Sakata Seed America acquires Vanguard Seed

Sakata Seed America has recently announced that the company has acquired Vanguard Seed, a lettuce seed company based in the Salinas Valley.   The purchase of Vanguard provides Sakata Seed America with all existing Vanguard lettuce genetics. Vanguard’s seed team, dedicated to bringing quality lettuce g...Read more

IRRI and Agriplex ties up for Genotyping technology to support rice breeders

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and AgriPlex Genomics have entered a partnership to combine AgriPlex’s NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) genotyping technology with IRRI’s advanced breeding of rice and DNA marker development.     Over the past few years, the two organizatio...Read more

Precision Labs Introduces 'Seed-Applied Water Management Product'  

    Precision Laboratories introduces new technology with a seed-applied water management product. HydraLink is a product formulated to provide an optimal moisture environment around the seed for improved germination and emergence, stand establishment and yield.  Precision is known for irrigation...Read more

FBN reduces prices on agri-inputs by up to 15% in response to COVID-19  

    Farmers Business Network (FBNsm), the independent farmer-to-farmer network, recently announced a new program to support family farms amid market turbulence, as farmers enter their critical planting period.  Over the next four weeks, FBN will be extending a range of special pricing offers on m...Read more

Graines Voltz acquires BASF’s Vegetable Seeds & Agricultural Solutions Division

Graines Voltz, a French floral and vegetable seeds distributor, has signed a pact with BASF to buy its Agricultural Solutions division, HILD Samen. Set up in Germany’s Marbach, HILD Samen is a part of the vegetable seeds business of BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division. The division’s diverse p...Read more

Indian Seed Industry demands inter-State movement of seeds ahead of kharif season

The Indian seed industry has urged the Centre and State governments to make inter-State movement of seeds and other agri inputs easier, as the months between March and May are crucial for preparing seeds for forthcoming kharif season. As a precautionary measure to contrl the spread of Covid-19, many State governme...Read more

Dutch Passion launches THCV-rich cannabis seed variety

 Dutch Passion, the pioneering seed company from the Netherlands, has introduced yet another innovation - a THCV feminised seed strain. This week, a few thousand seeds were delivered to a limited number of licenced producers worldwide.  As the name suggests THCV, or Tetrahydrocannabivarin, is very close...Read more

ISF World Seed Congress in Capetown postponed to 2022

As developments move forward with the coronavirus, the International Seed Federation (ISF) sent out a letter recently to announce that the ISF World Seed Congress in Capetown, South Africa, is postponed until 2022. “During these unpredictable times, one thing is certain: the health and well-being of our mem...Read more

Benson Hill announces commercially available 'Ultra-High Protein' soy varieties

Benson Hill announced its plans to release Ultra-High Protein soybean varieties in the 2021 crop year. These varieties are the first commercially available soybeans that can effectively replace soy protein concentrate via typical soybean crushing. This innovation enables food companies to eliminate costly energy a...Read more

Equinom expands operations to North America

Non-GMO seed-breeding specialist Equinom, Ltd., is expanding and operations. The company will open offices in the US to serve the North American market. This move will accelerate the company’s penetration into the global food market and bring it closer to key farming communities and grain handlers, as well a...Read more

Anseme to launch new variety of Pea 'AN BEST' for Indian Market

One of Italy's leading companies in the seed production sector, Anseme, will soon roll out its new variety of pea 'AN BEST'. The company is known throughout the world and has been providing its consumers with quality seeds since 1952.  Due to the growing demand for a fresh pea in India, pea seeds will be in ...Read more

Corteva introduces non-neonic seed treatment

Corteva Agriscience has recently launched a new seed treatment for use on cereals, peas, and lentils that targets wireworm larvae, cutworm larvae, pea leaf weevil, and armyworm. Lumivia CPL is a non-neonicotinoid-based product that uses a new mode of action to control pests. “It is a mode of action that wor...Read more