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2012-07-31 23:01:40

The Agriculture and Anatomy Sciences are two new key biology branches covered by the Sciences Social Network ScienceIndex.com. The users of the website monitor 352 scientific journals publishing in these two branches and submit the most recent and significant articles for inclusion in ScienceIndex.com. While the site currently contains a total of 1,662,184 posts, it features 51,867 articles in these two sections. ScienceIndex.com was established in 1998 to index the very latest news,...

2012-07-20 10:23:23

WINNIPEG, July 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Harvest Science, the grain science and technology newsletter from the Canadian Grain Commission's Grain Research Laboratory has dedicated its second issue to explaining the variety registration system in western Canada. "In this issue of Harvest Science we show how the variety registration system works. We show who benefits from it and how the Grain Research Laboratory evaluates new breeder lines to help protect Canada's reputation for consistent...

2012-04-02 10:25:33

WINNIPEG, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Canadian Grain Commission is celebrating its achievements after 100 years of service to Canada's grain producers and the industry. "We are proud to be a part of an industry that has helped shape and continues to shape Canada," says Elwin Hermanson, Chief Commissioner. "We have guaranteed producers the right to fair treatment since 1912, and we've kept pace with the needs of a changing industry over the last 100 years." Grain is one of...

2012-03-15 11:56:33

A salt-tolerant variety of durum wheat that outperforms other varieties by 25 per cent on salty soils has been developed by CSIRO scientists using traditional crop breeding techniques. Researchers have introduced a salt-tolerant gene into a commercial durum wheat which has produced spectacular results in field trials. "Salinity already affects more than 20 per cent of the world´s agricultural soils and is an increasing threat to food production due to climate change," CSIRO's Dr...

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2012-03-13 06:53:05

Australian scientists have bred a variety of durum wheat that can grow up to 25% better in salty soils. Scientists from the CSIRO Plant Industry discovered a salt tolerant gene and, using non-GM breeding techniques, implemented this gene into a commercial durum wheat. The field tests of this crop show remarkable results. Researchers from the University of Adelaide´s Waite Research Institute are leading the effort to understand how this specific gene lends the wheat the ability to...

2012-03-12 09:55:40

A team of Australian scientists has bred salt tolerance into a variety of durum wheat that shows improved grain yield by 25% on salty soils. Using 'non-GM' crop breeding techniques, scientists from CSIRO Plant Industry have introduced a salt-tolerant gene into a commercial durum wheat, with spectacular results shown in field tests. Researchers at the University of Adelaide's Waite Research Institute have led the effort to understand how the gene delivers salinity tolerance to the plants....

2011-10-19 09:00:00

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICE Futures Canada, a subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), today announced its intention to introduce new futures contracts for milling wheat, durum wheat and barley if federal legislation providing marketing freedom for farmers is enacted by the Canadian Parliament. The Government of Canada yesterday introduced Bill C-18, which proposes to end the Canadian Wheat Board's monopoly for sales and marketing of Canadian wheat and...

2011-01-21 00:00:48

Kamut International has just completed Phase 1 of an antioxidant evaluation on KAMUT® Brand khorasan wheat. Big Sandy, MT (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011 Kamut International has just completed Phase 1 of an antioxidant evaluation on KAMUT® Brand khorasan wheat. The study, published in Frontiers of Bioscience, January 2011, was conducted by researchers at the Department of Food Sciences and the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Bologna in Italy to compare the antioxidant...

2010-03-10 11:28:00

CALGARY, Alberta, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Viterra Inc. (TSX: VT, ASX: VTA) and Dakota Growers Pasta Company, Inc. are pleased to announce today that they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which a subsidiary of Viterra will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Dakota Growers, a leading producer and marketer of dry pasta products in North America. The all-cash transaction, structured as a tender offer followed by a merger of a Viterra subsidiary and Dakota Growers,...

2008-10-22 12:00:35

PARKER, Colo., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of World Pasta Day on Saturday, October 25th, the Wheat Foods Council explores pasta's global influence with World of Pastabilities. Beginning in October, people can get a "taste" of pasta in a variety of ethnic cuisines via educational information and authentic recipes for Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, North African and Russian pasta dishes at http://www.wheatfoods.org/ . "World of Pastabilities challenges people to think outside of...