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Israel’s AutoAgronom in $20M Exit to China’s Yuanda Enterprise Group

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager
AutoAgronom

China’s Yuanda Enterprise Group has announced that it had bought Israeli company AutoAgronom for $20 million.  AutoAgronom’s systems use sensors to sample soil, perform analysis, and automatically activate irrigation and fertilization. The Company’s systems are used in 70 different types Read More

Netafim Innovation Saves Water in Agriculture

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager
netafim

Netafim annonced successful results of a pilot project of its uManage platform, which helps farmers compile and analyze data, as well as monitor and record irrigation/fertilizer performance and yields. The software enables growers to make decisions based on analysis of Read More

Tal-Ya Named Finalist in Imagine H2O Global Competition

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager

Tal-Ya was named a finalist in the prestigious Imagine H2O Global Competition for start-up companies active in the water arena, under the theme of water and agriculture. Tal-Ya is now one of 12 companies competing for the top honor, which Read More

Dutch and Israeli students innovate in Wetskills Israel 2013 competition in Technion

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager
The winning students with representatives of the Shefar'am Regional Water Corporation (from left to right): Ahlam Ganam, Menno Brouwer, Noa Aharoni, Erinke Siegersma, Dr. Ahmed Hijazi and Dennis Steinberg.

Graduate students taking part in a joint Israeli-Dutch workshop at the Stephen and Nancy Grand Water Research Institute (GWRI), Technion – Israel Institute of Technology at the beginning of the week presented solutions to water issues to Mr. Wienjes (President Read More

GreenSoil Investments Announces Investment in Phenome Networks’ Revolutionary Plant Breeding Software

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager
Greensoil

Phenome Networks is the fifth company joining GreenSoil’s portfolio. The investment will allow the venture to scale internationally and further advance its product offering. GreenSoil Investments, a fund focusing on investment in food and agro innovation, announced today it has Read More

VC firm chief says agritech can be Israel’s next ‘hi-tech’

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager
Mingling before Agrivest

Agriculture technology investment event Agrivest, organized by Mofet, working on behalf of Israel’s Ministry of Economy, took place in Tel Aviv.  The event was very successful, with investors and agriculture technology companies having the opportunity to meet and list to Read More