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  • Agribotix Farmlens Drives Value For John Deere Dealers Around The World

    Agribotix, a leader in drone-enabled agricultural intelligence, announced that integration of its platform with the John Deere Operations Center has led to significant expansion of its international customer base, from North America to the South Pacific. The US-based maker of the award-winning Agribotix FarmLens™ SaaS platform that helps farmers increase yields ...


    By Agribotix LLC

  • The Cloud and the Changing Face of Agriculture

    Enterprises, non-profits, and startups around the world are using the cloud to accelerate innovations that are changing the face of agriculture. In support of The Ohio State University’s Discovery Themes initiative, and in tandem with the 2016 Farm Science Review, Amazon Web ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Aflatoxin Testing Using LC/MS/MS Offered by Columbia Analytical

    KELSO, Wash - Columbia Analytical Services announces their analysis of the B1, B2 and G1, G2 aflatoxins via liquid chromatography/mass spectroscopy/mass spectroscopy (LC/MS/MS). Aflatoxins are potent natural carcinogens produced by the fungi Aspergillus flavus or Aspergillus parasiticus. These fungi are known to grow on nuts, spices, milk, ...


  • HydraProbe selected to be used in Canada’s RISMA Network for Agricultural Monitoring

    A new study published in the Soil Science Society of America Journal investigated the field performance of 5 soil moisture instruments in heavy clay soils in the RISMA network. The HydraProbe outperformed TDR and capacitance-based soil sensors in terms of stability and accuracy in Manitoba’s agricultural soil. Much of soil in the Canadian Prairie ...

  • IPCC Report Confirms What Businesses Already Know: Extreme Weather & Climate Affect Investors, Insurance, Agriculture, Other Industries

    In the wake of a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on extreme weather and climate change, business leaders discussed the growing impacts of extreme weather on their companies and customers, and actions that are needed to respond if climate patterns continue, on a press call hosted by Ceres today. "The IPCC report underscores the ripples climate change is already having ...


    By Ceres

  • Advantages of the Big Data technology for Smart Farming

    FAO stated that ‘a more sustainable agriculture’ is one of the big challenges of global human population. Agriculture has to produce more food, feed, fuel, flowers, etc., with less use of natural resources and with less adverse side effects on the environment and society and the expectations are that precision agriculture and the acronym smart farming will be necessary to achieve ...

  • Agribotix Wins Emerging Cleantech Company of the Year Award

    Agribotix, a provider of drone-derived agricultural intelligence, was selected as this year’s winner of the coveted Emerging Cleantech Company of the Year award. The award recognizes companies that demonstrate the highest level of creativity, innovation, and dedication in the field. “We are humbled that the Association selected Agribotix for this exclusive prize,” said Tom ...


    By Agribotix LLC

  • Deadly Bacteria Causes Food Recall

    Last month it was reported that a Northern California company voluntarily recalled a number of products that had been distributed across the Western United States.  Random tests by agricultural officials of broccoli showed a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes, which then prompted the recall. Listeria monocytogenes is a type of bacteria that is one of the most virulent ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Undeclared Allergen: Milk Found in Beef Sirloin, Causes Recall

    Approximately 2,645 pounds of beef sirloin products have been recalled, because they contain milk, an allergen that was not on the label. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall, explaining that J&B Group ofSt. Michael,MNdiscovered the problem during a routine label review of its product. No health effects relating to the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Recall of Honeycrisp Apple Cider due to Patulin Contamination

    Consumers are warned to avoid drinking Pepin Heights Orchard’s Honeycrisp Apple Cider products with a use-by-date of February 9, 2012.   Patulin is a mycotoxin and produced by Penicillium, Aspergillus and Byssochylamys molds. It grows on a variety of foods, including fruit, grain, and cheese, but it is a particular threat in apple juice. While the immediate ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Potentially Dangerous Pesticide Approved for Use in California

    LA Testing provides environmental and air testing services to ensure indoor and outdoor surroundings are safe for people. Earlier this month California regulators approved the controversial pesticide, methyl iodide, for use on fruits and vegetables across the state.  Methyl iodide is replacing methyl bromide, which is a potent neurotoxin and one of a number of chemicals that have been found ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • USDA Proposes New Food Safety Requirements

    This week the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed a new requirement for the meat and poultry industry that would potentially decrease the amount of contaminated foods that reach the public.  According to a news release from the USDA, “…USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) would be able to hold products from commerce until FSIS test results for harmful ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Possible Listeria Contamination in Salad Dressing Causes Recall

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Wednesday, October 29, 2013, that there will be a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall for broccoli salad kit products, due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in the salad dressing. The sum of 22,849 pounds of broccoli salad kits have been ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Do Pesticides in the Home Increase the Likelihood of Childhood Cancers?

    LA Testing provides pesticide testing services to ensure indoor and outdoor environments are safe for children and building occupants. Garden Grove, CA, September 15th, 2010 A new study published in the journal Therapeutic Drug Monitoring reports a potential connection between organophosphate pesticides and lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).  Organophosphate ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Dangerous Pesticides Released into Rural Residencies

    Residents of Melrose, Minnesota were exposed to heavy doses of harmful pesticides after a crop duster released chemicals onto nearby farms, according to the Huffington Post. The citizens of Melrose claim that the pesticides drifted into their homes through air conditioning vents and sickened them. Within minutes of exposure, Bonnie Wirts claims her heart began to race, and she struggled to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • FAO unveils new bioenergy assessment tool

    A decision-support tool developed by FAO will help ensure that countries can enter the rapidly growing field of bioenergy industry to produce benefits for the poor without jeopardizing their food security.  The tool, an “analytical framework” designed by a team of economists from FAO, Utrecht University’s Copernicus Institute and Darmstadt’s Oeko-Institut, was unveiled at a two-day experts’ ...

  • Headline Grabbing Peanut Butter Recall Involves Fewer than 3,000 Jars

    Last week The Washington Post published a report on the peanut butter recall that has made national headlines this month.  According to the article, fewer than 3,000 jars of the peanut butter that may have been contaminated made it to store shelves.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is monitoring the situation for possible cases of illness from the peanut butter, but so far none ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Listeria Testing can Prevent Deadly Outbreaks of the Food Pathogen

    Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of 16,000 pounds of ready-to-eat deli meat products.  The products came from a California company and were shipped to food service establishments in Arizona, California, Washington, Oregon and Nevada. Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive bacterium that some studies have suggested ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • E. coli Concerns Results in Over 10 Million Pounds of Food Recalled

    Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall of more than 10.5 million pounds of various heat-treated, but not fully cooked frozen mini meals and snack items. The recall is associated with concerns over potential contamination with E. coli 0121. Escherichia coli (E. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Salads and Sandwich Wraps Recalled due to E. coli O157:H7 Concerns

    Last month, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall of almost 200,000 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wrap products. The products contain cooked chicken and ham that may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The food products were shipped to distributions centers intended for ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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