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MagGrow: Reducing chemical spray drift 80%

The following is an edited transcript of Tom Martin’s interview with Gary Wickham, CEO of MagGrow. MagGrow is an Irish ag-tech startup that was one of 10 global finalists in The Pearse Lyons Accelerator 2017 program.

Big data on the farm: Too much, too soon?

Big data is ready for the farm. But is the farm ready for big data?

4 steps to take this winter for a successful spring crop

“Winter is coming.” While our winters don’t last as long as those in Westeros of the “Game of Thrones,” preparation is key in readying ourselves for the coming spring.

Plan “Bee”: A pollination alternative to bees

The buzz of the beehive is growing silent. A mysterious grim reaper has been killing off large percentages of the insect population responsible for the majority of the food we consume.

A sustainable approach to integrated pest management

Through the incorporation of new technology, efficiency in crop production has soared; however, so has the demand for more sustainable management practices.

Game of drones

Winter has come to the world as it is known to the hardworking honey bee. “Game of Thrones,” the popular HBO series based on George R. R.

Blurred lines: Traditional and organic farming

When choosing between organic and conventionally grown produce, we tend to see it as an “all or nothing” decision.

Matthew Smith: The world’s most exciting feed market

The following is an edited transcript of Tom Martin’s interview with Matthew Smith, Alltech vice president of Asia-Pacific.

The corn conundrum

My grandfather used to talk to me about the “spring flush” and the “fall slump.” To me, these words were as synonymous with the changing seasons as “spring ahead” and “fall back.”