Mark Moore

Bayer CropScience to focus heavily on soybeans, wheat 1
Bayer CropScience is taking a strong position in building its soybean and wheat portfolio, which the company says will mean a broad array of products available to U.S. producers.
How seed companies analyze vast amounts of data 2
Plant breeders must analyze vast amounts of data to bring new hybrids and varieties to the market. In 2001, Pioneer generated about one million data points for the year. In 2010, the company collected one million data points a day.
Refuge-in-a-bag seed products ready for 2012 corn crop
Seed companies expect refuge-in-a-bag (RIB) products to be the hottest seed items to be sold in the next few years. Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and Pioneer Hi-Bred have RIB products approved for 2012 and Syngenta is awaiting approval.
Monsanto responds to Bt resistance study 24
Monsanto responds to the recent study conducted y Aaron Gassmann, Iowa State University, documenting the first case of corn rootworm resistance to Bt hybrids expressing the Cry3Bb1 toxin.
In-field resistance to Bt corn rootworm trait documented 2
The first documented case of corn rootworm resistance to Bt hybrids expressing the Cry3Bb1 toxin (found in Yieldgard RW, Yieldgard VT3 and SmartStax hybrid) has been documented by Iowa State University researchers.
Corn prices, drying costs affect decision to switch corn hybrids 1
Growers are nervous about corn that has already been planted and corn that's not been planted. University of Wisconsin and Dairyland Seed experts says there's still time for seed to grow and time for more planting before growers need to consider changes.
Planting decision spreadsheet discourages crop switch 1
The University of Illinois has developed a new spreadsheet entitled “Planting Decision Model” to provide some guidelines to help farmers make planting decisions.
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New corn trait targets ethanol 1
Syngenta releases a new corn trait for more efficient ethanol production.
From seed bag to bulk container 1
Just like the rest of society, the seed business is going paperless. The paper seed bag is quickly being replaced by bulk seed delivery and storage containers.
Seed companies consolidate 1
Consolidation in the corn and soybean seed industry has not reduced competition for a grower’s business.
Seed company start-up: CB Seed, Bay City, WI
CB Seed, headquartered in Bay City, WI, recently announced its entry into the highly competitive hybrid corn seed market.
Seed shields 2
Seed treatments provide early season protection from insects and disease for better yields.
New crop protection products from Monsanto, Valent, DuPont, FMC, BASF 16
Crop protection companies are expanding their portfolios to give growers greater flexibility and better weed control.
Seed prices should hold steady for 2011 season
Seed companies expect prices for corn and soybean seed to remain near last year’s levels.

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