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Jul. 23, 2014Companies
Evogene and MBI Sign Multi-Year Collaborative Agreement
Evogene Ltd., an Israeli plant genomics company, and Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI), (NASDAQ: MBII), the US-based global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, announced the signing of a multiyear collaborative agreement targeting the joint discovery of novel modes of biological action for insect control, followed by the development and commercialization of new insect control products by each of the companies.   Read More
Jul. 23, 2014Products
Willowood USA Receives EPA Registration for two fungicides
Willowood USA announced that US EPA has approved it’s technical and end use registrations for Willowood Azoxy 2SC and Willowood AzoxyProp Xtra.   Read More
Jul. 23, 2014Science&Research
Chinese researchers develop powdery mildew resistant wheat
Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have created a strain of wheat resistant to a destructive fungal pathogen powdery mildew, using Advanced genome-editing techniques.   Read More
Jul. 22, 2014Companies
Trading firms' dispute with Monsanto threatens soy sales in Brazil
An impasse between U.S.-based Monsanto and soybean buyers in Brazil over royalty payments on a new seed technology may complicate the country's sales of the upcoming oilseed crop. Monsanto has fought farmers over royalty payments for its seed technology in courts around the world. In Brazil, it now wants commodity trading firms to ensure farmers pay the proper fees for its new South American seed, Intacta RR2 Pro.   Read More
Jul. 22, 2014Products
Bayer launches insecticide Sivanto Prime in Central America
Bayer CropScience has launched Sivanto Prime (flupyradifurone), a product aimed to protect vegetable crops, in the Central American market Honduras and Guatemala. It is a systemic insecticide, mostly for tomatoes, chili peppers, potatoes, and melons, and is highly suitable tool for use in anti-resistance management programs for insect control.   Read More
Jul. 21, 2014Science&Research
Draft of The Wheat Genome Completed
The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium recently published a chromosome-based draft sequence of wheat's genetic code - its genome.   Read More
Jul. 21, 2014Products
LG Seeds announced new corn products
LG Seeds has announced the addition of 10 new brands to the corn line-up, along with adding traits to several existing products. These new products complement and enhance an already strong offering of Genuity SmartStax, Genuity VT Triple PRO, Genuity VT Double PRO, Genuity DroughtGard, Roundup Ready, and conventional products.   Read More
Jul. 18, 2014Products
Australia approved 8 ais registrations 2014 (Gazette No. 11-14)
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) recently announced the approval registrations for 8 pesticide active ingredients, including 3 herbicides, 2 fungicides, 2 insecticides, and 1 biopesticide.   Read More
Jul. 17, 2014Markets
USDA: Germany agricultural biotechnology in 2014
According to a USDA report, Germany is the most populous and economical powerful country in the European Union (EU). Germany is quite influential in agricultural policy, both within the EU and globally.   Read More
Jul. 17, 2014Markets
North America biofertilizers market is expected to grow
The North America Biofertilizer Market report defines and segments the biofertilizers market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. The biofertilizers market in North America is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.4% from 2013 to 2018.   Read More
Jul. 17, 2014Products
Valent Launches new Seed Treatment Product in the U.S.
Sumitomo Chemical recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Valent U.S.A. Corp. has launched a new crop protection product for seed treatment on soybeans in the United States. The new product, INTEGO™ SUITE System, contains an ethaboxam fungicide, Sumitomo Chemical’s active ingredient.   Read More
Jul. 17, 2014Science&Research
USDA/ARS researchers identify stink bug attractant
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers have deciphered the chemical signals the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) uses to attract other stink bugs, opening the door to development of traps and technologies that should help keep the invasive pest out of backyards, gardens, homes and agricultural operations.   Read More