Seed/Biotech
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.

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.

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Americas

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

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

Industry News

Fortix Fungicide Now Registered for Supression of Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybeans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of FORTIX Fungicide for suppression of Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS)

China

Brandt Expands Distribution with Beijing Office, Distribution Agreements

In an effort to expand the company’s reach in Asia, Brandt, a manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, has signed distribution

China

Xingfa Extends Its Success to Crop Protection

The largest phosphate producer in central China, Hubei Xingfa Chemicals Group, is poised to become one of China's biggest glyphosate producers.

Americas

FMC Joins Field to Market

FMC Corporation, a specialty company focused on agriculture, health and nutrition, has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture,