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20 May 2021: Top Agriculture News

KJ Staff
KJ Staff
Agriculture Farm

New Corteva Agriscience naturally derived seed treatments

Corteva Agriscience estimates show that innovative seed treatments are being used on more than 10 million hectares in Europe as the company accelerates efforts to meet growing demand for products of natural origin.

Inari and Beck's announce strategic collaboration to accelerate farmer access

Inari, the SEEDesign™ company, and Beck's, the third largest seed brand in the United States, have announced a business and R&D collaboration – reinforcing their respective missions to provide more diverse, sustainable and competitive choices for farmers.

PI Industries Ltd reported 39.98% YoY rise in consolidated sales

PI Industries Ltd reported 39.98% year over year rise in consolidated sales revenues for the Mar-21 quarter at Rs.1,197.10crore. However, on a sequential basis, the sales revenues increased by a more muted 3% compared to top line of Rs.1,162.10cr in the Dec-20 quarter.

CIMMYT Releases 12 New Maize Lines

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is pleased to announce the release of a set of 12 new CIMMYT maize lines. These lines were developed at various breeding locations of CIMMYT’s Global Maize program by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

Japan, the newspaper that becomes a plant again

Japan, once more, sets an example of being an advanced country. Its latest invention consists of a newspaper made of recycled and vegetable paper that you can plant after you’ve read it. It is called “Green Newspaper” and was invented by the publisher of the famous Japanese daily, The Mainichi Shimbunsha.

NDDB, GCMMF to implement genomic selection for cattle in Gujarat

The National Dairy Development Board and dairy federation Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Limited have collaborated to expand reference population for genomic selection. The move will fast-track genetic progress in cattle and buffaloes and will help extend benefits of improved genetics to Gujarat farmers.

John Deere commits over 20 Crore to assist India in fight against COVID-19

John Deere announced today commitments of over 20 Crore to provide urgent medical resources and ongoing state support to assist India in its fight against COVID-19. John C. May, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Deere & Company said, "Our investment in communities in India where our employees, customers and business partners live and work is designed to help address the greatest needs in the ongoing fight against COVID-19,"

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