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...

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...

University of Minnesota Releases New Oat Variety MN-Pearl

The University of Minnesota (UMN), in collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan, has released a new white hull oat variety called ‘MN-Pearl.’ MN-Pearl is a high-yielding variety...
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ASTA Announces New Leadership Team and National Award Winners

The American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) newly-elected officer team was announced yesterday during ASTA’s Policy & Leadership Development Conference (PLDC) in Denver, CO. Members of the FY2019-20...

Speeding Breeding and Other Ways of Feeding 10 Billion People

Improvements to make crops more nutritious, disease-resistant and climate-smart are essential to feed a burgeoning world population. While a host of fascinating innovations are...

KWS Is Making a Start in the Vegetable Seeds Business and Acquires Pop Vriend...

Today, seed specialist KWS SAAT SE (KWS) announced that the company has signed a binding agreement to acquire Pop Vriend Seeds (Andijk/NL). Pop Vriend Seeds is market...

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,...

Who is the Farmer of 2040?

One research firm set out to better understand the psychology of the farmers who are most likely to lead the industry in 2040 and the implications...

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...

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...

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....

Angenendt Retires from Deutsche Saatveredelung AG

After more than 40 years of working at Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV), the company has now bid farewell to Johannes Peter Angenendt – Executive Board Member and...

Groundwork BioAg Appoints Bioagriculture Executive Mick Messman as Director

Groundwork BioAg Ltd. announced that Mick Messman has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors, effective today. Messman is currently Chief Commercial Officer at GreenLight Biosciences....

Scientists Develop Climate-Ready Wheat That Can Survive Drought Conditions

Wheat plants engineered to have fewer microscopic pores – called stomata – on their leaves are better able to survive drought conditions associated with climate breakdown, according...

Food Industry Expert Joins Benson Hill as Chief Operating Officer

Benson Hill Biosystems has named Chris Wilkins, a food industry executive with more than 25 years of industry experience, as Chief Operating Officer. Wilkins...

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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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 Documentary Seeds! Diversity of Wonder Wins Two Prestigious Telly Awards

Marking its 40th anniversary as the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, the Telly Awards announced a film produced by the Iowa...

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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...