Plant Impact and Bayer CropScience to Develop Soy Technologies

Plant Impact plc has signed an agreement with Bayer CropScience to develop yield enhancing technologies for soy cultivation. The agreement encompasses a multi-year partnership for Plant Impact to develop,...

Research Shows Climate Change Suppresses Soybean Yields

Climate change cost American soybean farmers an estimated $11 billion in unrealized potential yield in the past two decades, according to a new study published by university researchers. The study’s researchers...

Project Apis m. Receives Funding from Bayer

In continuing its focus on pollinator health, Bayer CropScience announced the donation of $100,000 to Project Apis m., a nonprofit organization dedicated to better bee health through its work...

The Perennial Plant Association Names 2015 Plant of the Year

By vote of its members, the Perennial Plant Association named the Geranium xcantabrigiense — more commonly known as Biokovo — as the 2015 Perennial Plant of the Year. A naturally...

Corn Belt Emphasizes Importance of Weed Management

Today, nearly 350 seed industry representatives gathered in Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 2015 Corn Belt Seed Conference, which is hosted by the Indiana Crop Improvement Association and the Indiana...

Report Shows Farmers Planting More RIB

Today, the National Corn Growers Association reported that the enhanced Compliance Assurance Program (CAP) is seeing strong success and an increase in the overall number of growers planting corn...

Technology Could Revitalize Old Seed

A Vital Force Technology study found that seed germination and plant development can be significantly improved using infusion technology. According to a news release from Vital Force Technology, the infusion...

DuPont Pioneer Opens Crick Research Facility

DuPont Pioneer expands its Johnston, Iowa, campus with a new $40 million facility for research and safety assessments. The Crick Research Center, named after early DNA researcher Francis Crick, consolidates...

KWS Saat AG Opens Research Center in Missouri

KWS SAAT AG, a global plant breeding company, has opened a new research facility, the KWS Gateway Research Center (GRC), in St. Louis, Missouri. The new facility is part of...

Global Biotech Acreage Grows More Than Ever

A new assessment of global biotech crop acreage by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) shows that 18 million farmers planted 181.5 million hectares of...

HGSA Focuses on Urban Gardens and Pollinators

Held in conjunction with the American Seed Trade Association’s 2015 Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference in Tampa, Florida, the Home Garden Seed Association hosted a reception and meeting of...

Plant Breeders Rely on Psychophysics to Meet Consumer Wants

A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Florida is working to create fruits, vegetables and plants that consumers want through consumer-assisted selection. “The idea of giving people want...

Florida Students Showcase Possible Solutions to Challenge 2050

More than 15 students from the University of Florida traveled to the American Seed Trade Association’s 2015 Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference in Tampa, Florida, to present posters showcasing...

New Study Shows Climate Variability Plays Large Role in Crop Yield

A new report from researchers at the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment has found that climate variability historically accounts for one-third of yield variability for maize, rice,...

Precision Planting Offers New Seeding Technology

A new insecticide control system by Precision Planting enables farmers to simplify their planter and achieve more precise control of insecticide on every portion of their fields. “Farmers applying insecticide...

International Partnership Created to Develop New Varieties of Wheat

Scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark and commercial breeders and leading foreign research institutions will in partnership develop new varieties of wheat that are resistant to a number of...

Frontier Scientific Expands with New Acquisition

Frontier Scientific Inc. has acquired the assets of the entomology division of Bio-Serv Inc., a provider of insect-rearing supplies and diets for agricultural research, where insect-resistant seeds, engineered crop...

Texas A&M to Focus on Marker-Assisted Technology

Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop scientists will make a strong push in the coming years to increase food and feed production using marker-assisted breeding programs,...

New Hope for Fighting Fungal Disease in Durum Wheat

A variety of wheat that is resistant to a destructive fungal disease has specialized and protective cell walls, according to research published in BMC Plant Biology. These insights could...

Encirca Yield Stand to Help Maximize Yield Potential

DuPont Pioneer expands Encirca services to help growers maximize plant stands and yield potential by providing information that will allow growers to look at their fields in a new...