MapShots, Inc. recently released its first Service Pack for 2015, SP0. A major update to the company's signature AgStudio services platform, SP0 is the first of several planned AgStudio services updates throughout the year.
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. Chief Executive Jochen Tilk said on Thursday that he views the company’s stakes in fertilizer companies Sinofert Holdings and Arab Potash Company as “strategic,” but continues to review whether to keep its shares in ICL and SQM.
The Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) follows the same principles for sharing and distributing seeds among plant breeders and farmers. According to a recent publication in Crop Science, the last 100 years have witnessed a dramatic transition in how plant genetic material is controlled.
By North Carolina State University and Clemson University
A new study from North Carolina State University and Clemson University finds that the toxin in a widely used genetically modified (GM) crop is having little impact on the crop pest called corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea) – which is consistent with predictions made almost 20 years ago that had been largely ignored.
Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. has announced the successful installation of its third Valicor corn-oil separation system. The new $4.4 million “plug and play” modular system is now operating at the Aurora West 110-million-gallon Delta T plant in Aurora, Nebraska.
The grain markets rallied again Thursday. After struggling or moving lower Wednesday, the crop markets turned upward overnight, with the grain markets continuing their advance this morning. Talk of excess rainfall in the U.S and potential dryness in Russia, Canada and Australia boosted wheat, with corn following right behind. Good export news also powered the yellow grain advance. July corn futures ended Thursday having risen 5.0 cents to $3.65/bushel, while December added 5.0 to $3.8225.
President Barack Obama's signature Asian trade push cleared another hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Thursday after a knife-edge vote moved the White House closer to gaining the power to speed trade deals through Congress.
Argentina's Agriculture Ministry is creating a registry that will track the amount of genetically modified soybean seeds reaped from farmers' crops in order to crack down on the illegal resale of seeds developed by Monsanto Co.