Bayer and MS Technologies Receive Approval for FG72 x LL55 Soybean Technology in European Union

January 18,2018

Soybeans   

Bayer and MS Technologies™ have achieved a milestone on their path to delivering increased yield and enhanced weed control solutions for soybean growers. The FG72 x LL55 herbicide tolerant trait stack...

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No Tears In Future Of Onions

January 17,2018

Breeding Techniques    |   Brexit    |   UK   

Post Brexit there is likely to be significant potential for UK onion growers to increase their share of the UK onion market, writes Sue Jupe. Particularly thanks to recent advances in onion...

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Rijk Zwaan Inspires Chain Partners with Innovation Wall

January 16,2018

Events    |   Vegetable   

Rijk Zwaan’s vegetable breeding programmes revolve around innovation. With the company’s win of the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award for Knox™ in 2017 still fresh in everyone’s mind, Rijk Zwaan will...

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Syngenta and NRGene Expand Collaboration as Syngenta Signs Long-term Licensing of Genomagic

January 16,2018

Innovation    |   Plant Breeding    |   Posts   

Syngenta, a global leading agrochemical and seed company, and NRGene, the premier genomic big data company, have continued to advance their cooperation in breeding and trait discovery in key crops. Syngenta...

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Ball, KeyGene Announce Impatiens Genome Sequence & Assembly

January 15,2018

Innovation    |   Plant Breeding   

Ball Horticultural Company is thrilled to announce a breakthrough years in the making. Through a collaborative effort with KeyGene, the companies are pleased to announce the successful sequencing and assembly...

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UGA to Lead NSF Project to Rapidly Sequence Corn Pangenome

January 12,2018

Innovation    |   Plant Breeding   

When the human genome was first sequenced in 2001, the project focused on a single individual. Since that time, several new genomes have been assembled and additional genetic data have...

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Purdue University Study Uncovers Distinctions in Major Crop Genome Evolutions

January 12,2018

Innovation    |   Plant Breeding   

Sometime between 5 million and 13 million years ago, both maize and soybeans underwent genome duplications, but Purdue University scientists believe they happened in very different manners. Damon Lisch, associate professor...

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New Robotics Survey Highlights More Investment is Needed

January 11,2018

Innovation   

An AHDB Horticulture survey has revealed that 82 per cent of UK growers believe recent developments in automation have helped reduce their reliance on labour. Growers also report key areas for...

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Plants Grown From Seeds That Orbited Earth to go on Show At National Event

January 11,2018

Events   

Tomato and rocket plants grown at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) from seeds that were taken into space in a rocket and orbited the earth, are...

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Danforth Center Scientists Uncover A Genetic Mechanism That Could Enhance Yield Potential In Cereal Crops

January 09,2018

Plant Breeding   

Solving the world’s food, feed and bioenergy challenges requires integration of multiple approaches and diverse skills. Andrea Eveland, Ph.D., assistant member at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and her...

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Agricultural Parasite Takes Control of Host Plant’s Genes

January 09,2018

Research   

Dodder, a parasitic plant that causes major damage to crops in the U.S. and worldwide every year, can silence the expression of genes in the host plants from which it...

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United Oilseeds/AHDB Joint Seminars

January 08,2018

Events    |   Oilseed Rape   

Developments in oilseed rape production focus of winter seminars Developments in oilseed rape (OSR) markets and agronomy will be covered at the annual United Oilseeds/AHDB technical update seminars. Taking place on Thursday...

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Growing Plants with ‘Speed Breeding’ Could be the Key to Feed the World’s Exploding Population

January 08,2018

Research   

A new way of growing plants could be used to feed the world’s exploding population. The method, dubbed “speed breeding,” can grow crops several times faster than other breeding methods. Speed...

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Agricultural Science, Guide to the Future of Farming: New Conference in May at Rothamsted

January 05,2018

Conference   

Modern farming owes much to long-standing research that continues to pump out results and to provide valuable perspectives to guide the future of agricultural science, achievements that will be celebrated...

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Study Suggests New Targets for Improving Soybean Oil Content

January 05,2018

Soybeans   

Scientists working to increase soybean oil content tend to focus their efforts on genes known to impact the plant’s seeds, but a Purdue University study shows that genes affecting other...

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Looking at the Future of Wheat

January 04,2018

Advances in Wheat Breeding   

There was little sense of panic among the wheat experts about the urgency of their quest but the gathering was large, the topics wide-ranging and the debates intense as the...

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Researchers Develop Speed Breeding Technique

January 04,2018

Breeding Techniques    |   Plant Breeding   

NASA experiments to grow wheat in space were the inspiration for University of Queensland scientists to develop the world’s first ‘speed breeding’ procedures here on planet Earth. UQ Queensland Alliance for Agriculture...

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On Your Markers, Get Set, GO!

December 21,2017

Corn, Sorghum & Oilseeds    |   INSIDERS   

Our company is involved in molecular assisted breeding since the late eighties. Marker technologies evolved from isozymes, RFLP, RAPD to nowadays SNPs and CNV markers. The use of marker information...

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EU Backs Renewal of Glyphosate for Five Years

December 15,2017

EU   

European Union member states on Monday renewed the licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate for five more years, in a surprise decision to break a months-long stalemate. Representatives from 18 of...

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Administrative Arrangement signed with ARIPO

December 15,2017

Plant Breeding   

The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) and the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) formalized their cooperation on capacity building by signing an Administrative Arrangement (AA) in Geneva on 15...

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