World food prices dipped in Feb as Covid19 hit demand: FAO

World food prices slipped in February, ending four months of successive increases, with the spread of coronavirus dampening demand for some products, the United Nations food agency said in recent.  The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) food price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of ce...Read more

Bayer opens smart, automated corn breeding greenhouse facility in Marana

Bayer has opened a new smart, state-of-the-art, automated greenhouse facility in Marana, Ariz. The Marana Greenhouse facility is the first of its kind for the company and the most technically advanced. The approximately USD 100 million facility will serve as a global product design center for corn, the only crop t...Read more

Graines Voltz to acquire HILD Samen business from BASF

Graines Voltz, a leading French floral and vegetable seeds distributor has signed a pact with BASF to buy its HILD Samen business in Marbach, Germany. Presently, it is part of the vegetable seeds business of BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division. The HILD portfolio divestiture includes its seeds business an...Read more

Corteva Agriscience submits WideARmatch herbicide for EPA approval

Corteva Agriscience submitted a new herbicide to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for extended control of broadleaf weeds in wheat. Pending EPA registration, WideARmatch herbicide with Arylex active will amplify the proven performance of WideMatch herbicide in one convenient premix formulation. ...Read more

Arcadia Biosciences receives U.S. Patent for 'High Fiber Wheat'

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company a patent for a yield-improving allele for high fiber, resistant starch wheat. This innovation, which represents the latest patent in Arcadia’s U.S. Patentnon-genetically modified (non-GM) wheat varieties, was dev...Read more

 Granular launches digital tool to help measure field-level profitability  

    Granular, the world's leading farm management software platform, announces Granular Insights, an easy to use, free digital tool that delivers a clearer view of field-level profitability with close to zero effort. Up until now, farmers have had to stitch together disparate data sources by laborious...Read more

Distillery launches World’s First “Climate Positive” Gin from Peas

 UK scientists  from Abertay University and the James Hutton Institute in Scotland have claimed that they have created the world’s first “climate-positive” gin using the humble garden pea. Five years of research at Abertay University and the James Hutton Institute in Scotland, in c...Read more

China launches $ 200 Mn fund to combat Locusts, FAW attack

 Amid the coronavirus tragedy across the country, China has allocated 1.4 billion yuan ($200 million) for the prevention and control of pests, including fall armyworms and locusts to protect the country's massive agriculture sector and food security.  As per reports, fall armyworms first arrived in Chin...Read more

ADAMA wins prestigious Green Chemical Industry award

ADAMA Ltd. (the “Company”) (SZSE 000553), was recognized recently for its outstanding environmental performance, winning the prestigious 2019 Israel Chemical Society award for the Green Chemical Industry.  The Israel Chemical Society awarded ADAMA, a world leader in crop protection solutions, for...Read more

Wintersteiger and Delair sign a strategic partnership on Digital Agriculture and Agronomic Research  

  Wintersteiger and Delair announced their strategic partnership to offer the combined power of turnkey agricultural research equipment and visual data management solutions to seed breeding and production companies, universities, research institutes and agrochemical companies. Through the agreement, Winterst...Read more

Israel based startup Equinom raises US$10 Million to accelerate growth

 Kibbutz Givat Brenner, Israel – Equinom, Ltd., the leading seed breeding startup, announces it has closed its Series B round of funding of $10 million, led by BASF Venture Capital, Germany followed by Roquette, France; and Trendlines Group, Israel. Equinom’s current investor, Tel Aviv-based Forti...Read more

Corteva Agriscience announces Onmira Active as global trademark for fungicides

Corteva Agriscience announced in recent that it is implementing Onmira active as the new global brand name for picoxystrobin, the active ingredient in more than 15 proven fungicides from Corteva.  “With a consistent global brand, farmers can be confident that products containing picoxystrobin and label...Read more