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EPA Approves New Seed-Applied Technology for Nematode Management

Nufarm Americas announced the EPA approval of Trunemco™, a new seed-applied nematode management technology that provides higher yield profiles and less nematode damage in soybeans, cotton and...
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Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition and Marrone Bio Innovations Collaborate

Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition, a division of Compass Minerals and Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. announced that the two companies have formed a collaboration to develop new specialty...

Calyxt Appoints Travis Frey as Chief Technology Officer

Calyxt, a healthy food ingredient company, announced the appointment of Travis Frey as Chief Technology Officer, effective May 20. Frey brings his extensive knowledge in plant biology...

Software Locates Sugarcane Genes of Interest

Plants have larger and more complex genomes than all animals, be they mammals, birds, reptiles or amphibians. Fishes are the exception to the rule.

CIMMYT and GOAL Team Up To Help Farmers In Zimbabwe Fight Fall Armyworm

Irish humanitarian aid agency GOAL has joined the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in the fight against fall armyworm, a devastating insect pest that...

High-Iron GM Wheat Trials Get Green Light

Field trials of wheat biofortified to produce white flour with extra iron have begun following approval by the UK government. The three-year crop trial...
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Tomato Pan-Genome Makes Bringing Flavor Back Easier

Almost everyone agrees that store-bought tomatoes don't have much flavor. Now, scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) may have spotlighted...
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New Research Accurately Predicts Australian Wheat Yield Months Before Harvest

Topping the list of Australia's major crops, wheat is grown on more than half the country's cropland and is a key export commodity. With so much riding...

BTI Scientists Create New Genomic Resource for Improving Tomatoes

Tomato breeders have traditionally emphasized traits that improve production, like larger fruits and more fruits per plant. As a result, some traits that improved other important qualities, such as...

Mathematician Makes Nematode Control Breakthrough for Wheat Growers

A University of Sussex mathematician, Konstantin Blyuss, working with biologists at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, has developed a chemical-free way to precisely target a...

Seed Abortion and the Role of RNA Pol IV in Seed Development

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce the publication in The Plant Cell of important research that explores the cause of seed abortion and the...

ISU Seed Scientist Working to Control Highly Contagious Tomato Virus

If you love tomatoes, you may want to plant your own or buy local this spring or potentially face paying higher prices at the grocery store.  Iowa...

Cryptic Mutation Is Cautionary Tale for Crop Gene Editing

Even in this “age of the genome,” much about genes remains shrouded in mystery. This is especially true for “cryptic mutations”—mutated genes that are hidden, and have...

Benson Hill Establishes St. Louis Headquarters with Expanded Footprint

Benson Hill Biosystems announced its plan to make St. Louis its official headquarters by celebrating a ceremonial groundbreaking at the future site for a 160,000 square foot...

Iowa State University and Iowa Soybean Association Offer New View to On-Farm Research Data

Iowa State University and the Iowa Soybean Association have teamed up to develop a new, web-based resource as an easy-to-use portal where producers can find the results...
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Eurofins BioDiagnostics Announces New Molecular Assay to Detect Waterhemp in Seed Samples

Eurofins BioDiagnostics Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of a new service offering to their portfolio. They now offer a highly specific and low-cost, probe-based PCR...

DLF Strengthens Management Team

As of May 1, DLF Seeds has closed the transaction to acquire PGG Wrightson’s seeds business and two new executive board members has been appointed.

Arctic Fuji Apple Receives FDA Approval

Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.’s (OSF) newest nonbrowning Arctic apple variety, Arctic Fuji, completed the voluntary review process with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today. Arctic...

Kansas State University Researchers Find New Clues for Improving Wheat

A team of Kansas State University (K-State) wheat scientists are tapping into 10,000 years of evolution in the plant’s genetic code as part of their continued efforts...

Peanut Genome Sequenced With Unprecedented Accuracy

Improved pest resistance and drought tolerance are among potential benefits of an international effort in which Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their collaborators have produced the...