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...

Verdant Partners Adds Capabilities in Digital Ag

Verdant Partners LLC is pleased to announce that Chris Harbourt has joined its team as an Advisor effective immediately. This addition will enable Verdant to leverage Harbourt’s...

Revealing the Plant Genes that Shaped Our World

The creation of new library of mutants of the single-celled photosynthetic green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii enabled a Carnegie- and Princeton University-led team of plant scientists to identify...
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China Has Stopped Buying All Canadian Canola Seed

Trade tensions with China concerning Canadian canola seed just escalated. Canola seed exporters report that Chinese importers are unwilling to purchase Canadian canola seed...

Seed-X Wins 2019 Agfunder Award

Seed-X, whose unique AI and computer vision technology enriches seed performance, has won a 2019 Agfunder Innovation Award for the “Most Innovative International Startup Pre-Series A.”

Jamie Mattikow named President and CEO of W. Atlee Burpee

W. Atlee Burpee Company has named James (Jamie) Mattikow, president and Chief Executive Officer.  Mattikow formerly served as Chief Commercial Officer at Ferrara Candy Company, where he...
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Syngenta and the Analytics Society of INFORMS Announce Finalists For the 2019 Syngenta Crop...

Syngenta and the Analytics Society of INFORMS have announced the finalists for the 2019 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics. This year’s class of finalists includes teams from...

Concentric Ag Offers Real-Time Soil Diagnostics

Concentric Ag Corporation has formed an alliance with AgroCares that will add real-time soil nutrient diagnostics to the services it currently provides to broadacre and specialty crop growers.

In Memory of Wendell Howard of Warner Seed

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Wendell Howard on March 15, 2019. Howard graduated...
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Publication of Cotton Genome Assemblies Could Inform Breeding of Better-Performing, More Sustainable Varieties

NRGene announced the publication of the most complete genome assemblies ever achieved for the top two leading cultivated allotetraploid cotton species, G. hirsutum L. (AD)1 and G. barbadense L. (AD)2 . The results,...

Benson Hill Biosystems Acquires Schillinger Genetics

Benson Hill will deliver and expand the portfolio of soybean varieties with superior protein content and quality for human food and animal feed markets.
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Syngenta Ventures Announces New Leadership

Syngenta Ventures announced new leadership for its global team. Corey Huck, head of Biologicals & Syngenta Ventures, now heads up the global Ventures team. Colin Steen, Syngenta...
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Apply Now to be an NAPB Borlaug Scholar

Dear NAPB members and colleagues, It is time to encourage any last minute self-nominations by your outstanding students. We are seeking qualified upper level...

World’s First Microbial Seed Treatment Developed for Borage

An innovative seed treatment of beneficial microorganisms is being applied to borage for the first time, following collaboration between Itaka Crop Solution and Fairking Ltd. KONCIA Borage...

Clover Improves Soil Quality, Feeds Biofuels Crop

A four-leaf clover might bring good luck, but a stand of Kura clover can produce healthier soil — in the long run, according to a South Dakota...

ISU Seed Science Center Film to Debut at Washington D.C. Film Festival

A new film helmed by an Iowa State University scientist showcases the science of seeds, as well as their beauty. “The Diversity of Wonder:...

Feds Give Canadian Wheat Sector a Boost

The grain sector is a key driver of Canada’s economic growth, exporting 20.5 million tonnes of wheat in 2017 and $21 billion in exports sales.

Avocado Seed Extract Shows Promise as Anti-Inflammatory Compound

An extract from the seeds of avocados exhibited anti-inflammatory properties in a laboratory study, according to Penn State researchers, and it represents a potential source for novel anti-inflammatory compounds...
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Barenbrug Repurchases Shares From Corteva Agriscience

The Royal Barenbrug Group and Corteva Agriscience announced the completion of an agreement for The Royal Barenbrug Group to acquire Corteva Agriscience’s minority share in Barenbrug Holding BV. As...

Syngenta Scientists Discover One-Step Genome-Editing Technique That Accelerates Seed Breeding

Syngenta researchers recently published a paper in Nature Biotechnology, an international science journal, detailing their discovery of a genome-editing technique called haploid induction editing (HI-Edit) technology, which ultimately reduces the...