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  • ARS plant collections help safeguard crops

    In the months ahead, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists plan to collect walnuts from Kyrgyzstan, grasses from Russia, and carrots and sunflowers from fields across the Southeastern United States in efforts that will enhance one of the nation's most effective tools for protecting the food supply. Researchers will make the trips to collect plants with useful ...

  • Increasing cropping frequency offers opportunity to boost food supply

    Harvesting existing cropland more frequently could substantially increase global food production without clearing more land for agriculture, according to a new study from the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota. The study, published in Environmental Research Letters, tracked global harvest trends of 177 ...


    By University of Minnesota

  • A worldwide network of seed information is taking root

    As an increasingly bloody civil war raged around them, a team of scientists in the Syrian capital Aleppo quietly packaged and shipped a series of nondescript cardboard boxes to an island not far from the North Pole. The boxes bore no sign of the conflict that had surrounded them or the precious material ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Project aims to tame wild radish impact in cropping regions

    Wild radish and its resistance to herbicides is under scrutiny in Victoria’s Wimmera-Mallee cropping region. A Grains Research and Development Corporation “fast track project”, instigated by the GRDC’s southern Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSN), aims to map the extent of herbicide resistance in wild radish and other broadleaf weeds and increase awareness about ...

  • Global Pongamia World 2012: Pongamia Pinnata: The Prospects For Profitable Sustainability

    Center for Jatropha Promotion and Biodiesel is happy to announce Global PongamiaWorld 2012 A 2 Day Pongamia State of Art International Workshop from June 25-26, 2012, Jaipur, India Development of pongamia as a biofuel crop has largely been underway in India, at CJP where scientists have been assessing new crops to support sustainable rural development. There is significant interest in developing ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • New ORNL tool gets handle on cropland CO2 emissions

    For the first time, farmers have data that tracks at the county level on-site and off-site energy use and carbon dioxide emissions associated with growing crops in the United States. This information is vital for examining changes in cropland production and management techniques and could play an even bigger role as more land is devoted to bioenergy crops, said Oak Ridge National Laboratory's ...

  • Ceres and Syngenta to Collaborate on Sweet Sorghum Market Development

     Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE) today announced that its Brazilian subsidiary Ceres Sementes do Brasil Ltda., has signed a sweet sorghum market development agreement with Syngenta (NYSE: SYT). The companies will work together to support the introduction of sweet sorghum as a source of fermentable sugars at Brazil's 400 or more ethanol mills. Sweet sorghum is a hardy crop that ...


    By Ceres

  • CJP Highlights Genetics, Agronomics and Horticulture Advancement in Jojoba Farming

    CJP Highlights Genetics, Agronomics and Horticulture Advancement in Jojoba Farming CJP’s 2 Day Jojoba State of Art International Workshop “Global JOJOBAWORLD 2012” from May 25-26, 2012, Jaipur, India shall focus on Genetics, Agronomics and Horticulture Advancement in Jojoba Farming Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel, CJP’s Global Jojoba World 2012 focuses on the ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Syngenta Statement on unsolicited Preliminary Approach from Monsanto

    Noting media reports, the Board of Syngenta confirms that it has received an unsolicited proposal from Monsanto to acquire the company at a price of CHF449 per Syngenta share with approximately 45 percent in cash. Syngenta’s Board of Directors, in conjunction with its legal and financial advisers, has undertaken a thorough review of all aspects of Monsanto’s offer and has unanimously ...


    By Syngenta

  • Syngenta Launches Novel Seed Treatment Insecticide

    Syngenta announced the registration in Argentina of FORTENZA™, a novel seed treatment insecticide, for use on soybean, corn and sunflower. Further registrations are pending in multiple countries for both seed treatment and foliar uses across all major field crops. The global peak sales potential of the FORTENZA product family is expected to be around $300 million. FORTENZA is based on the ...


    By Syngenta

  • Decision to restrict use of neonicotinoid-containing products will not improve bee health

    Despite failing to achieve a qualified majority in the Appeal Committee, the European Commission has announced a restriction on the use of neonicotinoid-containing products on bee-attractive crops, a decision that Bayer CropScience considers disproportionate and one that distracts attention away from the real issues surrounding poor bee health. Only around half of the member states voted for the ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Harvest`s hottest hits

    Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being kept entertained and informed this harvest while they spend endless hours in the cabin. An audio compact disc featuring some of the hottest cropping topics has been released by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). The Southern Region Driving Agronomy CD comprises 14 tracks to give growers the latest information on a range ...

  • EPA Awards Over $49,000 to the LSU AgCenter to Document Expansion of the Invasive Mexican Rice Borer

    The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, known as the LSU AgCenter, $49,956 to develop an electronic reporting and mapping system to document the expansion of the invasive Mexican rice borer. The project will advance the adoption of integrated pest management tactics for the Mexican rice borer in Louisiana by tracking the movement of the ...

  • Nutrient Management Plans: A Study in Cause and Effect

    It seems practical on the surface. Nutrient management plans (NMPs) should supply plants with ideal amounts of nutrients, minimize runoff, and maintain or even improve the soil condition. And the farmer behind the plan would work with a set of conservation practices designed to reduce harmful pollutants while still obtaining optimal crop yields. However, many U.S. Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs) ...

  • Jojoba: A Potential Tree borne oil seed

    Jojoba, [Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneider] is a new oil-producing industrial crop that has attracted much attention in recent years. Jojoba oil is unique in nature. No other plant is known to produce oil like jojobas. It is used in the cosmetic, medical, pharmaceutical, food products, manufacturing, and automotive industries (as lubricant). And it is a renewable energy resource. It is ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • BBA showcases Jojoba’s prospects of developing into a profitable, energy-related, renewable resource

    Biodiesel Business Academy of India’s (BBA) 2 Day Jojoba State of Art International Workshop “Global JOJOBAWORLD 2014” from July 25-26, 2014, Jaipur, India focuses on the entire Jojoba production from Ground zero to scale. Topics are carefully selected to cover the Agronomy, Horticulture, Biology, Engineering, Marketing and Financial aspects of Jojoba commercialization. BBA is ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • CJP brighten Jojoba’s prospects of developing into a profitable, energy-related, renewable resource

    Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel, CJP’s 2 Day Jojoba State of Art International Workshop “Global JOJOBAWORLD 2012” from May 25-26, 2012, Jaipur, India focuses on the entire Jojoba production from Ground zero to scale. Topics are carefully selected to cover the Agronomy, Horticulture, Biology, Engineering, Marketing and Financial aspects of Jojoba commercialization. ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Agribotix Midseason Sale Starts Now

    Our Midseason Sale takes off now and starts landing benefits with your first flight. We’ve seen that the retailers and agronomists that gain the most advantage from our technologies get started when the crops are up.  See how drones provide substantial value to your growers and to your sales; Ease them into their operations ...


    By Agribotix LLC

  • New satellite sensing tool for improving agricultural land use observation

    FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) data indicate that annually 2500 km3 of freshwater are used for agricultural production, which amounts to 70% of the water resources the whole of humanity consumes in a year. With the global population continuing to grow at a high pace, it is essential to optimize the use of water resources and to increase agricultural production in ...

  • Syngenta files 2013 annual report for Syngenta Finance NV

    Syngenta announced that the 2013 annual report for Syngenta Finance NV has been filed with the London Stock Exchange and the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The document is available on the Syngenta corporate website here. Hard copies of the financial statements are available to investors free of charge upon request. ...


    By Syngenta

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