Not All Carrot Germplasm is the Same — In Terms of Salinity Tolerance

Salinity stress is considered one of the most important abiotic factors that limits the productivity of crop plants, and the estimated global cost due to salinity is...

Bonnie Plant’s Stan Cope Retires

Bonnie Plants announced that president and CEO, Stan Cope, has decided to retire after 51 years of valued service.  Mike Sutterer, formerly the senior vice president and General...

La Crosse Seed Adds Natives Seed Specialist

La Crosse Seed recently added a natives specialist to its native grass and wildflower seed business, giving customers a dedicated resource to meet demand for an expanding...

Beck Ag Welcomes New CEO

Beck Ag, Inc. announced today the appointment of Richard Bettison as the company’s new chief executive officer (CEO). The announcement came from Beck Ag Founder and Board...

USDA Census of Agriculture One Week Away

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release the 2017 Census of Agriculture results on Thursday, April 11, at noon ET....

USAID and Cairo University Establish Center of Excellence for Agriculture with UC Davis, and...

Guided by the ambitious goals of Egypt’s strategic plan for development, Egypt Vision 2030, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on April 2 launched a...

Crop Yield in Maize Influenced By Unexpected Gene ‘Moonlighting’

Maize is a staple crop that came from humble beginnings. If you look at its wild ancestor, teosinte, the plant looks nearly unrecognizable. Human selection has persuaded...

California Gold Announces Project to Propagate High-CBD Hemp Seed

California Gold Mining Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a term sheet with Toronto-based alternative credit firm Romspen Investment Corporation, outlining the terms...

Canadian and Chinese Officials ‘Actively Engaging’ Over Canola Issue

On April 1, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr were in Saskatoon where they met with agricultural industry...

McSteen Lab Finds a New Gene Essential for Making Ears of Corn

A team of scientists led by University of Missouri maize geneticist Paula McSteen has identified a gene essential for forming the ears in corn.

Scientists Find New Way to Reduce Water Use and Improve Plant Growth

A team of scientists has revealed a new, sustainable way for plants to increase carbon dioxide (CO2) uptake for photosynthesis while reducing water usage.

SGS BioVision Announces ISTA Accreditation

SGS BioVision is pleased to announce that it has successfully met the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) lab accreditation requirements to deliver sampling and testing for a large variety of...
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Nufarm Announces New Country Lead for Canada

Nufarm is pleased to announce the appointment of Boyd Bergstrom to the role of country lead, Canada as the company positions itself for continued growth in the Canadian crop...

Old for New, Using Ancient Genetic Variation to Supercharge Wheat

Wheat is responsible for half of global calories consumed either directly or as animal feed and we need to make a lot more of it in the...

Seeds Inherit Memories From Their Mother

Seeds remain in a dormant state — a temporary blockage of their germination — as long as environmental conditions are not ideal for germination. The depth of...

Legend Seeds Welcomes John Squire as Forage Specialist

Legend Seeds is pleased to announce that John Squire, PhD has joined the Legend Seeds team as its Legend forage specialist. Squire comes to...
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China Intensifies Canadian Canola Battle by Revoking Viterra’s Export Registration

The drama continues surrounding China’s refusal to accept Canadian canola. News broke this morning that Viterra is the second Canadian grain company to lose...
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Corteva Agriscience Signs Memorandum of Understanding With the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Corteva Agriscience signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), outlining principles for collaboration in areas including partnership in technology development,...

Natural Plant Defense Genes Provide Clues to Safener Protection in Grain Sorghum

Weeds often emerge at the same time as vulnerable crop seedlings and sneak between plants as crops grow. How do farmers kill them without harming the crops...

Cornell AgriTech Releases Galaxy Suite Grape Tomato Varieties

New York farmers have a new way to satisfy consumers’ hunger for something different. Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of plant breeding and genetics at Cornell AgriTech, has...