Dow Chemical Co said it would cut 1,500 to 1,750 jobs, or as much as 3 percent of its global workforce in the next two years, as part of a broader plan to reduce costs by $1 billion over three years. The company would not provide any details related to possible impact on the Dow AgroSciences business.
Trimble announced that it is partnering with leading unmanned aircraft system (UAS) manufacturer Multirotor service-drone, GmbH. The collaboration will allow Trimble to expand its existing UAS portfolio to provide its customers with additional solutions to choose from based on their aerial imaging project needs.
Environmentalists and anti-pesticide advocates sent a letter to the USDA Inspector General and the co-chairs of the White House Task Force on Pollinator Health urging an investigation into recent reports that USDA scientists are being harassed and their research is being censored or suppressed, especially research related to neonicotinoid insecticides. The environmental activists are convinced that neonicotinoids are the driver of bee declines globally.
The North American urea fertilizers market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.8% from 2014 to 2019. The North American market is a leading market in global urea fertilizer production and consumption.
AgDNA was launched in Australia in 2013 with the goal of putting vital information into the hands of growers, contractors, agronomists and equipment dealers worldwide with the help of powerful data analytics. Since late 2014, AgDNA has been working with farmers, crop producers and farm equipment dealers to develop and fine tune new mobile-based farming methodologies.
A new pest has emerged and it hopes to feast on South Carolina’s growing agriculture industry. Sugarcane aphids were spotted in South Carolina for the first time in October and Clemson University entomologists are preparing for their return this growing season.
Bayer CropScience LP (Bayer) is investing more than $100,000 in a project with Integrated Vegetation Management Partners, Inc., (IVM Partners) designed to improve and expand pollinator and wildlife habitats on public rights-of-way through integrated vegetation management.