Pulses, Sustainable Superfoods that Can Contribute to Global Food Security

April 20,2018

Pulses    |   sustainability   

Pulses, the dry, edible seeds of plants in the legume family, which include UK-grown beans and peas as well as chickpeas and lentils, are incredibly sustainable superfoods that can make...

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European Project: 2.5 million Euros to Detect the Smell of Plants in Distress

April 19,2018

Crops    |   Research   

Ted Turlings, professor of biology at the University of Neuchâtel (UniNE), has just received a prestigious grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for a large-scale research. With a budget...

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The Risk Corner: Ten Rules for Communicating on Pesticides

April 19,2018

Column    |   Pesticide    |   Vol. 5 Issue 2   

One of the biggest challenges for any risk communications professional today is to deliver positive messages on pesticides. Like any communications process, trust is essential, but in a chemophobic world,...

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UPOV PRISMA – The New Online PBR Application Tool

April 19,2018

Innovation    |   UPOV Databases    |   Vol. 5 Issue 2   

Let’s say you just created a wonderful new variety after 10 years of crossing and selection, and now you want to protect the variety through plant breeders’ rights in a...

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So, What Did The Advocate General Bobek Say Exactly?

April 17,2018

European Court of Justice    |   Vol. 5 Issue 2   

A legal analysis of case number C-528/16 on mutagenesis in plants In December 2014, nine French NGOs initiated legal proceedings against an Article of the French Environmental Code, which implements the...

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Faba Fix For Corn’s Nitrogen Need

April 17,2018

Beans    |   Vol. 5 Issue 2   

Researchers have good news for growers. Farmers raising a nitrogen-hungry crop like sweet corn may save up to half of their nitrogen fertilizer cost. The key: using a faba bean...

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Protecting your Assets

April 17,2018

Editor's Message    |   Vol. 5 Issue 2   

Plant breeders on average spend between 12 to 15% of their turnover back into research and development, which is considerably higher than many other industry sectors. Just to give you...

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Droughts Mean Fewer Flowers for Bees

April 16,2018

bees    |   Climate Change   

Bees could be at risk from climate change because more frequent droughts could cause plants to produce fewer flowers, new research shows. Droughts are expected to become more common and more...

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New Code Approved To Minimise Risk of Elevated Erucic Acid Levels in Certified Seed

April 13,2018

Oilseed Rape   

The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) and the British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB), representing the seed breeding and distribution of certified seed, have launched a new code of practice to...

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Synchrotron Science Could Give Soybeans a Boost

April 13,2018

Innovation    |   Research    |   Soybeans   

Scientists at the University of Liverpool, together with Japanese colleagues, have gained new insight into how soil bacteria sense and adapt to the levels of oxygen in their environment. The...

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Plants ‘Hedge Their Bets’ in Germination: The Route to Better Crop Yields

April 12,2018

Research   

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have revealed how plants 'hedge their bets' by getting their seeds to germinate at different times. Their work identifies routes to reduce variability in...

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UC Davis Students Breed Beans for Organic Farming

April 12,2018

Beans    |   Crops    |   Organics   

New Varieties Will Be High Yield, Disease Resistant Graduate students at the University of California, Davis, have begun field tests on very rare commodities: high-yield, disease-resistant bean varieties that can thrive...

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Help the Wild Bee

April 11,2018

bees    |   sustainability   

Half of all wild bee species are under threat of extinction in the Netherlands. 188 of the 358 species found here are currently on the red list (Dutch) of threatened species....

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European Seed Launches News App

April 10,2018

Innovation    |   Technology   

As the business world has become more global, so has the need to be more mobile without sacrificing productivity. European Seed is excited to further enhance the critical information sharing...

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Newly Discovered Hormone Helps Keep Plants From Dehydrating

April 09,2018

Soil    |   Water   

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) in Japan have discovered a small hormone that helps plants retain water when none is available in the soil. Published...

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Pesticides Give Bees a Hard Time

April 06,2018

bees    |   Pesticide   

In February 2018, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) confirmed that the pesticide group of neonicotinoids is harmful to bees. A novel pesticide manufactured by Bayer AG is therefore being...

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Climate Change is Wreaking Havoc on Delicate Relationship Between Orchids and Bees

April 06,2018

bees    |   Climate Change   

The first definitive demonstration of climate change upsetting the vital interdependent relationships between species has been revealed, thanks to a study led by the University of Sussex. Research led by Prof...

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Global Warming Can Turn Monarch Butterflies’ Favorite Food Into Poison

April 05,2018

Climate Change   

LSU researchers have discovered a new relationship between climate change, monarch butterflies and milkweed plants. It turns out that warming temperatures don't just affect the monarch, Danaus plexippus, directly, but...

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How Best to Feed 90 Million European Cattle?

April 04,2018

Corn, Sorghum & Oilseeds    |   INSIDERS   

Many people don’t know it, but in terms of surface area, silage maize is one of Europe’s most important crops, feeding close to 90 million cattle in addition to being...

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Registrations for the ESA Annual Meeting 2018 Are Now Open

April 04,2018

Events   

You can now register for the ESA Annual Meeting which will take place from October 7-9, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. Last year in Riga, Latvia, almost 1000 participants joined in from Europe...

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