Bayer opens application window for Grants4Ag sustainability-focused program  

Bayer announced today the opening of its application window for the company’s annual Grants4Ag initiative. For more than five years, the agricultural leader has offered researchers both financial and scientific support to develop their ideas for novel solutions to research and development challenges in agric...Read more

Govt of India dedicates climate-resilient special trait crop varieties to nation

The Government of India has given special attention to providing an impetus for growth and employment in the farming sector. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a recently held press conference has mentioned the release of climate-resilient special traits varieties. A total of 21 varieties of rice, peas, mi...Read more

Bioheuris, GDM partners to develop soybean varieties using gene editing

Argentina based Bioheuris, an agbiotech start-up that uses synthetic biology and gene editing for improved crop management, and GDM, a leading global soybeans genetics powerhouse, today announced a collaboration agreement to develop high yielding varieties using gene editing technology. Through this collaboration,...Read more

Bayer launches decarbonization program for agriculture in Europe

Agrochemical major, Bayer announced the European launch of its global Carbon Initiative. The main goal is the decarbonisation of the food value chain focusing on farmers’ activities for a more resilient and sustainable food system. It brings together farmers and food value chain players to explore future rew...Read more

Enko, Syngenta jointly to develop sustainable solutions to the resistant pests  

 Enko, the crop health company, announced a multi-year partnership with Syngenta Crop Protection to design safe and sustainable solutions to the resistant pests and novel diseases farmers are fighting across the world. The targeted product development process will accelerate solutions for farmers and lead to ...Read more

Pixofarm, UPL partners to bring digital tech for apple farmers

UPL Ltd., a global provider of sustainable agriculture solutions, announced recently that it is partnering with Austrian company Pixofarm GmbH to bring exciting new digital technologies to apple farmers. Pixofarm and UPL will work together to expand grower access to Pixofarm’s technology to help improve effi...Read more

Koppert develops biological solution against green shield bug  

    Koppert Biological Systems is developing a biological method to combat the southern green shield bug (Nezara viridula). Koppert is working hard to make this product commercially available in 2022. Over the course of the previous decade, the southern green shield bug has ravaged unheated pepper, au...Read more

ICAR-Indian Institute of Soybean Research organises webinar on soybean cultivation

The ICAR-Indian Institute of Soybean Research, Indore, Madhya Pradesh organised an international webinar on “Genetic management of Asian soybean rust: Current Status and Future Perspectives” on June 18, 2021. Dr RR Hanchinal, Former Chairperson, PPVP&FR stressed on the nee...Read more

Mahindra launches new range of rice transplanters to improve productivity  

   Mahindra & Mahindra’s Farm Equipment Sector,  today launched a new range of rice transplanters in Telangana. A rice transplanter is a specialised machine, to transplant paddy seedlings into paddy fields, to ensure uniform transplanting which helps to increase yield, it is labour and ti...Read more

NK Seeds releases Field Forged Series of top-performing corn and soybeans

NK Seeds has released the first-ever Field Forged Series of top-performing corn and soybeans. Now available for the 2022 growing season from retailers across the US, this combination of proven performers and elite newcomers represents the best in seed innovation from Syngenta Seeds' leading research and devel...Read more

BASF launches new melon variety for European market

 BASF is breaking new ground in the melon market with the creation of a new type of melon called Sunup. The external colour of its skin is golden, and the internal flesh colour is orange making it a unique proposition. The fruit itself is firm and juicy with a sweet taste as it has a high Brix value. It close...Read more

PAU, Celebrating Farmers Edge Int. partners for  licensing of fermentative processing tech

The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has recently entered into an agreement with a Nashik-based start-up Celebrating Farmers Edge International for licensing of fermentative processing technology ‘Brewed vinegar production from sugarcane and fruits. The pact was signed by Dr Navtej Singh Bains, Director ...Read more