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...
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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...
KeyGene

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
sustainability

BASF Collaborates with Rothamsted Research on Sustainable Agriculture

BASF and Rothamsted Research are working together in a long-term collaboration to shape modern sustainable agriculture. The goal is to jointly address current agricultural challenges by identifying...

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...

New Partnership to Boost Food Security in Africa By Use of AI

Atlas AI, a Silicon Valley-based public benefit corporation founded in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an African-led,...

Astronauts Might Soon Grow Space Tomatoes

Tiny tomato plants developed at the University of California, Riverside, could one day feed astronauts on the International Space Station. The plants have minimal leaves and stems...

U.S.-China Trade Conflict Pulled Corn Prices 20 Cents Per Bushel Lower

The trade conflict between the United States and China, which began brewing early last year pulled U.S. corn prices down an average $0.20 per bushel per month...

Students Design Greenhouse for Mars

A student team from the UC Davis Space and Satellite Systems club was one of five university teams invited to present their plans for a Mars greenhouse...

Research Sheds Light on Genomic Features That Make Plants Good Candidates for Domestication

New research published this week identifies the genomic features that might have made domestication possible for corn and soybeans, two of the world’s most critical crop species.

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...
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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,...

Inari Broadens Plant Breeding Toolkit Through Exclusive Agreement with Cold Spring Harbor Lab

Inari continues to expand its capabilities with exclusive patent licenses to technologies developed at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). The technology, Promoter Fine Tuning,...
competition

Syngenta Announces EPA Registration of Dicamba Herbicide Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology

Syngenta announced today that its newest herbicide, Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology herbicide, has been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As the market’s first premix...

Beck Ag Welcomes New CEO

Beck Ag, Inc. announced today the appointment of Richard Bettison as the company’s new chief executive officer (CEO). The announcement came from Beck Ag Founder and Board...