global

Univar Solutions’ NexusBioAg Begins Sole Distribution Agreement with Novozymes in Canada

Univar Inc. announced that NexusAg has begun its sole distribution agreement with Novozymes for its downstream biological products in Canada, which represents a significant portion of the...
evotec

Marrone Bio Innovations and Valagro Announce Research Collaboration​​

Marrone Bio Innovations announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership to collaborate on research and development efforts with Valagro S.p.A, a leader in the production...

Yield-Boosting Stay-Green Gene Identified from 118-Year-Old Experiment in Corn

A corn gene identified from a 118-year-old experiment at the University of Illinois could boost yields of today’s elite hybrids with no added inputs. The gene, identified...
transparency

Gene Identified Will Help Develop Plants to Fight Climate Change

Hidden underground networks of plant roots snake through the earth foraging for nutrients and water, similar to a worm searching for food. Yet, the genetic and molecular...

Mustering a Milder Mustard

Scientists reveal protein responsible for a bitter taste; but will it help us to eat our greens? The mustards, broccolis and cabbages of...
Barbosa

Beck’s Establishes Roots in Minnesota with Expanded Research and Distribution

Beck’s is pleased to announce the purchase of a facility in Olivia, Minn., for the use of distribution and research. The 44,000 square-foot facility will provide corn...

Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund Invests in New Company

Novel technology licensed from the Weizmann Institute of Science for biological solutions to treat bacterial diseases in crops. The Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation...

Lack of Crop Diversity and Increasing Dependence on Pollinators May Threaten Food Security

New research suggests that global trends in farming practices are undermining the pollinators crops depend on and putting agricultural productivity and stability at risk, particularly in...

Heat, Salt, Drought: This Barley Can Withstand the Challenges of Climate Change

Research for the benefit of food security: A new line of barley achieves good crop yields even under poor environmental conditions. It has been bred by a...

Genetic Breakthrough in Cereal Crops Could Help Improve Yields Worldwide

A team of Clemson University scientists has achieved a breakthrough in the genetics of senescence in cereal crops with the potential to dramatically impact the future of...

Verdant and AgTech Insight Form Strategic Partnership

Verdant Partners LLC and AgTech Insight LLC are excited to announce the formation of a strategic alliance between the two firms. As part of the newfound relationship,...

UC Davis Releases 5 New Strawberry Varieties

The Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, has released five new varieties that will help farmers manage diseases, control costs and produce plenty...
CSTA

First AAS Winners for 2020 Announced

All-America Selections, North America’s oldest and most well-known non-profit plant trialing organization just announced five new winners, all of which are wonderful new edible varieties.

Study Highlights Nitrogen Efficiency Gains in Corn Hybrids Over 70 Years

During the past 70 years, hybrid corn varieties have increased both yield and nitrogen use efficiency at nearly the same pace, largely by preserving leaf function during...

Scientists Decode DNA Secrets of World’s Toughest Bean

UC Riverside scientists have decoded the genome of black-eyed peas, offering hope for feeding Earth’s expanding population, especially as the climate changes.  Understanding the...
analytics

Improved Model Could Help Scientists Better Predict Crop Yield, Climate Change Effects

A new computer model incorporates how microscopic pores on leaves may open in response to light--an advance that could help scientists create virtual plants to predict how...

Robot Uses Machine Learning to Harvest Lettuce

A vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest a commonplace, but challenging, agricultural crop has been developed by engineers. The 'Vegebot',...
intellectual property

Researchers Can Finally Modify Plant Mitochondrial DNA

Researchers in Japan have edited plant mitochondrial DNA for the first time, which could lead to a more secure food supply. Nuclear DNA was...

Plants Don’t Think, They Grow: The Case Against Plant Consciousness

If a tree falls, and no one's there to hear it, does it feel pain and loneliness? No, experts argue in an opinion article publishing on July...

BASF to Reshape Organization

With an organizational realignment, BASF is streamlining its administration, sharpening the roles of services and regions and simplifying procedures and processes. As a result, the company expects...