Industry News | 2-8-2021

Syngenta Crop Protection and Insilico Medicine to Harness Artificial Intelligence to Transform Sustainable Product Innovation

Syngenta Crop Protection is collaborating with artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning company Insilico Medicine to accelerate the invention and development of new, more effective crop protection solutions that protect crops from diseases, weeds and pests, while also protecting ecosystems.
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Nonprofits Route Extra Produce to Hungry Californians

What may seem like an insignificant gesture – picking leftovers – added up: The team, a nonprofit called Farm to Pantry, last year harvested 230,000 pounds of produce from 250 participating property owners and donated it to 85 local food distribution sites, where people who can't afford their next meal can pick up the produce for free.
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BASF Digital Farming and VanderSat First to Offer Access to Scalable, Daily Biomass Images Unimpeded by Cloud Cover

BASF Digital Farming GmbH, in collaboration with VanderSat, will be the first company globally to offer the agricultural industry access to scalable, daily biomass images derived from satellites and unimpeded by cloud cover. The two companies have signed a commercial agreement, which will integrate VanderSat’s innovative, fully operational Cloud-free Biomass product with BASF Digital Farming’s market-leading xarvio™ FIELD MANAGER solution. The technology is expected to be available in North America by the end of March 2021.
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ROI Boosts Popularity of Seed Treatments

Missing the details can drastically affect a crop, particularly ahead of planting. Choosing the right seed and applying any early fertilizer are essential for making a profit. Vince Wertman, director of technical service for Advanced Biological Marketing, said seed treatments are “just one step of the totem pole,” but when applied properly, they can provide good return on investment.
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FMC Corporation Collaborates with Novozymes to Co-Develop Enzyme Solutions

FMC Corporation, a leading global agricultural sciences company, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Novozymes, the world leader in biological solutions, to research, co-develop and commercialize biological enzyme-based crop protection solutions for growers around the world. Collaboration between the two companies will concentrate on enzyme-based biocontrol technology for the global fungicide and insecticide markets under a multi-year global agreement.
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Horsch and the Climate Corporation Announce Platform Agreement

The Climate Corporation and Horsch announced a new global agreement. Farmers around the world will have new ways to connect their Horsch seeders, planters and other implements to the industry-leading Climate FieldView platform, making it easier for them to apply digital tools and data science on their farming operations.
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