5 Year Anniversary: Seed meets Technology

August 17,2018

Events    |   News   

The Seed meets Technology event will kick off its fifth edition from 25 to 27 September 2018 (week 39) in Seed Valley. This year’s highlight is the symposium titled ‘The...

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Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle Starts to Reveal its Secrets

August 17,2018

Oilseed Rape   

A mix of innovative trials work and data analysis is helping to reveal cabbage stem flea beetle’s secrets, including how its environment affects how much damage it can inflict on...

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BASF Closes Acquisition of Vegetable Seeds Business from Bayer

August 16,2018

Acquisition    |   Business   

On Aug. 16, BASF closed the acquisition of Bayer's global vegetable seeds business, mainly operating under the brand Nunhems®. The transaction adds a well-recognized brand with a very successful business...

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IPM Takes Centre Stage at Autumn Conference

August 16,2018

Events   

Integrated pest management (IPM) is moving even further up the agenda, not only politically but also because of the withdrawal of key pesticides. It’s why IPM will be discussed at this...

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When the Seed Becomes a Plant, it has 48 Hours to Survive

August 15,2018

Research   

When a seed germinates, it has only two days before it has exhausted its reserves to become a seedling capable of photosynthesis. French-speaking researchers unveil the mechanism. During germination, the embryo...

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High Quality Forage Grasses Enhanced for Extreme Weather Conditions

August 14,2018

INSIDERS    |   Turf & Forage   

Prolonged hot and dry weather has this season put pressure on forage stocks in many European countries. It is difficult to prepare for such extremes, but according to climate experts,...

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Matchmaking For Sweet Potato? It’s Complicated

August 14,2018

Soil    |   Sweet Potato   

Some relationships can be complicated. Take the one between sweet potato crops and soil nitrogen, for example. Too little nitrogen and sweet potato plants don't grow well and have low yields....

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Top-Performing Soil Microbes Could be Key to Sustainable Agriculture

August 13,2018

Soil    |   sustainability   

Beautiful things can happen when plants surround themselves with the right microbes. A study on Acmispon strigosus, a plant in the pea family, showed a 13-fold growth increase in plants...

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US Protectionist Move on Spanish Olive Imports

August 10,2018

Olive    |   Trade Dispute   

Copa and Cogeca regret the U.S. Department of Trade move this week to uphold its decision to impose duties on Spanish table olives, and urged the EU to take action...

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Epic Genetic: The Hidden Story Of Wheat

August 10,2018

Research    |   Wheat   

Published in Genome Research, based on a novel method developed by Earlham Institute, UK, an international research team have uncovered the hidden genetic secrets that give wheat its remarkable ability...

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Celebrating European Biotech Week 2018

August 10,2018

Events    |   News    |   Technology   

EuropaBio is delighted to announce European Biotech Week 2018. Between 24 – 30 of September, the EU will, for the sixth time,  witness a week packed full of biotech-focused activities...

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New Guide for Farmers to Help Reduce Air Pollution from Ammonia in UK

August 10,2018

sustainability   

A new guide sets out the steps farmers, advisors and contractors can take to reduce ammonia emissions and help improve air quality. Our Clean Air Strategy highlights that agriculture is responsible...

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Plants Can Tell the Time Using Sugars

August 09,2018

News   

A new study by an international team of scientists, including the University of Bristol, has discovered that plants adjust their daily circadian rhythm to the cycle of day and night...

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Crop Mixtures and Evolution Can Improve Agricultural Productivity

August 08,2018

Crops    |   Report   

Farmers and land managers can improve agricultural productivity by using crop mixtures and taking into consideration the role of evolution in shaping the plants they grow, new research by James...

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Citizen Science for Monitoring of Pesticides in Bee Cultures

August 07,2018

bees    |   sustainability   

Wageningen Environmental Research (WENR) has been awarded a pilot project on citizen science: an investigation for pesticides in apicultural (bee cultural) products. The project with a total sum of 1.5...

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Study Sheds Light on Stem Cell Proliferation That Could Boost Crop Yields

August 06,2018

News   

A Purdue University study has uncovered mechanisms that lead to stem cell formation and maintenance in plants. The findings may one day allow scientists to manipulate stem cell production to...

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Soil Phosphorus Availability and Lime: More than Just pH?

August 03,2018

Soil    |   sustainability    |   Water    |   Weather   

Plants can't do without phosphorus. But there is often a 'withdrawal limit' on how much phosphorus they can get from the soil. That's because phosphorus in soils is often in...

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Stress-Resistant Crops May be Way Forward In the Face of Extreme Temperatures

August 03,2018

Crops    |   sustainability    |   Weather   

Scientists of the James Hutton Institute have alerted about the potential impact of extreme weather events - such as the current heatwave - on crop production, suggesting the development of...

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BASF Closes Acquisition of Businesses and Assets from Bayer

August 02,2018

Acquisition    |   Business   

BASF has closed the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer. The transaction is a strategic complement to BASF’s crop protection, biotech and digital farming activities and...

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Quality and Knowledge: Customer Assets

August 02,2018

Corn, Sorghum & Oilseeds    |   INSIDERS   

As an operation leader, I am always focusing on transformative changes and new ways of creating value. In order to set up operational priorities that align with corporate strategy we...

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