Stacked Microbial Seed Treatment Boosts Corn and Soybean Yields

In California, Marrone Bio Innovation and Israel’s Groundwork BioAg say joint field trials have shown yield increases in corn and soybean from using the...

Gates Foundation extends sorghum research with a $6.1 million grant to the Danforth Center

In Missouri, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center received a three-year $6.1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand and...

Jain Irrigation funds Agri-Valley and Irrigation Design merger

In California, Agri-Valley Irrigation, Inc. and Irrigation Design and Construction agreed to merge their businesses into a newly formed distribution company funded by Jain...

The Climate Corporation announces global expansion and a robust R & D pipeline

In California, The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company unveiled more than thirty-five research and development projects in its pipeline and announced plans...

Star Trek Tricorder inspired, technology detects GMOs in the wild

In Texas, Rice University scientists are leading an effort to detect genetically modified organisms in the environment. The researchers are building tools to detect, quantify...

AUM LifeTech and USDA develop non-GMO RNA silencing to protect citrus trees

In Pennsylvania, AUM LifeTech, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture, has developed a novel non-GMO RNA silencing approach for bacteria, insect...

USDA adds $100 million private investment fund for rural America

In Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched a new $100 million private investment fund managed by McLarty Capital Partners. The new fund...

TerraVia, Bunge and BioMar expand distribution of AlgaPrime DHA for aquaculture feed

In California, TerraVia, Bunge Limited and BioMar Group expanded their AlgaPrime DHA distribution agreement to increase availability at scale to salmon farmers and other...

Dow AgroSciences and Chromatin ink license deal for unique sorghum genetics

In Indiana, Dow AgroSciences licensed unique sorghum genetic stocks to Chromatin Inc., enabling Chromatin to launch new products in markets outside of the United...

Danforth Plant Science Center develops PheNode, a farm-ready phenotyping sensor

In Missouri, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center researchers demonstrated the PheNode, a farm-ready, solar-powered environmental sensor and phenotyping station for crops. Able to monitor directly...

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