Ronald Valentin Joins Syngenta Bioline

Syngenta Bioline appoints Ronald Valentin as technical lead, effective immediately. Prior to joining Syngenta, Valentin served as a biological crop protection specialist and technical coordinator at Biobest. He has...

AgReliant Hires Geospatial Scientist

AgReliant Genetics welcomes Xystus Amakor as the company’s first geospatial scientist. Amakor will work within the company's Biostatistics Department at its Lebanon, Indiana, research station. To continue to improve breeding results and...

ESA Presents Speak Up for Seeds

Today, Jan. 22, the European Seed Association presented its "Speak up for Seeds" vision to members of the European Parliament and the Commission. Policy advisers, seed industry representatives, Agriculture...

U.S. EPA Registers New Insecticide

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has registered a new insecticide, flupyradifurone, that is safer for bees. Flupyradifurone serves as an alternative to more toxic products including certain pyrethroid,...

First-the Seed Foundation Seeks Donations to Expand Tomatosphere

First-the Seed Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established in 2008 by the American Seed Trade Association to inform today’s consumers and tomorrow's workforce about the importance of the seed industry,...

Precision Planting Offers New Seeding Technology

A new insecticide control system by Precision Planting enables farmers to simplify their planter and achieve more precise control of insecticide on every portion of their fields. “Farmers applying insecticide...

International Partnership Created to Develop New Varieties of Wheat

Scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark and commercial breeders and leading foreign research institutions will in partnership develop new varieties of wheat that are resistant to a number of...

SeedWay Names New COO Elect

SeedWay has named John Bozeman as chief operating officer elect. Bozeman will begin working with the current COO immediately and assume full responsibility September 1. Currently co-business manager for SeedWay’s...

Frontier Scientific Expands with New Acquisition

Frontier Scientific Inc. has acquired the assets of the entomology division of Bio-Serv Inc., a provider of insect-rearing supplies and diets for agricultural research, where insect-resistant seeds, engineered crop...

Texas A&M to Focus on Marker-Assisted Technology

Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop scientists will make a strong push in the coming years to increase food and feed production using marker-assisted breeding programs,...

SGS SA Announces CEO Succession

SGS SA has announced that Chris Kirk will be stepping down as CEO of the Group. Effective March 12, Frankie Ng, currently executive vice president for SGS Industrial Services will...

New Hope for Fighting Fungal Disease in Durum Wheat

A variety of wheat that is resistant to a destructive fungal disease has specialized and protective cell walls, according to research published in BMC Plant Biology. These insights could...

Encirca Yield Stand to Help Maximize Yield Potential

DuPont Pioneer expands Encirca services to help growers maximize plant stands and yield potential by providing information that will allow growers to look at their fields in a new...

Novozymes Releases New Corporate Strategy

"Partnering for Impact" is the theme of a new corporate strategy released by Novozymes. The strategy is accompanied by a new set of long-term social, environmental and financial targets...

Genetic Diversity Key in Coping with Climate Change

Genetic resources have a critical role to play in feeding the world — especially as climate change advances faster than expected — and much more needs to be done to...

Groundwork BioAg Signs License Agreement with ARO

Groundwork BioAg Ltd. has signed a globally exclusive license agreement to develop, produce and commercialize mycorrhizal strains isolated and bred at the Agricultural Research Organization’s (ARO’s) Volcani Center in...

Wild Pollinators at Risk from Commercial Bees

A new study from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom has found that viruses carried by commercial bees can jump to wild pollinator populations with potentially devastating...

Ceres Q1 2015 Results

Ceres Inc., an agricultural biotechnology company has announced financial results for the three months ending Nov. 30, 2014. Total revenues for the quarter were $0.4 million compared to $0.8...

USDA Deregulates Monsanto’s Next-Generation Trait

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced its decision to deregulate Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant trait technologies ― Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton. “This announcement marks an...

Iademarco Joins Marrone Bio as President and COO

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. has hired James Iademarco as its president and chief operating officer. Iademarco will be responsible for directing operations of the company, including sales, marketing, manufacturing and...