S&W Seed Appoints Director of Breeding and Genetics

S&W Seed Company has appointed Mark Smith as director of breeding and genetics. Smith will have primary responsibility for the continued research and development of the S&W Seed’s dormant germplasm...

FuSE Seeks Applicants for Campus Connections

The American Seed Trade Association's Future Seed Executives (FuSE) are accepting applications for its annual Campus Connections program. Campus Connections provides undergraduate students interested in a career within the seed...

New Solution for SDS

Clariva Complete Beans and Mertect 340-F fungicide have the potential to reduce damage from sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soybeans, according to Syngenta. Mertect 340-F provides effective SDS protection and...

NAL Unveils New Search Engine for Research

The National Agriculural Library (NAL), has unveiled PubAg, a user-friendly search engine that gives the public enhanced access to research published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists. NAL...

GMOs with Health Benefits Offer Large Market Potential

Research from Ghent University in Belgium has demonstrated that genetically modified crops with an increased vitamin or mineral content have a promising market potential. Various GM crops with health benefits...

Polish Seed Trade Association Strengthens ESTA Position

The European Seed Association’s quality assurance scheme for seed treatment and treated seed, known as the European Seed Treatment Assurance or ESTA, continues expanding its position as a true...

Agrian and BlackBridge Enter Partnership

Beginning in January 2015, Agrian users will have access to BlackBridge satellite imagery available in the United States and Canada for a nominal fee. The imagery will be part of...

2015 Borlaug CAST Award Open for Nominations

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2015 Borlaug Council for Agricultural Science and Technology Communications Award. This award is presented annually for outstanding achievement by a scientist, engineer, technologist...

BASF Names New Vice President of Crop Protection in North America

BASF has appointed Paul Rea as senior vice president of crop protection for North America. Rea joined BASF Australia in 2001, moving to the United States in 2004. Rea has...

EU Parliament Backs GMO Opt-Out for Member States

New legislation to allow European Union member states to restrict or ban the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory, even if this is allowed...

Register for Pacific Seed Association’s Annual Convention

Registration is now open for the Pacific Seed Association’s 2015 annual convention, which will be March 2-4 in Maui, Hawaii. Participants will hear hear from the American Seed Trade Association's...

NRGene and CIMMYT Collaborate on Genome Analysis

As part of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre's (CIMMYT) Seeds of Discovery project, it is partnering with NRGene, a leader in agricultural big data genomic analysis, to generate...

American Takii Adds Staff

American Takii Inc. welcomes Jerry Vosti as its national vegetable sales and marketing manager. Prior to joining American Takii, Vosti worked as an account manager for Bayer CropScience (Nunhems) in...

Global Warming Reduces Wheat Production

According to a new study published online in the journal Nature Climate Change, global wheat harvest will likely be reduced 6 percent for each degree Celsius of further temperature...

Oro Agri Strengthens U.S. team

Oro Agri Inc., a leader in agricultural adjuvants, pesticides and foliar nutrients welcomes Jon Pasquinelli as a territory manager. Pasquinelli will support distributors and retailers selling Oro Agri products in...

Project Unity Now Online

Phenome Networks, a plant breeding management and analytics software company has launched Project Unity ― a collaborative web-based network designed to host, manage, analyze and share phenotypic and genotypic...

Ceres Multi-Gene Traits Show a 25 Percent Yield Increase in Corn

Ceres Inc., an agricultural biotechnology company, has announced favorable results from its biotech corn evaluations in China, where a second year of field trials demonstrated significant yield advantages under...

Noble Foundation Releases New Forages

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation forage breeding program has released four new varieties, which will be commercialized by Oklahoma Genetics Inc. Of the four new varieties, NF101 is the first...

Research Finds New Salt-Tolerant Soybean Gene

A collaborative research project between Australian and Chinese scientists has shown how soybeans can be bred to better tolerate soil salinity. The researchers, at the University of Adelaide in Australia...

IPSA Announces Leadership for 2015

Held in Tucson, Arizona, the Independent Professional Seed Association's 26th Annual Conference is being reported as a tremendous success. “IPSA had larger attendance, more sponsorship support and more exhibitors than...