the Canadian farm management startup Wittaya Aqua is wading...