SGT University, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT jointly hold ‘Workshop on Genome Editing’

 A 5-day Hands-on Laboratory Course on CRISPR-Cas Gene Editing was organized by the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, New Delhi at the SGT University campus, Gurugram in collaboration with ICAR institutes – National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack; National Institute of Plant Biotechnology...Read more

Nichino America introduces pre- emergence herbicide 'Craze' for grapes and nut crops  

Craze Herbicide from Nichino America is now registered in California for use on grapes and nut crops as well as non-bearing stone fruit the company announced recently. The active ingredient in Craze, orthosulfamuron, is a HRAC Group 2 herbicide that works by inhibiting the plant enzyme acetolactate synthase (ALS)....Read more

Oregon State University releases new antioxidant-rich purple tomato

 The new Oregon State University-developed tomato Midnight Roma follows in the steps of 10-year-old Indigo Rose, the first antioxidant-rich purple tomato available on the market. Indigo Rose was bred by Jim Myers, vegetable breeder and professor in the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences. Midnight Roma is t...Read more

Agri-food industry provides Phillipines GDP boost of P6.1 trillion

The Philippines’ agri-food sector is a key pillar in the national economy, contributing to almost a third of the country’s total GDP in 2019. According to a recent report by Oxford Economics, the sector is a significant driver of the country’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery, but supply and deman...Read more

BVT to accelerate growth in US Midwest in partnership with 3 largest berry producers

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc, today announced that the company has tripled its sales commitments among blueberry growers in the US Midwest, signing nine growers, including three of the largest berry producers in the region. BVT is also launching two R&D demonstration trials in Michigan. Michig...Read more

Bayer, NITI Aayog’s AIM to collaborate in promoting agri-tech innovations

 Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog has collaborated with Bayer, a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of healthcare and nutrition, to work towards the mission’s innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives across the country. A Statement of Intent (SoI) of a strategic partners...Read more

ADAMA, RiceTec to introduce Max-Ace Rice Cropping Solution for 2021 growing season

Following EPA approval in February, RiceTec and ADAMA are bringing to market their new Max-Ace Rice Cropping Solution. This herbicide-tolerant technology with Highcard herbicide, gives rice growers an excellent tool for weed control, high-yield, a rice rotation alternative to the FullPage Rice Cropping Solution an...Read more

Corteva Agriscience unveils new Carbon and Ecosystems Services portfolio

Corteva Agriscience has announced the creation of a new Carbon and Ecosystems Services portfolio to develop innovative products and services. The initial offering will enable the carbon sequestration process, ease access to carbon credits and create flexible solutions to help farmers increase profitability while c...Read more

Biome Makers, Bayer CS develop AI-powered virtual assistant for sustainable farming

The scientific teams of Bayer Crop Science and Biome Makers tested and disclosed the first application of this ground-breaking technology on bioRxiv, the preprint repository operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The study and resulting scientific paper details the analysis of the soil microbiome to assess the...Read more

IIT Kharagpur's new Betel leaf oil extraction tech to revolutionise output for industrial use

Extraction of essential oil from fresh and cured betel leaves is of high interest for industrial applications including medicines, cosmetics chewable mouth fresher which has a very large market in the world. However, the extraction processes suffer from low economic viability and wastage in the value chain of bete...Read more

SAARC Agri Council holds virtual meeting on Water Management for Sustainable Crop Production in South Asia  

A Virtual Regional Consultation Meeting on 'Advanced Water Management Options for Sustainable Crop Production in South Asia' was organised by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Agriculture Council (SAC), Dhaka from April 5 to 6, 2021. The ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubane...Read more

ICAR-IVRI transfers CSF & Sheep Pox Vaccine technology to Hester Biosciences

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh transferred the Technology - CSF & Sheep Pox Vaccines to M/s Hester Biosciences through Agrinnovate India Limited in a ceremony. In his address, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary...Read more