Seed World Names Emily Combs Ziemke 2019 Future Giant

Poised to make a significant contribution to the science and business of seeds, Emily Combs Ziemke of Corteva Agriscience was recognized by Seed World as the 2019...

Letting Off Steam at Night

Plant scientists have been awarded funding to find out why wheat loses water during the night and develop new ways for growers to identify and develop plants...

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New Interdisciplinary Research Focuses on Crop Resilience

Research suggests that microbes in the soil, roots and leaves have important impacts on plant health and productivity. Now, new interdisciplinary research at North Carolina State University...
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CABI to Analyze the Impacts of Crop Pests and Diseases Which Threaten Global Food...

CABI has received a $200,000 grant from the Grand Challenges program, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to begin an ambitious undertaking to capture...

Research Decodes Plant Defense System, With an Eye on Improving Farming and Medicine

University of Maryland Baltimore County's (UMBC) Hua Lu, professor of biological sciences, and colleagues have found new genetic links between a plant's circadian rhythm (essentially, an internal...

ASTA Staff Appointed to Key Trade Advisory Committees

American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) staff will represent the U.S. seed industry on two key trade advisory committees. President & CEO Andy LaVigne has been appointed to...

K-State Builds Facility to Test Effect of High Nighttime Temperatures on Wheat

Can a small circuit board, barely the size of a credit card, help the world’s wheat to beat the heat? Kansas State University (K-State)...

BTI Researchers Discover Interactions Between Plant and Insect-Infecting Viruses

Aphids and the plant viruses they transmit cause billions of dollars in crop damage around the world every year. Researchers in Michelle Heck’s lab at the USDA...

Corteva Partners with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

Corteva has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, Corteva will have a seat on the ISRC’s industry...

World Food Prize Awarded to East-West Seed Founder Simon N. Groot

Today, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President of the World Food Prize Foundation Kenneth M. Quinn announced Simon N. Groot as the 2019 World Food Prize Laureate....

New Microneedle Technique Speeds Plant Disease Detection

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses microneedle patches to collect DNA from plant tissues in one minute, rather than the hours needed for conventional techniques....

Clemson Scientists Designing Robots to Fill Agricultural Labor Gap

The agricultural workforce is shrinking and some Clemson University researchers believe robots may help provide a means to protect America’s food and fiber industries.

Hoard of the Rings: Unusual Rings are a Novel Type of Bronze Age Cereal-Based...

Strange ring-shaped objects in a Bronze Age hillfort site represent a unique form of cereal-based product, according to a study published June 5, 2019 in the open-access...

BASF Opens Global Agrochemical Application Research Center

BASF opened its new global Agrochemical Application Research Center (AARC) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. The facility will help to further optimize stewardship guidelines regarding...
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USDA Proposes New SECURE Biotechnology Regulations to Protect Plant Health and Promote Agricultural Innovation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced June 5 the availability of a proposed rule titled “Movement of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms.” In preparing this proposal,...

Scientists Stack Algorithms to Improve Predictions of Yield-Boosting Crop Traits

Hyperspectral data comprises the full light spectrum; this dataset of continuous spectral information has many applications from understanding the health of the Great Barrier Reef to picking...
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Syngenta Appoints Chris Davison as Head of Business Sustainability for North America

Syngenta announced the appointment of Chris Davison as head, Business Sustainability for North America, effective June 1. Davison, previously head of Corporate & Government Affairs for Syngenta...
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Jacob Richburg Joins Nufarm as Technical Services Manager

Nufarm announced that Jacob Richburg has joined its U.S. team as a technical services manager. In this position, Richburg will deliver technical support, research design and agronomic...

Syngenta Announces Global Introduction of Novel Seed Treatment Fungicide VAYANTIS

Syngenta has announced today the global introduction of VAYANTIS, a new fungicide seed treatment mode of action to address grower needs in corn, soybeans, canola, oilseed rape...