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Syngenta to acquire African corn seed business

Posted by Ushas Published on Wed, 2013-07-03 12:46
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  • Combined portfolios offer new integrated crop solution opportunities
  • Comprehensive and diverse white corn germplasm portfolio secured
  • Supports commitment to build a $1 billion business in Africa

Hybrid seed scheme pledges yield advantages

Posted by Ushas Published on Tue, 2013-07-02 11:01
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Could seed sales be due for a shake up? If Syngenta's new way of selling Hyvido hybrid barley seed is the shape of things to come, then growers should be prepared for some changes.

To recap, earlier this year Syngenta took the bold step of introducing an optional cash back yield guarantee on its hybrid barley seed sales for this coming autumn.

Consider vigour benefits of hybrid barley in rotations after weather difficulties this season

Posted by Ushas Published on Fri, 2013-06-21 22:07
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Farmers facing thin winter cereal crops after this season’s difficult growing conditions should consider the vigour benefits of including hybrid barley in rotations this coming autumn, says Syngenta portfolio manager, James Taylor-Alford.

Seedbuzz Exclusive: Indonesia to curb foreign shares in seed companies to 30%. Major seed companies likely to close down their business.

Posted by Ushas Published on Mon, 2013-06-17 20:31
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The Indonesian government is working on implementing a change in parliamentary law that could spell disaster for all major foreign investors in the seed industry in Indonesia. If the government goes through to implement the parliamentary law No. 10 2010 100 it would imply that no foreign investor can have more than 30% share in the seed companies. If the law will be sanctioned in the parliament it is likely to be implemented by November of 2014.

New additions to malting and brewing list

Posted by Ushas Published on Wed, 2013-06-12 23:38
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Just three of the six newly recommended barley varieties have progressed to the next stage of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling’s approval process.

Syngenta Now Accepting Applications for Inaugural Year of Vegetable Seed Grant

Posted by Ushas Published on Tue, 2013-06-04 16:20
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Accepting applications from eligible school and community garden programs now through Sept. 15, 2013. Three grant recipients will be awarded garden package including seed, supplies and a monetary stipend.

Syngenta closing Coon Rapids operation

Posted by Ushas Published on Mon, 2013-06-03 10:25
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Syngenta, a Switzerland-based international agri-business Goliath, Thursday announced it would be closing its Coon Rapids seed corn production and supply facility effective Dec. 31, a move expected to cost 31 people their jobs in Coon Rapids.

This decision is not related to the other Syngenta Coon Rapids facility located at 615 Main St., which employs about 20 people in customer relations, company officials.

Rasi Seeds buys Bayer’s hybrid corn seed business

Posted by Ushas Published on Sat, 2013-05-25 15:45
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Rasi Seeds Pvt Ltd has acquired the hybrid corn seed business of Bayer BioScience in India for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will immediately help Rasi double its share in the fast growing Indian hybrid corn seed market, estimated at close to Rs 1,000 crore annually.

Metabolism and Environmental Degradation Studies Come Under Scrutiny at New International Conference

Posted by Ushas Published on Fri, 2013-05-24 10:36
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Smithers Viscient's inaugural conference Advances in Metabolism & Environmental Degradation Science will put the spotlight on current practice in the metabolism and degradation studies that form the basis of almost every pesticide registration data package filed today.