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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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