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2012-04-04 20:26:42

Researchers, including plant researchers from the University of Copenhagen, have developed a new type of the corn-like crop sorghum, which may become very significant for food supplies in drought-prone areas. Unlike the conventional drought-resistant sorghum plant, which is an important crop in e.g. Africa, China and the USA, this new type does not form toxic cyanide when exposed to long-term drought. Consequently, farmers in drought areas will no longer need to discard their sorghum crops in...

2011-09-27 14:31:43

Texas AgriLife Research discovery announced A sorghum hybrid that does not flower and accumulates as much as three times the amount of stem and leaf matter may help the bioenergy industry, according to a study appearing today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A team at Texas AgriLife Research has discovered a gene that regulates sorghum flowering, according to the proceedings. "For energy crops, we want to prevent plants from flowering so they accumulate as much...

2011-06-03 10:00:00

MINNETONKA, Minn., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta in North America today announced an agreement with Golden Acres Genetics, Ltd., Waco, Tex., to transfer all existing Syngenta sorghum seed inventory to Golden Acres effective as of June 3, 2011. The agreement covers all Syngenta sorghum hybrids, including forage, grain and sudangrass products. "We're pleased that Golden Acres is acquiring Syngenta's sorghum inventory and will continue to provide farmers with high-quality hybrid...

2011-04-07 00:00:27

Sorghum and sorghum flour provide a healthy gluten-free, whole grain option Lubbock, TX (PRWEB) April 6, 2011 With the U.S. market for gluten-free foods reaching $2.6 billion in 2010, according to Packaged Facts, this trend in which people reduce or eliminate their consumption of wheat, barley and rye has gone mainstream, says the USCP. Whether suffering from celiac disease, which involves an autoimmune reaction to the gluten in wheat, or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or just by choice,...

2011-02-11 00:00:45

Increasing agricultural productivity, improving food quality and achieving long-term food security will require science and collaboration to address dramatic global population challenges, DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman told members of the Chief Executives' Club of Boston. Boston (Vocus/PRWEB) February 10, 2011 Increasing agricultural productivity, improving food quality and achieving long-term food security will require science and collaboration to address dramatic global population...


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