Vibha Seeds, one among the top-5 seed companies in the country, will infuse private equity funds of Rs 500 crore in the next few months. The Rs 1,000-crore integrated crop genetic research; processing and Producing Company is in the process of consolidating and restructuring its activities before it infuses funds.
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. a leading global provider of biopesticides for agriculture and water applications announced today that its groundbreaking Grandevo® bioinsecticide has been recognized by Agrow as “Best New Biopesticide” for 2012. The prestigious Agrow Awards honor corporate and individual excellence in the crop protection and production industry.
Pakistan’s MY 2012/13 cotton crop is forecast at 11 million (480 lb) bales, 10 per cent higher than the adjusted current marketing year production level and the second largest harvest on record. Pending no major flooding problems, cotton area harvested in MY 2012/13 is forecast at 3.3 million hectares, 10 per cent higher than this year.
The purpose of Seed Business 101 is to shorten the learning curve for new employees by teaching them what every employee must know about the workings of the main functional areas of a seed company in order to perform optimally in the team as quickly as possible and avoid mistakes.
The International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) and the National Center of Molecular Characterization of GMOs (NCMCG) in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, will host a workshop on Biotechnology Trait Detection Methods and Theory. The workshop will cover: Sampling principles, testing plan design, assessment of GMO content, SeedCalc, Uncertainty. Theory of PCR methodologies; testing through-put and turnaround time, challenges specific to GMO testing. Hands-on practice of samples processing; Qualitative and qPCR testing and analyses.
The International Conference on Agricultural, Biosystems, Biotechnology and Biological Engineering aims to bring together academic scientists, leading engineers, industry researchers and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Agricultural, Biosystems, Biotechnology and Biological Engineering, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.