Argentine Government Allows Citizens to Comment on GMOs

For the first time in 20 years, the Argentine government will allow citizens to voice their opinion on its plan to allow the introduction of new genetically modified (GM)...

South Dakota Company Sold Syngenta Wheat Seed Without Permission

Syngenta has obtained a $25,000 settlement from Paul and John Mayclin, Mayclin Farms, Plankinton, South Dakota, in response to their Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Act violation. Mayclin admitted to unauthorized...

Indigo Launches Initiative to Accelerate R&D

Today (April 25), Indigo launched Indigo Partners, a program that involves collaborating with 25 leading growers and agronomic experts across the United States to evaluate agricultural technologies, including the...
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Approval of Delisting of Syngenta Shares

On 8 March 2016, CNAC Saturn (NL) B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, a subsidiary of China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), published the offer prospectus on the public tender offer for...

Incotec Marks a Decade in China

The end of 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of seed technology in China for leading seed enhancement business Incotec. Incotec China was established in 2005 and initially focused on the...
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Engineers Make Wearable Sensors for Plants, Enabling Measurements of Water Use in Crops

Iowa State University plant scientist Patrick Schnable quickly described how he measured the time it takes for two kinds of corn plants to move water from their roots, to...
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Checkoff Funds Research of New Soy Variety

A non-GMO launch is seldom seen outside of specialty crops, but thanks to years of collaboration and checkoff investment, TruSoya, a non-GMO high oleic soybean variety, is coming to...

From Corgis to Corn

Explore the long history of GMO technology. To date, scientists have engineered bacteria that produce medication-grade drugs, crops with built-in pesticides and beagles that glow in the dark. While these...

Plant Protein Complex Plays Larger Role in Important Development Process

A little-studied plant cellular complex plays an essential role in a biological process – vacuole fusion – critical to plant growth and development, according to new research from North...

Illumina Reports Q2 Revenue Increase

Genomics company Illumina Inc. reports increased revenue in the second quarter of 2015 in its Q2 financial results. Revenue was $539 million, a 21 percent increase compared to $448 million in the second quarter...

Powdery Mildew-Resistant Wheat Cultivar Developed

Minnesota's Calyxt, Inc. has produced a wheat cultivar using the Talen gene editing technology. The new cultivar is claimed to be resistant to powdery mildew, a foliar disease of...

Applications Now Available for FuSE Campus Connections Program

The American Seed Trade Association and the Future Seed Executives (FuSE) announce the annual Campus Connections program is open for application. The program provides undergraduate students interested in seed industry...
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Seed Industry Calls for Global Coalition to Strengthen Food Security

Nations must unite in order to ensure crop diversity and safeguard global food supplies for a growing global population. That was the message from the International Seed Federation (ISF) to...
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Monsanto Celebrates Completion of Research Center Expansion

Monsanto today celebrated the agricultural innovation the company is delivering from its global research and development headquarters in Chesterfield, MO. As part of the event, Monsanto leaders and employees,...

Registration Open for SolGenomics Conference

The 13th SolGenomics Conference will be held Sept.12-16, 2016 on the campus of the University of California, Davis. Since 2003, the solanaceae genomics community meets annually to highlight scientific research progress...

Scientists Study “War of the Plants”

Two Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are studying the virtual tug-of-war that takes place when a pathogen attacks a plant. In mid-battle, both aggressor, the pathogen, and the defending plant...
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Scientists Identify a Novel Gene for Corn Straw Utilization

Plant cell walls, as repositories of fixed carbon, are important sources of biomass, which is mainly composed of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin. However, the complex lignin structure and its...

Researchers Look to Nanotechnology to Reduce Pesticide Use

Louisiana State University AgCenter scientists are looking at a novel way to increase the efficacy of pesticides to better control insects such as the soybean looper using nanotechnology. Biological engineer...
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The More Kinds of Bees, the Better for Humans

The larger an area, the more species of wild bees are needed to pollinate crops, a Rutgers University study shows. The findings appear today in the journal Science. Many controlled ecological experiments...
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Don Panter Joins S&W to Lead Multi-Crop Focus in Americas

S&W Seed Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Panter as executive vice president, Americas and promotion of David Callachor to executive vice president, International. The expansion and reorganization follows S&W’s...