Farmers Edge, a global player in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, has announced that it will receive $6,107,563 million CAD from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) with an additional $12.2 million from internal sources and contributions from consortium partners. Farmers Edge will direct the funding to developing the next generation of its hardware, software and agronomic decision support systems, with an explicit focus on developing the environmental sustainability aspects of the system.
Senninger is pleased to announce the new Pressure Regulator Ultra (PRU), a high-flow 2-inch pressure regulator. The PRU is designed to maintain a preset outlet pressure with flows of 20 to 100 gpm (4542 to 22713 L/hr). The inlet/outlet is offered in either a 2-inch FNPT or 2-inch FBSPT configuration depending on the desired application. The compact size (9 x 4.5 inches or 22.9 x 11.4 cm) of the PRU makes it an excellent choice for installations with limited space, higher flows and the need for accurate zone control.
Casablanca – Morocco, Sept 21st 2016 - OCP and Shell are pleased to announce that they have signed a key strategic agreement regarding the license of Shell Thiogro technology.
Leverkusen / St. Louis, September 14, 2016 - Bayer and Monsanto today announced that they signed a definitive merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for USD 128 per share in an all-cash transaction. Monsanto’s Board of Directors, Bayer’s Board of Management and Bayer’s Supervisory Board have unanimously approved the agreement. Based on Monsanto’s closing share price on May 9, 2016, the day before Bayer’s first written proposal to Monsanto, the offer represents a premium of 44 percent to that price.
IDTechEx Research recently published a report focusing on agricultural robots and drones: Agricultural Robots and Drones 2016-2026: Technologies, Markets, and Players . It analyses how robotic market and technology developments will change the business of agriculture, enabling ultra-precision farming and helping address the key global challenges.
12 September—North American fertilizer producers Agrium and PotashCorp have reached a merger agreement to create a new parent company, the partners said today. The new firm has yet to be named. The new company will remain committed to the potash exporting and marketing firm Canpotex — a joint-venture between Agrium, PotashCorp and fellow North American producer Mosaic — the firms said.
Chilean chemical and fertilizer producer SQM said on last Thursday that it has agreed to purchase a 17 percent stake in Australia's Elemental Minerals Ltd (ELM.AX), giving it a foothold in various potassium deposits in the Republic of Congo.
Swiss professional drone manufacturer, SenseFly, expanded its portfolio today with the launch of the new eBee SQ fixed-wing agricultural drone. This unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is built with the Parrot Sequoia multispectral camera.
August 30, 2016 - The “More Tools” page in the John Deere Operations Center provides information and links to solutions from other companies that are using the open data platform.
The John Deere Operations Center connects farmers with tools and features from many top Ag software providers that enable them to easily access farm information to better manage their operations. They are able to see what is happening, analyze performance, collaborate with partners to gain insights, increase profits and direct their plans with more precision in the fields while still keeping their data housed in a single location for simplicity and convenience.