New research by Steve Penfield, Ph.D., from the John Innes Centre has found that 'mother' plants remember the seasons and use this memory to teach their seeds the time of year and tell them when they should germinate.
Chinese authorities have informed some agriculture industry officials that the government has approved U.S. imports of a type of genetically modified corn that has sparked lawsuits against seed maker Syngenta AG, according to reports from Agri-Pulse and Bloomberg.
By Alexander Lindsey, Peter Thomison, Rich Minyo and Allen Geyer, Ohio State University
Ohio producers have begun using drought-tolerant corn hybrids that were developed for use in the Western Corn Belt to manage for drought events, but limited research has been conducted on these hybrids in the Eastern Corn Belt.
An Oregon judge ruled last week that a recount of a measure that would require foods containing genetically modified ingredients in that state to be labeled would not change the outcome of the original vote that took place in early November, the Associated Press reported.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is issuing a final environmental impact statement (EIS) on varieties of cotton and soybeans that have been genetically engineered for resistance to several herbicides, including the one known as dicamba. APHIS is issuing the final EIS today as part of its review to determine whether to deregulate these GE crops.
Argentina's main state bank will deny credit to farmers who are holding onto soybeans as a hedge against inflation, a top official said on Friday, as the government cracks down on crop hoarding as part of a campaign to build up its dollar reserves.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture published its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), concluding that Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton should be fully deregulated.