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Canadian genomics project is leading the way in wheat breeding innovation

Wheat farmers have reason to celebrate, as the Canadian Triticum Applied Genomics (CTAG2) project is about to step up its contribution to the global effort to decipher the wheat genome, led by the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC). The expected outcome is a new generation of wheat cultivars with higher yields and better resistance to stresses.


Illinois professors analyze judge’s ruling on Syngenta lawsuit

In a February 25, 2015 update, University of Illinois professors discussed the class action lawsuit surrounding Sygenta's genetically modified (GM) corn Agrisure Viptera and Agrisure Duradade (collectively, "Agrisure") that contains the MIR 162 genetic trait. By way of background, they briefly restate some of the facts leading up to this litigation.


District judge rules Syngenta corn lawsuit will go to trial

A recent ruling by a Kansas federal judge cleared the way for farmers, grain handlers and exporters to proceed towards trial in their suits against Syngenta claiming that the company's sale of its Viptera and Duracade corn seed interrupted trade with China and harmed the market for U.S. corn.


Focus on soybean acreage

The surveys conducted by the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in June revealed that producers had planted or intended to plant 85.1 million acres of soybeans in 2015. The extremely wet weather in June resulted in a July re-survey of those producers in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas who had indicated in the June survey that they had intended acres that were not yet planted.


Impacts of international wheat improvement research: 1994 - 2014

Improved wheat varieties developed using CGIAR breeding lines, either in cross-pollinations or as direct releases, cover more than 100 million hectares — nearly two-thirds of the area sown to improved wheat worldwide, new research (Lantican et al., in press) shows.


Germains Seed Technology opens new laboratory

Norwich Research Park has officially welcomed one of the world’s leading independent seed technology businesses, Germains Seed Technology, to its brand new state-of-the-art laboratory.


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