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St. Louis Leaders Seek Collaborative Opportunities to Advance Technology at Agritech 2015 IBA News Sam Fiorello, chief operating officer and senior vice president for administration and finance at The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and president of Bio Research & Development Growth Park (BRDG Park) represented the St. Louis atech ecosystem at Agritech 2015.
Are Bananas Going Extinct? Buzzfeed “In some parts of the world, bananas are the main source of nutrition, so when bananas get sick, people die.”
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Advanced Data Sharing for Better Decision Making AgWeb Has technology’s steady march forward finally overtaken farmers?
Wasting Less of Africa’s Harvest in Order to Prosper The New York Times Fifteen to 20 percent of grain crops in sub-Saharan Africa and about half of fruits and vegetables show spoilage before they reach market due to lack of infrastructure for refrigeration, transportation and sanitary, airtight storage.
The Precision Agriculture Revolution Foreign Affairs Taking advantage of information technology, farmers can now collect precise data about their fields and use that knowledge to customize how they cultivate each square foot.
Study Shows GM Seed Planted on 448 Million Acres Worldwide, by 18 Million Farmers Agri Marketing Global adoption of genetically modified crops reached 181.5 million hectares in 2014, an increase of 6 million hectares from the previous year. A hectare is equivalent to 2.47105 acres.
Agricultural Biological and Their Role in Improving Modern Crop Production BioBuzz According to the Global Biologicals Market (Agricultural) Research Report, the market was lead by North America and Europe in 2013 — each with 31% market share.
Data Snapshot: Venture-Backed Biotech Financing Riding High Forbes Overall biotech venture funding levels are amongst the strongest in the sector’s history.
FIRST Robotics Championship at America’s Center in St. Louis Fox2Now St. Louis Nearly 40,000 young, future innovators attended the event, calling it the ‘Ultimate Sport for the Mind’ competition.
Conflict Over Soil and Water Quality Puts ‘Iowa Nice’ to a Test The New York Times Nitrates flowing from farm fields into rivers are affecting the drinking water supply for roughly 500,000 citizens. This has caused in a federal lawsuit between the state’s largest water utility company and the leaders of three rural Iowa counties.
Benchling Wants to Become the Salesforce of Biotech Fortune Benchling, a developer of cloud-based tools for biotech research, hopes to transform how researchers do their work.
New Program Helps with Nitrogen Decisions Agri-View A program called NVision developed by Peter Scharf, a University of Missouri plant science professor, helps producers decide when they need to apply rescue nitrogen to corn fields and to help with variable-rate nitrogen application to manage soil differences.
How Slow Plants Make Ridiculous Seeds ScienceNews The secret behind the world’s largest seed and its sexually extravagant plant is good gutters.
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