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Jul. 31, 2014Science&Research
Marker-assisted breeding coming to sunflowers
Marker-assisted breeding coming to sunflowersWatch for big improvements in sunflower hybrids in coming years as plant breeders use marker-assisted breeding to make it easier to include traits associated with certain DNA combinations in their varieties.   Read More
Jul. 31, 2014Products
China Green Agriculture, Inc. Launched Seven New Fertilizer Products
China Green Agriculture, Inc. Launched Seven New Fertilizer ProductsChina Green Agriculture Inc. (CGA) announced that it launched seven new fertilizer products and added 46 new distributors in its fourth fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2014. The company produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, other varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its operating subsidiaries in China.   Read More
Jul. 31, 2014Products
Nutra-Flo’s two new products fight corn rootworm resistance
Nutra-Flo’s two new products fight corn rootworm resistanceNutra-Flo, US-based liquid fertilizer manufacturer, introduces Nutra-Flo FlexEC technology and PureGrade EC, the only combination of products on the market that allow growers the ability to blend their choice of EC-¬-based liquid insecticide and fungicide with starter fertilizer.   Read More
Jul. 30, 2014Products
DuPont launches Dermacor in Brazil to control caterpillar
DuPont launches Dermacor in Brazil to control caterpillarDuPont has launched Dermacor® (chlorantraniliprole) in the Brazilian market to control caterpillar Helicoverpa armigera on cotton or soybeans. This seed treatment product obtained emergency registration and is already available to in the 2014/15 season.   Read More
Jul. 30, 2014Companies
Sumitomo Chemical to set up fertilizer plant in Kenya
Sumitomo Chemical to set up fertilizer plant in KenyaSumitomo Chemical plans to set up a subsidiary in Kenya as part of its strategy to exploit the emerging East African market. The company has already started the plans to establish a local fertilizer and agro chemicals plant to service the growing region market.   Read More
Jul. 29, 2014Companies
BASF to expand Shanghai R&D centre
BASF to expand Shanghai R&D centreBASF is set to expand its Innovation Campus Asia Pacific centre in Shanghai, China, with an investment of €90m.The expansion involves the addition of an R&D building and auxiliary facilities, which will allow BASF to focus primarily on advanced materials and systems, as well as add new areas, such as formulations and chemical process and engineering.   Read More
Jul. 29, 2014Companies
ABM to expand production facility in US
ABM to expand production facility in USAdvanced Biological Marketing (ABM) recently announced the expansion of its production facility at its corporate headquarters in Van Wert, Ohio. In the past three years, ABM has had a significant increase in sales growth for its all-natural agricultural biological products and market demand continues to increase, which has moved up the facility expansion by two years.   Read More
Jul. 29, 2014Companies
Agronomic Innovations buys AgRobotics
Agronomic Innovations buys AgRoboticsAgronomic Innovations, LLC, Brighton, IL, announces the purchase of AgRobotics and their patented AutoProbe precision soil sampler. The two privately held companies did not disclose the sale price. All AgRobotics employees retain employment with the new entity.   Read More
Jul. 29, 2014Science&Research
Stress-tolerant tomato relative sequenced
Stress-tolerant tomato relative sequencedThe genome of Solanum pennellii, a wild relative of the domestic tomato, has been published by an international group of researchers including the labs headed by Professors Neelima Sinha and Julin Maloof at the UC Davis Department of Plant Biology. The new genome information may help breeders produce tastier, more stress-tolerant tomatoes.   Read More
Jul. 25, 2014Companies
Weyerhaeuser and DuPont Pioneer Enter Technology License Agreement
Weyerhaeuser and DuPont Pioneer Enter Technology License AgreementWeyerhaeuser Company has announced a technology license agreement with DuPont Pioneer that will advance seed technologies to help meet growing global demands for food, feed and fiber.   Read More
Jul. 25, 2014Products
Syngenta to launch 21 new NK soybean varieties in 2015
Syngenta to launch 21 new NK soybean varieties in 2015Growing conditions and pest pressures constantly evolve. But NK® soybeans keep pace with growers' needs by offering 21 new varieties to help their crop start strong for the 2015 season in US. The seeds of change are here, and Syngenta has them. These varieties address various growing conditions across the country and were developed using the Syngenta Yield Engineering System (Y.E.S.).   Read More
Jul. 24, 2014Companies
Syngenta’s agchem sales flats in Q2 2014
Syngenta’s agchem sales flats in Q2 2014Syngenta’s crop protection sales were up by 3% to $2,967 million in the secondary quarter ended on June 30th, while seed business dropped by 8% to 707 million. Total group sales increased very slightly by 0.2% to $3,826 million.   Read More
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