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  • BCS announces partnership with Flagship Ventures

    May 5, 2015

    Bayer CropScience (BCS) has formed a strategic innovation partnership with  Flagship Ventures, a capital and venture creation firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The partnership is a collaborative agreement that includes AstraZeneca and Nestlé Health Science. “We must improve food production to feed a growing planet… Full Story »
  • NPC accepting scholarship applications

    May 4, 2015

    The National Potato Council (NPC) is accepting applications for a $10,000 graduate-level scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. The NPC awards one annual scholarship to a graduate student pursuing an advanced degree (master’s degree or higher) in an area that will improve the future of… Full Story »
  • Harvard vegetable project included in USDA nanotechnology grants

    Apr 30, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced more than $3.8 million in funding to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges such as food security, nutrition, food safety and environmental protection. The awards were… Full Story »
  • Idaho growers file federal lawsuit

    Apr 30, 2015

    A group of Idaho potato growers have filed a federal lawsuit challenging “certain agency actions” governing pale cyst nematodes (PCN) by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District… Full Story »
  • Syngenta continues late blight hotline for 2015

    Apr 29, 2015

    Syngenta is continuing its partnership with five universities to provide potato growers with the latest late blight disease updates in 2015. Updates from the five universities are available at the following telephone numbers: University of Idaho: 800-791-7195 Michigan State University: 888-379-9012 North Dakota State University:… Full Story »
  • The Campbell Soup Co.‘s new family portrait

    Apr 28, 2015

    Many of the challenges facing consumer packaged goods companies may be traced to the cultural dynamics that are redefining what constitutes a family, said Denise Morrison, president and chief executive officer of the Campbell Soup Co. This new family dynamic is one aspect of what… Full Story »
  • Venture capitalists, produce industry leaders to hear pitches from technology start-ups

    Apr 28, 2015

    Six start-up entrepreneurs will present their business concepts and breakout products to venture capitalists and produce industry experts on May 13 during the “What’s the Pitch?” session at Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) second annual PMA Tech Knowledge Symposium in Monterey, California. The presentations, which are… Full Story »
  • DuPont acquires Taxon Biosciences

    Apr 27, 2015

    DuPont recently announced it has agreed to acquire Taxon Biosciences, a microbiome discovery company. This acquisition will build on DuPont’s in-house capabilities and market access in both seed and crop protection to discover and commercialize biological solutions for agriculture customers globally, according to a news release.… Full Story »
  • GCCA and United Fresh partner to launch inaugural Global Cold Chain Expo

    Apr 27, 2015

    The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) and United Fresh Produce Association announced the inaugural Global Cold Chain Expo, to be held on June 21-23, 2016, at the McCormick Place in Chicago. Corey Rosenbusch, president and CEO for GCCA and Tom Stenzel, president and CEO for… Full Story »
  • Dosatron introduces new injector

    Apr 27, 2015

    Dosatron International has introduced the 14 GPM D14MZ2 fertilizer and chemical injector as a complement for controlled environment agriculture – everything from hydroponics, rooftop and tower gardens to urban agriculture and more, according to a press release. “Creating the right nutrient mix for your controlled environment… Full Story »

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