Scientists Find New Specific Insecticide Target Protein

Scientists from BASF Crop Protection and the University of Göttingen in Germany have found a new insecticide target protein. The discovery marks the first identification of vanilloid receptors, the TRPV...

UC-Davis, HM.CLAUSE Partner to Open Life Science Innovation Center

University of California, Davis is giving local startups a leg up with a new business incubator space. The UC Davis-HM.CLAUSE Life Science Innovation Center combines the resources of the university and...

Monsanto VP to Address Investors Today

Monsanto Company’s Mike Frank, vice president global commercial, addresses investors today at the Wells Fargo Industrial and Construction Conference in New York. Frank’s presentation will begin at 1:55 p.m. ET. Frank will...

Land O’Lakes Reports Favorable Seed Margins in First Quarter Results

Land O’Lakes announces first quarter financial results, reporting quarterly net sales of $3.8 billion and net earnings attributable to Land O’Lakes of $99.4 million for the period ending March...

BioWorks Launches RootShield Seed Treatment

New York-based BioWorks Inc. launches two new versions of its popular RootShield biological fungicide — RootShield Seed Treatment and RootShield AG. RootShield Seed Treatment helps shield seeds from pathogens that...

Nufarm Appoints New CEO

Nufarm Limited appoints chief operating officer and acting CEO Greg Hunt as the company's new managing director and CEO. Hunt's appointment is effective immediately. Nufarm chairman Donald McGauchie says Hunt was...

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...

Root-Enhancing Fungi Could be a Future Biofertilizer

New research shows that the interaction of roots with a common soil fungus changes the genetic expression of rice crops, triggering additional root growth that enables the plant to...

Bayer CropScience and Flagship Ventures Form Partnership

Bayer CropScience announces a strategic innovation partnership with Flagship Ventures, a leading venture capital and venture creation firm. The partnership includes an investment in Flagship Ventures Fund V, a $537...

Pinnacle Seed Hires R&D Manager

California's Pinnacle Seed welcomes Mike Koda to its team as manager of research and development. In this role, Koda will be responsible for the development of new high-yielding lettuce...

BASF Announces New CEO

Wayne Smith is the new chairman and chief executive officer of BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey. He succeeds Hans Engel, who as CEO for BASF SE will...

Low-Allergen Soybean Could Have High Impact

A decade-long effort by University of Arizona and University of Illinois scientists has yielded a new soybean with significantly reduced levels of three key proteins responsible for both its...

BASF Sees Good Quarterly Results in Crop Protection Businesses

The year started off well for BASF's crop protection business. In the first quarter of 2015, higher volumes and positive currency effects led to sales growth. Compared with the...

Cause of Wheat Resistance to Scab Discovered

A research team from Canadian Light Source — a world-leading center of synchrotron light science — has imaged both healthy and infected wheat spikes and florets to understand the development and progression...

Incotec Announces Management Change

Mac Keely resigns from his position as president and general manager of Incotec North America, effective today. Keely announced earlier this month that he has been offered a position...

NewLeaf Appoints Director of Fermentation and Technology Development

NewLeaf Symbiotics, a biotech company commercializing plant health and nutrient technologies that utilize naturally occurring beneficial bacteria, announces the appointment of Sarita Chauhan as the director of fermentation and technology development. Chauhan...

La Crosse Seed Adds to Sales Force

Bryan Decker joins the La Crosse Seed sales team and will cover northeastern Wisconsin. Decker will assist customers with their forage, turf and cover crop seed needs. A graduate of the University of...

Texas Garden Enthusiasts Have a New Plant to Work With

Lobularia White Stream, a hybrid alyssum, is one of the 2015 Texas Superstar plants. “White Stream is a new type of alyssum that will survive the heat of Texas summers,”...

TA Seeds Promotes, Adds Personnel

Pennsylvania's TA Seeds promotes two key personnel to meet increasing customer needs and long-term company goals. Steve Reeder has been promoted to production manager and is responsible for corn and soybean...

Plant Breeders: Register for Program Management Course

The Seed Biotechnology Center at the University of California, Davis, will host a short course, "Program Management for Plant Breeders (PMPB)," Sept. 22-24 at its Davis, California, campus. More than...