Radicle Growth Teams With UPL On $1.25M Startup Challenge

San Diego-based Radicle Growth, which focuses on incubating early stage agriculture and food technology, and agriculture giant UPL said today that the two are in a new partnership, which will invest $1.25M in two startups that can “positively impact and reduce the carbon footprint and improve soil health of the food value chain.” The two said they have launched the Radicle Carbon and Soil Challenge by UPL, where it will invest $1M in a winner and $250K in a second place winner. The two said the challenge will focus on disruptive and innovative technologies across the entire food value chain, covering soil health, digital tools, supply chain tech, biologicals, plant nutrition, fintech, carbon markets, MRV, new business models, and livestock management.