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June 5, 2020


Analysis: USDA’s final biotech rule explained


Nigeria seeds new hope for vulnerable smallholders


Canada - Alberta government modernizes rules regarding Fusarium (Lethbridge News Now)


What a difference an ocean makes - North Americans have for the most part bought into the scientific argument that agricultural technologies are safe to use, but not so much across the Atlantic, where a deep distrust continues to exist (The Western Producer)


Two decades on, CIMMYT maize breeder Dr Stephen Mugo exits maize research (Africa Science News Service)


United Kingdom - How wheat growers will benefit from virus-resistant variety (Farmers Weekly)


Transgenic crops: end of an era (Western Producer)


June 4, 2020


Regenerative agriculture is raising a lot of climate hopes – and a lot of concerns (The Union Journal)


„Bei der Resistenzzüchtung sind wir auf einem guten Weg.“ - Pflanzenzüchter Dr. Hubert Kempf über den langen Weg zu neuen Getreidesorten


Brasil - Uso de sementes piratas: um risco para a agricultura nacional - Os avanços genéticos, resultados de anos de pesquisas e testes, são levados ao campo diretamente pela semente


June 3, 2020


Breeding brassica with award-winner, Meindert Boon, Brassica Breeding Lead for Bayer Vegetable Seeds


From seed to supermarket: What does it take to put produce on your plate?


"Regulating crops doesn't guarantee better profitability for farmers", says Director General of the Federation of Seed Industry of India (The Economic Times)


U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new biotech rule explained (Center for Science in the Public Interest)


How does the European Patent Office's opinion G 3/19 (Pepper) on patentability of plants and animals affect South Africa (International Law Office)


Farm mechanization under COVID-19 - As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them


Bayer CropScience Australia - CropCast Episode 12 - Market Development Agronomists Craig White, Matt Willis and Richard Jackman talk about the current weather conditions, pre-emergent herbicide activity/behaviour with Sakura® and Sakura® Flow and what to expect from them in your area, depending on the rain and soil conditions you currently experience


Global warming will lift agriculture weed threat


June 2, 2020


Argentina - Cereales de invierno: curar la semilla es clave para un buen arranque


Brasil - Ataques piratas no mar verde - Quando o agro brasileiro perde com o negócio ilegal de sementes e defensivos


USA - Leaders call for 'Moonshot' on nutrition research - Science and policy experts urge coordinated research in face of national nutrition crisis


USA - How a new biotech rule will foster distrust with the public and impede progress in science (The Conversation)


June 1, 2020


Chile advances in breeding gene-edited crops that weather climate change


May 28, 2020


Canada - Why farming systems lagin automation adoption - Technology plus systems plus support infrastructure are needed before automation can take root on Canadian farms (Farmtario)


In uncertain times, the hemp plant has lessons for entrepreneurs (Hemp Industry Daily)


May 27, 2020


Le travail d'assistant sélectionneur change avec les saisons -  Un témoignage de Loek Van Der Burg, Assistant Sélectionneur chez Bejo France


Re-engineering America’s fresh produce supply chain post Covid-19 for greater resilience, inclusiveness and sustainability (Vertical Farming)


European Patent Office endorses EU's stance on conventionally-bred plants (Euraktiv)


CIMMYT for Mexico in times of a global pandemic - CIMMYT representatives discuss the impact of the pandemic on Mexico and why CIMMYT works towards more resilient agri-food systems with healthier and more prosperous people


May 26, 2020


Pandemics aren’t limited to people: How the world’s most famous seed vault defends plants against their next big outbreak (The  Counter)


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