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  • 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

  • CropLife Asia & Regional Plant Science Industry Celebrate Earth Day

    Nearly 400,000 plant species provide our planet with the nutritious food, fiber, fresh air, and medicine we need to survive, but it is estimated that roughly one-fifth of those are at risk of extinction due to environmental threats. On this 47th anniversary of Earth Day, CropLife Asia and the region's plant science industry have joined together to celebrate the agricultural innovations that have ...


    By CropLife Asia

  • Asia`s Agriculture and Plant Science Industry Leaders Converge on Singapore

    CropLife Asia kicked off its 2015 Annual General Meeting today (Mar 2, 2015) in Singapore and brought together leaders from across the continent representing a variety of sectors within the agriculture and plant science communities. The yearly event is an opportunity for those within the industry to discuss their experiences from the previous year, share global and regional best practices, and ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Plant and soil science conference emphasizes food, energy and environmental security

    A conference is coming to Long Beach Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 that presents the latest research in plant and soil science, emphasizing the security of food, energy and the environment in the next green revolution. More than 3,000 international scientists, professionals, educators, and students will present new technologies and discuss emerging trends in food security, bioenergy, climate change, soil ...

  • VG Life Sciences Subsidiary, VGEnergy, Hires Chief Science Advisor

    VG Life Sciences (OTC Pink: VGLS) announces that Martin B. Dickman, Ph.D., has joined its subsidiary VGEnergy, as Chief Science Advisor. In concert with the company’s Board of Directors, Dr. Dickman will enhance the scientific rigor of the company’s alternative energy core technology platform and expand development of a pipeline of products that enhance the lipid and sugar production ...


    By VG Energy

  • Science preview: October 2012 meetings of agronomy, crop, and soil science societies

    How are manufactured nanoparticles affecting the world’s terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems? What are the linkages between organic farming, healthy soils, and healthy foods? Can “grey” wastewater be safely used to irrigate farmland and replenish groundwater supplies? What strategies are underway around the world to sustain food security in the face of climate change? These are ...

  • Past, present and future of soil sciences

    The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is reporting the results of a recent survey of trends related to the soil science profession. The results suggest that employment opportunities in soil and related sciences are increasing, and students, academics, and employers have a positive outlook for the future of soil science. Despite these positive findings, the survey identified areas to be ...

  • Pakistan-US science cooperation renewed

    Pakistan and the United States have renewed science collaboration in a range of sectors like agriculture, university education, water and renewable energy. US envoy in Pakistan, Richard Hoagland, announced a grant of US$ 4 million this month (5 September) in Islamabad for the fifth phase of the Pakistan-US bilateral ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Frontier forest science for carbon solutions

    Under the agreement, a software model referred to as CABALA, which can be used to model forest growth over time, has been licensed to CO2 Australia to assist it in the design and management of tree plantings for use in large greenhouse gas abatement projects. Based on inputs like rainfall, temperature, and data on the particular tree species of interest, CABALA can estimate the amount of carbon ...

  • Societies to participate in science and engineering festival

    Top researchers and celebrities in science and engineering, along with stage shows, up-close interaction and hands-on exhibits from the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America are a few of the highlights expected at the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo hosted by Lockheed Martin and set for April 28-29, 2012 in ...

  • Plant Science Innovations Heralded as Key Contributor to Combating Hunger & Food Insecurity in Asia

    As Asia and the world marked World Food Day on this date, CropLife Asia took the opportunity to herald the contributions farmers enabled by plant science technology are making to combat hunger around the globe - and highlight the important role these agricultural innovations will play in delivering food security and sustainability to the nations of Asia and the world. According to data from the ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Announce Research Cooperation

    The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) and The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (Danforth Center), in St. Louis, Missouri, have announced a formal research cooperation to explore opportunities for innovation in nutrient utilization for Iowa’s corn farmers. The research cooperation has a goal of developing traits that will be used to improve farmer productivity and manage nutrients ...

  • World Water Day brings Message of Conservation & Plant Science Contributions from CropLife Asia

    As the world marks World Water Day, CropLife Asia took the opportunity to encourage greater awareness around the diminishing availability of this precious resource and highlighted the critical role that plant science technology plays in promoting greater water conservation in agriculture use. Projections have the global population eclipsing nine billion inhabitants by the year 2050, and Asia ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Greenlane Biogas Secures Order for Biogas Upgrading Plant from Sifang Leo Livestock Science and Technology

    Greenlane Biogas has received an order for a ‘Rimu’ biogas upgrading plant from Sifang Leo Livestock Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (SF LEO), a leading dairy farm engineering company and manufacturer of high-tech livestock equipment and farm machinery in China. Greenlane’s water scrubbing based biogas upgrading plant will be used in an eco-dairy farm demonstration operation to ...

  • CropLife Asia Promotes Role of Plant Science & Benefits to Thai Farmers at Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0

    Dr. Siang Hee Tan, Executive Director of CropLife Asia, participated today at the Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0 event held in Bangkok. He took part on a panel looking at the issue of 'Creating an Enabling Environment for Market Access'.  "The population in Asia is projected to have one billion more people by 2050," said Dr. Tan. "Our farmers need to produce more food to feed a growing world while ...


    By CropLife Asia

  • CSIRO and Chinese academy of sciences join forces

    Scientists from CSIRO and CAS will meet in Australia next week to discuss and plan for future research collaborations, with a focus on rice and wheat, which along with corn make up the three most widely grown food crops in the world. Leading CSIRO and CAS researchers in the area of plant genomics will share their latest research findings and also map out the areas where future joint research ...

  • Call for applications: the Amgen award for science teaching excellence

    Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that it now invites applications for its 19th annual Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence (AASTE). This award is designed to recognize and honor extraordinary science teachers at the K-12 level who significantly impact their students through exemplary science teaching and who achieve demonstrated results in student learning in communities where Amgen ...

  • Your chance to question government’s science advisers

    Members of the public will have the chance to meet scientists who advise the Government and guide decisions on key scientific matters at London Zoo next week. On 20 October the Scientific Advisory Council, which provides independent scientific advice to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, will open its doors to the public during its sixth annual open meeting. The ...

  • 2015 Farm Science Review Takes On Sharp Edge

    Farmers and producers can gain a sharper edge and glean cutting-edge ideas from experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University during this year’s Farm Science Review Sept. 22-24 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. The Review will again emphasize the best agricultural research, resources, information and access for ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Countries need better science to win trade disputes

    With disputes about the quality of exports on the rise, developing countries need to boost scientific capacity to win claims, says Joel D. Adriano. In today's highly competitive global economy, science has a crucial role to play in commerce. Traditionally it has driven the technologies used in the industrial production of everything from mobile phones to pharmaceuticals. More recently, it ...


    By SciDev.Net

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