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  • Plant and soil scientists assemble

    More than 3,500 scientists, professionals, and students presented their latest research and discussed emerging trends in agriculture, energy, climate change, environmental science, and related issues at the 2009 Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), Nov. 1-5 in Pittsburgh, PA. The meeting’s ...

  • 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

  • CJP Releases Promising Various Biodiesel Crop Cultivation Technology

    The Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) is a bioenergy crop research and development company that is meeting global demand for sustainable plant oil by working towards scientific commercialization of nonfood biodiesel trees/crops that will lend credibility; reliability and scalability. With a fully integrated platform featuring a world-class leadership and science team, the most ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Maize seedlings predict drought Tolerance

    Scientists have developed a new method for measuring drought tolerance in maize. By comparing the shoot-to-root ratio in seedlings stressed by low water, scientists can predict whether a plant has the right mix of genes for adapting to drought conditions. The ideal drought-resistant maize should have a higher ratio of root surface area compared to leaves and stems. Developing enough adult plants ...

  • Crop Science Society of America Presents Awards in Long Beach

    The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) will recognize the following individuals at the 2010 Awards Ceremony on Oct. 31-Nov. 3 during their Annual Meetings in Long Beach, CA, www.acsmeetings.org. The annual awards are presented for outstanding contributions to crop science through education, national and international service, and research. ...

  • CropLife Asia Supports UN FAO Call for Food & Agriculture to ´Change´ along with Climate to Meet Growing Demands

    Plant Science Technology Highlighted as Key "Tool in the Toolbox" for Smallholder Farmers As Asia and the world prepare to mark World Food Day, CropLife Asia expressed its strong support for the 2016 theme put forth by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - 'Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.' The impact of climate change is ...


    By CropLife Asia

  • 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

  • 4th JatrophaWorld Training Programme September 14-18, 2011

    Jaipur, India December 21, 2010---------In the India, CJP is all set to hold 4th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme in India from SEPTEMBER 14 -18, 2011. The JatrophaWorld India 11-- the Most Authoritative platform shall introduce the A-Z of Sustainable Jatropha Production; sustainable business models; R&D progress, and ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Jatropha Journey from Jungle to Jet Fuel

    Aiming at high profitability of jatropha, other nonfood plantation and providing efficient management tool for producers and accurate prediction process for policy makers, further to discuss relevant information, Center For Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) has designed & dedicated the 6th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • A flood of research data offers opportunities for new insights

    New DNA sequences, the results of thousands of trials in fields and glasshouses worldwide, three-dimensional images of plants – the flood of data produced by research and development is currently growing faster than the methods available for analyzing it. How can these data be captured, structured, made accessible and then examined in a way that will facilitate new findings? This question ...


    By Bayer Crop Science AG

  • CJP to teach Algae Castor Jatropha Jojoba Moringa Pongamia Simarouba Biodiesel

    CJP is all set to hold 4th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme in India from SEPTEMBER 14 -18, 2011. The JatrophaWorld India 11-- the Most Authoritativeplatform shall introduce the A-Z of Sustainable Jatropha Production; sustainable business models; R&D progress, and application technologies, including utilization of Jatropha Crude ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Dow AgroSciences and Synpromics Announce R&D Collaboration

    Synpromics, the synthetic promoter company, announces an important collaboration with Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), to develop Synpromics’ proprietary technology for application in plant science. An initial proof of concept project with Dow AgroSciences has commenced to demonstrate the application of Synpromics’ synthetic promoter ...


    By Dow AgroSciences LLC

  • New Discovery Will Enhance Yield and Quality of Cereal and Bioenergy Crops

    A team of scientists led by Thomas Brutnell, Ph.D., director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable ...

  • 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

  • Crop Science Society of America announces the 2010 class of fellows

    The CropScience Society of America(CSSA) will continue a time-honored tradition this year with the presentation of the following individuals as 2010 CSSA Fellows at a special Awards Ceremony during their Annual Meeting on Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Long Beach, CA, www.acsmeetings.org. Members of the Society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional ...

  • Global Jatrophaworld 2012 Prioritizes Better Biodiesel Crops for Sustainable Future

    In the biofuels business, establishing the feedstocks for advanced biofuels is crucial for commercial development, given that the largest cost associated with production is for the feedstock. As such the 5th Global JatrophaWorld 2012 shall make Investors more comfortable and knowledgeable for second-generation nonfood biofuel feedstocks to select right technology that will be a make-or-break ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • ASA, CSSA, and SSSA present scholarships and fellowships

    The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) will present the following 2010 Scholarships and Fellowships at their Annual Meetings on Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Long Beach, CA, www.acsmeetings.org. American Society of Agronomy Scholarships: The Hank Beachell Future ...

  • Genetics not enough to increase wheat production

    The deep gene pool that has allowed wheat to achieve ever increasing gains in yield may be draining. Crop scientists estimate that 50% of the gain in wheat production over the past century has been due to breeding. According to a new study, however, that improvement has been slowing since the late 1980s, with little chance that future increases in yield can be met by breeding efforts alone. The ...

  • Lack of expertise blamed for Bolivia`s lithium delays

    Delays in Bolivia's efforts to capitalise on its rich lithium supplies are being partly blamed on a lack of relevant scientific expertise in the country. Strong global demand for lithium carbonate in rechargeable batteries for mobile phones and laptops has tripled its price in less than a decade to around US$6,000 per ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Method to differentiate open pollinated varieties of maize developed

    Open pollinated varieties of maize are going to be easier to distinguish from each other, thanks to scientists at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Africa and Mexico. They have developed a new technique to differentiate the genes of one open pollinated variety from another, particularly important to African farmers, most of whom do not plant hybrid varieties. The ...

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