26.07.2017

Brentwood, TN (AgPR) July 25, 2017 – EFC Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce a new integration between its FieldAlytics product and Geosys Bridge® API for direct delivery of in-season and historical imagery. With this functionality now in release, FieldAlytics users can leverage field-level satellite imagery layers and associate them to existing fields within their software for in-season field scouting, analysis for field variability management zone creation or export for crop treatment recommendations.

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21.07.2017

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (July 20, 2017) – With education and public affairs as core initiatives of the Irrigation Association’s strategic plan, the IA is proud to announce the creation of its first elementary school lesson plan. Focusing on grades three through five, the curriculum’s activities take the student on a journey through the history and benefits of irrigation, including both agriculture and landscape.

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17.07.2017

July 11, 2017 - Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced the incorporation of Agronomic Technology Corporation’s (ATC) Adapt-N and N-Insight services into its SmithfieldGro program, which provides agronomy resources and tools to help farmers optimize their fertilizer application and improve soil health. Smithfield will provide this technology to farmers to help them improve their economic and environmental performance on 100,000 acres of fields that produce corn for swine feed. This new tool is part of Smithfield’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25 percent throughout its entire supply chain by 2025. Last year, Smithfield became the first major protein company to announce a far-reaching GHG reduction goal, of which helping farmers reduce nitrous oxide emissions is a key component.

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13.07.2017

Revolutionizing the use of crop protection products:Targeted application of crop protection products through irrigation system / Market launch planned in Mexico by the end of 2017

Monheim/Tel Aviv, July 12, 2017 - Bayer and Netafim are joining forces to enhance the application of crop protection products while supplying crops with water in the most efficient way. With the new approach called "DripByDrip", both water and crop protection are distributed throughout the fields via the drip irrigation system and then delivered directly to the roots of the crops. This approach will enable farmers to apply crop protection products in a more targeted way using the drip irrigation technology. The companies plan to launch the system in Mexico by the end of 2017.

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03.07.2017

XIO Group, a London headquartered global alternative investments firm with more than USD$3.2 billion of committed capital, today announced that its portfolio company, COMPO Expert GmbH, has completed the modernization of its Krefeld, Germany production facility for slow-release fertilizers and is now at 100% production levels.

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26.06.2017

Agricultural producers could, in the future, make use of better forecasts to more efficiently irrigate their fields using a Purdue-developed technology that could more accurately sense soil moisture below the surface through measuring the reflections of communication satellite signals.

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13.06.2017

CALGARY, AB -- (Marketwired) -- 06/13/17 -- Agrium Inc. (TSX: AGU)(NYSE: AGU), through its subsidiary Loveland Products, Inc. announced today that it has closed on the acquisition of Starpharma Holdings Limited's agrochemical business focused on development of its proprietary Priostar® dendrimer polymer technology portfolio for $35 million. The acquisition is comprised of key intellectual property, as well as a small number of dedicated staff based in Melbourne, Australia. These assets will support Agrium's innovation and technology strategy through the ability to continue providing unique proprietary products that address existing and emerging grower challenges.

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13.06.2017

13 Jun, 2017 - RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – USA. Each year growers are being asked to provide more sustainability information to stakeholders, including processors, wholesalers, retailers and consumers. Matching this trend, 81 percent of farmers/ranchers agree that customers of U.S. grown crops and livestock are growing more concerned and focused on the environmental sustainability of the products they buy.

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12.06.2017

June 9th 2017 - Illumitex Inc., a leading manufacturer of horticultural LED fixtures, has received $4 million in equity funding from WP Global Partners and NEA to accelerate the development and deployment of its digital horticulture system. "Like other manufacturing sectors, agriculture and horticulture greenhouse growers will need Illumitex's technology to meet production standards and yield efficiencies. Illumitex is expanding into digital horticulture services that integrate technology-driven analytics into its LED product offerings," said Greg Oberholtzer, Senior Managing Director of WP Global Partners LLC.. WP Global Partners is private equity firm with investments across many industry sectors, including agriculture and food. They have made several related investments in controlled environment agriculture, from seed companies to hydroponic greenhouses.

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09.06.2017

June, 9th 2017 - Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies with 2016 annual sales of $13 billion and a member-owned cooperative, has made a minority equity investment in EFC Systems, Inc., an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and Precision / Field Data Management solution provider for the agricultural retail and distribution marketplace headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee. EFC Systems supports advanced farming practices and enables seamless data connectivity among growers and their agricultural service providers. The company has over 25 years of experience serving agribusiness and does business in 47 states as well as Canada.

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