Seed/Biotech
Americas

EPA Proposes More Restrictions on Pesticides to Protect Pollinators

Proposed restrictions will prohibit use where bees are present for commercial pollination.

China

China Shifts Stance on GMOs – Bloomberg

It sees biotech seeds as vital to a modern farming system.

Adjuvants

5 Issues Changing the Crop Protection Industry

Demands on the agricultural sector are increasing.

Crop Inputs

India PM Pushes for Technology-Driven Agriculture

This is the first time the PM articulated the government’s stand on GM crops, while calling for better research and higher productivity to boost farm earnings.

Americas

White House Announces Strategy to Protect Pollinators

Task force aims to reduce honey bee colony losses during winter to no more than 15% within 10 years.

Americas

Monsanto Looks to Sell Seed Business: Reuters

Monsanto’s bid to buy Syngenta might hinge on whether Monsanto is able to sell its seed business, according to a

Americas

Bayer CropScience Opens Breeding and Trait Development Station

Bayer CropScience has officially opened its Beaver Crossing Breeding and Trait Development Station near Lincoln, Nebraska. The $17 million research and development

Americas

Science and Strategy Spur Syngenta’s Crop Protection Portfolio

Developing a crop protection portfolio is a lot of science and a little serendipity. “There are a number of things

Crop Inputs

Bayer CropScience North and South America Q1 Sales Fall

Bayer CropScience said sales increased 6.6% in the first quarter to $3.45 billion powered by strength in Europe and fungicides.

Australia/South Pacific

Bayer Helps New Zealand Farmers Set World Record Barley Harvest

A farming couple from New Zealand set a new world record yield for barley producing 13,8 tonnes per hectare with

Africa

Dow AgroSciences Targets New Markets

With crop protection markets flat in many parts of the world, Dow AgroSciences is readying new technology that will target

Americas

Bayer Launches New Pollinator Health Research Initiative

Bayer CropScience's North American Bayer Bee Care Program announced Healthy Hives 2020, a major new initiative focused on finding tangible solutions that will improve the health of honey bee colonies in the United States in the next five years.

Crop Inputs

EU Approves Long-Pending GMO Products for Import

European Union announced on Friday it approved the import of 10 new types of maize, soybeans, cotton and oilseed rape as either human food or animal feed for 10 years, in addition to the 58 GM crops already authorized.

Americas

USDA Study Tackles Agriculture’s Adaptation to Climate Change

Study looks at the use of genetic resources which will help determine the agricultural sector’s ability to maintain crop productivity.

Crop Inputs

The Rise of Precision Agriculture

For thousands of years farmers have looked for ways to increase produce more food from a given plot of land. As

Americas

Strong Dollar, Long U.S. Winter Hit Syngenta Sales

A delayed start to the season in North America also hurt results.

Crop Inputs

Syngenta Soybean Breeding Program Honored

Syngenta’s soybean breeding program “Good Growth through Advanced Analytics” earned the 2015 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and

Americas

Bayer CropScience Opens Breeding and Trait Development Station

Facility will identify, test and develop new cotton and soybean varieties.

Innate potato J.R. Simplot
Americas

FDA Concludes J.R. Simplot’s Innate Potato Safe

A second generation of Innate potatoes, currently under review by the USDA and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will offer two additional improvements to the potato, including increased resistance to late blight disease and better storability.

Latest News

Americas

EPA Proposes More Restrictions on Pesticides to Protect Pollinators

Proposed restrictions will prohibit use where bees are present for commercial pollination.

Africa

Candel Launches Agchem Plant in Nigeria

Plant set to save Nigeria $400 million in foreign exchange spent annually to import crop protection products.

China

China Shifts Stance on GMOs – Bloomberg

It sees biotech seeds as vital to a modern farming system.

Adjuvants

5 Issues Changing the Crop Protection Industry

Demands on the agricultural sector are increasing.

Crop Inputs

India PM Pushes for Technology-Driven Agriculture

This is the first time the PM articulated the government’s stand on GM crops, while calling for better research and higher productivity to boost farm earnings.