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RNA interference technology could be farming’s next big thing

Posted by Ushas Published on Tue, 2013-05-07 12:22
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RNA interference technology could be tailored to kill a specific pest while beneficial insects are unaffected. | Michelle Houlden illustration

Monsanto’s chief technology officer hinted in a quarterly earnings call with financial analysts in January that the company might be onto something big.

Pesticide ban will not affect treated seed supplies

Posted by Ushas Published on Fri, 2013-05-03 16:58
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Growers have been reassured that enough neonicotinoid treated seed will be made available this autumn despite a looming ban.

From 1 December this year, the EU will suspend the use of three neonicotinoid pesticides - imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam - for use on crops attractive to bees, including oilseed rape and maize.

Bayer, Syngenta Feel Heat as U.K. Grocers Review Insecticides

Posted by Ushas Published on Fri, 2013-04-19 14:51
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Bayer AG (BAYN) and Syngenta AG (SYNN) face more pressure over crop chemicals suspected in bee-deaths as retailers including J Sainsbury Plc (SBRY), the U.K.’s third largest supermarket chain, said they’re looking into the matter.

New Hyvido hybrid barley to take centre stage on Syngenta stand at Cereals Event 2013

Posted by Ushas Published on Tue, 2013-04-16 13:26
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Following the successful re-launch of its high-yielding hybrid barley under the new HyvidoTM brand earlier this year, the Hyvido crop will take centre stage on the Syngenta stand at this year’s Cereals Event incorporating Sprays and Sprayers (12-13 June, Boothby Graffoe, Nr Lincoln, Lincolnshire).

Genetic Project Lead, Hot Pepper

Posted by Hima Published on Fri, 2013-04-12 13:02
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Aurangabad, India
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Competitive
Job experience: 
10 Years

 

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Syngenta: Soybean Row Spacing Crucial For Big Yields

Posted by Ushas Published on Tue, 2013-04-02 15:41
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A Syngenta field study, confirmed by Iowa State University, finds that soybean growers can obtain more yield with 15-inch row spacing as opposed to 30-inch.

More rice research collaboration between IRRI and Syngenta

Posted by Ushas Published on Sat, 2013-03-30 15:43
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The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Syngenta signed a cooperation agreement for the second phase of the Scientific Know-how and Exchange Program (SKEP II) today.

Syngenta and Bayer CropScience propose a comprehensive action plan to help unlock EU stalemate on bee health

Posted by Ushas Published on Thu, 2013-03-28 16:25
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Syngenta and Bayer CropScience today proposed an action plan to help unlock the EU stalemate on bee health. This follows the failure of the European Commission to reach agreement with Member States on an appropriate response to EFSA’s report on the theoretical risk to bee health from neonicotinoid pesticides.