ARS scientists spearhead research to reduce allergenic potential of peanuts

Peanut allergies are a serious health threat, and consuming even a trace amount has the potential to cause a life-threatening reaction. In the past 20 years, peanut allergies have tripled in the United States, said Soheila Maleki, a chemist with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). ARS scientists are researchi...Read more

WSSA releases fact sheet on ‘Weed Genomics’

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) released a new fact sheet that explores the status of weed genomics, what scientists are learning and the potential impact on future weed control.  To date scientists have mapped the genomes of six weeds known to cause significant crop losses, including horseweed, P...Read more

Dr Claudia Wagner-Riddle bags IFA’s Norman Borlaug Prize

Canadian researcher Dr Claudia Wagner-Riddle, on November 2, 2020, was awarded the 2020 IFA Norman Borlaug Award for her trailblazing multidisciplinary research that has helped improve fertilizer nitrogen use efficiency and reduce nitrous oxide (N2O) losses by up to 70 per cent without sacrificing crop yields. Not...Read more

Agbotic establishes regenerative agriculture initiative in Europe

US-based, Agbotic, the leader in regenerative SmartFarm technology, has announced the establishment of Agbotic Limited in Dublin, Ireland, to conduct business across Europe. Regenerative farming cleans the air, water, and soil and can reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restorin...Read more

Self-watering soil can transform farming: Researchers

In a recent study done by the University of Texas at Austin, a new type of soil can pull water from the air and distribute it to plants, potentially expanding the map of farmable land around the globe to previously inhospitable places and reducing water use in agriculture at a time of growing droughts. As publish...Read more

ARS customizes food processing tech for small business

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Tara McHugh, director of the Western Regional Research Center in Albany, CA, revealed that they have helped numerous small businesses, such as Pop Oats, turn their ideas into products for the consumer. McHugh and her team in the Healthy Processed Foods Research Un...Read more

Syngenta receives extended EPA registration for Tavium

 Syngenta announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the registration for Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology herbicide in dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. As the market’s first dicamba herbicide premix, Tavium contains built-in residual control to manage resistant weed...Read more

ARS, USA releases three new blackberry varieties

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has released three new blackberry varieties - Eclipse, Galaxy and Twilight that have been created by combining the best genes of eastern and western blackberries. The sought after traits of eastern erect-cane blackberries and western trailing blackberries have been combined ...Read more

Bayer receives US EPA registration for XtendiMax® herbicide  

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new 5-year registration for XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology, an important weed-control tool for many U.S. growers. The EPA stated that “With this decision, farmers now have the certainty they need to make plans for their...Read more

Corn crops become sensitive to drought conditions: Stanford researchers

A recent study by Stanford University, US has revealed that while yields have increased overall- likely due to new technologies and management approaches- the staple crop has become significantly more sensitive to drought conditions. The research, published on October 26 in Nature Food, uses a novel approach ...Read more

Agrozen opens Indiana's first hemp testing laboratory

Central Indiana's Agrozen Life Sciences has recently announced that it is expanding business operations by launching Agrozen Labs, now a certified US Department of Agriculture (USDA) analytical hemp testing laboratory. Agrozen Labs also recently achieved Schedule I Cannabis Testing certification from the...Read more

Grain monitoring start up TeleSense secures $10.2 Mn in Series B round  

 U S based grain monitoring start u TeleSense, has announced the close of a $10.2 million Series B round of financing led by existing investor Finistere Ventures, an ag and food investment pioneer. The company also added Soren Wolck Schroder, former CEO of Bunge, and Mark Palmquist, CEO of United Malt and for...Read more