Seed Today The most complete tool for marketing your business in the seed processing industry http://www.seedtoday.com DLF And Zaad Set Up New Joint Venture In South Africa Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:35:12 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/DLF_And_Zaad_Set_Up_New_Joint_Venture_In_South_Africa-167034.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/DLF_And_Zaad_Set_Up_New_Joint_Venture_In_South_Africa-167034.html (June 19) -- DLF Seeds A/S (“DLF Seeds”) and Zaad Holdings Limited (“Zaad”), announced today that they have formed an alliance and agreed to enter into a joint venture, which shall be effective from July 1, 2017 (“Joint Venture”). The Joint Venture shall be known as DLF Seeds (Pty) Ltd. The objective of the Joint Venture is to expand the marketing and sale of temperate forage, turf grass, clover and alfalfa seed to wholesale customers in the Southern African market by introducing superior genetics and solutions through local testing and technical support. With the Joint Venture serving as sourcing and supply vehicle, AgriGold Announces Summer Marketing Intern Sun, 18 Jun 2017 21:21:49 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/AgriGold_Announces_Summer_Marketing_Intern-166982.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/AgriGold_Announces_Summer_Marketing_Intern-166982.html Emilee Egnew St. Francisville, IL (June 16) -- AgriGold has announced Emilee Egnew of Jasonville will serve as a marketing intern this summer. Egnew is a student at Vincennes University. She will be aiding in the implementation of the AgriGold intern program details. She will maintain contact with AgriGold’s 70 field sales interns and ensure they have the necessary tools to carry out their daily activities. She will also be working closely with the AgriGold Marketing Department to help tell the AgriGold story. Egnew plays a vital role as part of the 2017 AgriGold Intern Program. AgriGold is proud to invest in .New Wave of Mycogen Brand Corn Hybrids Sat, 17 Jun 2017 16:45:57 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/_New_Wave_of_Mycogen_Brand_Corn_Hybrids-166981.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/_New_Wave_of_Mycogen_Brand_Corn_Hybrids-166981.html (June 16) -- Mycogen Seeds is excited to deliver for the 2018 growing season a new wave of high-yielding corn and silage hybrids with the Enlist™ corn trait. These new Mycogen® brand hybrids are tolerant to Enlist Duo® herbicide, which can be an integral part of an effective weed control program. The Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China approved the import of grain produced from corn containing the Enlist trait. This approval opens the door to a key export market for U.S. farmers. “The launch of the Enlist corn trait provides U.S. farmers access to new high-yielding Mycogen brand Monsanto to Launch VISTIVE Gold Soybeans in 2018 Followinng Chinese Approval Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:52:38 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Monsanto_to_Launch_VISTIVE_Gold_Soybeans_in_2018_Followinng_Chinese_Approval-166976.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Monsanto_to_Launch_VISTIVE_Gold_Soybeans_in_2018_Followinng_Chinese_Approval-166976.html Farmers Will Have Access To Monsanto’s Low-Saturate, High-Oleic Soybeans in 2018 ST. LOUIS (June 16, 2017) – The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture recently granted approval for the import and food/feed use of Monsanto’s MON 87705 soybean. This approval is for a key component of Monsanto’s Vistive® Gold soybeans that produce a low-saturate, high-oleic soybean oil. With this approval, Monsanto will now begin commercial preparation for the full-scale launch of Vistive Gold soybeans in 2018. Vistive Gold soybeans contain the low-saturate, high-oleic trait which will enable food companies to produce foods with lower saturated fat levels and low levels of trans fat U.S. Bee Colonies on the Rise Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:02:42 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/U_S__Bee_Colonies_on_the_Rise-166923.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/U_S__Bee_Colonies_on_the_Rise-166923.html (June 14/HoosierAgToday) -- A survey a couple of months ago by USDA showed an increase in the number of bee colonies in the U.S.  Dr. Becky Langer-Curry, manager of the Bayer Bee Care Program in North America said, “We learned a few months ago through a USDA survey of colonies that we are at 2.78 million colonies, that’s the highest number we’ve had in over 20 years.” A recent report of honey bee colony losses from the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides welcome news for Promising Peas' Potential in Big Sky Country Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:24:48 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Promising_Peas__Potential_in_Big_Sky_Country-166922.