Video Contest to Bring Plant Breeding Innovation to Life

Graduate and undergraduate students focusing on plant-science disciplines are invited to participate in a new video contest sponsored by the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), National Association of Plant...

Scientists Discover Why Plants Bloom Earlier in a Warming Climate

Scientists at the John Innes Centre in the United Kingdom discover why the first buds of spring come increasingly earlier. Researcher Steven Penfield found that plants have an ideal temperature for...

Gene Silencing Confers Fusarium Resistance in Wheat

A research team from the Huazong Agricultural University in China studied the expression of RNA interference (RNAi) sequences from a Fusarium graminearum virulence gene, chitin synthase (Chs) 3b, to enhance wheat resistance to fusarium head...

From DC: ASTA’s LaVigne Encourages Advocacy

The American Seed Trade Association kicked off its new Policy and Leadership Development Conference Saturday, June 9, by welcoming more than 200 attendees to Washington, D.C. During the first PL/DC...

Shefali Mehta Tapped as New Leader of Soil Health Partnership

Shefali Mehta had a fascination with plants from early in her childhood. From her time growing up in New England, through her education and work in agriculture in the...
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Cancellation of Publicly Held Syngenta Shares

Syngenta has today announced that the Appellate Court Basel-City (Appellationsgericht Basel-Stadt) has canceled all publicly held registered shares of Syngenta AG. Following the delisting of the Syngenta shares from the...

Spotlight on WSA Convention

A place where the seed industry connects, trades and recognizes early-career individuals. Once again, Kansas City welcomed more than 750 seed industry professionals who gathered for the Western Seed Association’s...

Bratney Companies Honored with Iowa Venture Award

The Iowa Area Development Group (IADG), on behalf of Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent telecommunication companies, honored seven distinguished Iowa companies with the Iowa Venture Award...

Illumina Calls for “Greater Good” Grant Proposals

“Nothing is more fundamental to human health than a safe and adequate food supply,” says Ryan Rapp, Illumina associate director for agrigenomics.  “When I think about Illumina’s mission of...

Scientists Reveal New Insight on the Molecular Structure of Plants

Scientists from IBM Research in partnership with Australian researchers have moved a step closer to identifying the nanostructure of cellulose — the basic structural component of plant cell walls. Tapping into the IBM...
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Burrus Seed Adds LibertyLink GT27 to Lineup

The 2019 product lineup from Burrus Seed company will feature five LibertyLink GT27 soybean varieties in a range of maturities from 2.5 – 4.0 RM. These varieties will build...

Texas A&M AgriLife Unveils Plans For A Robotic Greenhouse Facility

Texas A&M AgriLife unveiled plans May 22 for a multi-million dollar Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse that will utilize advanced sensor technology to enhance agricultural crops in the...
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DowDuPont Agriculture Division To Become Corteva Agriscience

The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont today announced the name of the intended company once it is spun-off, which is expected to happen by June 1, 2019. The intended Agriculture company...

BASF Sees Good Quarterly Results in Crop Protection Businesses

The year started off well for BASF's crop protection business. In the first quarter of 2015, higher volumes and positive currency effects led to sales growth. Compared with the...

Letting Off Steam at Night

Plant scientists have been awarded funding to find out why wheat loses water during the night and develop new ways for growers to identify and develop plants...

VIB, NC State Partner on Plant Breeding Project

Belgium's VIB and North Carolina State University announce their strategic collaboration agreement. Both knowledge institutes are internationally-leading players in plant biotech research. With this collaboration, VIB and NC State want...

Researchers Discover How Plants Turn into Zombies

Lusciously flowering plants are surrounded by a large number of insects, and usually, both sides profit from such an encounter. The insects feast on the plant juice and pollen,...

DLF: Turf Sales Counterbalance Forage Sales

With a revenue of 3.565 billion danish krones (479 million euros), DLF presented the financial result and annual report at the group's annual general meeting on Oct. 25. Revenue...
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Sam Clovis Withdraws Nomination for USDA Top Scientist

Controversial nominee Sam Clovis is no longer under consideration for a USDA undersecretary position. He withdrew his name from consideration in a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday. Clovis’...

Kenya’s Leaders Called to Embrace Biotech for a More Food Secure Nation

Senate Education Committee Chairman, Daniel Karaba, urged Kenya's leaders to adopt biotechnology to boost food security. Speaking at a biotech communication and sensitization training for journalists and extension officers...