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  • USDA approves new modified corn seeds, soybean seeds

    The Agriculture Department has approved the use of genetically modified corn seeds and soybean seeds that are resistant to a popular weed killer. However, farmers won't be able to take full advantage of the seeds until the Environmental Protection Agency issues a second ruling allowing the use of Enlist, a new version of the 2,4-D weed killer that's been around since the 1940s. The EPA has said ...


    By Associated Press

  • Syngenta to acquire African corn seed business

    Combined portfolios offer new integrated crop solution opportunities Comprehensive and diverse white corn germplasm portfolio secured Supports commitment to build a $1 billion business in Africa Syngenta announced today that it will acquire MRI Seed Zambia Ltd and MRI Agro Ltd (“MRI”), a leading developer, ...


    By Syngenta

  • Corn set to reduce incidence of blindness

    A new sweet corn hybrid is on track to reduce the incidence of blindness, following a six year research project funded by HAL using voluntary contributions and matched funds from the Australian government. Sweet corn is one of the highest natural sources of a nutrient known as zeaxanthin, which has been found to slow eye diseases such as macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in ...

  • Syngenta announces corn traits licensing agreement

    Syngenta announced today an expansion of its licensing collaboration with KWS and Limagrain and their joint ventures AgReliant and Genective. The new agreement is for 20 years and covers the AgReliant business in North America and the individual operations of the two companies outside North America. Under the terms of the agreement, Syngenta will provide worldwide rights to its current and future ...


    By Syngenta

  • Further corn trait expansion: approval in Vietnam

    Syngenta today (March 17, 2015) announced that the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has approved its Bt11 x GA21 double stack corn seed for commercial cultivation in the country. This double stack will be available for the 2015/2016 season. Corn hybrids containing the Bt11 trait are designed to control the Asian Corn Borer, the most damaging corn pest in ASEAN countries. ...


    By Syngenta

  • Iowa Corn Checkoff Working on Biotech Issues

    A key focus for the Iowa Corn Promotion Board is building export markets. Currently, the top markets for Iowa’s corn crop are Japan, Mexico and China. Today, China’s growing population and middle class, along with excellent business relationships between China and Iowa have created a demand market for Iowa commodities like corn, soybeans, and pork.  “Last year, China was ...

  • Transgenic Corn Found to Damage Stream Ecosystems

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, October 11, 2007 (ENS) - A widely planted variety of genetically engineered corn has the potential to harm aquatic ecosystems, finds a new study by an Indiana University professor of environmental science and his colleagues. Pollen and other plant parts containing toxins from genetically engineered Bt corn are washing into streams near cornfields and harming a ...

  • Ohio State Agronomists Offer Free Webinars for Corn, Soybean and Wheat Growers

    Growers wanting to learn more about managing herbicides, fungicides and resistance, corn yield optimization, corn seed treatments and high-input soybean production can take advantage of a series of free webinars taught by agronomists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.            The webinars offer ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Agronomists Offer Webinars for Corn, Soybean and Wheat Growers Feb. 11 and 25

    Growers wanting to learn more about corn yield optimization, corn seed treatments and high-input soybean production can take advantage of a series of upcoming webinars taught by agronomists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.            The webinars offer participants insight into some of the key issues ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Threat of Corn Flea Beetle, Stewart’s Bacterial Wilt Negligible in Ohio this Spring

    WOOSTER, Ohio – As farmers throughout the region deal with yet another blast of winter weather including cold temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and wind, there is at least one good thing that’s come from the unusually harsh season – a lessened chance for corn flea beetle infestation for Ohio corn this year. This means that growers scouting their fields this spring shouldn’t ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Leading corn and soybean experts meet to discuss new approaches and promote more sustainability in future cultivation

    Against the backdrop of a growing world population, the global demand for corn and soybean products is rising steadily. To further increase agricultural productivity without compromising the environment, a sustainable intensification of corn and soybean production is needed. On October 30 and 31, more than 200 experts and representatives from corn- and soybean-growing countries across the globe ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Less is more in Soybean row widths

    Soybean production has continued to increase in the Northeast United States with more and more first time growers planting the crop and many experienced growers planting alongside corn crops. To save on time and expenses, some farmers plant soybeans with a corn planter in 30-inch rows instead of 7.5-inch rows with the regularly used grain drill. Dr. William Cox, a Cornell University scientist, ...

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