BASF launches new tomato variety with IR against rough tomato virus

For the new season in Mexico, BASF presents a new tomato variety Grape Indeterminado Teenon F1 (ex NUN 06091) with intermediate resistance against rough tomato virus (ToBRFV). The new hybrid combines intermediate resistance (IR) with strong agronomic and market performance. "Teenon F1 has demonstrated its pe...Read more


Syngenta launches ToBRFV resistant variety of Tomato  

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds announced the launch of its first commercial Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) resistant variety, available in early 2021. The new variety will be released in areas where growers face severe disease pressure from the virus and will support against crop losses.   “The Sy...Read more


Mitsui invests in tomato seed company Totam

Tokyo-based Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has recently reached an agreement to take a 75% stake in Totam Seeds B.V. (Totam), and signed a share purchase agreement on November 25, 2020. Totam is an innovative seed company based in the Netherlands, active in research, breeding, and the sales & marketing of hybrid tomat...Read more


Farm liberalisation to bring prosperity to entire food supply chain: FSII

When the Union Finance Minister proposed 16-point action plan to boost agriculture and farmers' welfare while presenting the budget earlier this year, the stage was set for liberalisation of the farm sector. There has been a long-pending demand of the comprehensive reforms to make agriculture a sustainable and sca...Read more


Vadivel Pyrotechs introduces ‘Seedstar’ firecrackers with seeds inside

  Vadivel Pyrotechs Private Limited, one of the leading firecrackers manufacturers in the country, unveils the game-changing Seedstar fireworks. The innovative product takes the spirit of ‘green crackers’ to the next level by becoming the only fireworks in the world to sow real plant seeds on the...Read more


ICAR-SBI commences 'Crosses for Fluff Supply Program'

  Despite the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore has started making crosses at the National Hybridization Garden facility for the fluff supply programme by following all precautionary measures.   This year, since the COVID-19 related travel restrictions, t...Read more


NordGen Seed Vault receives 15,000 seed samples from 8 gene banks

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Bayer Cropscience reports 11.6 % decline in sales in Q3 2020

   In the agricultural business (Crop Science), sales declined by 11.6 percent (Fx & portfolio adj.) to 3.028 billion euros. Business was down in North America in particular, while sales increased in the Asia/Pacific region. Global sales at Corn Seed & Traits fell by 39.9 percent (Fx & portf...Read more


BASF launches seed treatments for Soyabean  

    BASF is strengthening its soybean seed treatment portfolio with the introduction of three new products such as  Vault IP Plus seed treatment, Poncho XC seed treatment and Relenya seed treatment.  All the three products are recently registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (E...Read more


Alta Seeds launches EMPYR Premier Sorghum forages

  Alta Seeds, the premium seed brand of Advanta US and a leading provider of premium genetics and technology specific to sorghum has introduced EMPYR Premier Forages, a complete line of forage sorghum, sudangrass and sorghum-sudan hybrids. EMPYR forages are best in field and feed and combine the industry&rsq...Read more


Bayer launches high-yielding DEKALB® corn hybrid in Bihar

Bayer Crop Science, a leading player in Indian agriculture has recently launched ‘DKC 9188’, a high-yielding hybrid corn seed for progressive corn farmers in Bihar. With DKC 9188, farmers can look forward to higher yields of superior quality corn in the upcoming Rabi season.   DKC 9188 is Ba...Read more


IPFT reveals Bio-Pesticide for insect control in seed spice crops

The Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology (IPFT ), under the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals ,Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in collaboration with Indian council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - National Research Center on Seed Spices (NRCSS), Ajmer, Rajasthan has successfully developed ...Read more