Aligned Ag Distributors LLC announced the addition of four new customer/owners to Franklin Holding Company LLC. They are: The Lyman Group, Inc. of Woodland, Calif.; Willard Agri Service, Inc. of Frederick, Md.; Colusa Country Farm Supply, Inc., of Williams, Calif.; and Centennial Ag Supply, Co. of Kersey, Colo.
A collaborative project between Syngenta and Rothamsted Research has shown that genetically altering the amounts of a naturally occurring sugar can substantially improve the yield of drought affected corn. The research is published in the journal of Nature Biotechnology.
The agriculture industry is poised to leverage advanced data-driven, connected technology and sharing models to drive new innovation that will promote reinvestment in our rural communities, FarmLink’s CEO Ron LeMay said at The White House Second Annual Rural Opportunity Investment Conference.
Researchers with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University are looking for farmers in the Maumee River Basin to volunteer for a study to determine the best management practices to reduce nutrient runoff while increasing crop yields.
Sanjay Shukla looked out over row upon row of tomato and pepper plants and had an idea: What would happen if he made the compacted soil rows taller and more narrow? Would the plants need less water, fertilizer and fumigation? Would the plants grow as tall? Would the plants produce as many vegetables?
Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. of India and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska have announced a joint international research and education partnership. The cooperation will provide new funding for University of Nebraska faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral research scholars to collaborate closely with Jain Irrigation scientists on critical water and food security issues.
French seeds group Vilmorin would consider taking over part of Syngenta's seed activities if these were put up for sale as part of the proposed takeover by U.S. rival Monsanto, the company said on Wednesday.
Canada's Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc. remains focused on acquiring German salt and fertilizer company K+S, the company said on Thursday, and is prepared to make "binding commitments" to maintain jobs and keep mines running in Germany to get a deal.
Legend Seeds has recently partnered with two independent seed companies: Carhart’s Blue Top Seed in Galesville, Wis., and Lemke Seed in Mequon, Wis. The three companies have joined forces to provide an expanded line of products and services to Wisconsin farmers.