S&W Seed Closes Acquisition of DuPont Pioneer Alfalfa Assets

S&W Seed Company closed the acquisition of DuPont Pioneer’s alfalfa production and research facility assets, as well as conventional alfalfa germplasm. “We are extremely pleased to have completed the acquisition of DuPont...

K-State Researchers Work to Develop Heat-tolerant Wheat

Harold Trick, a Kansas State University plant pathologist, and Allan Fritz, a KSU wheat breeder, are working on a transgenic wheat that tolerates warmer temperatures during wheat’s critical grain...

Nufarm U.S. Promotes Staff

Nufarm U.S. has promoted Rob Schwehr to the position of vice president of innovation and regulatory affairs for Nufarm Americas. Schwehr will oversee product development and interactions with governmental agencies...
Regulatory-Roundup

Regulatory Roundup

National MONSANTO AND WHEAT FARMERS SETTLE After a number of lawsuits related to the May 2013 discovery of genetically-modified wheat on a farm in eastern Oregon and temporary limits on certain...

Rising Temperatures Predicted to Lower Wheat Yields

An international consortium of researchers has used big data sets to predict the effects climate change on global wheat yields. The researchers, including from Rothamsted Research in the United Kingdom,...

USDA/NIFA Announces Fellowships for Future Ag Scientists

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture is providing more than $15 million for fellowships to train and develop the next generation of scientists who...

AgriThority Adds Seed Treatment Specialist

AgriThority LLC, an integrated agricultural science consultancy providing product and field development services to the crop protection and seed treatment industries globally has hired Karen Arthur to its team...

New Corn Yield World Record Set with DEKALB

First-generation farmer Randy Dowdy of Valdosta, Georgia, has set the world record for corn yield with an average of 503 bushels per acre using DEKALB corn seed genetics. Dowdy...

Bailey Seed Acquires Oregon Seed Services

Bailey Seed Inc. of Salem, Oregon, a regional marketer of grass seed, cover crops, small grains, and forage products has acquired Oregon Services Inc. of Harrisburg, Oregon. Oregon Seed...

AgReliant Genetics Adds COO

AgReliant Genetics has promoted Craig Anderson to chief operating officer for the company, effective Jan. 1, 2015. In this newly created role, Anderson will maintain his previous responsibility over the...

Syngenta Receives Chinese Import Approval for Corn Trait

Syngenta has received the safety certificate for its Agrisure Viptera trait ― event MIR162 ― from China’s regulatory authorities, formally granting import approval. The approval covers corn grain and processing...

Bayer Announces Leadership Changes

Effective Feb. 1, 2015, Garth Hodges, will assume the role as vice president of marketing and business development within Bayer CropScience Inc. based out of Calgary, Alberta. Hodges, currently global...

DuPont Pioneer to Sell Alfalfa Research and Production Assets

DuPont Pioneer and S&W Seed Company have reached an agreement for S&W Seed Company to acquire DuPont Pioneer alfalfa germplasm, as well as alfalfa production and research facility assets. The...

Jon Doggett Named NCGA Executive Vice President

The National Corn Growers Association has promoted Jon Doggett to executive vice president, effective Jan. 1, 2015. In his new role, Doggett will lead efforts to expand NCGA’s alliances and...

New Research Leader Joins TGAC and the Sainsbury Laboratory

Ksenia Krasileva joins The Genome Analysis Centre’s science faculty to lead the institute’s new Triticeae Genomics Group, in joint appointment with The Sainsbury Laboratory. As Triticeae Genomics Group leader, Krasileva is responsible for the...

Bayer’s Dawkin to Serve as ECPA Acting President

Martin Dawkins, Bayer CropScience region head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, will take over the role of president of the European Crop Protection Association, effective Jan 1. Jean-Philippe Azoulay...

INCOTEC North America Transitions Sales Team

INCOTEC North America, market leader in coatings and seed technology has announced the retirement of a senior account manager and the recruitment of an account manager for field crops...

Munson Hybrids Adds Dealers

During the past six months, Munson Hybrids has added dealers in Illinois and Wisconsin, increasing its dealer network by about 30 percent. Munson Hybrids strategically added dealers to address the...

EU Comission Withdraws Proposal for New Seed Law

Presenting its much awaited policy priorities for 2015, the European Commission announced that it has withdrawn its proposal for a new European Union seed law. The new EU regulation on...

China Expected to Make Decision on GM Corn

The Chinese government is expected to release its decision on importation of Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera corn (MIR 162) from the United States soon. The approval would be important because U.S....