Innovation in a Bind – European Ruling on CRISPR-Cas has Major Consequences

October 19,2018

Breeding Techniques    |   CRISPR    |   EU    |   Gene Editing    |   Genetic Diversity    |   Genome Sequencing    |   Innovation    |   Regulatory    |   Technology   

Research assignments that are being withdrawn, companies that are deciding to relocate their R&D departments outside Europe — it is gradually becoming clear that the decision by the European Court...

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Boosting Farm Productivity in Africa Through the Sustainable Use of Machines

October 17,2018

Africa    |   Farmland    |   Research    |   sustainability   

FAO and the African Union today launched a new framework document that aims to increase agricultural efficiency and reduce drudgery by helping countries in Africa to develop strategies for sustainable...

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Seed World Visits NoroGard in Malmo, Sweden

October 15,2018

Posts    |   Videos   

Seed World visits NoroGard in Malmo, Sweden.

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Success is Sweet: Researchers Unlock the Mysteries of the Sugarcane Genome

October 15,2018

Research    |   Sugarcane   

For centuries, sugarcane has supplied human societies with alcohol, biofuel, building and weaving materials, and the world's most relied-upon source of sugar. Now, researchers have extracted a sweet scientific prize...

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ESA Annual Meeting, A New Record Of Attendance

October 15,2018

ESA 2018    |   ESA Update    |   News    |   Posts   

From 7-9 October ESA European Seed Association held its 2018 Annual Meeting in Madrid, Spain. This year’s event has set a new record of presence! With an attendance of 1050...

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Tomatoes ‘Mixing Chemical Cocktails’: Early Detection of Disease Resistance in Food Crops

October 05,2018

Disease    |   Tomato   

Bacterial wilt devastates food crops all over the world. It destroys major crop plants such as tomatoes, potatoes, bananas, ginger and pepper. It occurs in many countries and attacks over...

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Improved Genetic Marker for Precise and Accurate EPH Barley Screening

October 03,2018

Gene Editing    |   Research   

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute and the Scotch Whisky Research Institute (SWRI) have completed a ten-month InnovateUK funded project resulting in the development of an improved genetic marker that...

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Plant Genetic Resources Ensure Ag’s Future

October 02,2018

Innovation    |   Research    |   sustainability   

Imagine a gardener, plant explorer, geneticist, and computer specialist all rolled into one job. You might call that person a steward of plant genetic resources. Plant genetic resources are any plant...

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Copa and Cogeca Confirms Drop of Over 10% in Overall European Cereal Production

October 01,2018

Cereal   

Copa and Cogeca released consolidated estimates for the 2018 European cereal harvest. The figures confirm Copa and Cogeca’s June forecasts, showing a 12,2% drop in total EU grain production, barely reaching 273...

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Bayer Encourages Argentine Farmers to a Sustainable Soybean Production

October 01,2018

Soybeans   

Bayer is committed to further promoting sustainability in agriculture. In September, Bayer Argentina launched the “Certification Training for Red Dorados” (Red Dorados: Network of exclusive dealers) initiative, which aims to...

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Sunflower Pollen has Medicinal, Protective Effects on Bees

October 01,2018

bees    |   Research    |   sustainability   

With bee populations in decline, a new study offers hope for a relatively simple mechanism to promote bee health and well-being: providing bees access to sunflowers. The study, conducted by researchers...

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Improved Meat and Milk Production Evolves with Increased Feed Intake From High Digestible Grasses

September 28,2018

INSIDERS    |   Turf & Forage   

We are slowly climbing up the scientific agricultural ladder, and each step brings us a little closer to the perfect forage grass. Even though everything is well planned with ambitious...

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You’re Not Welcome Here

September 28,2018

Column    |   GMO    |   Plant Breeding    |   Research   

We are living in a new Dark Age in Europe where innovation and technology are being rejected at an alarming rate. While reactionary pressure is being seen from chemicals to...

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Seminar on “The Benefits Of Plant Variety Protection” in Sofia, Bulgaria

September 27,2018

Events   

On 20 September 2018, the Community Plant Variety Office held a seminar on “The benefits of Plant Variety Protection” in Sofia, Bulgaria, in collaboration with the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture...

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Bayer Statement on Glyphosate and Honey Bee Health

September 27,2018

bees    |   Research    |   sustainability   

Bayer and Genedata, a leading provider of advanced software solutions for life science research and development, today announced the extension of their long-term partnership. Genedata supports Bayer’s Crop Science Division...

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Starch Trek: What it Takes to Breed a New Potato Variety

September 25,2018

Innovation    |   Posts    |   Potato    |   Research   

Of the top 10 food crops in the world, potato comes in at the third place, and is also the number one non-grain food product. Originally grown in the Andes,...

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Transition to Circular Agriculture is a Joint Process

September 24,2018

Research    |   sustainability   

For more than half a century, Dutch and European agricultural policy has focused on efficiently producing as much food as possible for a low price and with a reasonable income...

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Can Artificial Intelligence do as Well as Farmers in the Future?

September 23,2018

Breeding Techniques    |   News    |   Plant Breeding    |   Research    |   Technology   

On 14 August will mark the start of the Autonomous Greenhouses Challenge as five international teams try to grow cucumbers at a distance with the use of artificial intelligence at...

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After the ECJ Ruling: KWS Continuing to Invest in Precision Breeding

September 21,2018

Breeding Techniques    |   Business    |   Research    |   Technology   

Even after the ruling by the European Court of Justice on new plant breeding methods, KWS will continue to invest in them. “The new means of targeted mutagenesis, which are...

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Groundwork for Playing with the Architecture of Plants

September 21,2018

Research    |   Tomato   

Growing tomatoes at the same height so that they can be easily picked by a harvesting robot. Growing deeper roots where the soil is dry. These types of changes to...

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