Australia to approve Syngenta’s GM cotton for the commercial release

The Gene Technology Regulator is assessing licence application DIR 157 from Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd (Syngenta) for commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) cotton. The GM cotton line (COT102) contains an introduced gene that confers insect resistance and an introduced selectable marker gene for antibiotic resistance. Syngenta is seeking approval to commercially grow COT102 in […]

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Scientists from the International Barley Hub discover path to improved grain quality

Scientists from the International Barley Hub have discovered a genetic pathway to improved barley grain size and uniformity, a finding which may help breeders develop future varieties suited to the needs of growers and distillers. In the latest issue of Nature Communications, cereal genetics researchers working with Professor Robbie Waugh and Dr Sarah McKim, at the […]

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Field To Market Announces 2017 Award Winners

Ongoing stewardship of land, water and wildlife earned Newport, Ark., rice producer Jennifer James the 2017 Farmer of the Year Award on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Field to Market’s fall meeting in Kansas City. The agricultural sustainability organization also awarded its 2017 Collaboration of the Year Award to Kellogg Company, Syngenta and The Nature Conservancy for ongoing work to support […]

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