Inari Raises $89 Million to Bring Innovative, Disruptive Technologies to Growers

Inari announced the closing of its $89 million Series C financing, bringing the company’s total funding to date to $144 million. Flagship Pioneering, which founded Inari in...

ASTA Comments on USDA’s Proposed Rule on Genetically Engineered Organisms

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is pleased to provide comments on USDA’s Proposed Rule regarding the movement of certain genetically engineered organisms. “We commend USDA...

Genective Names Qiaoni Linda Jing as Chief Executive Officer

Genective, a joint venture between Limagrain and KWS to develop transgenic traits for corn, is pleased to announce Qiaoni Linda Jing as Chief Executive Officer.

Kansas State Researchers to Track Water Movement in Plant Stems

A team of Kansas State University researchers has been given the green light to explore how water moves through plant stems, an idea that could greatly improve...
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Yield10 Bioscience granted U.S. Patent C3003

Yield10 Bioscience announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent covering the use of C3003 to improve seed yield in crops.

Clemson Researchers Working To Develop Drought-Tolerant Soybeans

Sweltering temperatures and low-moisture conditions can have a large impact on South Carolina soybeans, causing farmers to turn away from one of the state’s highest-yielding crops.

Genes that First Enabled Plants to Grow Leaves Identified By Scientists

The genes that first enabled plants to grow shoots and conquer the land have been identified by University of Bristol researchers. The findings, published in Current Biology, explain...

Greening Devastates the Citrus Industry But New Research Offers a Solution

Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as greening, is one of the most serious citrus plant diseases in the world. Infected trees produce bitter fruits that are green,...
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Scientists Crack the Code to Improve Stress Tolerance in Plants

In any eukaryotic organism, the DNA in a cell exists not as a loose strand, but as a highly condensed complex that consists of DNA and other...

India’s First ‘High Oleic’ Groundnut Varieties Ready to Go Commercial

After eight years of collaborative work, two high oleic groundnut lines have been identified by India’s coordinated release program to go commercial. This means processors and consumers...

A Scientific Approach to Recreate Metabolic Evolution in Plants

Plants have evolved to produce a variety of compounds that vary from species to species. These compounds play a key role for the survival strategies of plants....

KWS Launches Six New Hybrid Corn Varieties in the Brazilian Market

The independent seed specialist KWS has brought six new hybrid corn varieties to market for its two Brazilian brands KWS and Riber. They offer a leading combination...

UC Davis Announces Seed Production 2020 Course

This is the first announcement of Seed Production 2020, a 3.5 day course designed to enhance participants’ knowledge of the underlying biology of seed production and the key roles of...

The Climate Corporation Expands Digital Solutions for Canadian Farmers

The Climate Corporation (Climate) announced new platform partnership agreements between the company’s industry-leading Climate FieldView digital agriculture platform and two Canadian-based ag-tech companies, Effigis Geo-Solutions and Croptimistic...

Portable Tech Helps Farmers Find Plant Disease In The Field

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into...

Benson Hill and Brownseed Genetics Partner to Expand Corn Hybrid Choices

Benson Hill Biosystems has entered into a partnership with Brownseed Genetics, a Wisconsin-based seed breeder of new corn hybrids that are higher in both oil content and...

Tozer Seeds Releases First British Bred Hybrid Super-Hot Chili

Tozer Seeds has a has just released its first British bred hybrid hot chili pepper: Armageddon. Armageddon, which has been in development for 5...

Purdue Scientists Show How Soybeans May Get More Nitrogen from Atmosphere

Plant breeders could theoretically increase soybean crop yields if they could control the number of nodules on plant roots since they are responsible for fixing atmospheric nitrogen....
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European Commission Grants Grain Import Approval for Syngenta Agrisure Duracade Corn Trait

Syngenta today announced it has received import approval for the Agrisure Duracade trait (event 5307) from the European Commission. The trait features a unique...
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AgReliant Genetics and SlantRange Announce Partnership on Aerial Phenotyping Platform

AgReliant Genetics and SlantRange, a leading provider of remote sensing and analytics systems for agriculture, announced a partnership to integrate SlantRange’s Aerial Phenotyping solution into the AgReliant...