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Seed Today 11/15/2019 13:54
Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:YTEN) an agricultural bioscience company which uses its "Trait Factory" to develop high value seed traits for the agriculture and food industries, announced today the pricing of a $10,750,000 equity offering, which consisted of an underwritten public offering of units and a private placement of units for gross proceeds of $10.75 million, prior to deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by Yield10 Bioscience.
Seed Today 11/15/2019 11:31
Researchers from NC State University have developed a set of tools that make it faster and easier to modify large segments of DNA. The new tools are for use in a technique called recombineering. Recombineering is especially important for plant scientists, because many plants have particularly big genomes. A genome is the complete set of genetic material in a given organism. And some plant genomes can make a human genome seem puny.
Seed Today 11/15/2019 10:17
According to Osman Mewett, General Manager, Australian Seed Federation (ASF), the group welcomes the passage of the amended Gene Technology Regulations through the Senate. Throughout history, farmers have been breeding plants for the best characteristics, like disease resistance and drought tolerance. The lengthy process of observing, selecting and breeding could take years or even decades to complete.
Seed Today 11/14/2019 10:22
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations today published new guidelines aimed at assuring crop diversity and farmers' resilience to plant genetic resource loss. The Voluntary Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Farmers Varieties/Landraces are a valuable aid to countries in developing national plans to conserve these critical crop resources. Farmers' varieties and landraces are populations of a cultivated crop that are often genetically diverse with high local adaptation to the growing environment. They are associated with a set of indigenous knowledge regarding farmers' practices of seed selection and field management. The dynamic management of farmers' varieties/landraces, including their exposure to d.
Seed Today 11/14/2019 10:14
How might artificial intelligence (AI) impact agriculture, the food industry, and the field of bioengineering? Dan Jacobson, a research and development staff member in the Biosciences Division at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has a few ideas. For the past 5 years, Jacobson and his team have studied plants to understand the genetic variables and patterns that make them adaptable to changing environments and climates. As a computational biologist, Jacobson uses some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers for his work—including the recently decommissioned Cray XK7 Titan and the world’s most powerful and smartest supercomputer for open science, the IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer, both located a.
Seed Today 11/14/2019 10:05
Syngenta announced that it will discontinue its Canadian cereal seed research and development program, effective the end of this calendar year. According to Nancy Tout, Head of Research and Development for Syngenta Canada, while the company has taken the decision to cease operation of this particular program, they will maintain a strong commitment to the Canadian cereals sector.
Seed Today 11/14/2019 09:52
Five centres of excellence and a network of focus farms will be established in high yield potential grain-growing environments across Australia as part of a major new investment by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). Announced Nov. 14, the GRDC’s new five-year Hyper Yielding Crops initiative will push the economically attainable yield boundaries in a range of winter grain crops. Starting next year and concluding in 2025, this national investment will build on the success of the GRDC’s Hyper Yielding Cereals Project that has been conducted in Tasmania over the past four years.
Seed Today 11/14/2019 09:37
Lyle Marcus has joined Latham Hi-Tech Seeds as its corn product manager. Latham Seeds has seen 10 consecutive years of corn business growth. Managing inventory is complex for corn because farmers’ needs must be met across many unique, local environments while still managing the corn product line as a business, says the company’s General Manager Ryan Schon. Hiring a second product manager was necessary to accommodate Latham Seeds’ growth.
Seed Today 11/13/2019 15:47
ICM News Resistant varieties continue to be a key tool for managing the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). With financial support from the soybean checkoff through the Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa State University annually compiles a list of SCN-resistant soybean varieties that are available for use in Iowa. The updated list of maturity group 0, I, II and III varieties is now available for free online in the Iowa State University Extension Store.
Seed Today 11/13/2019 11:17
Markus Heldt, former president of BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Agribusiness Intelligence Crop Science Awards held in London on Nov. 12. Heldt was honored for his achievements in the agricultural industry after a career spanning almost 40 years. The award recognizes exceptional individuals with a consistent history of service above and beyond the call of duty.

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