Seed/Biotech Stories

Seed/BiotechGenuity Smartstax RIB Complete Delivers Full-Season Rootworm Control
April 17, 2012
For the 2012 season, farmers who face high corn rootworm pressure have an expanded choice of Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete Read More
Seed/BiotechMonsanto Gives Farmers First Look At Upcoming Pipeline Products
April 17, 2012
Beginning this spring, farmers will have an opportunity to participate in Monsanto’s new, on-farm trial program being introduced as Ground Read More
Seed/BiotechBayer CropScience, KWS SAAT To Co-Develop Herbicide-Tolerant Sugarbeet
April 17, 2012
Bayer CropScience and plant breeding company KWS SAAT AG will jointly develop and commercialize a sugarbeet that can tolerate herbicides Read More
Seed/BiotechDuPont Opens $40 Million Agriculture Research Facility
April 9, 2012
DuPont has opened a $40 million plant genetics research facility in Johnston, IA, to further support its commitment to increasing Read More
Seed/BiotechEntomologist Questions High Usage Of Bt Hybrids
April 9, 2012
Ninety-five percent of the producers who participated in the regional 2012 Corn and Soybean Classic meetings last January said they Read More
Seed/BiotechBecker Underwood Welcomes New Communications Manager
April 2, 2012
Charles Whitt has joined Becker Underwood as communications manager for the company’s U.S.- and Mexico-based operations. Whitt will focus on Read More
Seed/BiotechMonsanto Lawsuit: Organic Farmers Appeal U.S. District Court Decision
March 29, 2012
A group of organic farmers and seed dealers says its industry is at risk from Monsanto’s growing market dominance. “Farmers Read More
Seed/BiotechSyngenta Launches Enhanced Soybean Resources
March 27, 2012
Syngenta has converted its soybean crop page on FarmAssist.com into a Virtual Classroom that will feature a variety of agronomic Read More
Seed/BiotechNew BASF, Monsanto Pact Helps Growers Maximize Crop Performance
March 22, 2012
BASF has reached an exclusive supply agreement with Monsanto Co. for fungicide seed treatments for cotton and soybeans in North Read More
Seed/BiotechIL Researcher Tracks Bt Trait Overuse
March 20, 2012
High corn prices are leading many growers to plant corn every year and to overuse pesticides and other bug-killing technology Read More
Trending Articles
Eric SfiligojPity The Monsanto Haters
May 23, 2016
An old saying goes thus: “Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.” Given current events, there Read More
Monsanto Luling Plant
Crop InputsReport: Bayer Eyeing Monsanto For Possible Mega-Merger
May 16, 2016
Bayer AG is exploring a potential bid for U.S. competitor Monsanto Co. in a deal that would create the world’s Read More
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Precision AgA Deeper Dive Into The Future Of Precision Ag
May 9, 2016
For about two decades now, through the good and the bad times, the ups and the downs inherent in agriculture, Read More
Palmer amaranth in soybean stubble
HerbicidesWSSA: Billions In Potential Economic Losses From Uncontrolled Weeds
May 4, 2016
What losses would corn and soybean growers experience if they were forced to eliminate herbicides and other control techniques from Read More
Eric SfiligojReasons For Hope In Commodity Prices
May 2, 2016
For many months now, the doomsayers have ruled the day in agriculture. Too much supply with too little demand would Read More
Eric SfiligojMissing The Family Ties In Agriculture
April 25, 2016
By its nature, the agriculture market is cyclical. Up and down cycles come and go with a regular pattern. For Read More
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ManagementWashington Visit and Bayer/Monsanto Deal Update
May 26, 2016
Editors Paul Schrimpf and Eric Sfiligoj discusses a recent trip to DC and the latest news on the proposed pairing Read More
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Industry NewsVerdesian: Striking A Balance Between Yield & ROI
May 26, 2016
Finely tuned nutrient management plans are helping farmers throughout the U.S. improve nutrient use efficiency, increase return on investment (ROI) Read More
Crop InputsLand O’Lakes Announces Minnesota Water Quality Pa…
May 25, 2016
Governor Mark Dayton and Land O’Lakes, Inc. President and CEO Chris Policinski today announced a new public-private partnership to protect Read More
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Industry NewsMonsanto Rejects Bayer Bid; Open To More Talks
May 25, 2016
Monsanto Co, the world’s largest seed company, turned down Bayer AG’s $62 billion acquisition bid as “incomplete and financially inadequate” Read More
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Crop InputsArysta LifeScience Establishes Global Headquarters In R…
May 25, 2016
Arysta LifeScience has announced plans to relocate its global headquarters from West Palm Beach, FL, to Cary, NC, over the Read More
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BlendersCHS Dakota Expansion Features AGCO’s GSI InterSys…
May 25, 2016
The continued growth of precision agriculture has increased farmer use of customized fertilizer blends best-suited for their soil conditions. Several Read More
ManagementAgriculture 3.5: A Bumpy Road Ahead
May 24, 2016
You may have read my article a few years ago on Agriculture 3.0, which is a term I coined to Read More
Topcon’s X30 display with CropSpec sensors
EquipmentGPS Autosteer Systems: Product Updates From Precision A…
May 24, 2016
Throughout 2015 GPS Steering solutions continued to evolve from what was once an after-market add on, to today’s cab where Read More
Trimble TMX-2050 In-Cab Display
Eric SfiligojThe Precision Ag Revolution Continues
May 24, 2016
It’s funny how much “the first time” tends to mean to someone as they get older. I sometimes can’t recall Read More
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Precision AgAMVAC Ups The Ante With New Precision Ag Technology
May 24, 2016
A potentially industry-changing at-plant soil treatment system from American Vanguard Corp., or AMVAC, is coming soon to large growers in Read More
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CropLife 100CropLife 100 Map
May 24, 2016
The new CropLife 100 map shows the locations of each of the headquarters of the 2015 CropLife 100 retailers. The interactive Read More
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Industry NewsTiger-Sul Names Veteran Account Manager To Lead Central…
May 23, 2016
With the continuing growth of the sulphur bentonite and precision crop nutrient industry, global agriculture firm H.J. Baker has announced that Read More
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Industry NewsReuters: Bayer Defies Critics With $62 Billion Monsanto…
May 23, 2016
German drugs and crop chemicals group Bayer has offered to buy U.S. seeds company Monsanto for $62 billion in cash, Read More
Eric SfiligojPity The Monsanto Haters
May 23, 2016
An old saying goes thus: “Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.” Given current events, there Read More
Industry NewsCompass Minerals Hires Industry Veteran To Lead Plant N…
May 19, 2016
Compass Minerals has hired plant nutrition industry veteran Vatren Jurin to steer the company’s portfolio expansion into specialty liquid micronutrient Read More
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CropLife 100The Andersons Rejects Unsolicited Proposal From HC2
May 19, 2016
The Andersons, Inc. has announced that its Board of Directors has rejected two non-binding, highly conditional, unsolicited proposals from HC2 Read More
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Crop InputsWHO: Glyphosate ‘Unlikely’ To Cause Cancer
May 16, 2016
Via Reuters.com reporter Kate Kelland: The weed-killing pesticide glyphosate, made by Monsanto and widely used in agriculture and by gardeners, Read More