Boulder, Colorado-based startup IntraLight has completed development of its light treatment technology that automatically protects crops from pests and pathogens with daily light treatments. Using a proprietary spectrum, IntraLights severely damage pest and pathogen DNA, destroying their ability to grow and reproduce. The new crop protection technology replaces chemical pesticides, removing material and labor expenses while allowing growers to capture the increased value of organic produce.
Connecting with consumers in an era of inflation, the rise of omnichannel marketing and the future of supply chain sustainability were among the hot button issues at the sixth annual Organic Produce Summit, held last week in Monterey, California.
Agricultural irrigation company CODA Farm Technologies unveiled its new, third-generation FarmHQ retrofit cellular device for remote monitoring and control for hard-hose irrigation reels and pumps just in time for Smart Integration Month.
Albert Lea Seed House, owner of Viking Corn & Soybeans and one of the largest suppliers of organic field seed in the U.S., has acquired Blue River Organic Seed, the nation’s longest-established organic seed corn brand from the Farmers Business Network (FBN).
GroPro Corp., an international Biotech bio-fertilizers, bio-stimulants and bio-pesticides manufacturer headquartered in Burnsville, Minnesota, has hired Warren Hragyil as national sales director. Hragyil has decades of experience in U.S. Agriculture markets, primarily focused on areas of crop protection sales, marketing and operations. He has worked in senior sales and management roles at Simplot, Adama, Aligned Ag Distributors, United Suppliers Inc. and others.