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Inari Agriculture Adds Plant Breeding Tools Through License to UCLA Epigenetics Patents

Inari announced it has secured exclusive patent licenses for epigenetics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The agreement, through UCLA’s Technology Development Group, gives Inari access to tools that will positively...

Soil Health Partnership Call for Proposals

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) announced it is accepting proposals for partnerships and collaboration for 2019. SHP encourages any organization or individuals who have an interest in working together...
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IRRI and Nagoya University Strengthen Partnership in Rice Research and Education

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Nagoya University strengthened their partnership by signing an agreement to intensify cooperation in rice research and education. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed...
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UPL Completes the Acquisition of Arysta LifeScience

UPL Limited (UPL) announced the completion of its acquisition of Arysta LifeScience Inc. (Arysta) from Platform Specialty Products for $4.2 billion. The completion of the transaction, which was signed...

The Access to Seeds Index Challenges Seed Companies to Reach Smallholder Farmers

Global seed companies are adapting their products to combat the impacts of climate change and address nutritional needs; however, a new study from the Amsterdam-based Access to Seeds Foundation, shows limited access to...

Germains Seed Technology Celebrates Grand Opening of New Gilroy Facilities

On January 22, 2019, Germains Seed Technology held a grand opening to celebrate the completion of their new organic automated processing facility and Research and Development Lab in Gilroy....
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Yield10 Bioscience Initiates Program in Corn to Evaluate Novel Traits

Yield10 Bioscience announced that it has initiated an early development program in corn to evaluate novel seed yield and drought tolerance traits. Corn is the highest value commercial row crop...
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Arbor Biosciences and the IWGSC Partner on Wheat Exome

Arbor Biosciences announces their partnership with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), an international organization dedicated to developing a gold-standard reference genome for bread wheat cv. Chinese Spring. This...
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Corteva and Stoller to Sell Bionematicide for Sugar Cane in Brazil

Corteva Agriscience and Stoller, a world leader in plant nutrition foliar and biological solutions, just entered into a commercial partnership for exclusive distribution of Rizotec, a bionematicide for the...
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USDA: No GMOs Detected, No Labeling

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard on December 20, 2018. The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law, passed...
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Hudson River Biotechnology Opens Up New Laboratory

Hudson River Biotechnology (HRB) opens up a state-of-the-art laboratory in Wageningen to facilitate its ground-breaking research in precision plant breeding. Following the global surge in CRISPR investments and research, HRB is pleased...
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Darwin Perennials to Ship AutoStix from Darwin Colombia

Darwin Perennials announces it will ship AutoStix options for its vegetative perennial offerings through Darwin Colombia effective immediately. AutoStix is the transplant technology developed by Visser Horti Systems (The Netherlands) that...
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Evogene and TMG Collaborate to Develop Nematode Resistant Soybean Through Genome Editing

Evogene Ltd. announced a collaboration for the development of non-GMO nematode resistant soybean utilizing genome editing technologies on TMG’s commercial soybean lines. Pursuant to the collaboration, Evogene will utilize its...
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La Crosse Seed Acquires Certain Assets of Heritage Seed Company

La Crosse Seed has acquired the inventory and brands of Heritage Seed Company and has also agreed to take over the service and support of Heritage customers. As Heritage, located...
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Nucelis Partners with Nanjing Darwingenetech to Build a Business in China

Nucelis, the microbial strain development subsidiary of agriculture biotech company Cibus, today announced a partnership agreement with Nanjing Darwingenetech Co, Ltd (Darwin) to jointly identify and enter into agreements with...

Syngenta Exercises Licensing Option for Enabling Technology From Ingenza

Ingenza, a leading industrial biotech company, is pleased to announce that Syngenta is exercising its commercial licensing option for a technology that enables the development of innovative crop protection...
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Bayer Posts Glyphosate Safety Study Summaries Online

Today, Bayer marks the first anniversary of its Transparency Initiative, designed to enhance trust in the science behind crop protection products. As another important milestone in the company’s efforts...
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NRGene Announces Expanded Licensing Agreement with Bayer for GenoMAGIC

NRGene announces a key milestone in its multi-year licensing agreement with Bayer for the use of GenoMAGIC, a cloud-based big data analytics platform to support the company’s molecular breeding...
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Introducing Sterkel Crotty Investment Banking

Industry veterans Douglas Sterkel and Joseph Crotty announced Sterkel Crotty Investment Banking, providing specialized global advisory services for the agribusiness, life sciences, technology and food industries. “We are thrilled to...
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BASF’s New Strategy Aims for Both Profitable and CO2-Neutral Growth

“With our new strategy, we are setting BASF on a course for growth,” says Martin Brudermüller at the presentation of BASF’s new strategy in Ludwigshafen. The Chairman of the...