Crops

Crops

World’s First Vodka Made From Regeneratively Farmed Barley

Koskenkorva Vodka Climate Action, the world’s first vodka made entirely from regeneratively farmed barley, is the first concrete product developed in the long-time collaboration...

Lettuce Go

A closer look at our favourite salad ingredient, its breeding and its challenges – Part 1: Classical Breeding In each issue, European Seed  takes a...

One Third of UK Fruit and Vegetables are Imported from Climate-Vulnerable Countries

The UK's supply of fruit and vegetables has become increasingly reliant on imports from countries vulnerable to climate change, according to a new study...

Study: Crop Diversification Can Improve Environmental Outcomes Without Sacrificing Yields

A new study shows diversifying agricultural systems beyond a narrow selection of crops leads to a range of ecosystem improvements while also maintaining or...

Winter Flooding Can Help Build Resilience of Groundwater Aquifers for Crop Production

A new hydrological study co-authored by James Hutton Institute PhD student Camilla Negri and colleagues based in Italy has shown that winter flooding, the...

Ecologically Friendly Agriculture Doesn’t Compromise Crop Yields

Increasing diversity in crop production benefits biodiversity without compromising crop yields, according to an international study comparing 42,000 examples of diversified and simplified agricultural...

PGRO to Modernize 2020 Variety Data for Peas and Beans

The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) will launch its first ever Descriptive List for pea and bean varieties next month. The new format...

BASF to Acquire Innovative Melon Breeding Company ASL

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020 BASF has formally agreed to acquire ASL, one of the most innovative melon breeding companies in the world, to...

From Barley to Bar: AB InBev Trials Blockchain with Farmers to Bring Supply Chain Transparency All the Way to Beer Drinkers

AB InBev, the world’s leading brewer, has launched a new pilot in Europe that will use blockchain technology to give full transparency and traceability...

Nufarm and CROP.ZONE Announce Cooperation to Bring Alternative Weed Control to Major European Markets

The Australian crop protection and specialty seed company Nufarm and the German ag-tech startup CROP.ZONE have entered into a cooperation agreement. The collaboration aims...