Bayer expands vegetable seeds R&D design centre in Spain

Bayer has announced the expansion of its vegetable seeds R&D product design centre in San Nicolás, Spain. The San Nicolás site supports Bayer’s global vegetable seeds R&D pipeline for varieties sold to customers in more than 130 countries and territories under the Seminis and De Ruiter ...Read more


ARS collaborates with scientists tackling tar spot threat to US corn

Helping farmers turn the tide on an emerging disease of corn called tar spot is the focus of a multi-organisation team of scientists, including from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in West Lafayette, Indiana. Although fungicides offer the hardest-hitting counterpunch, resistance to tar spot disease in corn...Read more


CIMMYT joins International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium as sponsoring partner

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) has announced that the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has joined the organisation as a sponsoring partner.   The IWGSC is an international, collaborative consortium of wheat growers, plant scientists, and public and priv...Read more


PAU scientist bags award for oral presentation on Moringa research

Dr Ashok Kumar Dhakad, Tree Breeder, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, PAU, Ludhiana has bagged the first prize in the ‘International Conference on Moringa 'The Super Food' Research Status, Scope and Way Forward’, organised by Horticulture College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricult...Read more


Crystal Crop Protection ties up with Bayer CropScience

R&D-based crop solution company Crystal Crop Protection has entered into a definitive agreement with Bayer CropScience in India to acquire cotton, mustard, pearl millet and grain sorghum hybrids in India. Both the organisations will work together to close the transaction by December 2021.    With t...Read more


BASF, Vipergen partner for targeted R&D of sustainable crop protection products

Chemical producer BASF has recently partnered with Vipergen, a global leader in research services, to apply its technology to discover new active ingredients for sustainable crop protection products more efficiently and quickly.   For the first time in the agricultural sector, the research collaboration use...Read more


ICAR-CCARI, Goa inks MoU with Montfort Academy, Goa

The ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Montfort Academy, Industrial Training Institute, Corlim, Goa.   Dr Parveen Kumar, Director, ICAR-CCARI, Goa stressed the capacity building on the different aspects of farm mechanisation...Read more


ICAR DG emphasises doubling average productivity of cotton using 'Dada Lad' technique

Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) recently visited the Farmer’s Innovative Agro-Technique Plots in Sipora Ambhora Village, Jaffrabad Tehsil, Jalna district, Maharashtra. Addressing farmers at the innovative plots, the Director-General applauded the potential of 'Dada Lad'...Read more


UPL, Chr Hansen to develop and commercialise microbial solutions for sustainable agriculture

UPL and OpenAg, has announced a long-term strategic collaboration with Chr Hansen, a global bioscience company, to develop microbial-based bio solutions (including biostimulants and biopesticides) that will help growers around the world fight pests and diseases, and improve crop quality and yields.   Throug...Read more


DBT launches ‘One Health’ consortium

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI has supported a mega consortium on ‘One Health’. Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of launched the First ‘One Health’ project of DBT through video conferencing. The programme envi...Read more


Scientists develop non-toxic activated carbon from tea, banana waste

A team of scientists have used tea and banana waste to prepare non-toxic activated carbon, which is useful for several purposes like industrial pollution control, water purification, food and beverage processing, and odour removal. The newly developed process avoids the usage of any toxic agent for synthesising ac...Read more


Best Agrolife ranks 15 among top 20 agrocheml cos in India

Delhi-headquartered Best Agrolife has been ranked 15th among the top 20 agrochemical companies in India. The ranking has been released by AgroPages an online media platform for the agrochemical industry devoted exclusively to the global agricultural business. Best Agrolife registered a 22 per cent growth in revenu...Read more