Plant Breeding News

  • Innovation and collaboration in plant breeding for sustainable agriculture

    On April 14-16, 2019 the biennial CROP Innovation & Business conference will take place in Amsterdam. During CROP Innovation & Business 2019 the most influential trends that will affect crop innovation and value chain strategies will be addressed including indoor farming, whole genome ...


    By Iden Biotechnology

  • Red raspberries harvesting with KAREN harvester in the main role

    Poland is one of the biggest world producers of raspberries. The increase of raspberries planting, in recent years, especially variety grown without supports, has resulted increased concern the subject of crop mechanization. The WEREMCZUK company take care of fruit growers needs and try to meet their expectations. For many months, we were working really intensive  on the new face of ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Australia and Vietnam strengthen trade ties through table grapes

    AS THE Australian table grape export season commences, Australian growers head to Vietnam to boost trade relations. Three key growers from the Sunraysia region, which is responsible for around 99 per cent of table grape exports, representation from the Australian Table Grapes Association and a delegation from ...

  • Rest in peace plant breeding innovation in the EU after the ECJ Ruling?

    MEP Christopher Fjellner is organising an event entitled "Rest in Peace Plant Breeding Innovation in the EU after the ECJ Ruling?" on Wednesday, 6th of February 2019, from 16h30 to 18h30 at the European Parliament in Brussels. The European Court of Justice Ruling from 25 July includes plants resulting from new mutagenesis methods under GMO regulation. As a result, Europe risks to ...

  • Improved crops can double European agriculture production

    Roadmap Will Help to Make Food Crops “Future-Proof” Wageningen University & Research is working within the CropBooster-P EU project on a roadmap to make agricultural crops future-proof. The project will ...

  • Segra International Partners with Supreme Cannabis to Support Expansion Efforts Leading into Legalization

    Segra International Corp. (“Segra” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with The Supreme Cannabis Company (“Supreme Cannabis”) (TSXV:FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) (FRA: 53S1) to provide cannabis micropropagation services at Supreme Cannabis’ wholly owned 7ACRES facility in Kincardine, Ontario. Plant micropropagation, also ...


    By Segra International Corp.

  • Scientists Create Plants That Produce Their Own Fertilizer

    Plants will be able to produce their own fertilizer in the future meaning farmers will not have to purchase and spread fertilizers for their crops anymore. The resulting increase in food production will also benefit countless numbers of people across the globe, who would otherwie go hungry. While statements like these may sound more like something out of a science fiction novel, a new study ...


    By AZoNetwork UK Ltd.

  • Iden Biotechnology develops new lines of corn tolerant to low temperature stress

    In response to the growing global demand for agricultural products, the seed market uses modern and conventional technologies to develop new varieties with higher yield, resistant to stress and sustainable crop cultivation management.  The challenge of the agri-food sector is to improve agricultural productivity through a combination of genetic and conventional ...


    By Iden Biotechnology

  • The Role of LEDS in Speed Breeding

    Some of the most important crops for feeding the ever-increasing global population include wheat and barley. In order to meet the future demand, scientists have a task of finding ways to improve efficiencies in breeding these and other, similar plant species. Typically, more than 10 years  are needed to develop novel cultivars with an advanced agronomic performance.  On one hand it is ...


    By Valoya Oy

  • Erpiliç installs advanced turkey hatchery to meet growing demand

    Leading Turkish poultry producer Erpiliç is investing in a new, state-of-the-art turkey hatchery from Pas Reform, to meet growing demand for turkey meat. ...

  • DNA Genetics Signs LOI with Segra for Landmark Plant Micropropagation Program in California

    VANCOUVER, April 18th, 2018 – Segra International Corp. (“Segra” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that DNA Genetics has signed a Letter of Intent with Segra to develop a program in California regarding plant micropropagation (also known as ‘tissue culture’). According to this letter of intent, DNA Genetics and Segra will transition a set of ...


    By Segra International Corp.

  • EU issues implementing regulation on novel foods

    On 19 March 2018, the European Union issued a Regulation implementing article 4 of Regulation 2283/2015 on novel foods. The new regulation concerns the consultation process for the determination of novel food status. The regulation becomes effective on 8 April 2018. Verisk 3E Analysis Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/456 of 19 March 2018 on the ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Segra Appoints World-Renowned Cannabis Breeding Expert David Watson to Advisory Board

    VANCOUVER, April 5th, 2018 – Segra International Corp. (“Segra”) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Watson to its advisory board. Mr. Watson is one of the world’s top cannabis breeding experts and is credited by many with assembling the world’s most comprehensive cannabis seed library. He is also responsible for securing protection (breeders’ ...


    By Segra International Corp.

  • Valoya Launches a Line of LED Grow Lights for Greenhouses

    The BL-Series are sturdy yet lightweight LED bars optimized for greenhouse cultivation of a wide variety of plants. This new series combines the features of Valoya’s recently launched BX-Series, with the chainability feature. Up to 16 luminaires can be daisy chained together with a single mains input making the installation simpler and removing excessive cables. Additionally, the LED driver ...


    By Valoya Oy

  • Creating Better Soybeans

    In rows of petri dishes, soybean roots bathe in fluorescent light, an unremarkable site unless you work in the laboratory where they grow. The simplicity of the setup belies the complexity of the research that went into creating the roots. For decades, the genes of the seeds that produced these roots have been tinkered with to create a plant that resists a common and highly destructive soybean ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Grafting helps pepper plants deal with drought

    Joining a high-yield pepper plant sapling to the roots of a strong and resistant variety could help pepper farmers cope with lower rainfall, a study has found. An experiment using the technique of merging two plants, known as grafting, resulted in higher fruit yield during periods of less rain. Plants also grew much better in salty soil, a by-product of drought, the researchers ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • A new greenhouse tomato for all to love

    There’s a plant inside the greenhouse at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) that could change the tomato eating experience forever. It is part of ongoing research by a Vineland team of plant breeders, biochemists and consumer specialists to discover a more flavourful greenhouse tomato.  ...

  • Is Vertical Farming Here to Stay?

    Farmers growing vertically, in a warehouse, say they can grow 100 times more greens per square foot than traditional farms. Videos and articles are popping up everywhere about new vertical farms opening. An article from Business Insider features a new farm called ...


    By Dosatron International Inc.

  • MOMAX3 Moringa Perennial Cultivar success enhances Global Moringa Potential

    Advanced Biofuel Center has launched the commercial planting programme for its new MOMAX3 Moringa variety, which has already drawn strong interest from potential growers because it has a number of advantages over the other existing varieties, said Advanced Biofuel Center chief executive Dp Maharshi in a statement today. Advanced Biofuel Center(ABC) has unveiled the Moringa oil ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • New satellite imaging to better forecast locust plagues

    Information from satellites is being used in a new way to predict favourable conditions for Desert Locust swarms, as part of an early warning collaboration by scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) and Desert Locust experts at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The new technology will help to ...

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