Global Biotech Acreage Grows More Than Ever

A new assessment of global biotech crop acreage by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) shows that 18 million farmers planted 181.5 million hectares of...

FBI Offers Tips to Help Companies Protect Against Theft of Trade Secrets

Often talked about in private conversations and behind closed doors but kept out of the spotlight is the issue of economic espionage — the second largest priority for the...

Plant Breeders Rely on Psychophysics to Meet Consumer Wants

A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Florida is working to create fruits, vegetables and plants that consumers want through consumer-assisted selection. “The idea of giving people want...

Precision Planting Offers New Seeding Technology

A new insecticide control system by Precision Planting enables farmers to simplify their planter and achieve more precise control of insecticide on every portion of their fields. “Farmers applying insecticide...

International Partnership Created to Develop New Varieties of Wheat

Scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark and commercial breeders and leading foreign research institutions will in partnership develop new varieties of wheat that are resistant to a number of...

Frontier Scientific Expands with New Acquisition

Frontier Scientific Inc. has acquired the assets of the entomology division of Bio-Serv Inc., a provider of insect-rearing supplies and diets for agricultural research, where insect-resistant seeds, engineered crop...

Texas A&M to Focus on Marker-Assisted Technology

Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop scientists will make a strong push in the coming years to increase food and feed production using marker-assisted breeding programs,...

Novozymes Releases New Corporate Strategy

"Partnering for Impact" is the theme of a new corporate strategy released by Novozymes. The strategy is accompanied by a new set of long-term social, environmental and financial targets...

Groundwork BioAg Signs License Agreement with ARO

Groundwork BioAg Ltd. has signed a globally exclusive license agreement to develop, produce and commercialize mycorrhizal strains isolated and bred at the Agricultural Research Organization’s (ARO’s) Volcani Center in...

Ceres Q1 2015 Results

Ceres Inc., an agricultural biotechnology company has announced financial results for the three months ending Nov. 30, 2014. Total revenues for the quarter were $0.4 million compared to $0.8...

GMOs with Health Benefits Offer Large Market Potential

Research from Ghent University in Belgium has demonstrated that genetically modified crops with an increased vitamin or mineral content have a promising market potential. Various GM crops with health benefits...

Agrian and BlackBridge Enter Partnership

Beginning in January 2015, Agrian users will have access to BlackBridge satellite imagery available in the United States and Canada for a nominal fee. The imagery will be part of...

NRGene and CIMMYT Collaborate on Genome Analysis

As part of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre's (CIMMYT) Seeds of Discovery project, it is partnering with NRGene, a leader in agricultural big data genomic analysis, to generate...

Oro Agri Strengthens U.S. team

Oro Agri Inc., a leader in agricultural adjuvants, pesticides and foliar nutrients welcomes Jon Pasquinelli as a territory manager. Pasquinelli will support distributors and retailers selling Oro Agri products in...

Ceres Multi-Gene Traits Show a 25 Percent Yield Increase in Corn

Ceres Inc., an agricultural biotechnology company, has announced favorable results from its biotech corn evaluations in China, where a second year of field trials demonstrated significant yield advantages under...

American Takii Breaks Ground on New Construction Project

American Takii recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of a new office building and state-of-the-art facility to allow for the expansion of seed processing,...

Monsanto 2015 First Quarter Earnings Down

Monsanto Company has announced that gross profit for the 2015 first quarter decreased  to $1.4 billion from the prior year. As previewed in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014,...

BioAg Alliance Delivers Promising Field Trial Results

In its first full year of field trials, the BioAg Alliance — Novozymes’ and Monsanto’s collaboration to improve soil health and harvest through naturally-occurring microorganisms — reported that of...

S&W Seed Closes Acquisition of DuPont Pioneer Alfalfa Assets

S&W Seed Company closed the acquisition of DuPont Pioneer’s alfalfa production and research facility assets, as well as conventional alfalfa germplasm. “We are extremely pleased to have completed the acquisition of DuPont...

New Corn Yield World Record Set with DEKALB

First-generation farmer Randy Dowdy of Valdosta, Georgia, has set the world record for corn yield with an average of 503 bushels per acre using DEKALB corn seed genetics. Dowdy...