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Promising_Peas__Potential_in_Big_Sky_Country-166922.html Researchers identify peas good for consumers, bottom line Farmers in Montana, and other parts of the Northern Great Plains, are shifting from cereal mono-cropping to a cereal-dry pea cropping system. This transition is not without its share of unknowns, however. Yield and performance of pea crops depend on both their genetics and the environment. Environmental factors such as temperature and rainfall can vary greatly. Farmers in different parts of the Plains need to know which varieties of pea will do well in the area they are farming. Chengci Chen of Montana State University is working to generate that information. He has been China Greenlights Imports of Two New GMO Products Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:42:57 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/China_Greenlights_Imports_of_Two_New_GMO_Products-166900.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/China_Greenlights_Imports_of_Two_New_GMO_Products-166900.html Chinese ministry approves imports of Dow AgroSciences' Enlist corn and Monsanto's Vistive Gold soybean. Beijing (June 14) -- China has approved imports of two new varieties of genetically modified crops, drawing praise from U.S. industry representatives who have sought to pry open more access to its vast agricultural market. The decision, announced Wednesday, will allow U.S. giants Dow Chemical Co. and Monsanto Co. to export genetically altered corn and soybean varieties to China, and comes after Beijing agreed to speed up reviews of biotechnology applications as part of a trade deal with the Trump administration last month. Monsanto and Atomwise Collaborate to Use Artificial Intelligence Technology Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:37:14 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Monsanto_and_Atomwise_Collaborate_to_Use_Artificial_Intelligence_Technology_-166897.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Monsanto_and_Atomwise_Collaborate_to_Use_Artificial_Intelligence_Technology_-166897.html St. Louis and San Francisco (June 14/BUSINESS WIRE) -- Monsanto Company and Atomwise have formed a unique research collaboration to increase the speed and probability of discovering and developing new crop protection products using artificial intelligence. “Discovering new solutions is critical, and this collaboration will help bring much-needed crop protection solutions to farmers faster.” “Each growing season, farmers around the world are challenged with yield-robbing pests and diseases, yet the average crop protection product takes up to 11 years and more than $250 million to commercialize,” said Jeremy Williams, Monsanto’s Agricultural Productivity Innovations Lead. “Discovering new solutions is critical, and this Dow AgroSciences Announces Launch of Enlist Corn for 2018 Planting Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:25:18 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Dow_AgroSciences_Announces_Launch_of_Enlist_Corn_for_2018_Planting-166895.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Dow_AgroSciences_Announces_Launch_of_Enlist_Corn_for_2018_Planting-166895.html Enlist corn trait approved for import to China Enlist corn Indianapolis, IN (June 14, 2017) — Enlist™ corn will be commercially available in the United States for the 2018 growing season. Dow AgroSciences announced the launch today after the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China approved the import of grain produced from corn containing the Enlist trait. “We are very excited to bring the Enlist system to farmers in the U.S. and Canada,” says Tim Hassinger, president and CEO, Dow AgroSciences. “The feedback on the performance during our Stewarded Introduction has been extremely positive, as growers have been very Iowa Seed Tycoon Harry Stine Has Close Ties to China Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:49:43 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Iowa_Seed_Tycoon_Harry_Stine__Has_Close_Ties_to_China-166890.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Iowa_Seed_Tycoon_Harry_Stine__Has_Close_Ties_to_China-166890.html Des Moines, IA (June 13/ChinaDailyUSA)) -- For Harry Stine, a farm boy who became an inventor, businessman and the richest billionaire in Iowa by licensing his genetically engineered corn and soybean seeds to multinational companies, there are a lot of reasons he has many connections with China. "My first main business was in soybean plant breeding, and all of our soybeans originally came from Asia, primarily China. We would not have the success we had today if we didn't have the opportunity to use Chinese soybeans to start with," said Stine, while pointing to the soybean nursery on the farm where