Seed/Biotech Stories

Seed/BiotechDuPont, Advanta Sign Sorghum Trait Commercialization Deal
August 4, 2014
DuPont Crop Protection and Advanta US have signed a joint agreement to commercialize the DuPont Inzen Z herbicide-tolerance sorghum trait. Read More
Crop InputsDow AgroSciences, Sigma-Aldrich Announce Manufacturing And Supply Agreement
May 27, 2014
Agreement provides exclusive rights for manufacturing and distribution of plant ZFN reagents. Read More
Crop InputsINCOTEC Announces Unique Breakthrough With Its ThemoSeed treatment
May 27, 2014
INCOTEC officially confirms today that their patented technology, ThermoSeed, is consistently showing a strong priming effect for field crops alongside its well-known function as an effective seed disinfection treatment. Read More
Crop InputsOregon Voters Back Ban On GMO Crops Amid U.S. Labeling Uproar
May 22, 2014
Voters in two small Oregon counties on Tuesday approved controversial ballot measures to ban cultivation of genetically engineered crops within their boundaries, though one measure is vulnerable to legal challenge under a new state law. Read More
Crop InputsABM, INCOTEC Join Forces For Seed Care
May 22, 2014
INCOTEC will combine ABM’s yield enhancing inoculants with INCOTEC’s innovative seed coating and enhancement technologies. Read More
Crop InputsGenuity Launches iPad App For Corn Rootworm Risk Assessment
May 15, 2014
The Genuity Rootworm Manager app allows farmers to do a field-by-field assessment that considers several important factors to determine the threat from corn rootworm to the crop. Read More
Crop InputsVermont Becomes First U.S. State To Mandate GMO Labeling
May 13, 2014
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that is widely expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies. Read More
Crop InputsCanadian Farmers To Access Enlist Corn
May 12, 2014
Dow AgroSciences' Canada Field Forward program will provide growers with an exclusive opportunity to experience the company’s Enlist corn under carefully stewarded conditions before they are widely available. Read More
Enlist Duo herbicide Field Trials
Crop InputsEnlist Duo Herbicide Moves Forward In Regulatory Process
April 30, 2014
EPA has announced its intention to register Enlist Duo for use in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin, and is seeking comment from growers and others on the new technology. Read More
Crop InputsMonsanto Named One Of CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens For 2014
April 29, 2014
CR Magazine named Monsanto Co. to its “100 Best Corporate Citizens” for 2014. This is the fifth time Monsanto has Read More
Top 100 Articles
Crop InputsLand ‘O Lakes, United Suppliers Finalize Merger
August 24, 2015
According to a press release on August 24, owners of United Suppliers, Inc. and members of Land O’Lakes, Inc. “have Read More
West Central Cooperative, Jefferson, IA
CropLife 100Iowa Cooperatives To Explore Unification
August 19, 2015
The boards of directors at two of Iowa’s leading farmer-owned cooperatives yesterday signed a letter of intent to study the Read More
CropLife 100Southern States Coop Hosting Drone Flight This Friday
August 3, 2015
Southern States Cooperative — No. 9 on the CropLife 100 — is hosting an FAA-approved drone demonstration at Grandview Farms Read More
CropLife 100Aligned Ag Distributors Adds Four New Owners
July 30, 2015
Aligned Ag Distributors LLC has announced the addition of four new customer/owners to Franklin Holding Co. LLC. They are: The Read More
CropLife 100Pinnacle Purchases California-Based Specialty Crops Retailer
July 20, 2015
Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings has successfully acquired California-based NH3 Service Co.  Operating as part of Pinnacle’s Performance Agriculture brand, the new locations Read More
Asmus Farm Supply liquid fertilizer facility features 20,000 square feet
CropLife 100Slideshow: Asmus Farm Supply Shows Off Its New Liquid Fertilizer Facility
July 15, 2015
Asmus Farm Supply, Rake, IA, recently added a new liquid fertilizer facility to its company operations. The new liquid fertilizer Read More
Latest News
Crop InputsNFU: Monsanto Decision To Withdraw Syngenta Bid ‘…
