Seed en Refresher: How GMO crops get approved <div class="field-deck"> The review process for new-tech crops has always been thorough </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent National Academy of Sciences report offers great background on why, and how, the system for approving high-tech crops works.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Protection Seed Practices and Systems Regulations Wed, 25 May 2016 15:40:00 +0000 83191 at <p>The process for approving genetically enhanced crops involves key U.S. regulatory agencies depending on the technology.</p> Image: National Academy of Sciences Putting deep genetic data to work <div class="node-body blog-body">A cloud-based tool could someday dramatically increase development speed for new crops and for some this will be a game changer. While farmers won't use it, plant breeders will.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Business Crops Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 24 May 2016 19:26:00 +0000 83181 at <p>We talk about cloud-based computing a lot, and while farmers may benefit, the real advancement may be in plant breeding with more key information available to an increasing group of plant breeders.</p> What’s next for agricultural biologicals <div class="node-body gallery-body">BioConsortia CEO Marcus Meadows-Smith provides an overview of the agricultural biologics market and what he sees as the next wave.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Protection Seed Precision Farming Precision Farming Crops Thu, 05 May 2016 18:38:00 +0000 82991 at <p>BioConsortia CEO Marcus Meadows-Smith provides an overview of the agricultural biologics market and what he sees as the next wave. Check out this gallery to get a rundown on the development of new technology for improving crop yields.</p> New genetic tools to boost productivity <div class="field-deck"> There's a term you'll hear more of in the future - CRISPR-Cas - and DuPont Pioneer is putting the tech to use. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There's a precision genetic tool being put to work in crop breeding that offers benefits for future elite, high-performing crops. Pioneer is moving forward with work on a commercial hybrid.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn hybrids Crops Corn Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:17:00 +0000 82911 at <p>With CRISPR-Cas it&#39;s possible to do precision gene insertions (or deletions) in a crop genome that boost productivity or enhance other traits. This isn&#39;t a GMO because the work done involves traits from the same species - corn gene into a corn plant, for example.</p> Photo: Willie Vogt Farmers have chance to support new ag tech <div class="field-byline"> Source | Monsanto, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Clock is ticking on a public comment period for use of dicamba on Monsanto's newest technology. At least one state is urging caution in planting the new-tech soybeans for 2016.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Crop Protection John Deere Seed Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:49:00 +0000 82711 at <p>EPA is in the middle of a 30-day comment period for the use of dicamba in-crop on Roundup 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton.</p> Photo: Delta Farm Press INDUSTRY INSIDER: Robb Fraley <div class="node-body article-body">Monsanto’s chief technology officer talks about the advancements in data science, crop modeling and what’s next for the company.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Crop Protection Precision Farming Monsanto Crops Practices and Systems Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:32:00 +0000 82701 at <p>Robb Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology officer for Monsanto, talked with Farm Industry News about the next advancements in data sciences and biology.</p> Photo: Jodie Wehrspann The continuing GMO debate...lingers <div class="node-body blog-body">Is society ready for a nuanced discussion about technology that holds great promise? It doesn't look that way, yet the issue of GMOs is far from a simple yes/no answer.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Seed Crops Plant and Animal Health Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:30:00 +0000 82681 at <p>The GMO debate is stirring up plenty of talk, with little room for either side to move. (Image: JackyLeung/Thinkstock)</p> Creating an ultraprecise at-planting liquid delivery system <div class="node-body article-body">Great Plains merges the tech of pulse width modulation spraying with a planter to create a new way to put fertilizer, insecticide or fungicide in the soil.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fungicides Insecticides Fertilizer Seed Farm Equipment Crops National Farm Machinery Show Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:58:00 +0000 81971 at <p>As this demonstration shows, the steel tub - left - drops a precise amount of material just ahead of the seed (only when the seed sensor measures a seed drop).</p> Willie Vogt AgriGold adds soybeans to seed portfolio <div class="node-body article-body">AgriGold, the company known for producing seed corn since 1936, today announced it is expanding its offerings to soybeans. The announcement was made at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybean varieties Dry Beans Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:25:00 +0000 81981 at <p>Andy Montgomery, national sales manager, AgriGold announced the launch of the company&#39;s latest product - soybeans.</p> Jodie Wehrspann Farmers get access to new soybean tech for 2016, but not all of it <div class="field-byline"> Source: Monsanto </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Monsanto announces that China has approved Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans for import, company awaits EPA approval for dicamba use on the crop.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Glyphosate-Tolerant Soybean varieties Monsanto Seed Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:04:00 +0000 81891 at <p>Monsanto gets import approval for their latest tech - Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans, however the firm is still waiting for EPA to approve over-the-top use of dicamba on the crop (which is a key feature for the technology).</p>