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Gutterson joins Pioneer from Mendel Biotechnology DES MOINES, Iowa (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 DuPont Pioneer announced today that Neal Gutterson, Ph.D., will
In releasing the first ever comprehensive report on sub-Saharan Africa's economic and biological potential for producing wheat, scientists said today that the region's farmers may be growing only 10 to 25 percent of the production the research suggests is both biologically possible and economically profitable.
The world's top wheat experts today reported a breakthrough in their ability to track Ug99 and related strains of a deadly and rapidly mutating wheat pathogen called stem rust that threatens wheat fields from East Africa to South Asia.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have identified a number of stem rust-resistant wheat varieties and are retesting them to verify their resistance.
Researchers meeting at a scientific conference in Aleppo this week reported that aggressive new strains of wheat rust diseases â€“ called stem rust and stripe rust â€“ have decimated up to 40% of farmers' wheat fields in recent harvests.
A hidden trove of historical crop yield data from Africa shows that corn â€“ long believed to tolerate hot temperatures â€“ is a likely victim of global warming.
Crop specialists in Kenya and Uganda have laid the groundwork for confined field trials to commence later this year for new varieties of maize genetically modified to survive recurrent droughts that threaten over 300 million Africans for whom maize is life.
Speaking at the World Food Prize, Raikes says, "What's required of us is our unfailing commitment to the cause of agricultural development." DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct.
Gathered in St Petersburg, world's top wheat experts report progress toward replacing 5 percent of vulnerable fields in nations at risk; effort called vital for preventing hunger.
BASEL, Switzerland, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syngenta announced today that it has entered into a public-private partnership with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) to focus on the development and advancement of technology in wheat, the most internationally traded food crop and the single largest food import in developing countries.