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  • Oilseed rape genome sequenced

    An International consortium of more than 30 research institutes, coordinated by scientists at INRA and CEA-Genoscope and associating CNRS and University of Evry, just succeeded in deciphering the complex genome of the recent oilseed rape1 (Brassica napus L, also known as rapeseed, rape or canola), the most important oilseed crop in Europe, Canada, and Australia. This scientific breakthrough paves ...

  • Syngenta to acquire Lantmännen’s winter wheat and winter oilseed rape businesses in Germany and Poland

    Syngenta announced today an agreement to acquire the German and Polish winter wheat and winter oilseed rape (WOSR) breeding and business operations of Lantmännen, the Swedish food, energy and agriculture group. Syngenta will gain access to high-quality germplasm, a seeds pipeline and commercial varieties which complement the company's portfolio in two of Europe's most important crops. ...


    By Syngenta

  • New European Oilseed Processing Center will help drive Bayer’s Seeds business

    On Tuesday, Bayer CropScience inaugurated its new European Oilseed Processing Center in Monheim at a ceremony attended by industry representatives, authorities, agricultural stakeholders and customers. With this facility, the company has substantially expanded its excellent platform to offer oilseed rape growers a fully integrated system from field production to delivery. “We see future ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Root strength in OSR and winter cereals

    We should never underestimate the importance of roots. Good plant roots are essential for water and nutrient uptake and as such have a significant influence on crop health and yield. Whatever the autumn weather, stimulating the development of deeper root systems will improve the plant’s ability to access the nutrients and water required for establishment and early growth. ...


    By Ilex EnviroSciences Limited

  • Syngenta showcases significant potential of Diverse Field Crops portfolio

    Syngenta today continues a series of strategic crop updates with a focus on the potential of Diverse Field Crops. At a two day meeting for analysts and investors in Russia, the focus will be on sunflower, oilseed rape and sugar beet. These crops have a combined sales potential of over $2.2 billion in 2020. Increasing consumption of healthy oils is fuelling demand for oilseeds. As the only global ...


    By Syngenta

  • Proactive stewardship is critical in sustainable agriculture

    Bayer CropScience is committed to proactive stewardship to underline the company’s strong commitment to sustainable agriculture. “We help growers around the world produce high-quality and high-yielding crops,” said Matthias Haug, Head of SeedGrowth at Bayer CropScience. “We take product stewardship very seriously, as it is important to maximize the benefits of seed ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Boom sprayers preferred by wheatsheaf farming – liquid fertiliser tanks at the ready!

    As we approach growing season, the focus of attention in farming shifts towards fertiliser and Farmers Weekly explains how one farm believes that boom sprayers can boost fertilizer accuracy.  The piece explains how disc spreaders have come a long way in recent years.  However, they fail to provide the accuracy that some growers need and many are shifting to boom sprayers instead.  ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Rain Shortage Could Threaten Harvest – Rainwater Harvesting Tanks A Relief

    Although the UK was not short of rain throughout the first part of summer, according to Farmers Weekly, rain shortages could foil what was otherwise expected to be a bumper harvest. So far, the 2015 UK harvest season has been one of the best on record. A world record oilseed rape yield was smashed by a farm in Lincolnshire, 50 per cent of winter barley and 35 per cent of OSR is reportedly ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • EU study on bee-killing pesticides increases pressure for ban expansion

    A study by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has linked the spraying of three neonicotinoid pesticides to harmful effects on bees, increasing the pressure on the European Commission to expand a current EU-wide ban to all uses and crops, said Greenpeace. EFSA assessed the safety of pesticides thiamethoxam (produced by Syngenta), clothianidin and imidacloprid (both produced by Bayer) ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Bayer CropScience acquires European distribution rights for biofungicide Contans from Belchim Crop Protection

    Bayer CropScience announced today that it has acquired the sole European distribution rights for the biological fungicide Contans™ WG from Belchim Crop Protection NV effective October 1, 2014. This acquisition further strengthens Bayer CropScience’s crop protection portfolio and is another step in building up a comprehensive range of biologicals as part of integrated crop solutions. ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Farm trials support efficacy of ferric phosphate

    On-farm field trials, carried out to raise awareness of pesticides in water, have highlighted the efficacy of ferric phosphate as a viable alternative to managing slug populations. Kelly Hewson-Fisher, catchment advisor at Anglian Water, began the trials in the Louth Canal area in Lincolnshire – an important drinking water source for the county - just over one year ago, and she has since ...


    By Certis UK

  • 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

  • Global Seeds Industry

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


    By ReportLinker

  • Bayer CropScience and Farm Frites jointly implement sustainable practices in European potato cultivation

    Bayer CropScience and Farm Frites recently started a Food Chain Partnership initiative designed to implement sustainable agricultural practices in potato cultivation in the Netherlands and Belgium. The goal of the partnership is to support a bottom-up approach with potato farmers addressing value-adding sustainable potato-growing practices at individual farm level. This is intended to minimize ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Third quarter 2013: sales growth accelerating

    Sales up 11 percent at constant exchange rates to $2.9 billion Strong start to Latin American season Full year sales target maintained Exceptional US corn seed production yields: 2013 inventory write-down Sales in the third quarter of 2013 increased by 11 percent at constant exchange rates. ...


    By Syngenta

  • Despite weather extremes EU-27 cereal production in 2013 expected to be higher than last year

    This year total cereal production in the EU-271 is forecast to be well above 2012 levels and above the average of the past five years. This agricultural year has so far been marked by an unusually prolonged winter for western and central Europe and heavy rainfall in May and June. However, the impact of poor weather on crops in some areas of the EU has been offset in other areas; for example, the ...


    By European Commission

  • European bees are at their best health level in years as overwintering losses of colonies sink to record low

    European bees are much healthier than many recent media publications appear to suggest. New field data from nearly 400,000 bee colonies from 21 countries in Europe and the Mediterranean show that overwintering losses of honey bee colonies – an important indicator of general bee health – were at their lowest level in years in 2013/2014. “It is great to see that our bees ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Neste Oil expands its renewable raw material base with jathropha and camelina oils

    Neste Oil OyjPress release14 July 2011 at 3 pm (EET) Neste Oil expands its renewable raw material base with jathropha and camelina oils Neste Oil will expand the raw material base used to produce NExBTL renewable fuel with jatropha and camelina oils. By introducing these new raw ...


    By Neste Oil

  • Why I turned from GM opponent to advocate

    Just under 20 years ago, when the issue of GMOs was first hitting the news, I was a dedicated anti-biotech activist. I believed that genetic modification was a dangerous technology that would harm the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The common agricultural policy (CAP) and agriculture in Europe – Frequently asked questions

    Farming in Europe – an overview How rural is the EU? Over 77% of the EU's territory is classified as rural (47% is farm land and 30% forest) and is home to around half its population (farming communities and other residents). How many farmers are there in the EU? 12 million (full-time). ...


    By European Commission

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