2020 Proclaimed International Year Of Plant Health By UN General Assembly

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has proclaimed 2020 the International Year of Plant Health to raise global awareness of plant health, and its role in increasing food security....

Cucurbits Pioneers Awarded for Lifetime Achievement

Today in Davis, Calif., two pioneers of the cucurbits community were awarded for lifetime achievement at the Cucurbitaceae 2018 conference. Syngenta's Xingping Zhang was awarded for work in the private sector. Zhang...

USDA Urged to Identify Alternatives to Neonics

The Organic Trade Association calls on the White House, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency to recognize the role of organic farming in protecting pollinator...

Registration Open for 2015 AAS Ag Summit

Every year, All-America Selections hosts an annual Ag Summit gathering for judges, breeders, brokers, growers, display gardens, retailers, media and anyone who would like to attend to learn more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Obama Administration Promotes Pollinator Health

Today, the Obama administration announced the first national strategy to promote the health of honeybees and other pollinators. The report has three overarching goals: Reduce honeybee colony losses to economically sustainable...

Syngenta Reports a Claim Regarding Damages is False

A plaintiff’s lawyer has issued a public statement claiming that damages have been awarded in the Agrisure Viptera corn lawsuits against Syngenta — a statement Syngenta reports as false. "No court...

Research Finds Mechanism of Herbicide Resistance

Australian researchers have identified the mechanism behind the resistance of the cereal weed bromegrass to the widely-used herbicide glyphosate. Published online in the journal Pest Management Science, University of Adelaide researchers report...

AgReliant Genetics Announces Collaboration with Weather Trends International

Indiana's AgReliant Genetics is collaborating with Weather Trends International, a leader in weather forecasting and trends providing accurate predictions day-by-day, week-to-week, 11 months ahead for 6.4 million locations around the globe. This relationship will allow...

Study Shows Scientists Must Develop New Heat-Resistant Wheat Varieties

A team of researchers including a Kansas State University professor releases results of a study that measures the effects of climate change on wheat yields, findings that may have implications for...

Sensory Properties Used to Evaluate Wheat Quality for Breeding

A new study out of Spain suggests that bread from certain spelt wheat varieties have different sensory properties — aroma, appearance, texture and taste — that could be considered for...

S&W Announces Record Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015

For the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 ended March 31, 2015, California's S&W Seeds reported record revenue of $30.5 million compared to $8.1 million in the comparable period...

Monsanto Expected to Approach BASF in Bid for Syngenta Takeover

Reuters is reporting that Monsanto "is trying to line up buyers for assets worth up to $8 billion to appease competition authorities before making a fresh takeover approach for Swiss...

Bayer Opens Beaver Crossing Breeding and Trait Development Station

As part of its commitment to support growers throughout the Great Plains and worldwide, Bayer CropScience celebrates the grand opening of its Beaver Crossing Breeding and Trait Development Station...