Qualterra, Inc. to Open Research and Demonstration Farm in Spangle, WA

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PULLMAN, Wash. September 27, 2022 – Agricultural biotechnology company Qualterra, Inc. purchased a research and demonstration facility in Spangle, WA on 9/9/2022, which it will use to demonstrate its innovative agricultural and sustainability technologies to growers, producers, and partners worldwide. The 77-acre property currently features a 2,500 square foot greenhouse, a 4,700 square foot warehouse…

Qualterra, Inc. wins USDA SBIR Innovation Grant to enhance its ability to help growers combat plant virus infections

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PULLMAN, Wash. September 22, 2022 – Agicultural biotech company Qualterra (formerly named NuPhY) has been awarded a competitive USDA SBIR Innovation Grant to commercialize its sequencing-based virus diagnostic service and help farmers combat destructive viral diseases. Dr. Seanna Hewitt, genomics scientist and grant writing specialist at Qualterra, explains, “In long lived, clonally propagated plants like…

Green Technologies and Carbon Capture to be Highlighted in Grant-Funded Demonstration Site

SPOKANE, Wash. September 19, 2022 – Clean AgTech company Qualterra (recently renamed from NuPhY) has been awarded a competitive Industrial Symbiosis grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to set up a pilot Agricultural Regeneration Center (ARC), helping farmers sequester carbon and combat climate change across the state. The pilot site, on the company’s…

NuPhY Rebrands as Qualterra

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September 15, 2022: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PULLMAN, Washington – On September 15, 2022, NuPhY formally changed its name to Qualterra. Qualterra (NuPhY) is a leader in the production of clean plants, genetic and disease testing services and a pioneer in agricultural-based biochar and green renewable energy systems with locations in Pullman and Spokane Washington. “The…

Qualterra (the company formerly named NuPhy) Wins Grant Award to Expand Its TreeTracker™ Precision Plant Tracking Software

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PULLMAN, Wash. September 10, 2022 – Qualterra, an agricultural biotechnology firm, has been awarded a competitive NIST SBIR grant to integrate plant growth metrics, production optimization, and artificial intelligence into its existing TreeTracker™ software and provide next-generation plant tracking capabilities to farmers. Since its inception, TreeTracker™ has always been cutting-edge. Conceived in an era when…

NuPhY to Develop Controlled Environment Finished Rootstocks, Arming Farmers for Climate Change

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PULLMAN, Wash. March 30, 2022 – Horticultural biotechnology company NuPhY, Inc. announced that it was awarded a competitive WSDA Nursery Research Grant to develop controlled environment production of pathogen free, true-to-type rootstocks, easing the bottleneck of rootstock acquisition and providing for growers in an uncertain climatic future. Climate pressures and pathogen stress are contributing to…

NuPhY acquires Ag Energy Solutions

SPOKANE, Wash. December 17, 2021 – On Friday, December 17, 2021, NuPhY Inc., a leader in plant and tree fruit production and genetic testing acquired Ag Energy Solutions, a pioneer in plant-based biochar and green renewable energy systems. This exciting combination of plant technologies and agricultural biomass processing is a full-service solution for the agriculture…

Joint Press Release from Columbia Pulp and Ag Energy Solutions Inc.

STARBUCK Wash. and SPOKANE Wash. August 30, 2021 – Columbia Pulp LLC and Ag Energy Solutions Inc. have announced an agreement to partner in the processing of wheat straw from the Columbia Pulp facility through the Ag Energy Solutions biomass processing platform. The output from this processing is a form of high-quality biochar, branded Carbon…

NuPhY Aims High, Seeks to Set Platinum Standard for Tree Fruit Disease Testing

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PULLMAN, Wash. July 1, 2021 – Agricultural technology company NuPhY Plants has joined a select group of Pacific Northwest labs deemed competent to test for Little Cherry Virus 2 and X-disease. By passing a proficiency test administered by Washington State University, a global leader in plant-disease research, NuPhY is able to test plant material for…

NuPhY Wins Innovation Grant, Tackles Plant Viruses

PULLMAN, Wash. April 7, 2021 – Agricultural technology company NuPhY Plants has received a USDA innovation grant to develop a rapid, wide-ranging, cost-effective virus detection test. Viral plant infections cost the global horticultural industry upwards of $60 billion every year. Dr. Seanna Hewitt, a genomics scientist with NuPhY, says that current virus-testing methods are slow,…