Aug 24

Revolutionary hybrid breeding technology protects potato from fungus by multi-resistance

Keywords: Solynta , hybrid breeding technology , potato In a hidden experimental field in Wageningen, the Netherlands, surrounded by tall maize plants, there are several smaller plots with potato plants. In some of these plots there are only dead plan

Aug 24

Shandong fully completed the permanent basic farmland delineation

Recently, the reporter learned from the Shandong provincial government news conference, Shandong lasted more than two years of permanent basic farmland designated work fully completed, delineated area of 9587 mu, exceeding the state issued 9584 million mu

Aug 23

Gene that makes large, plump tomatoes identified

Keywords: Tomato , breeding , Cell Size Regulator gene Thanks to a mutation in the Cell Size Regulator gene, farmers can grow big, juicy tomatoes. The mutation occurred during the tomato domestication process. Esther van der Knaap of the University of G

Aug 22

Paraguay imports US$85 million agrochemicals in first half of 2017

Paraguay imported US$85 million of agrochemicals in the first six months of the year, according to the data released by the magazine Corporativa Global. The figure is similar to that achieved in the same period in 2016, though there has been an agricultu

Aug 22

Dow’s Enlist system a go for corn in 2018, still waiting for soybeans

Keywords: Dow Agrosciences , Enlist soybean , China , EU Dow AgroScience’s Enlist Weed Control System is a go in cotton, with system varieties having been planted on about 500,000 U.S. acres this year. It received the green light in corn last June, wh

Aug 21

Ray of hope for more abundant wheat crops

Keywords: Wheat , photosynthesis , sunlight According to new research by Lancaster University, crops such as wheat could be up to 21% more efficient at turning the sun's energy into food. The food chain relies on plants using sunlight to turn carbon di

Aug 18

Novel tools to improve plant production could boost food security

Keywords: food production , food security , RNAi , iPlanta Food insecurity is deadly – 9 million people die of hunger and hunger-related illnesses annually. This problem is set to continue. And the global population is predicted to rise from 6.9 billio

Aug 18

What crops should we plant in the next five years?

The Ministry of Agriculture has issued the National Planting Structure Adjustment Plan (2016-2020). On the next five years in the end what kind of put forward a broad framework. 1, food Hold the "basic grain self-sufficiency, rations are absolutely safe

Aug 17

Wax on: how wheat plants shield themselves during drought

Keywords: Wheat , Drought-resistant , Water , leaf wax A new study shows a solution to help farmers to grow crops in dry areas or during stretches of drought. It may depend on breeding and cultivating plants that protect themselves with a thicker layer

Aug 16

NATESC predicts slight third-generation armyworm occurrence for 2017 in China

Keywords: NATESC , third-generation armyworm On 26 July, 2017, China’s National Agro-Tech Extension and Service Centre (NATESC) released its 2017 Third-generation Armyworm Occurrence Prediction. It estimated slight strikes around the country, with hig