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


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


Seed-X collaborates with PETKUS for AI optical seed and grain sorting machines

Seed-X, which specialises in AI and deep-learning algorithms for profiling of seeds and grains, is working together with PETKUS, a leading global manufacturer of optical processing machines for the seed and grain sectors, to create the next generation of sorters designed to upgrade seed lots and set higher benchma...Read more


Proterra launches sustainable substrate HYPERroots for higher yields

Proterra has announced a sustainable, proven gel grow medium, HYPERroots, enabling propagators to achieve higher yields consistently, with minimal OpEx. HYPERroots radically reduce the amount of water required to grow food and enables unprecedented control and certainty about crop outcomes, consistently and reliab...Read more


UPL launches Electron 3-Way Mix in seed, plant health segment

UPL has recently launched a smart technology-driven seed treatment solution Electron 3-Way Mix in the seed and plant health segment.The company, in a statement, said the new product acts as a powerful tool in protecting the seed and seedling from pests and diseases in the early stages and helps in robust crop esta...Read more


Union Minister emphasises on sustainable agri practices at Northern India Regional Agriculture Fair 2021

Northern India Regional Agriculture Fair 2021 was recently held at SKUAST Jammu. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh was the chief gu...Read more


Union minister Dr Jitendra Singh releases genetic version of Indian rice and chickpea

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh released the genetic version of Indian rice and chickpea (DNA panArray) developed by the National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR).   Dr Singh said that the two DNA chips for rice and chickpea, IndRA and IndiCA...Read more


Queensland Univ researchers optimistic on grain size discovery of sorghum

Researchers at The University of Queensland are optimistic the value and versatility of one of the world’s top crops will be improved following the discovery of genes that could increase the grain size of sorghum.The use of the drought-resilient summer crop has been constrained by the small size of sorghum g...Read more


IPT, ALMACO tie-up to focus on seed treatment solutions

Inflexion Point Technologies (IPT) and ALMACO announced a business relationship that will sustainably increase food productivity and farmer profitability by enabling researchers and growers to increase their use of sustainable biological seed treatments while also more effectively tailoring their treatments to the...Read more


Bayer to launch organic vegetable seeds portfolio

Bayer has announced that it will expand its vegetable seeds offerings under the new Vegetables by Bayer umbrella to include organically produced seed. The launch will focus on certified organic production in three key crops for the greenhouse and glasshouse market: tomato, sweet pepper and cucumber. These will be ...Read more


Two-day Virtual Kisan Mela of PAU deliberates on agri issues

Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab, recently inaugurated the two-day Virtual Kisan Mela of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). “Kheti (agriculture) is Punjab’s jaan (lifeline). The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has contributed tremendously to the ushering in of Green Revolution ...Read more


KVK, Washim organises training for rural youths through vegetable seeds production prog

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Washim, Maharashtra in collaboration with the East-West Seed India jointly organised a two-day training on 'Attracting the Rural Youths towards Agriculture through Vegetable Seeds Production Programme.'    In his address, the Chief Guest, Pankaj Parate, Director, East-We...Read more