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Precision Ag News 8/31

Carrie Muehling

  • Western Growers and S2G Ventures are now accepting applications for the 2022 AgSharks Competition, a unique event where startup companies pitch their innovations in front of a live audience of the world’s largest specialty crop producers to win a $250,000 minimum investment. Impact-driven entrepreneurs and startups developing technologies that promote a more healthy and sustainable food and agriculture system can apply for the AgSharks Competition at 2022agsharksevent.splashthat.com. Applications close on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.
  • NK Seeds unveiled new field data highlighting the superior performance of their 2023 Field Forged Series lineup of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, which combines the strongest performers, old and new alike. NK Seeds will share 2022 corn and soybean yield results later this year on their website, social channels and blog, The Amplifier.
  • GHX by Golden Harvest announced the launch of GHXTM Mobile, an online and app experience that puts the future of seed sales in the farmer’s hands. GHX Mobile is currently available for farmers using iOS (Apple) devices and is being piloted in Iowa and Illinois.
  • Heliae® Agriculture announced PhycoTerra ST has been selected as the winner of the “AgTech Innovation of the Year” award in the 2022 AgTech Breakthrough Awards conducted by AgTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization recognizing the top companies, technologies, and products in the global agricultural and food technology markets.
  • PatternAg, Inc., announced a $35 million funding round led by Conti Ventures, joined by Bidra Innovations. Pattern provides predictive soil analytics that track pest, pathogen, biofertility, and nutrient levels for corn and soybean growers across the Midwest.
  • Case IH and Raven Industries introduce the agriculture industry’s first autonomous spreader: the Case IH Trident 5550 applicator with Raven Autonomy. Unveiled at Farm Progress Show 2022, this innovative solution delivers on customers’ demands for autonomous equipment to help solve labor challenges and increase productivity on their operations.
  • A successful hay season starts with industry-leading equipment. While Case IH RB5 series round balers, DC3 series disc mower conditioners and the small square baler family have long-delivered the reliability and efficiency producers can count on, new models and upgrades to each lineup — as well as the addition of an all-new, high-efficiency Professional (Pro) series of round balers — further improve that reliability.
  • Solinftec has announced that it is expanding its Solix Ag Robotics offerings. In addition to its Solix Scouting robot, the company has unveiled its Solix Sprayer robot designed to detect and spray weeds. In partnership with the award-winning manufacturing, research, and development company, McKinney Corporation, who will produce and manufacture the Solix spray robot, this new cutting-edge technology is slated to become commercially available in 2023 to the entire agricultural market including farmers, cooperatives, and ag-retailers.
  • Growcentia, a Colorado-based biological agtech company producing microbial and natural soil and plant health solutions, announced that its co-founder and department head of the Ecosystem Science and Sustainability department at Colorado State University, Dr. Richard Conant, was elected as chairman of the board of directors at the company’s second quarter board meeting.
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