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2014-03-05 04:21:38

KAWASAKI, Japan, March. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SOL Holdings Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary Super Sorghum Corp. will hold the "2014 Super Sorghum Pilot Farm Tour in Australia" on March 10, at Mr./Ms. Kevin & Amanda Mann CANE GROWER, 805 Hurney Road Home Hill, Queensland, Australia. The farm tour will be followed by a presentation on the Super Sorghum business and a networking event at Burdekin Motor Inn, 14 Eighth Ave., Home Hill, Queensland. (Photo:...

2014-02-25 14:06:09

A multi-institutional team reports that it can increase sugarcane's geographic range, boost its photosynthetic rate by 30 percent and turn it into an oil-producing crop for biodiesel production. These are only the first steps in a bigger initiative that will turn sugarcane and sorghum – two of the most productive crop plants known – into even more productive, oil-generating plants. The team will present its latest findings Tuesday (Feb. 25) at the U.S. Department of Energy's ARPA-E...

2014-02-20 23:25:54

Global Consortium of Scientists Achieve Research Breakthrough to Make Sorghum Crop More Nutritious; will Contribute to Food and Nutrition Security JOHNSTON, Iowa (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 DuPont today announced an important step toward introducing pro-vitamin A (beta carotene) into sorghum, a staple food in Africa which is naturally deficient in key nutrients. Not only has the level of pro-vitamin A been improved to levels that result in delivery of 100 percent of the daily vitamin A...

2013-11-21 16:22:46

- Plantings have commenced for the 2013-14 growing season in Brazil. THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE) today announced financial results for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2013 and provided an update on its business in Brazil. The company reported that plantings for the 2013-2014 sorghum growing season in Brazil have commenced and are expected to continue through December. With industrial processing of Ceres' sweet sorghum...

2013-11-19 08:22:05

WALNUT, Calif., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced new laboratory test results on Giant King(TM) Grass as animal feed. The Giant King Grass was harvested at the VIASPACE nursery in California and the tests were conducted by Dairy One in Ithaca, New York, one of the world's premier forage testing laboratories. Young Giant King Grass first harvested on November 11, 2013 at a height of 3 to 4 feet tall had a crude protein (CP) level of 19.5% of...

2013-10-23 08:24:46

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE) and Syngenta announced today that they have extended a joint market development agreement in Brazil. The companies will move forward with their efforts to promote the use of both sweet sorghum and high biomass sorghum at Brazilian ethanol mills. Under the renewed agreement, Syngenta and Ceres will continue to collaborate on field evaluations with mills. Syngenta will evaluate its...

2013-09-24 13:24:40

Although sorghum lines underwent adaptation to be grown in temperate climates decades ago, a University of Illinois researcher said he and his team have completed the first comprehensive genomic analysis of the molecular changes behind that adaptation. Patrick Brown, an assistant professor in plant breeding and genetics, said having a complete characterization of the locations (loci) affecting specific traits will speed up the adaptation of sorghum and other related grasses to new...

2013-08-19 23:22:35

Dr. Sabrina Trupia, Director of Research at the NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will address an international audience via teleconference Tuesday to share her expertise on sweet sorghum, an emerging advanced biofuel feedstock. Edwardsville (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Dr. Sabrina Trupia, Director of Research at the NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will address an international audience via teleconference Tuesday to share her expertise on sweet sorghum, an...

2012-11-26 08:21:21

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE) today announced that its Brazilian subsidiary Ceres Sementes do Brasil Ltda., has signed a sweet sorghum market development agreement with Syngenta (NYSE: SYT). The companies will work together to support the introduction of sweet sorghum as a source of fermentable sugars at Brazil's 400 or more ethanol mills. Sweet sorghum is a hardy crop that can extend the ethanol production season by up...

2012-10-26 07:21:52

WARSAW, N.C., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grain sorghum is proving to be a great fit for many farmers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Acreage planted to the crop increased from 10,000 acres in 2011 to 50,000 acres in 2012 in North Carolina alone. The crop is attractive to growers because it can deliver consistent yields on marginal, sandy soils, and under drier conditions on better soils. Sorghum also delivers a number of crop rotation benefits for farmers looking to...