Seed/Biotech
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.

Americas

Dow Partners on Rice Research, Product Development in China

Dow AgroSciences will offer to license its proprietary EXZACT Precision Technology platform to CAAS.

Midwest wheat growers
Americas

Monsanto Reaches Settlement Agreement With Midwest Wheat Farmers

AS part of the settlement, Monsanto agreed to make donations of $50,000 to the agricultural school at the land grant university in seven states.

Africa

How Africa’s Farms Are Recovering from Ebola

After thousands fled their farms and loan programs collapsed in the wake of Ebola, international and local organizations are working to help bring them back.

Asian corn borer
Crop Inputs

Syngenta Expands Corn Traits in Vietnam

Corn hybrids containing the Bt11 trait are designed to control the Asian Corn Borer.

Crop Inputs

How Monsanto India’s Public-Private Partnership Is Improving Corn Farmers’ Lives

Uttar Pradesh government’s Hybrid Maize Enhancement Program aims to improve crop yields and incomes of maize farmers from 26 districts across the state.

Americas

Syngenta Introduces New Soybean Varieties for 2015 Growing Season

The new NK Soybean varieties offer season-long performance and higher yield.

Crop Inputs

Arysta Introduces Natural Biostimulant in India

Growers in select areas of India have a new tool to help grow a variety of crops using a natural biostimulant from Arysta LifeScience.

James C. Borel
Americas

DuPont’s Borel Talks R&D Pipeline

DuPont Pioneer will expand its U.S. lineup of Optimum Leptra corn hybrids in 2015 and expects also to launch in Brazil for the 2015/2016 Safrinha season

Crop Inputs

Syngenta Introduces Tracking Tool For Enogen Corn Growers

The recently introduced Enogen Value Tracker from Syngenta provides corn growers with a new way to track Enogen corn. Syngenta will include the naturally derived, non-GMO purple tracer trait in select bags of Enogen hybrids.

Crop Inputs

How Asia Is Gaining Ground in Drought-Tolerant Corn

Asia has lagged behind in developing corn that requires less water. An international public-private partnership is helping deliver a low-cost solution.

Americas

Dow AgroSciences Expands in Puerto Rico

New site will allow for increased R&D capabilities.

Americas

Bayer Delivers New Soybean Varieties

Bayer CropScience has introduced 12 new Credenz soybean varieties to help growers deal with glyphosate resistant weeds.

Crop Inputs

Rathbone Out at Nufarm; Company to Make $100 Million in Cost Reductions

Outgoing executive leaves Nufarm with the company on a sound financial footing, and the international operations and seeds businesses well established

Americas

Dow Says Will Not License First-Generation Roundup Ready Soybean Trait

Enlist soybeans with Roundup Ready 2 Yield and Enlist E3 soybeans are 'chosen trait platforms moving forward.'

Crop Inputs

Biotech Crops Continue to Gain Acceptance Worldwide

In 2014, a record 181.5 million hectares of biotech crops were grown globally, an increase of more than six million hectares from 2013, says ISAAA.

Americas

Albaugh Enters Collaboration on Cereals

Partners include Colorado Wheat Research Foundation and Group Limagrain.

Americas

DuPont Pioneer Adds Three New Sorghum Hybrids

These hybrids offer sorghum growers strong yield potential, improved agronomic performance, a wide range of defensive trait packages and adaptability to both irrigated and dryland acres.

Americas

10 Crop Protection Trends For 2015

Crop protection sales expected to be stable, but wholesale change is almost certain.

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Americas

Syngenta Sues Willowood for Patent Infringement

Complaint alleges Willowood infringed patent regarding azoxystrobin.

Americas

The Biopesticide Market Is Thriving

Sector on track to double market share in the next five years.

Americas

Monsanto Calls for Retraction of WHO’s Glyphosate Assessment

Classification as probable carcinogen goes against scientific consensus, industry experts and scientists say.

Americas

Adama Posts Higher Profit for Year, Weighs IPO Options

"Various possibilities" are being examined regarding executing the business combination between the company and the China business.

Americas

Monsanto’s Fraley ‘Outraged’ by WHO Glyphosate Assessment

"Result was reached by selective ‘cherry picking’ of data and is a clear example of agenda-driven bias.” --Fraley