Companies are turning to biological approaches for boosting crop yields. The range of approaches is varied, from seed treatments to new sprays. Alliances bring more horsepower to product development efforts....More
Syngenta shares earnings report and shows strength in U.S. market. COO Davor Pisk offers insight into key issues, including weather and seed production. The company is pushing for international regulatory framework for biotech products....More
Commodity Classic 2014 got rolling today in San Antonio, TX, where growers and industry reps from around the country gathered to talk about the newest technologies and products available to achieve top yields. Syngenta launched its “top secret” herbicide; we learned Winfield is offering a new nutrient management system; and lots of other interesting tech products were found.
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To expand control strategies, crop protection companies are turning to biologicals. Beneficial bacteria and other organisms can help avoid resistance issues. Formulation technology will be key for companies developing products....More
European farmers are looking at new ways to keep the pesticides they use on the farm. A “biobed” approach offers a self-contained way to process crop protection products. Microorganisms in the biobed’s soil break down the crop protection products....More
Nematodes finally may be meeting their match with new technology available. A range of products on the market, and in the pipeline, will help make short work of SCN. In soybeans alone, yield losses can top 30% with a heavy nematode infestation....More
The partnership with Chr. Hansen, a biosciences company, will result in development of biological crop protection products. And the acquisition of the Center for Agricultural and Environmental Biosolutions (CAEB) will lead to an enhanced research pipeline to develop new patented technologies....More
Advances in soil science have called for an update in the Corn Suitability Rating (CSR), a system for rating the crop-growing productivity of Iowa soil, according to Iowa State University agronomist Lee Burras.
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Monsanto will provide Bayer CropScience a license to Genuity Roundup Ready 2, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans in the U.S. and Canada, in addition to Intacta RR2PRO in soybeans in Brazil. Bayer CropScience will grant Monsanto licenses to evaluate technologies for corn rootworm control and herbicide tolerance....More