Biological Nematicides Settling in the Global Specialty Pesticides Market

The emergence of field crops as a fast-growing segment with biological nematicides as the quickest growing control method is the overriding trend from 2009 to the present, according to...

Hemp Research Project Underway in Kentucky

Agronomists with the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture, Food and Environment begin planting their 2015 hemp research plots on the university’s Spindletop Research Farm in Lexington. This is the second...

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...

Colony Losses ‘Troubling’

Losses of managed honey bee colonies were 23.1 percent for the 2014-2015 winter, but summer losses exceeded winter numbers for the first time, making annual losses for the year...

Marrone Bio Innovations Requests Hearing Over NASDAQ Listing Status

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. requests a hearing before the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel regarding its status on the stock exchange. In addition to other factors affecting its listing status, Marrone announced that...

Nuseed and Legend Seeds Partner

Nuseed, a leading breeder and developer of sunflowers, has partnered with Legend Seeds to distribute its proprietary line of sunflowers in the United States. Through the distribution partnership, Nuseed —...

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...

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,...

DuPont Blasts Shareholder Trian Over “Erroneous Statements”

DuPont has issued a statement in response to comments made by a shareholder yesterday in regard to the company's performance. Nelson Peltz, described as an activist investor and principal of hedge...

Gene Required for Plant Growth at Warmer Temperatures Discovered

Researchers have discovered a new gene that enables plants to regulate their growth in different temperatures. Published in PLoS Genetics, the finding could lead to new ways of optimizing plant growth when...

Agdia Commercializes ELISA for Testing Vip3A Corn Varieties

Agdia, a provider of easy-to-use test kits for agricultural diagnostics, commercializes a new ELISA assay for detection of the Vip3A protein expressed in transgenic corn, event MIR162. The Vip3A ELISA...

Thurston Seed Makes Leadership Changes

Thurston Inc. announces a new management structure and reorganization. Rob Thurston has been named president of the Minnesota-based hybrid seed corn brokerage firm. According to the company: "Rob’s background in business management and relationship...

Researchers Edit Genes Using Light

The University of Pittsburgh’s Alexander Deiters uses light to manipulate genes. The approach developed by Deiters generates a Cas9 protein that is functionally inactive, so called “caged,” until the cage...

Takeover Rejected

Syngenta has confirmed it recently received an offer from Monsanto to take over its operations, but has rejected it. "Syngenta’s board of directors, in conjunction with its legal and financial...

Bratney Companies Partners with Concetti Group

Bratney Companies, a leading innovator in the seed, grain, feed and food markets, has added the Concetti Group of packaging systems to its extensive line of products and services....

HM.CLAUSE Strengthens Africa Presence with New Kenya Facility

HM.CLAUSE celebrated the inauguration of its new home farm in Nanyuki, Kenya on April 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by senior management from HM.CLAUSE including Deputy CEO Franck...

Researchers Discover New Weapon to Fight Plant-Killing Fungus

University of Florida plant pathologist G. Shad Ali has found an economical and eco-friendly way to combat the plant destroyer known as phytophthora before it attacks the leaves and...

Wyffels Hybrids Increases Production, Improves Efficiency

Wyffels Hybrids is getting ready for harvest before corn growers even finish planting. The company is in the process of installing new drying and packaging equipment in its Atkinson,...

Maize Genome Mapped in 34 Hours

NRGene, a big data genomic analysis company, mapped the maize W22’s genome in 34 hours. Because of the speed and accuracy of NRGene’s big data genomic analysis, the entire mapping...