vibrance

How Corn’s Ancient Ancestor Swipes Left on Crossbreeding

Determining how one species becomes distinct from another has been a subject of fascination dating back to Charles Darwin. New research led by Carnegie's Matthew Evans and...
sustainability

BASF Collaborates with Rothamsted Research on Sustainable Agriculture

BASF and Rothamsted Research are working together in a long-term collaboration to shape modern sustainable agriculture. The goal is to jointly address current agricultural challenges by identifying...

Embrapa and Benson Hill Expand Partnership

Benson Hill Biosystems and Embrapa, one of the world’s largest plant biodiversity and crop science research institutions, are extending their partnership to accelerate Embrapa’s breeding program and...

Texas A&M AgriLife Unveils Plans For A Robotic Greenhouse Facility

Texas A&M AgriLife unveiled plans May 22 for a multi-million dollar Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse that will utilize advanced sensor technology to enhance agricultural crops in the...

S&W and Corteva Agriscience Enter New Alfalfa Licensing Agreement

S&W Seed Company and Corteva Agriscience announced they have entered into a new mutually beneficial alfalfa agreement that terminates and replaces the December 2014 agreements between S&W...

Genetic Discovery May Improve Corn Quality and Yields

Researchers may be able to improve corn yields and nutritional value after discovering genetic regulators that synthesize starch and protein in the widely eaten grain, according to...

For Future Sustainability, Embrace Gene Editing, Says University of Canterbury Researcher

Aotearoa New Zealand will have to seriously consider gene editing to improve crop production if it is to meet future sustainability targets, according to the University of...

U.S.-China Trade Conflict Pulled Corn Prices 20 Cents Per Bushel Lower

The trade conflict between the United States and China, which began brewing early last year pulled U.S. corn prices down an average $0.20 per bushel per month...

Toward Zero Hunger: More Food or a Smarter Food System?

When thinking about ways to end global hunger, many scholars focus too narrowly on increasing crop yields while overlooking other critical aspects of the food system.

Sentera’s FieldAgent Now Integrated with FARMserver

Beck’s precision farming platform FARMserver has partnered with Sentera to simplify the process of uploading drone imagery into their multifaceted precision farming technology. For users who are...

Wageningen University Professor Luisa Trindade Wants to Make Jeans from Tomatoes

The recently appointed professor with a personal chair Luisa Trindade breeds crops for the biobased economy. Following her motto "No Waste," she aims at using the entire...
competition

EPA Approves New Seed-Applied Technology for Nematode Management

Nufarm Americas announced the EPA approval of Trunemco, a new seed-applied nematode management technology that provides higher yield profiles and less nematode damage in soybeans, cotton and...
nippon

Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition and Marrone Bio Innovations Collaborate

Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition, a division of Compass Minerals and Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. announced that the two companies have formed a collaboration to develop new specialty...

Calyxt Appoints Travis Frey as Chief Technology Officer

Calyxt, a healthy food ingredient company, announced the appointment of Travis Frey as Chief Technology Officer, effective May 20. Frey brings his extensive knowledge in plant biology...

Software Locates Sugarcane Genes of Interest

Plants have larger and more complex genomes than all animals, be they mammals, birds, reptiles or amphibians. Fishes are the exception to the rule.

CIMMYT and GOAL Team Up To Help Farmers In Zimbabwe Fight Fall Armyworm

Irish humanitarian aid agency GOAL has joined the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in the fight against fall armyworm, a devastating insect pest that...

High-Iron GM Wheat Trials Get Green Light

Field trials of wheat biofortified to produce white flour with extra iron have begun following approval by the UK government. The three-year crop trial...
KeyGene

Tomato Pan-Genome Makes Bringing Flavor Back Easier

Almost everyone agrees that store-bought tomatoes don't have much flavor. Now, scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) may have spotlighted...
wheat

New Research Accurately Predicts Australian Wheat Yield Months Before Harvest

Topping the list of Australia's major crops, wheat is grown on more than half the country's cropland and is a key export commodity. With so much riding...

BTI Scientists Create New Genomic Resource for Improving Tomatoes

Tomato breeders have traditionally emphasized traits that improve production, like larger fruits and more fruits per plant. As a result, some traits that improved other important qualities, such as...