Sowing News

  • Syngenta launches new biological seed treatment

    Syngenta today announced the launch of the EPIVIO brand family, a range of new biostimulants which address abiotic stresses through seed treatment. Over the last five years Syngenta has developed abiotic stress management testing capabilities to simulate drought, heat, cold and nutrient stresses. Seed treatment products resulting from this R&D platform are now commercialized under the ...


    By Syngenta

  • Over 500 attendees join the agri-evolution!

    Agribusiness Congress East Africa 2016 brought over 500 agri-professionals, including visitors, conference delegates and exhibitors to Mlimani City Conference Centre - and that was just day one.  Before we kick-off the agri-evolution for one more day, here are some highlights from yesterday. The official welcome ceremony was opened by Agriculture ...

  • Which seeds to sow for bees?

    Farmers could help to maintain populations of bees and other pollinators by sowing inexpensive seed mixes on their land, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed pollinators visiting study plots in Berkshire, UK, and explored how sowing different seed mixes and using different management techniques affected the flowers produced and the pollinators visiting them. Overall, 84% of the crop ...

  • National Collegiate Crops Contest

    The National Crops Judging Contest consists of three parts: plant and seed identification, commercial grain grading, and seed analysis. The Kansas City and Chicago contests represent the national finals of collegiate crops competition for the year. Preparation for crops contests teaches evaluation of crops for quality relative to certification, viability and marketing. Students learn in great ...

  • Syngenta launches breakthrough seed treatment nematicide

    Syngenta announced today the launch of CLARIVA, a proprietary seed treatment nematicide based on the Pasteuria technology acquired in 2012. CLARIVA consists of naturally occurring soil bacteria with a unique, direct mode of action on nematodes: microscopic worm-shaped soil organisms, which cause significant damage to all major agricultural crops. Syngenta Chief Operating Officer, John Atkin, ...


    By Syngenta

  • SOW 2013 Launch: First Discussion Panel

    Watch as Bob Engelman, Christian Friis Bach, and Dagfinn Høybråten field questions from the audience on challenging issues which fall under the umbrella of sustainability. Read more about the event ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • SOW 2013 Launch: Bob Engelman`s Presentation

    Bob Engelman, President of Worldwatch Institute, gave the opening presentation at the 2013 State of the World Symposium and Launch. Read more about the event ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • SOW 2013 Launch: Christian Friis Bach`s Presentation

    Danish Development Minister Christian Friis Bach talks about incorporating social aspects into the environmental movement as a strategy towards better sustainability results. Read more about the launch event ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • SOW 2013 Launch: Ed Groark`s Presentation

    Chairman of Worldwatch Institute's board of directors Ed Groark gives an overview on how businesses can evolve to become sustainable. Read more about the launch event ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • SOW 2013 Launch: Katherine Richardson`s Presentation

    Katherine Richardson talks about planetary boundaries and how new knowledge is helping us to better define the necessary economic, environmental, and social steps which will lead us towards true sustainability. Read more about the launch event ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Global Seeds Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Seeds Industry ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Corn silage hybrids and seeding rates

    Recent studies report that corn hybrids released in the late 2000s, especially Bt hybrids, require higher seeding rates than commercial hybrids released in the 1990s to reach maximum yields. Expectedly, corn seeding rates in the USA have increased significantly in the past 10 years. However, limited data is available on silage yield and quality responses of recently released hybrids to seeding ...

  • Two degrees Food(TM) feeds a hungry child with every product sold

    Two Degrees Food™ officially launched today as the first one-for-one food company designed to fight childhood hunger with the debut of its all-natural Two Degrees nutrition bars. For every Two Degrees nutrition bar sold, a medically-formulated nutrition pack is given to a malnourished child in Africa. With the launch of Two Degrees nutrition bars, everyday consumers can make a difference in ...

  • Defra publishes consultation on seed certification rates 2009/10

    A consultation on the seed certification rates for 2009/10 has been published today. Defra is seeking the views of all applicants for seed certification in England and Wales on the proposed five per cent increase in seed certification fees. Revised fee rates would then be implemented from 6 July 2009. Seed certification ensures that farmers and growers receive seed that is sufficiently pure, ...

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