Minnesota Crop Improvement Association Appoints New President

Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA) announces the appointment of Fawad Shah as its new president and CEO effective June 1, 2015. Shah will take over upon the retirement of Ben Lang, who has served as the association’s president and CEO since June 1, 2008. Most recently, Shah served as the director of the Seed Regulatory and […]

Scientists Reveal New Insight on the Molecular Structure of Plants

Scientists from IBM Research in partnership with Australian researchers have moved a step closer to identifying the nanostructure of cellulose — the basic structural component of plant cell walls. Tapping into the IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer at the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI), researchers have been able to model the structure and dynamics of cellulose at the […]

Grassland Oregon Adds New Clovers to SucraSEED

Grassland Oregon improves its SucraSEED line of high sugar forage and wildlife mixes for the upcoming season. To increase the protein level in SucraSEED, two new clovers — Frosty Berseem and FIXatioN Balansa — will be added to the lineup. Grassland Oregon reports that it has spent the past decade developing these groundbreaking clovers. The SucraSEED […]

Inocucor Technologies Continues Expansion

Inocucor Technologies Inc. welcomes additional professionals to its sales, production and operations staff to meet increased demand for its products in North America. Inocucor’s president and CEO Donald Marvin says the new employees will help meet increased demand for Inocucor’s Garden Solution, the company’s first product, a biological accelerator for high-value produce that is gaining momentum […]

In Managing Resistance, Scientists Say to Mix Modes of Action

When researching glyphosate-resistant waterhemp, scientists at the University of Illinois and the United States Department of Agriculture found evidence pointing to management practices as the driving force behind herbicide resistance, and that herbicide mixing, as opposed to herbicide rotation, is the most effective tool in managing resistance. Pat Tranel, a University of Illinois weed scientist […]

GrowIt! Hosts Student App Contest

The co-founders of GrowIt! Garden Socially are hosting an app contest for students enrolled in a horticultural or related degree program. Here’s how it works: Students can download the GrowIt! app, developed by Ball Horticultural Company, from Google Play or Apple’s App Store. After creating an account, the mission is to get friends and family to […]

More Partnerships Needed from National Pollinator Strategy

According to a statement regarding yesterday’s White House release of a national strategy to promote pollinator health, the American Seed Trade Association reports that it stands ready to assist in taking steps to achieve pollinator health. “The American Seed Trade Association is heartened by the White House’s proactive approach to assisting pollinators that are challenged […]

Monsanto and Scotts Miracle-Gro Expand Partnership

Monsanto Company and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company have extended their nearly two-decade long partnership in the lawn and garden consumer market. Since 1999, Scotts Miracle-Gro, through one of its subsidiaries, has served as Monsanto’s exclusive agent for the marketing and distribution of Roundup non-selective herbicides in the consumer lawn and garden market within the United States […]

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