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June 17, 2024

Setting the record straight on High Metabolisable Energy (HME) ryegrass

Seed testing demands precision and consistency (Farmers Weekly)

June 12, 2024

Shortage of skilled plant breeders could impact global food security - An international team of researchers has found this skills shortage needs to be urgently addressed before ‘dire’ implications are felt

June 5, 2024

Cultivating success: Bridging the gaps in plant breeding training in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand (Crop Science)

May 31, 2024

Strengthening seed sector partnerships so more improved vegetable seeds get to more farmers

ICAR's big contribution to Goa's rice heritage - Geneticists at ICAR-Goa discuss the challenges of preserving and improving Goa's rice varieties (Gomantak Times)

May 30, 2024

No, China is not buying up all US farmland

May 27, 2024

The International Seed Federation (ISF) celebrates 100 years (Téma Agriculture & Terroirs)

May 24, 2024

Plant breeder keeps eye on future demands (Farmers Weekly)

May 13, 2024

Indian seed industry bats for a climate-resilient agriculture sector (AgriculturePost)

May 7, 2024

Including millets in the public distribution system

May 3, 2024

National scientists, academicians, and top scientists sign the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines position on the Court of Appeals decision Bt Talong and Golden Rice

May 1, 2024

Advancing global progress through IP awareness and collaboration - ICRISAT shines the spotlight on India's intellectual property landscape

Building climate resilience for New Zealand

April 29, 2024

Gene genius: How gene technology is changing the future of food (New Zealand Herald)

April 22, 2024

Plant variety protection - Procedural infirmities, not impacting eligibility of applicant/application for registration, are not fatal (Lexology)

April 19, 2024

Australia - New resources to help cultivate the next generation of agricultural workers

April 17, 2024

Charting an inclusive and collaborative CGIAR strategy aligning with India’s policies

April 8, 2024

Amazing seeds from space (China Daily)

April 5, 2024

Lessons for navigating resistance storms - As cases of chemical resistance rise in weeds, pests and diseases, there is a growing urgency to develop more in-depth understanding and tools to manage these constraints to crop production

March 28, 2024

“For breeders around the world the combination of the 2022 China Seed Law and the Hainan FTZ offers exciting opportunities" (Fresh Plaza)

March 27, 2024

India needs a new maize revolution - It's time to launch a mega national action plan for doubling maize output by adopting a mission approach (The Hindu BusinessLine)

March 20, 2024

A wholistic approach is the key to improving drought adaptation in crops

March 13, 2024

Cheap seeds can cost a lot (Rural Life)

Bangladesh se suma a los países que permiten el uso comercial de cultivos editados genéticamente, con desarrollos locales en curso

March 7, 2024

Interview with Mary Sue Rogers, a member of the Supervisory Board at East-West Seed since 2016, on leadership and women in the workplace

March 6, 2024

Collaborating for a more secure food system - Q&A with Inari’s Ponsi Trivisvavet and InterGrain’s Tress Walmsley

March 1, 2024

Bangladesh still stuck in the past as locally grown Golden Rice hits markets in the Philippines

February 21, 2024

Choosing unknown seed instead of modern proprietary options can be a high-risk strategy, warns  the NZ Plant Breeders and Research Association (PBRA) (Farmers Weekly)

February 20, 2024

Interview with Greg Pruett, CEO of Ingomar (Tomato News)


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