USDA/NIFA Announces Fellowships for Future Ag Scientists

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture is providing more than $15 million for fellowships to train and develop the next generation of scientists who...

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...

National Garden Bureau Elects New Leadership

At its annual meeting Jan. 24 in Tampa, Florida, the National Garden Bureau recognized members of the board of directors whose term has expired and elected new members to...

Study Finds Insecticide Use Surges Due to Neonics

Use of neonicotinoid insecticides increased dramatically in the mid-2000s and was driven almost entirely by the use of corn and soybean seeds treated with the pesticides, according to researchers...

Bayer Says Bee Report ‘Good News’

The latest bee health report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is good news for all who care about the health of honey bee colonies, Bayer CropScience...

Pinnacle Holdings Acquires Liebl Ag

The Tennessee-based Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings has acquired Liebl Ag of Minnesota. Operating as part of Pinnacle’s Performance Agriculture brand, the new location will be a full-service agricultural input retailer...

Pretrial Protocols Established in Syngenta Lawsuit

Attorneys handling Syngenta corn lawsuits currently underway as multidistrict litigation in United States District Court in Kansas announce progress in the case’s pretrial proceedings. A telephone hearing was held April 8 to discuss...

Study Shows Optimum AQUAmax Yields Better in Water-Limited Conditions

The Journal of Crop Science has published results of a multi-year study conducted to evaluate maize (corn) hybrids under drought-stress, or water-limited, conditions. Findings scientifically demonstrate the efficacy of...

Bayer Commits Over $100,000 to Improve Pollinator Habitat

Bayer CropScience is investing more than $100,000 in a project with Integrated Vegetation Management Partners, designed to improve and expand pollinator and wildlife habitats on public rights-of-way through integrated...

New Begonia Lines Now Available to Breeders

Two new begonia germplasm lines developed by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their collaborators are now available for use in breeding elite varieties of the ornamental crop that...

USDA Disappointed with EPA’s Analysis of Neonic Seed Treatments

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) expressed disappointment regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s incomplete analysis on neonicotinoid seed treatments for soybeans and the burden it’s created for growers,...
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Industry News – January 2013

Industry News is geared to seed professionals and delivers the people, industry, business and product news you need to know. Submissions are welcome. Email us at·news@issuesink.com. People News...

Kansas Wheat Commission Invests in Celiac-Safe Wheat Research

The Kansas Wheat Commission invests $200,000 in a two-year project headed by Chris Miller, the senior director of research, innovation and quality at Engrain. Miller is laying the groundwork for a...

Industry News – October 2014

This microscopic slide shows the cellular structure of a wheat seed. The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium published a draft sequence of the bread wheat genome in the journal Science....

Monsanto Shareowners Reelect Board Members

At its annual meeting, Monsanto Company announced that its shareowners elected nine members of its board of directors to new one-year terms, with all director nominees receiving a vote...

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People News  Product News  Business News Industry News People News Bill McCutchen, associate director of Texas AgriLife Research, has been named chair of the National Agricultural Biotechnology Council...

New Soybean a Reality

It took decades of painstaking work, but University of Illinois research geneticist Ram Singh has managed to cross a popular soybean variety with a related wild perennial plant, producing the...

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...

Maize Roots Evolve to Be More Nitrogen-Efficient

Selective breeding of maize during the past century to create hybrids with desirable shoot characteristics and increased yield might have indirectly contributed to the evolution of root systems that...

GMO Debate, Regulatory Hurdles Discussed at Syngenta Annual Meeting

At today's annual general meeting of Syngenta AG, board chairman Michel Demaré referenced recent debates and regulatory hurdles that continue to make doing business a challenge for companies such as...