Seed en A trip to soybean boot camp <div class="field-deck"> How do seed companies come up with disease, insect ratings? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We get an inside look at how one seed company develops crop disease ratings, not a good time for those test beans.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybean varieties Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:12:00 +0000 84661 at <p>The green veins of this soybean leaf are a solid sign that the plant has been infected with Sudden Death Syndrome. DuPont Pioneer has fields that are infected with the disease where the company tests new varieties for the market.</p> Photo: Willie Vogt EU makes moves on three soybean events <div class="node-body blog-body">Good news for farmers planting latest technology for their farms, and for export traders.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Crops Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:23:00 +0000 84591 at <p>The soybean market catches a break on biotech traits as three are approved in Europe.</p> Advancing the pace of genetic gain <div class="field-deck"> DuPont Pioneer is using Big Data analytics to choose the right soybean varieties for your farm </div> <div class="node-body article-body">DuPont Pioneer is using Big Data to speed its march to higher soybean yields. Here's an in-depth look at how it works.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybean varieties Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:06:00 +0000 84471 at <p>This new soybean variety, released in 2015 uses DuPont Pioneer&#39;s latest AYT 4.0 breeding technology and has demonstrated top-level yield performance for the company.</p> Growing milkweed isn't easy, but necessary <div class="field-deck"> Living Acres project at BASF has potential for farmers to create vibrant pollinator areas </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As winter was winding down BASF held a media event during Commodity Classic that Farm Industry News covered where a key topic was the fact that the company is promoting the idea of creating habitat for monarch butterflies. They call it Living Acres and the idea is that farmers would take non-productive areas of the farm - those &quot;weedy corners&quot; and plant something desirable to the butterfly, in all its life stages.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Protection Seed BASF Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:01:00 +0000 84451 at <p>This flowering milkweed plant is not wild, it was planted at the BASF Seymour, Ill., field research facility, and Troy Klingaman, chief biologist, was surprised to find it.</p> GMOs, satellite investments, presidential tech stands <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's installment of Tech Five we offer some insight into a good range of topics, and a fun bonus for the Ag Nerd in us all. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Business Precision Farming Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:33:00 +0000 84321 at <p>From Nobel laureates defending GMOs to delivering Olympic coverage by virtual reality, yep it&#39;s Tech Five.</p> 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