India on guard against suspected seed terrorism

Just when the world is trying to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, another ‘bioterrorism’ scare in the form of seeds is doing the rounds in recent weeks in the US and Canada. Across the 50 states, Americans have been receiving unsolicited seed packets in the recent couple of weeks which have been mislabel...Read more


Wilbur-Ellis Company launches seed treatment product

Wilbur-Ellis announced the release of a new and improved seed treatment product, STEPUP 2.0, a seed treatment nutritional that is specifically designed to interact with and respond to the seed by supplementing the protein and amino acids released during the early stages of germination, providing a faster and more ...Read more


Mustang Seeds join hands with Legend Seeds for distribution  

    Mustang Seeds, Inc. is pleased to add Legend Seeds, Inc. as a distributor of Mustang Brand Seeds. Legend seeds will offer corn and soybeans through the Mustang Seeds brand along with small grains and cover crops. Legend Seeds is a regional independent seed company headquartered in DeSmet, SD. Both...Read more


FSII reveals safety and regulation of GM crops in India

Increasing agricultural productivity to support our perpetual increase in demand for quality food without expanding the area under cultivation remains a challenge for Indian farmers. The erratic and severe weather changes have also added to the farmer’s woes. With multiple variables impacting farm yields, i...Read more


Gene editing technology and regulation

Adoption of science and technology in all aspects of life has been the hallmark of modern civilization. We expect technology to address challenges and make our lives easier, the same holds true for technological intervention in farming. The farmers use technology to smoothen the process of field preparation by mec...Read more


BASF ties up with Bosch for smart seeding and fertilizing solutions

Bosch and xarvio™ Digital Farming Solutions from BASF are intensifying their successful collaboration in the development of digital farming solutions. For this purpose, the companies have founded a project house in Curitiba, Brazil. It enables the two partners to combine their joint research and development ...Read more


Origin Agritech collaborates with BRI for GMO Soybean research

Beijing-based Origin Agritech Ltd. an agriculture technology company has entered into a collaboration agreement with Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI), a division of Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences (CAAS) to jointly collaborate in GMO soybean research and commercialization.  BRI already has its ...Read more


Syngenta AG reports strong sales growth in first half FY 2020    

Syngeanta AG has recently announced thehalf year financial reports 2020.Sales of $7.1 billion were 5 percent above 2019, 10 percent higher at constant exchange rates driven by increased volumes. Crop Protection sales of $5.5 billion were 6 percent higher, 12 percent at constant exchange rates, with a strong perfor...Read more


ICAR signs MoU with DCR for licensing of Cashew Hybrid

The ICAR-Directorate of Cashew Research, Puttur, Karnataka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the M/s Annai Velankanni Nursery, Tamil Nadu for the non-exclusive Licensing of new Cashew Hybrid - H-130.  The MoU was signed by Dr M.G. Nayak, Director, ICAR-DCR, Puttur and Shri D. Xavier, Proprietor...Read more


AAI celebrates 25 years of growing GM crops

 Alliance for Agri Innovation (AAI), a special interest group of Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) celebrates 25 years of planting biotech crops globally. The first biotech crop was commercialised in 1996 and the initial planting was done in only 1.7 million hectares. The planting area grew to 191.7...Read more


KAU introduces vegetable seeds kits for urban cities  

    The Integrated Farming Systems Research Station (IFSRS) kits were launched as part of the Agriculture University initiative. The IFSRS, a station under the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), has introduced vegetable cultivation kits which could prove useful for city residents who have developed ...Read more


BASF partners with PowerPollen for research on hybrid wheat

BASF and PowerPollen have signed an agreement to further develop and apply the company’s patented pollen preservation and application technology to improve cross-pollination and enhance BASF’s proprietary wheat program.  BASF is developing new hybrid wheat varieties to improve yield, quality and ...Read more