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June 12, 2009
BASF and Monsanto say they have discovered a naturally occurring gene to help corn plants combat drought conditions. The companies say this could result in the world’s first...
June 16, 2009
Pioneer expects North American volume gains and double-digit price increases for seeds will be the primary driver for 15%  cumulative average earnings growth rate of the DuPont Agriculture  Nutrition business through 2013....
June 11, 2009
Under the terms of the agreement, Protabit will develop new software code and develop new computational approaches for protein optimization. Monsanto will have exclusive rights to tools developed by Protabit for use in the fields of plant improvement and agriculture....
June 9, 2009
A “worldwide collaboration” is required to raise crop yields, John Atkin, Syngenta COO told delegates at the World Grain Forum held earlier this week at St. Petersburg...
June 5, 2009
The collaboration has already led to the development of canola plants that produce higher levels of oil and canola meal with reduced levels of anti-nutritional factors, Dow says....
June 9, 2009
DuPont today filed a lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court in the District of Delaware claiming that BASF is infringing four patents relating to biotechnology traits similar to those used in...
June 4, 2009
BASF today filed a lawsuit in the in the U.S. District Court  for the District of Delaware claiming DuPont's Optimum GAT corn trait infringes upon BASF's own herbicide-tolerant trait known as AHAS or ALS inhibitors. The announcement follows DuPont's own release earlier today saying that it had filed a lawsuit against BASF...
May 29, 2009
Monsanto's emergency petition was intended to allow for the corn to be used during the 2009 planting season while a lawsuit seeking a permanent reversal of the ban is bending....
May 27, 2009
The company now expects earnings per share to be at the low end of its previously announced guidance of $4.40-$4.50/share....
May 27, 2009
The  seed still has to be approved by Brazil's Minister of Agriculture before it can be commercialized, however....
May 13, 2009
Seeds and traits growth will be driven by the launch of high-impact technologies every one to two years, Monsanto says....
May 5, 2009
At issue is DuPont's use of Monsanto's Roundup Ready herbicide-tolerant trait stacked with Pioneer Hi-Bred's Optimum GAT glyphosate-tolerant trait in soybeans....
April 22, 2009
The company had said it was considering legal action after the German government imposed an immediate ban on cultivation and sale of MON810 corn last week....
April 21, 2009
Greater international collaboration and more coherent trade and regulatory policies are needed to ensure food security, Syngenta executives told investors at the company's annual meeting, held today Basel, Switzerland. Such measures will increase growers access to technology, enabling more food to be grown from existing resources, they say....
April 16, 2009
Traditional breeding programs and improvements in agricultural practices have delivered better results, says the Union of Concerned Scientists....
April 2, 2009
The company says increased revenues from its U.S. corn and soybean seeds and traits business was partially offset by lower sales of Roundup herbicides....
April 1, 2009
Syngenta says it has signed an agreement with Dow AgroSciences, to cross license their respective corn traits for commercialization within their branded seed businesses. Financial...
March 12, 2009
BASF says it is progressing well with its development of genetically engineered soybean species that are designed to be resistant to soybean rust, a fungus that has the potential to...
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