International News

A Boost for Jamaican Ginger Production

According to AIC (Agro-Invest Corporation), “Boosting the production of ginger in Jamaica has been identified by the Government as an important means of increasing diversity and creating opportunities for improved livelihoods in rural areas, especially among smallholder farmers. To achieve this, AIC said it will, under the Ginger Seedling Greenhouse Project, institute “greenhouses across the […]
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Missouri Soybean Partnership with the University of Georgia to Expand High Oleic Footprint

Missouri Soybean partnered with the University of Georgia to run a license that combines the university’s high oleic soybeans with non-GMO soybean varieties developed by Missouri Soybean. The Missouri Soybean High Oleic Soyleic currently has maturity clusters grown from Missouri northward, according to Bryan Stobaugh, Missouri Soybean director of licensing and genetics. This expands that […]
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Fatima Fertilizer, UAF host Sarsabz Farmers’ Convention

ISLAMABAD: Fatima Fertilizer collaborated with the Punjab Government’s Department of Agriculture and the Agriculture University of Faisalabad (UAF) to host Sarsabz Farmer Convention related to wheat cultivation during Rabi 2021-22. The convention was hosted by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Iqrar Ahmed Khan, in the presence of Chief Guest Hussain Jahanian Gardezi, the Provincial Minister […]
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Professor’s Biotechnology Consulting Bears Fruit in Africa

An FGCU professor’s expertise in propagating plants from tissue culture and his hands-on experience combating a highly infectious banana virus are helping farmers a world away revive a devastated fruit industry and cultivate business opportunities. There was a fellow building a lab who wanted to do tissue culture bananas.” With Griffis’ help on two trips […]
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Karnataka: Farmers Oppose Field Trials of BT Cotton and BT Maize

Nearly 11 years after the Union government enforced an indefinite moratorium on the field trials of the Bt brinjal — the first genetically modified crop for mass production in India— farmers and activists from Karnataka have now opposed the proposal for confined field trials on BT cotton and BT maize. According to the activists, the […]
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The Role ‘Green’ Laboratories can play in Opposition to the Climate Change

Several organizations such as My Green Lab, Irish Green Labs (currently under development), Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Ciruléire, and others are assisting scientists across Ireland to make a positive change to their work and create a culture of sustainability in the laboratory. However, more effort is required before 2030 and this program offers […]
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Researchers Design Sensors to Rapidly Detect Plant Hormones

Researchers from the Disruptive and Sustainable Technologies for Agricultural Precision (DiSTAP) interdisciplinary research group of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, and their local collaborators from Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), have developed the first-ever nanosensor to enable rapid testing of synthetic auxin […]
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