Nestlé scientists discover drought resistant coffee varieties

Nestlé plant scientists have recently developed a new generation of low carbon coffee varieties, through classical non-GMO breeding and by harnessing the plant's natural biodiversity. Compared to standard varieties, the two new Robusta varieties deliver up to 50% higher yields per tree. Because more co...Read more

RAGT, Bayer ink pact to develop hybrid wheat seeds

 RAGT and Bayer have entered an exclusive collaboration to jointly develop state-of-the-art hybrid wheat varieties. The two companies, which seek to meet the evolving needs of farmers in Europe, will pool their strengths by combining Europe's leading soft wheat genetics with access to the latest breeding meth...Read more

IIT KGP, NCDC collaborate to promote sustainable development in Agri sector  

IIT Kharagpur and the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) have signed an MoU towards greater collaboration in issues and areas related to the development of cooperatives, agriculture and allied sectors and to the holistic approach towards sustainable development. The scope of the MoU will involve ...Read more

Yanmar launches Automated Fish Counting System for tuna farming

Japan-based Yanmar Marine Systems Co., Ltd , a Yanmar Group company, begins accepting orders within Japan for a new automated fish counting system from April 2021. The system is designed for tuna farming and utilizes image recognition technology to count the number of fish. In fish farming, it is essential to kno...Read more

Praj to set up 600 KLPD sugarcane syrup-based ethanol plant

Praj Industries has bagged an order to set up India’s largest capacity sugarcane syrup-based ethanol plant from Godavari Biorefineries Ltd (GBL) in Karnataka. As a part of this project, Praj will expand the existing ethanol manufacturing capacity to 600 KLPD, using sugarcane syrup. When commissioned, this w...Read more

Lantmännen & Dataväxt's tool creates opportunities for new business models

To succeed in the ongoing transition in greening the agriculture sector, correct data are needed in order to monitor the efficacy of sustainability measures. Lantmännen and Dataväxt hope this tool can contribute to a new sector standard for measuring climate impact and to create added value for Swedish g...Read more

SGT University, ABI and CIAT jointly hold ‘Workshop on Genome Editing’

 A 5-day Hands-on Laboratory Course on CRISPR-Cas Gene Editing was organized by the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, New Delhi at the SGT University campus, Gurugram in collaboration with ICAR institutes – National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack; National Institute of Plant Biotechnology...Read more

Nichino America introduces pre- emergence herbicide 'Craze' for grapes and nut crops  

Craze Herbicide from Nichino America is now registered in California for use on grapes and nut crops as well as non-bearing stone fruit the company announced recently. The active ingredient in Craze, orthosulfamuron, is a HRAC Group 2 herbicide that works by inhibiting the plant enzyme acetolactate synthase (ALS)....Read more

Oregon State University releases new antioxidant-rich purple tomato

 The new Oregon State University-developed tomato Midnight Roma follows in the steps of 10-year-old Indigo Rose, the first antioxidant-rich purple tomato available on the market. Indigo Rose was bred by Jim Myers, vegetable breeder and professor in the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences. Midnight Roma is t...Read more

Agri-food industry provides Phillipines GDP boost of P6.1 trillion

The Philippines’ agri-food sector is a key pillar in the national economy, contributing to almost a third of the country’s total GDP in 2019. According to a recent report by Oxford Economics, the sector is a significant driver of the country’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery, but supply and deman...Read more

BVT to accelerate growth in US Midwest in partnership with 3 largest berry producers

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc, today announced that the company has tripled its sales commitments among blueberry growers in the US Midwest, signing nine growers, including three of the largest berry producers in the region. BVT is also launching two R&D demonstration trials in Michigan. Michig...Read more

Bayer, NITI Aayog’s AIM to collaborate in promoting agri-tech innovations

 Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog has collaborated with Bayer, a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of healthcare and nutrition, to work towards the mission’s innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives across the country. A Statement of Intent (SoI) of a strategic partners...Read more