A World of Carrots in One Room

October 17,2017

Carrots    |   Events   

More than 550 people from around the world applied to attend Bejo’s Carrot Symposium in September 2017. In fact, so many people were interested in the event which had the...

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All Lettuce in Wageningen Gene Bank to be Sequenced in China

October 17,2017

Lettuce   

The CGN, which is part of the Plant Sciences Group, has made an agreement with BGI (formerly Beijing Genomics Institute) in China. The institute will map the genome of the...

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International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Kigali

October 16,2017

Events    |   Plant Breeding    |   Research   

We cannot take our food for granted. Far from it. For the first time in a decade, the number of hungry in the world is rising due, in part, to...

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Financial Instruments For a Truly Modern European Farming and Food Sector

October 14,2017

Events    |   Innovation   

Building a European farming and food sector which is truly modern, competitive, innovative and sustainable needs appropriate financing so farmers can adapt to a changing world. Through the common agricultural policy...

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Future of CAP: Robots in the field?

October 14,2017

Innovation    |   Technology   

At first glance, farming might not seem the most technically advanced profession: the image of the farmer toiling on the land remains the most persistent, and for many people, farm...

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HM.Clause Releases New Tomato Variety

October 14,2017

Tomato   

A new Marmande tomato is now available from HM.Clause, identified by the brand ADORA. The tomato may not look like what shoppers are used to, but the maker asserts that...

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Food Security Needs More From GM Crops

October 13,2017

GMO    |   Research   

Genetic modification of plants will be essential to avert future food shortages, conclude a group of agricultural scientists who have reviewed how biotechnology developments over the past 35 years have...

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Report: EU Countries Should Use Pesticides More Sustainably

October 12,2017

Pesticide    |   Report   

The report on the sustainable use of pesticides Directive adopted 10 October by the Commission takes stock of progress made by the EU Member States in applying measures to reduce the...

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Maize, Sorghum and Rye Import Duties Updated By the European Commission

October 12,2017

Maize    |   Rye    |   Sorghum   

Due to a stronger US dollar, the import duty for maize, sorghum and rye in the European Union was lowered to €5.61 per tonne as of 10 October 2017. Triggered...

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Dow AgroSciences and ADM Collaborate to Bring Enlist E3™ Soybeans to U.S. Farmers

October 12,2017

Soybeans   

U.S. farmers will have access to Enlist E3™ soybeans for 2018 planting through an agreement between Dow AgroSciences and ADM. The companies today announced a collaboration that features a comprehensive closed-loop...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina accedes to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

October 12,2017

Breeding Techniques    |   Plant Breeding    |   UPOV Databases   

Bosnia and Herzegovina deposited its instrument of accession to the UPOVConvention1 on October 10, 2017, and will become the seventy-fifth member of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of...

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Food Security Summit for 100 Global Young Leaders Kicks off in Brussels

October 11,2017

Events    |   Technology   

On Monday, 9 October the 3rd edition of the Youth Ag-Summit, with 100 bright young talents from around the world arrived in Brussels, Belgium, to tackle one of humanity’s biggest challenges: how...

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New Report Models Possible Impact of Brexit on UK Farming’s Bottom Line

October 11,2017

Brexit    |   Report   

Average farm profitability could drop from £38,000 to £15,000 a year in the worst-case scenario as a result of policy and performance challenges that come from Brexit, modelling work has...

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Making Use Of Aerodynamic Elements For Improved Cleaning

October 11,2017

INSIDERS    |   Seed Processing & Handling   

In seed separation, one may wonder why do we need aerodynamics? Mechanical separation can be done by size or by length. But by separating the seeds in this way, one...

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Europe Experiences Another Below-Average Harvest of Grasses and Clovers

October 08,2017

Grass and Turf   

Seed producers in northern Europe had a mixed season. Early spring was good all round and in Denmark the good growing weather lasted till harvest. Unfortunately the weather broke in...

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Journal Science: Neonicotinoids in 75% Of The World’s Honeys

October 06,2017

Bees    |   Neonics Update   

Three quarters of the honeys produced around the world contain neonicotinoids, a family of pesticides known for its role in the decline of bees. This is the conclusion of a...

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United Kingdom – A Vision for Agri-Tech

October 06,2017

Technology   

Agricultural production is stalling and the current farming model may be unsustainable but there is potential to make a radical improvement. Agri-Tech East’s members have identified a number of levers...

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Global Seed Watch

October 05,2017

Global Seed Watch   

STATUS AUSTRALIA Barley is particularly susceptible to waterlogging, which in wet seasons can cause yield losses of 20 to 50 per cent and quality penalties, such as small grain. The fieldwork...

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No Reason To Cry More Salty Tears, Your Next Grass Will Stand The Challenge Of Increased Salinity

October 04,2017

INSIDERS    |   Turf & Forage   

During the past 10 years we have experienced a steadily increasing demand for high quality grass varieties, which are salt tolerant. In the beginning, the demand came primarily from greenkeepers and...

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Dutch Potato Industry Establishes Holland Innovative Potato for Major Investment In Research

October 04,2017

Potato   

Ten Dutch potato (processing) companies and two associations have established Holland Innovative Potato (HIP) to facilitate and coordinate joint pre-competitive research activities. Research is focused on improvement of the quality, yield...

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