Worm-like, soil-swimming robots to record soil properties: Cornell University

Scientists of Cornell University, New York are recently planning to develop worm-like, soil-swimming robots to sense and record soil properties, water, the soil microbiome and how roots grow. A $2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant led by the principal investigator (PI) Taryn Bauerle, an associate pr...Read more


US impose duties on import of phosphate fertilizer from Russia, Morocco

The US Department of Commerce has recently announced affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of phosphate fertilizers from Morocco and Russia. Commerce preliminarily determined that exporters received countervailable subsidies rates of 23.46 percent, and 2...Read more


Sami-Sabinsa provides glyphosate test results with ingredients

Sami-Sabinsa headquartered in the US, a pioneer in the nutraceutical and cosmeceutical industry, is offering glyphosate test results to customers, using a proprietary method for testing glyphosate developed by Sami-Sabinsa’s scientists. In October they began testing for residual herbicide in 20 nutraceu...Read more


Meristem launches seed treatment replant program for soybean growers

Saving American farmers up to 50 percent on high-quality seed treatment while providing the peace of mind of a 100 percent replant benefit is the mission behind a new offer from Meristem Crop Performance, Ohio was announced recently. By creating a replant reinsurance program that fits with a seed company's untrea...Read more


Sumitomo Chemical launches SynBio Hub in US

   Sumitomo Chemical has decided to establish a new organization, SynBio Hub, within the Biorational Research Center of Valent BioSciences LLC (VBC), a U.S. subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical in Illinois. By setting up this organization tasked to build technologies using synthetic biology in the U.S., a pr...Read more


Calyxt Inc. collaborates with NRGene® for cloud-based genomics platform  

   Calyxt, Inc., a plant-based technology company, today announced a research collaboration with NRGene® that includes the adoption of NRGene’s cloud-based genomics platform to support key Calyxt’s research projects. The genomics solutions are expected to allow for more comprehensive eva...Read more


Study reveals crop diversification can improve environmental outcomes without sacrificing yields

A new study published by Iowa State University, US shows diversifying agricultural systems beyond a narrow selection of crops leads to a range of ecosystem improvements while also maintaining or improving yields. But a professor of agronomy at Iowa State University who co-authored the study said some marketing and...Read more


WSI, Syngenta to open new agriculture crop protection product facility

WSI, one of the largest privately held logistics companies in the US has recently announced that it is expanding its agriculture crop protection logistics footprint by partnering with Switzerland-based Syngenta, a leader in agriculture innovation, in opening a state-of-the-art storage and distribution center in Co...Read more


BioWest Ag Solutions launches new Bioherbicide product in the US

Idaho based BioWest Ag Solutions has recently announced the release of Battalion Pro-a liquid, preemergent bioherbicide product, in the United States. The product, whose active ingredient is Pseudomonas fluorescens strain ACK55, provides an economically sound and natural alternative for the selective suppression o...Read more


US agri-business major SynTech merges with Acceres

After months of deliberation and formalities which began in 2019, the merger of agri-business major SynTech Research, USA and the European Contract Research Organization (CRO) major Acceres, has now successfully met all the requirements to form a world-leading global Agricultural R&D CRO. Consisting of Acceres...Read more


Chilean Milk Alternative company NotCo hits US shores

NotCo, Chile’s  plant based 'animal replica' products has announced the launch of its plant-based milk alternative NotMilk in November 2020, in the US market. NotCo’s US market entry follows an impressive series C funding round of $85 million, bringing the total capital raised to $118 million. The...Read more


ARS scientists spearhead research to reduce allergenic potential of peanuts

Peanut allergies are a serious health threat, and consuming even a trace amount has the potential to cause a life-threatening reaction. In the past 20 years, peanut allergies have tripled in the United States, said Soheila Maleki, a chemist with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). ARS scientists are researchi...Read more