EPA Concludes Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer

As part of its ongoing registration review of the herbicide glyphosate, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published its official classification of glyphosate as “Not Likely to be...

Network Kicks Off National Pollinator Garden Challenge

New initiatives at all levels encourage the creation of habitat to support pollinators. On June 3, more than 20 organizations concerned about pollinators teamed up to form the National Pollinator...
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Lab-Made Hormone May Reveal Secret Lives of Plants

A lab-designed hormone may unlock mysteries harbored by plants. By developing a synthetic version of the plant hormone auxin and an engineered receptor to recognize it, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)...

Rijk Zwaan Launches First Commercial Squash Varieties

Entering the market with big ambitions, Rijk Zwaan has launched its first three commercial squash varieties: Calawinter RZ, Calabonita RZ and Calagreen RZ. "For Rijk Zwaan, squash is a valuable...

Diverse Team Assembles to Protect Iconic U.S. Crop from Climate Change

In recognition of the crucial role soybeans play in U.S. agriculture, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) awarded a $942,000 Seeding Solutions Grant to the United States Department of Agriculture...

Proteins Act Like Microscopic Gas Springs Inside Cells

Together with colleagues in Germany and Amsterdam, researchers at the Laboratory of Cell Biology of Wageningen University have shown how the disorderly movement of proteins provides directed forces in...
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SeedWay Expands Southwest Vegetable Seed Sales Team

Blaine Riley has joined Seedway as sales representative for commercial vegetable seed. As part of the Seedway sales team, he will be responsible for vegetable seed sales and service to commercial...

Barenbrug Invests in New Coating Line

It has to deliver exceptional quality. It has to be highly reproducible. It has to have the option to develop complex individual coating recipes. It has to set new...

Senate Confirms Sonny Perdue as Ag Secretary

Today (April 24), the United States Senate voted to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary in President Donald Trump’s administration. As governor, he...

Register for Seed Meets Technology Trade Show

The second Seed Meets Technology trade show takes place Sept. 22-25 in the Seed Valley region of Holland. Attendees will experience new seed treatments, coatings and germination systems, as well as the...

Monsanto Encourages Ag Stakeholders and Consumers to Voice Support for New Technologies

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 30-day public comment period regarding the in-crop use of dicamba herbicide with Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend...

Bayer Transitioning to a Life Sciences Company

Bayer begins the process of developing itself into a life sciences company. From Jan. 1, 2016, the company’s business will be managed by three divisions: Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health and Crop...
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Corteva Agriscience Announces U.S. Multi-Channel and Multi-Brand Seed Strategy

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, announced its new, focused multi-channel, multi-brand seed strategy for the U.S., which will expand access to the company’s genetics, technology and traits across...
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Wind Farms Positively Impact Crops, Study Says

Iowa State University researchers have found that wind turbines located in agricultural fields are a plus for the crops growing around them. The overall effects on crops growing in wind...

Iowa State to Host Series of Seed Conditioning and Quality Testing Workshops

This summer, Iowa State University (ISU) will host a series of seed conditioning and quality testing workshops in Ames, Iowa, for those in the seed industry. These are small-group session...

ChemChina Deal Deemed Fair by Syngenta

Syngenta releases its fairness opinion related to its proposed acquisition by ChemChina. ChemChina has offered to acquire 100% of the outstanding share capital of Syngenta at a price of USD 465...

Germany Leads the Way with Major Contribution to Protect Global Biodiversity

Global efforts to protect biodiversity have been boosted by the announcement of a major grant from the German government to an endowment fund being raised by the Global Crop...

Arcadia Biosciences, Phytola Join Forces to Increase Oil Content in Soybeans

Arcadia Biosciences, a California-based agricultural biotechnology company, announces a collaboration with Canada’s Phytola, a leader in oilseed crop research, to develop soybean varieties with increased oil content. The research...

Monsanto’s Hugh Grant, Robb Fraley Named Among Scientific American Worldview 100

Monsanto’s Hugh Grant and Robb Fraley have been recognized by Scientific American as part of the Worldview 100 — “The Visionaries Who Continue to Reshape Biotechnology and the World.” The...
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Honeybee Hive Collapse Mystery Rooted in Hive Size

University of Idaho professor Brian Dennis is helping scientists understand a baffling but vitally important puzzle: What causes honeybee numbers to decline? Working in collaboration with William Kemp, a...