Balance GT Soybeans Receive Approval from China

Kelly Marshall

Balance GT soybeans from MS Technologies and Bayer have received import approval from China. The Balance GT Soybean Performance System offers growers a high-yielding genetic along side a double herbicide-tolerant trait for both glyphosate and isoxaflutole, the active ingredient in Balance Bean. Approval from China is an important milestone in getting Balance approved for commercial soybean use. Already the product …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Soybeans, Traits

Syngenta To Use NRGene Software for Crop Breeding

Kelly Marshall

Syngenta has chosen genomics big data company NRGene to evaluate and accelerate trait discovery. Their cloud-based GenoMAGIC software package will make trait mapping more efficient, thanks to volumes of genomic data that allow researchers to identify brand sequence polymorphisms and holotypes.  The new process is faster and more cost effective, since breeders can easily relate genomic sequences with beneficial traits. …

Agribusiness, Data, Syngenta, Traits

Syngenta Announces New Sugarbeet Hybrids

Kelly Marshall

Five new hybrids are being added to Syngenta’s 2017 Hilleshog sugarbeet portfolio. The new varieties offer an excellent sugar content along side improved disease and pest tolerance traits. Syngenta recommends getting these new hybrids off to a great start with critical seed protection like CruiserMaxx Sugarbeets treatment, Vibrance seed treatment fungicide, or Clariva pn seed treatment nematicide for the most successful …

Agribusiness, Sugarbeets, Syngenta, Traits

Syngenta Finds Unexpected Use for Enogen Corn

Kelly Marshall

Duane Martin manages the Agrisure portfolio for Syngenta corn and soybeans. “We’re very proud of the technology we’ve brought to the corn and soybean market over the last several years- launching more new technology, more new traits, to especially the corn business one the last five years than any other company in the industry,” he told me at the NAFB …

Audio, Ethanol, NAFB, Syngenta, Traits

Agragen Licenses DuPont Patents

Kelly Marshall

Agragen LLC has reached an agreement concerning a family of patents held by DuPont Pioneer to manipulate fatty acid in plant profiles.  The company is focused on creating a high-yielding camelina, or false flax, with the same omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil. “By sustainably producing these bioactive fatty acids, which are so important for human health and disease, we …

Agribusiness, Dupont Pioneer, Traits

Alta Seeds Bringing Sorghum Innovation at #NAFB16

Kelly Marshall

It’s Travis Kidd’s responsibility to bring commercial hybrids from the research stage into the marketplace for Alta Seeds. Considering they’re the largest provider of genetics in forage and grain sorghum in the country, he’s the guy you want to talk to when it comes to what’s new in Sorghum. Alta is excited about two new traits that will make life …

Agribusiness, NAFB, Research, Sorghum, Traits

DuPont Pioneer Finds Potential Insect Control Traits

Kelly Marshall

Researchers at DuPont Pioneer have discovered a protein from a non-Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) bacterium source.  Science Magazine published findings that show this protein is a promising alternative for controlling corn root worm in North American  and Europe. “This research represents a breakthrough for addressing a major challenge in agriculture,” said Neal Gutterson, vice president, Research & Development, DuPont Pioneer. “We …

Agribusiness, Corn, Dupont Pioneer, Traits

Pioneer Demonstrates CRISPR-Cas Potential

Kelly Marshall

DuPont Pioneer researchers  have been working with an advanced plant breeding technology known as CRISPR-Cas.  Now the Plant Biotechnology Journal has reported their success in improving a corn plant’s own ability to withstand drought stress. “Rapid population growth coupled with limited resources and climate change requires innovation to keep pace at a similarly rapid rate,” said Neal Gutterson, vice president, …

Agribusiness, biotechnology, Corn, Dupont Pioneer, Traits

EU Approves Three Soy Biotech Traits

Kelly Marshall

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) has just announced the approval of three biotech soybean traits by the European Union.  Now ready for import and processing are: Monsanto’s Xtend (dicamba x glyphosate MON87708 x MON89788) Monsanto’s Vistive Gold (high oleic x glyphosate MON87705 x MON89788) Bayer CropScience’s Balance GT (glyphosate x HPPD inhibitor FG72) “The EU’s approval of these events …

Ag Group, EU, Exports, Soybeans, Traits

Monsanto and Remington Partner to Drive Sorghum

Kelly Marshall

Innovation Seed Solution LLC is the new joint venture created by Monsanto Company and Remington Holding Company, LLC.  The global retail seed provider has joined with Monsanto’s broad range of solutions to focus on sorghum.  Together the companies hope to provide greater market access and a higher level of innovation for the crop using Monsanto’s global sorghum breeding business and …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Sorghum, Traits