Envisioning the Future of Crop Protection

Envisioning the Future of Crop Protection “One of the biggest challenges facing farmers — and many consumers — is how to control destructive insects, diseases, and weeds while avoiding or reducing the negative effects associated with using agrochemicals. There is growing support for new products and methods that address these issues, and there are a…

Pest Management: 10 Companies to Watch in 2018

Pest Management: 10 Companies to Watch in 2018 “Successful crop production isn’t dependent on any single aspect of cropping systems management, but rather many different factors that combine to produce optimal, harvestable yields. A key component in profitable yields is effective pest management. Harmful organisms create damage in many different ways and have the potential…

How China can support its increasing demand for organic, fresh, and safe food

How China can support its increasing demand for organic, fresh, and safe food “China’s government has set ambitious goals to improve the sustainability of its vast agricultural sector. But farmers won’t adopt sustainability practices unless new technologies also increase their profits. Meanwhile, important factors are intensifying the urgency of the problem in China:” Read the…

Biotech Startup Stories: Crop Enhancement

“Crop Enhancement is an early-stage Boston-based company that develops non-toxic and sustained release technologies for agriculture. They recently secured $8.5 million in Series B funding. Kevin Chen, Crop Enhancement’s CEO, talked to us about how they found investors and what they are doing to overcome other challenges.”

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