EcoGen Biosciences announces ‘Plant Now, Pay Later Hemp Seed Program’

EcoGen Biosciences, a  leading vertically integrated manufacturer and supplier of hemp-derived specialty ingredients, proprietary formulations, and private-label finished products in the United States, today introduced the EcoGen "Plant Now, Pay Later" program. The Plant Now, Pay Later program enables hemp fa...Read more

PAU to commercialise Bt cotton variety in partnership with IFSA Seeds 

The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) entered into agreement with Sri Ganganagar based seed company, IFSA Seeds (P) LTD for the commercialisation of Bt cotton variety PAU Bt 1. The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed by Dr Navtej Singh Bains, Director of Research, PAU and Sukhwinder Bishnoi of IFSA Seeds (...Read more

Rijk Zwaan introduces ‘New Delhi virus’-resistant cucumber varieties

The ‘New Delhi’ virus has been a serious problem for many cucurbit growers, especially in the Mediterranean region, for numerous years. Due to its high infection pressure and rapid spread, this disease poses a severe threat to cucumber crops. Rijk Zwaan is proud to introduce a solution for cucumber gro...Read more

PAU inks licensing agreement with Generation Seeds for chilli hybrid

The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has entered into agreement with Generation Seeds Private Limited, a Patiala-based seed company, for licensing of chilli hybrid CH-52. The memorandum of agreement (MoA) was signed by Dr Navtej Singh Bains, Director Research, PAU and Paramjit Chandi, Generation Seeds on behal...Read more

FSII supports Govt’s decision of increase in Cotton Seed Price  

Federation of Seed Industry of India(FSII) is happy with the increase of 5 per cent in cotton seed price as announced by the Government of India. This is less than the 10 per cent we requested for, but we consider it as a good gesture by the Government. FSII represented to the Government of India that the cotton ...Read more

Origin Agritech, DBN partners to develop GMO corn hybrids

Origin Agritech Ltd., an agriculture technology company, recently announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group Co., Ltd. (DBN) for the development of commercial GMO corn hybrids. Under the terms of the agreement, the parties will collaborate on the...Read more

Ceradis and Winfield® United form distribution partnership for CeraMax®

 Netherlands based Ceradis Crop Protection B.V., a global developer and marketer of environmentally friendly plant nutrition and crop protection solutions, has formed a distribution partnership with WinField® United for its CeraMax® bio fungicide seed treatment. "We are excited about the partnership ...Read more

Syngenta receives US EPA approval for Vayantis fungicide

Syngenta announced recently that its newest corn and soybean seed treatment, VAYANTIS fungicide, has received registration by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). VAYANTIS fungicide contains the active ingredient picarbutrazox, a completely new systemic fungicide seed treatment developed to prot...Read more

FSII expresses disappointment on not holding trials of GM crops in India  

 Federation of Seed Industry of India expresses its disappointment on Hon’ble Minister Prakash Javadekar’s response in Rajya Sabha on transgenic crop trials. Dr. Shivendra Bajaj, Executive Director, Federation of Seed Industry of India and Alliance for Agri Innovation said, “We are disappoin...Read more

Plastomics, Evogene to jointy target novel insect control traits for soybean

Plastomics, Inc, an agricultural biotech company, developing a step-change in trait delivery technology, and Evogene Ltd.'s, Ag-Seed division, focusing on discovery and development of seed traits, announced a collaboration agreement targeting novel insect control traits for soybean.  As part of the collabora...Read more

Dutch company develops ‘New Delhi’ virus resistant squash  

The New Delhi virus (ToLCNDV) has been causing serious problems for squash growers in the Mediterranean region for close to a decade. The plant virus can attack the foliage and the fruits in any stage of cultivation, resulting in smaller, misshapen fruits and ultimately a lower yield. Following years of research, ...Read more

Agrivarsities, KVK promote 574 indigenous Rice varieties for Agricultural biodiversity conservation

Indigenous varieties of rice are being promoted through varieties programmes. 574 indigenous varieties of rice have been propagated and tested at more than 10,000 farmers’ fields, involving state agricultural universities, KVKs and NGOs through a project entitled 'Mainstreaming Agricultural biodiversity cons...Read more