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14 May 2015
Bayer CropScience Opens Breeding, Trait Development Station
US – Bayer CropScience has opened a new Breeding and Trait Development Station near Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. ...
07 May 2015
CME: US Crop Planting Progress Ahead of Average
US - Crop planting is progressing well in the US, with many states ahead of average for the proportion of final crops planted by this week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
06 May 2015
Soybeans Bred With Lower Allergen Content
US - A new type of soybean with low allergen content and better nutritional properties has been conventionally bred by scientists from the Universities of Arizona and Illinois....
23 April 2015
New Test Could Prevent Spread of 'Killer' Bees
AUSTRALIA - Researchers have developed a genetic test that can help prevent the spread of infected bees, which threaten hives in Australia....
22 April 2015
Upland Cotton Genome Sequenced to Aid Breeding
GLOBAL - A major international collaboration has cracked the genetic code of upland cotton, which accounts for more than 90 percent of cultivated cotton worldwide....
13 April 2015
Grant to Boost Crop Breeding Worldwide
US - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $18.5 million to Cornell University to aid worldwide breeding of the staple crops wheat, rice, maize, sorghum and chickpea....
09 April 2015
New GM Rice Shows Improved Disease Immunity
US - Rice disease immunity can be improved by transferred genes from other species, according to new research from the University of California-Davis....
31 March 2015
Improved Seed Varieties to Aid African Farmers
KENYA - Cornell University in the US has announced a new initiative to ensure that next-generation seed varieties with higher yields can reach farmers in Africa....
27 March 2015
Farmers Need Urgent Help in the Central African Republic
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Farmers in the Central African Republic urgently need seeds and tools for the upcoming planting season to prevent further deterioration of food security in the conflict-stricken...
26 March 2015
Scientists Reveal Genetic Differences in Wheat
US - Kansas State University scientists have released findings of a two-year study of the genetic diversity of wheat, that could aid future crop improvement....
25 March 2015
$400,000 Alloted to Develop New Wheat Varieties
US - Kansas State University officials are hailing a recent partnership with food giant General Mills as a win-win proposition that ultimately will benefit the state’s farmers and consumers...
18 February 2015
Corn Plants Per Acre Continue to Grow in Indiana
US - Indiana corn farmers could raise a record number of plants per acre in 2015, mostly due to new seeding technology and hardier hybrids....
16 February 2015
New Experimental Grain Sorghum Shows High Yield Potential
US - In theory, grain sorghum should yield just as much as corn in Kansas, given the same amount of fertilizer and with substantially less water, according to Kansas State University agronomist...
Research Yields Cotton Resistant to Leaf Curl Virus
US - Two new cotton germplasm lines developed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are now available for use in safeguarding US cotton from...
23 December 2014
Syngenta Receives Chinese Import Approval for Corn Trait
GLOBAL - Syngenta has received the safety certificate for its Agrisure Viptera® trait (event MIR162) from China’s regulatory authorities, formally granting import approval. ...
06 October 2014
Nitrogen Compounds Control Disease Resistance in Cereals
DENMARK - Nitrogen compounds play an important role in the plant’s fight against fungal diseases. Researchers are now seeking a better understanding of these mechanisms. This may present plant...
28 August 2014
Researchers Find Boron Facilitates Stem Cell Growth and Development in Corn
US - Boron deficiency is one of the most widespread causes of reduced crop yield. Missouri and the eastern half of the United States are plagued by boron deficient soil and, often, corn and soybean...
27 August 2014
New Gene Technology in Crambe Leads to Better Oil Crop
NETHERLANDS - It is possible to apply genetic modification to the crop crambe so it meets market demands and takes into account what modern society wants. These are the results of research for...
11 August 2014
Video: What Growers Can Do to Protect Blackleg Resistance Traits
CANADA - A new video from the Canola Council of Canada zooms in on blackleg, showing how the canola disease infects a plant, how it spreads throughout a field and what growers can do to protect...
16 July 2014
US Corn Ave Yield Could Blow Out Records - 175 Bu/A is Possible
ANALYSIS - Matt Roberts, agricultural economist at The Ohio State University, said the current corn crop has set the foundation for average yields to bust through the record - he believes they...
08 July 2014
Dow AgroSciences to Purchase Brazilian Seed Company Coodetec
BRAZIL – Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, has signed a binding agreement to purchase Brazil- based Coodetec's seeds business. ...
04 July 2014
Bayer Responds to Bee Announcements Regarding Neonicotinoids
GLOBAL - Bayer remains committed to environmentally safe use of its products. More than 100 studies have concluded that when used according to label instructions, neonicotinoids are not harmful...
03 July 2014
Emergency Government Meeting Discusses Indian Monsoon Delay
INDIA - An emergency meeting of Agriculture Cabinet was held at Mantralaya here today to discuss situations emerging in Madhya Pradesh due to monsoon delay. ...
Bayer CropScience Expands North American, Global Seeds Headquarters
US – Bayer CropScience will invest $29.6 million in the expansion of its North American and global seeds headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. ...
Seed Treatment Market Expected to Reach $5.61 Billion by 2020
GLOBAL - The global market for seed treatment is expected to reach $5.61 billion by 2020. ...
13 June 2014
Cherkizovo 2014 Sowing Completed
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat and fodder manufacturer, has completed its 2014 sowing....
12 June 2014
Monsanto India Expands Farmer Offer, Insights
INDIA – Monsanto India is expanding its Monsanto Farm AgVisory Services (MFAS) in India. ...
04 June 2014
Ten Years of ukp and uks Celebrated at Cereals Event
UK HGCA’s Exports Team will be celebrating 10 years of its milling wheat export classifications ukp and uks at this year’s Cereals event....
03 June 2014
3,000 Rice Genome Sequences Made Publicly Available on World Hunger Day
GLOBAL - The open-access, open-data journal GigaScience has published an article on the genome sequencing of 3000 rice strains along with the release of this entire dataset in a citable format...
29 May 2014
Australian Cereal Researcher Wins Award, Targets Wheat, Barley Development
AUSTRALIA - A University of Adelaide plant scientist Jana Phan has won the 2013 SARDI Science Bursary. The PhD student will use the A$1500 bursary to continue her research into the composition...
 
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