J.R. Simplot Company and Plant Sciences Inc. collaborates on Gene Editing of Strawberries

    The J.R. Simplot Company announced that it has entered a strategic alliance with Plant Sciences Inc. (PSI), a Watsonville, CA-based plant breeding company, to drive new breeding techniques for strawberries, including gene editing. Simplot and PSI have been collaborating since 2011 on multiple ...Read more

ASSOCHAM, Ministry of Electronics to organise 2nd edition of The SMARTec India Initiative 2021

ASSOCHAM in partnership with the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, GoI and the Department of Science & Technology, GoI is organising the 2nd edition of The SMARTec India Initiative 2021 from December 3 – 15, 2021. The two-week-long exhibition is India’s largest exhibition for sm...Read more

Best Agrolife's promoters acquire 3,21,000 equity shares

Best Agrolife's promoters have recently acquired 3,21,000 equity shares in the company. The promoter’s share capital in the company has now gone up by 1.36 per cent. On the other hand, Brickwork Ratings (BWR) has assigned A - long-term ratings to Best Agrolife. The company has stepped up by two points in the...Read more

ICAR holds discussions on animal genetic resources in Maharashtra

The ICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal, Haryana virtually organised its 3rd Interface Meet on 'AnGR of Maharashtra State: A Mission towards Zero Non-Descript AnGR of India.'The Chief Guest, Col (Dr) AM Paturkar, Vice-Chancellor, Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur, Ma...Read more

Leads Connect Services, BIT Mesra organise seminar on space tech, AI in agri & disaster mgmt

Noida-based Agri-tech company Leads Connect Services in collaboration with Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra organised a national seminar-cum-workshop on the Application of Space Technology and Artificial Intelligence for Climate Resilient Agriculture & Disaster Management. The event was conducted to ...Read more

Agriculture analytics market to reach $1.5 B by 2026: Market Research Future report

According to a comprehensive research report by Market Research Future (MRFR), Agriculture Analytics Market information by Farm Size, by Components, by Deployment Modes and Region – forecast to 2027, the market size can reach $1.5 billion by 2026. It can exhibit an 11.71 per cent CAGR over the forecast ...Read more

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