Sustainability High on the Agenda at the ISF World Seed Congress 2019

Sustainability stood out as the most important question of the day at the year’s biggest gathering of seed professionals. During the recent ISF World...

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...

Bayer and AlphaBio Control Sign Distribution Agreement for Biological Pest Control Product

The choice of pest control products with different modes of action allows farmers worldwide to apply effective resistance management strategies. Bayer and AlphaBio Control have signed a...
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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...

Don’t Forget to Register for the 7th Seed Congress of the Americas

Summer brings a lot of excitement in the seed industry, and one thing in particular we’re looking forward to is the 7th Seed Congress of the Americas,...
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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...
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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...

BASF Enters Sunflower Seed Market

Sunflower is an important and fast-growing crop sector, especially in Europe, the world’s largest sunflower market valued at €1.3 billion (around $1.48 billion). To enter the sunflower...
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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...

Oregon Investigation Finds Dynamic Seed Source Mislabeling Seed

An investigation led by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) found that Dynamic Seed Source LLC, based in Salem and owned by Trevor Abbott, mislabeled 124 seed...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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Corteva Completes Board of Directors with Appointment of Marcos Lutz

Corteva announced that Marcos Lutz, chief executive officer of Cosan Limited, has been elected to Corteva's Board of Directors, effective June 25, 2019. He will serve on...

Study Debunks Wheat Myths

New research published in Nature Plants debunks the myth that modern wheat varieties more heavily rely on pesticides and fertilizers. Lead author on the...

APHIS Provides Update on Detection of Genetically Engineered Wheat

On June 7, 2019, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that it was investigating a detection of genetically engineered (GE) wheat in an unplanted...

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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...