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JANUARY201229ofoperationalactivitieson-farmandforprotectionofincome.x1dThereceptiontoPBAGunyidihasbeenexcellentaccordingtoBuirchellx1cwithmanycallsfromproducerstoseedcompanies.x1dThevarietywillbeavailableforthe2012growingseasonandx1rstreleasedinWesternAustraliaaswellasNewSouthWalesVictoriaandSouthAustralia.PlansarealsoinplacetotestPBAGunyidiinSouthAfricaandpossiblyChile.STATUSISRAELANEWtechnologyfortheswiftinsertionofspecix1cgeneticmaterialsintoseedscalledTraitUPhasbeendevelopedbyIlanSelaandHaimRabinowitchoftheRobertH.SmithFacultyofAgricultureFoodandEnvironmentoftheHebrewUniversityinJerusalem.Theuniversityx19stechnologytransfercompanyYissumResearchDevelopmentCompanyLtd.hassignedanagreementwithMorx0oraIsraelLtd.forthedevelopmentofthetechnology.AccordingtoRabinowitchTraitUPcomplementsplantbreedingfacilitatestheimprovementandintroductionofnewtraitsintoexistingvarietiesanddoesnotaltertheDNAofplantsbutallowstheexpressionofparticulartraitsthroughouttheentireplantwhengeneticmaterialisintroducedtotheseed.Yissumstatesthatx1cspecix1cvectorsserveascarrierstointroducedesiredgenesintoseedsinafastandefx1cientwayx1dandaccordingtoRabinowitchthetechnologycanbeusedinmultipleplantspecies.x1cWehaveclearindicationsthatthetechnologyisuniversalx1dhesays.x1cThespreadofthevectorincludingitsgeneticloadandtheexpressionofthegeneticallyfunctioningunitareevidentin45plantspeciesof12plantfamilies.x1dRabinowitchSelaandDotanPelegchiefexecutiveofx1cerofMorx0oraassertthatthetechnologyshouldbeseenasanx1cenhancingandenablingx1dtechnologyratherthanadirectalternativetotransgenictechnologies.x1cTraitUPismorethanjustanalternativetotransgenictechnologiesitx19satechnologywhichbringssomeentirelynewcapabilitiestotheindustryx1dsaysPeleg.x1cAsfarasregulatoryconcernstheTraitUPtechnologyisstillatthepre-regulatoryphaseyetweassumeitismostlikelytobeconsideredasnon-GMOsinceitdoesnotmodifythegenomeoftreatedplants.AssuchitmaywellbeanalternativetechnologywithauniqueregulatorystatuswhichwillenableitsusageinsomeGMOrestrictedmarkets.x1dTraitUPisexpectedtobecomeavailableintwoyearswiththex1rstproductsreleasedinthreetofouryears.STATUSPHILIPPINESTHEPHILIPPINERiceResearchInstituteisdevelopingimprovedhybridricevarietiesdesignedtowithstandenvironmentalstressorsaccordingtoAlexRigorhybridricebreedingteamlead.Thenewvarietieswillincludefeaturessuchasx1cstrongculmlonganddensepanicleahighnumberofgrainsperpanicleslowsenescencemoderateresistancetocommonricepestsanddiseasessuchasBLBBlastandBPHandgoodgrainqualitiesx1dsaysRigor.x1cThehybridvarietieswillhavesignix1cantlyimprovedgrainyieldandbetterplantarchitectureovercurrentinbredvarieties.Withthesameinputlevelhybridsshowatleast15percentgrainyieldadvantageoverthebestinbred.x1dThePhilippinesistheworldx19slargestriceimporter.AccordingtotheInternationalRiceResearchInstitutein2008thecountryimported1.8milliontonsofriceduetopopulationgrowthlimitedlandareaandproblemswithinfrastructure.AccordingtoRigorthenewvarietieswillslowthecountryx19srelianceonimports.x1cIthinkwearelookingatattainingandsustainingourriceself-sufx1ciencyandmayevenhaveexcessinriceproductioninthePhilippinesx1dsaysRigor.x1cThismeansthatthePhilippinesoneofthehighestnetriceimportersformanyyearsmaynowevenbeablecontributetoricesupplyintheworldmarketinthefuture.x1dThePhilippinesissupportiveofdevelopmentsinhybridricetechnologyandmorethan10seedcompaniesincludingBayerCropSciencePioneerHi-BredandSyngentaareinvolvedintheproductionofhybridriceinthecountry.Todate44hybridricevarietieshavebeenreleasedinthePhilippinesincluding14thisyear.JUNE2011SeedWorld.com