August 26, 2015
National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said the organization was very pleased by the news that Monsanto has withdrawn Read More
Crop InputsMonsanto Withdraws Bid For Syngenta
August 26, 2015
Monsanto Co. abandoned its latest effort to acquire Syngenta AG, the world’s top maker of pesticides, after a sweetened bid Read More
Syngenta Sign
Crop InputsSyngenta Comments On Monsanto Announcement
August 26, 2015
The Board of Syngenta confirms that it received a verbal proposal from Monsanto to acquire the company at a price Read More
Case IH Patriot 2250 Sprayer
EquipmentHigh-powered Case IH Patriot 2250 Sprayer Pushes Throug…
August 26, 2015
Engineered with more muscle, the new 660-gallon-capacity Patriot 2250 sprayer features best-in-class horsepower, along with the fuel efficiency that comes Read More
Crop InputsLand ‘O Lakes, United Suppliers Finalize Merger
August 24, 2015
According to a press release on August 24, owners of United Suppliers, Inc. and members of Land O’Lakes, Inc. “have Read More
TMX-2050 In-Cab Display Launch Run Screen
Eric SfiligojPrecision Ag Could Shine In Increased Spotlight On Agri…
August 24, 2015
By any measure, 2015 is turning into one of the most challenging years agriculture has ever experienced. All throughout good Read More
ManagementCrop Conditions In Minnesota and Traveling Time
August 21, 2015
Editors Paul Schrimpf and Eric Sfiilgoj discuss the crop outlook from a field trip to Minnesota and upcoming travel plans. Read More
HerbicidesREUTERS: Anti-GMO ‘Scientist’ Calls For New…
August 20, 2015
EDITORS NOTE: We feel that it is important to note that there are those that believe one of the lead Read More
Rendering of Syngenta Seedcare Institute expansion
Seed/BiotechSyngenta Announces Seedcare Application And Resource Ce…
August 19, 2015
Syngenta recently announced the Seedcare Application and Resource Center, a collaborative new website designed exclusively for Syngenta Seedcare customers to Read More
Winter Wheat
Industry NewsArysta LifeScience Announces Two New Regional Sales Man…
August 19, 2015
Arysta LifeScience North America recently announced Steve Vining and Phil Reding have each accepted new positions as Regional Sales Managers. Read More
West Central Cooperative, Jefferson, IA
CropLife 100Iowa Cooperatives To Explore Unification
August 19, 2015
The boards of directors at two of Iowa’s leading farmer-owned cooperatives yesterday signed a letter of intent to study the Read More
Golden Harvest Corn healthy leaves
Industry NewsAligned Ag Distributors Names Vice President, Crop Prot…
August 18, 2015
Aligned Ag Distributors LLC have appointed Warren Hragyil to VP Crop Protection. Hragyil comes to Aligned Ag Distributors LLC with Read More
Industry NewsH.J. Baker Hires Manager For Crop Performance Division
August 18, 2015
H.J. Baker has announced Donald Sutton has joined the company’s Crop Performance Division as a part of the U.S. sales Read More
Radish cover crop taproot
Crop InputsSoil Health Field Days Promote Agricultural Evolution
August 18, 2015
Brent Bible practiced no-till farming and the use of cover crops on his farm in Lafayette, Indiana, but until recently, Read More
Cover Crop on corn
Industry NewsMore Farmers Find Healthy Soil Works For Crops, Bottom …
August 17, 2015
Doug Toussaint’s field was in critical condition — and he was the one killing it, reports Dan Gunderson on MPRNews. Read More
Deere tillage
Crop InputsTillage Practices Have A Direct Correlation To Soil Hea…
August 17, 2015
Many areas, including Michigan, have experienced a heightened sense of awareness of the importance of soil quality, according to Michigan Read More
Eric SfiligojAn Interesting Water Issue On The West Coast
August 17, 2015
A few weeks ago at the 2015 Environmental Respect Awards event in Wilmington, DE, one of the speakers talked about Read More
CF Industries' Donaldsonville, LA, nitrogen complex expansion site.
Industry NewsBleak Outlook Sparks Frenzied Dealmaking In Nitrogen Fe…
August 17, 2015
Sinking crop prices and frenzied output growth by producers have sparked a flurry of dealmaking worth nearly $10 billion in Read More