Bayer to launch organic vegetable seeds portfolio

Bayer has announced that it will expand its vegetable seeds offerings under the new Vegetables by Bayer umbrella to include organically produced seed. The launch will focus on certified organic production in three key crops for the greenhouse and glasshouse market: tomato, sweet pepper and cucumber. These will be ...Read more

Two-day Virtual Kisan Mela of PAU deliberates on agri issues

Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab, recently inaugurated the two-day Virtual Kisan Mela of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). “Kheti (agriculture) is Punjab’s jaan (lifeline). The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has contributed tremendously to the ushering in of Green Revolution ...Read more

KVK, Washim organises training for rural youths through vegetable seeds production prog

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Washim, Maharashtra in collaboration with the East-West Seed India jointly organised a two-day training on 'Attracting the Rural Youths towards Agriculture through Vegetable Seeds Production Programme.'    In his address, the Chief Guest, Pankaj Parate, Director, East-We...Read more

Corteva launches Conkesta E3 Soybeans in Brazil

Corteva has launched Conkesta E3 soybeans in the Brazilian market. The leading technology is part of the Enlist weed control system that also includes Enlist E3 soybeans, which was recently launched in the country. Conkesta E3 soybeans will be available to Brazilian farmers in the remaining 2021-2022 season.An imp...Read more

PAU develops new varieties of wheat, berseem, oats for cultivation

The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has developed and recommended three new varieties of wheat and one variety each of berseem and oats for general cultivation in Punjab. These include PBW 803, PBW 824 and PBW 869 of wheat; BL 44 of berseem and OL 15 of oats. The varieties were approved du...Read more

Beck's purchases Bayer facility in Beaman

Beck's has recently purchased the Bayer processing plant in Beaman, Iowa, for the use of soybean production and processing. The fully operational site in Grundy County will provide Beck's with soybean seed processing capabilities and additional warehousing. "At Beck's, we base our growth and acquisition strategy ...Read more

S&W Seed Company expects $69.8 M core revenue for fiscal 2021

S&W Seed Company has announced certain unaudited preliminary financial results for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021. Preliminary core revenue for fiscal 2021 is expected to be approximately $69.8 million, compared to core revenue for fiscal 2020 of $59.9 million, an expected increase of approximately 16.5 p...Read more

BASF's vegetable seeds biz in comprehensive partnership with NSIP

BASF's vegetable seeds business has collaborated with Nature Source Improved Plants (NSIP) as an external collaborator since 2008, but as of July 1, 2021, the company has entered into a more intensive, comprehensive partnership. The collaboration focuses on four key segments within cucumber, pepper, and tomato bre...Read more

ICRISAT, PJTSAU releases high-yielding disease-resistant pigeon pea variety in India

TDRG 59, a high-yielding variety of pigeon pea resistant to Fusarium wilt and sterility mosaic diseases, has been identified for cultivation in India’s south zone. The new variety produced 23.13 per cent higher yield than the national check-in three-year trials conducted by the All India Coordinated Research...Read more

ICRISAT optimises seed-chip genotyping in groundnut

Researchers at ICRISAT have established seed-chip genotyping for groundnut as a significantly faster and cheaper method for genotyping than the oft-used leaf-disc technique. In a recent research publication, they have also shown that the former can be easily integrated with rapid generation advancement (RGA) to ha...Read more

Bayer Crop Science posts 10.6% rise in sales in Q2 FY2021  

 The Bayer Group registered strong growth in the second quarter of 2021. “Sales at all divisions increased by a double-digit percentage after adjusting for currency and portfolio effects, and we expect this positive sales momentum to continue in all our businesses. We are therefore upgrading our full-ye...Read more

Powerpollen in license agreement with Bayer for innovative corn seed pollination tech

PowerPollen has announced a commercial license agreement with Bayer. The move will help corn seed production growers increase their yields. PowerPollen’s Pollination-on-Demand technology gives farmers greater flexibility by allowing them to optimise the timing of pollinations. Bayer will be providing farmers...Read more