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,...

Monsanto Announces Next Class Products for Dekalb, Asgrow Brands

Today, Monsanto announced its 2016 Next Class products for the Asgrow and Dekalb brands. Because Asgrow products are developed and tested in a broad, diverse network of breeding stations across...

DuPont Acquires Taxon Biosciences

DuPont acquires microbiome discovery company Taxon Biosciences, Inc. According to DuPont, this acquisition builds on its in-house capabilities and market access in seed and crop protection to discover and...

S&W Seed Company Promotes Staff

S&W Seed Company has appointed alfalfa industry veteran Kirk Rolfs as the company’s vice president of production. Rolfs will be responsible for contracting seed growers and management of the...

Seminis Releases 10 New Seed Varieties for Home Gardeners

As gardeners begin planning for warmer weather and flipping through seed catalogs, Seminis Home Garden releases 10 new seed varieties, of which four are All-America Selections (AAS) national winners...

Munson Hybrids Adds Dealers

During the past six months, Munson Hybrids has added dealers in Illinois and Wisconsin, increasing its dealer network by about 30 percent. Munson Hybrids strategically added dealers to address the...

Ronald Valentin Joins Syngenta Bioline

Syngenta Bioline appoints Ronald Valentin as technical lead, effective immediately. Prior to joining Syngenta, Valentin served as a biological crop protection specialist and technical coordinator at Biobest. He has...

Dow AgroSciences Expands Operations in Puerto Rico

Operating in Puerto Rico since 1992, Mycogen Seeds — a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company — expands its operations with the opening of a new seed research and...

DuPont Pioneer Launches BOLT Technology

A new herbicide-tolerant trait, BOLT technology, will be available in select U.S. soybean varieties, according to DuPont Pioneer. For 2015, farmers across the Mid-South will have access to Pioneer...

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...

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...

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...

D.F. Seeds Inc. Completes Ownership Transition

D.F. Seeds Inc., a soybean and wheat seed company based in Dansville, Michigan, has completed a management buyout transaction this week with Chris Varner being appointed company president. In...

KeyGene Opens Expanded Plant Phenotyping Facility

KeyGene expands its digital phenotyping facility, PhenoFab — a fully automated greenhouse where plant growth can be analyzed, plant traits can be measured and root development characterized. “KeyGene has obtained the expansion...

Monsanto Reaches Settlement Over GM Wheat

Monsanto Company has entered into a settlement agreement with wheat farmers in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi that resolves a number of lawsuits related to the...

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....

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...

Global Warming Reduces Wheat Production

According to a new study published online in the journal Nature Climate Change, global wheat harvest will likely be reduced 6 percent for each degree Celsius of further temperature...

Clear Pots to Improve Breeding of Drought-Resistant Wheat

A University of Queensland scientist has developed a new method to help grain growers become more resilient to expected changes in climate. Researcher Cecile Richard's technique improves root systems, allowing grain...

Alta Seeds Releases New Sorghum Hybrids, Pearl Millet

Alta Seeds adds two new grain sorghum hybrids and debuts a hybrid pearl millet for the 2015 planting season. AG1101 is an early maturity bronze-colored grain sorghum that is broadly...