Russia and Ukraine, the leading wheat producers in the Black Sea region, have cut their 2016 winter wheat sowing area due to dry weather, analysts and traders said, signaling more risks of next year's crop and exports.
Monsanto was granted a section 3 breeding registration for MON 87411, or Corn Rootworm III (CRWIII), which marked the trait’s final U.S. approval necessary to support full food, feed, and environmental authorization in the U.S.
Field observations to assess the conditions of winter wheat and rye in South Dakota during last week of October 2015 showed winter wheat fields that were planted on oat stubble to have excellent ground cover - with most of the plants to be in early tillering stage.
Producers across the Rolling Plains and Central Texas who have not planted winter wheat or those who are seeing spotty stands in earlier-planted wheat might consider their seed quality, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.
A wet spring filled with hail storms brought challenges to this year’s corn crop, some that a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist said could have been avoided if planting was delayed by a couple weeks or more.
The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and the China National Seed Association (CNSA) recently extended a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote cooperation on mutual priorities for the seed industries of each country.
By International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium
The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) announced that it has started a new project to speed up gene discovery in bread wheat. It will provide plant breeders around the world with essential resources to accelerate their breeding programs and develop more sustainable wheat varieties with increased tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses.