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Pakistan: Monsanto sows genetically modified corn

Pakistan: Monsanto sows genetically modified corn | MAIZE | Scoop.it

FAISALABAD: Monsanto, a leading international seed company, showcased its new technology and cultivated second generation genetically modified corn at the farmland of University of Agriculture Faisalabad on Sunday to enable people associated with the agriculture sector to examine the upcoming technology.

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As India consumes more and more maize, search on for better varieties

As India consumes more and more maize, search on for better varieties | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Scientists are trying to develop heat stress resilient, high-yielding and nutritionally enriched maize varieties to face the challenges of global warming
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GM maize splits Mexico

GM maize splits Mexico | MAIZE | Scoop.it

The Mexican scientific community has been torn apart by a legal battle over transgenic maize (corn). Almost a year after activists challenged scientists’ right to plant experimental genetically modified (GM) varieties of the crop that is a staple and symbol of Mexico, maize research is still being stymied by a legal stalemate.



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India: Institute for maize research may be a pipe dream for Punjab

India: Institute for maize research may be a pipe dream for Punjab | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Govt of Punjab, last year got nod from Union Ministry of Agriculture to set up DMR in the state to develop hybrid and high yielding varieties of maize
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India: Healthy prospects for maize

India: Healthy prospects for maize | MAIZE | Scoop.it

Maize is among the few success stories in the recent farm history of India. The cereal is so versatile that it lends itself to multiple uses — food, feed, fuel and ferment. As a cereal, maize is used as ingredient in food preparation; it is feed for poultry and livestock; it is feedstock for biofuel (ethanol); it is used as raw material in distilleries; and for starch production because of its high starch content (60 per cent).

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Namibia: Maize Production Doubles After Drought

Namibia: Maize Production Doubles After Drought | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Last year's debilitating drought may have left its scars on the Namibian agricultural landscape, but millers have bounced back strongly to post impressive production results.
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Ghana has achieved sufficiency in maize, yam production

Ghana has achieved sufficiency in maize, yam production | MAIZE | Scoop.it

The President, John Mahama has disclosed that Ghana has achieved sufficiency in maize, yam and cassava production.

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Maize population study finds genes affected by long-term artificial selection

Maize population study finds genes affected by long-term artificial selection | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Researchers conducted a genome-wide scan of a long-term maize breeding study to find the genes involved in increasing the number of ears per maize plant.
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Africa: If GM Is the Answer, It Is Only the Answer Partly, Sometimes, Maybe

Africa: If GM Is the Answer, It Is Only the Answer Partly, Sometimes, Maybe | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Is it true that Africa has "no choice" but to embrace genetically-modified crops?
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US: Corn rootworm: There’s an app for that

US: Corn rootworm: There’s an app for that | MAIZE | Scoop.it

Throughout the corn-growing season, farmers across the Midwest will battle corn rootworms. Now there is a new tool to help them combat this yield-robbing pest.

http://Genuity.com/RootwormManager

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South Africa raises 2014 maize output forecast

South Africa raises 2014 maize output forecast | MAIZE | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa raised its maize output forecast for this year by 4 percent on Tuesday, putting the country on track for its biggest harvest in more than three decades.
South Africa,
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Punjab shortlists Monsanto, two others to provide maize seeds

Punjab shortlists Monsanto, two others to provide maize seeds | MAIZE | Scoop.it

The Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday approved a proposal of the State agriculture department, which shortlisted Monsanto and two other companies to provide high yielding varieties (HYV) of maize seeds to farmers at subsidised rates during the current Kharif season.

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India: Punjab to give subsidy on high yielding maize seeds

India: Punjab to give subsidy on high yielding maize seeds | MAIZE | Scoop.it
The Punjab government today announced for farmers subsidies on high-yielding varieties of maize seeds as part if its efforts to boost crop diversification programme in the state.
A Punjab government spokesperson said the state in collaboration with
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Don’t Turn Your Back on GMOs Yet, Adviser Urges China

Don’t Turn Your Back on GMOs Yet, Adviser Urges China | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Ye Xingqing, director of the rural economy department at the State Council Development Research Center, said Beijing still regards GMO as the kind of cutting-edge global technology the country must pursue, at least in research.
CIMMYT, Int.'s insight:

"GMOs might be a way by which a Western conspiracy, led by the U.S., could further undermine China’s security" ... really?

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Climate Change May Reduce Corn, Wheat Crop Yields

Climate Change May Reduce Corn, Wheat Crop Yields | MAIZE | Scoop.it

Rising temperatures caused by climate change increase the odds that corn and wheat yields will slow even as global demand for the crops for food and fuel increases in the next 10 to 20 years, according to a study published in Environmental Research Letters.

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South Africa Close to Starting Yellow-Corn Exports to China

South Africa Close to Starting Yellow-Corn Exports to China | MAIZE | Scoop.it
South Africa, the continent’s biggest corn producer, is close to starting its first exports of the yellow variety of the grain to China, according to the biggest organization representing local farmers of the crop.
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Philippines: UP scientists develop new white corn variety to feed poor Filipino children

Philippines: UP scientists develop new white corn variety to feed poor Filipino children | MAIZE | Scoop.it
A group of scientists at the University of the Philippines-Los Baños has developed for local breeding a nutrient-rich white corn variety that can help...
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Nigeria Releases First Generation Of Herbicide-resistant Hybrids

Nigeria Releases First Generation Of Herbicide-resistant Hybrids | MAIZE | Scoop.it

THE Nigerian National Variety Release Committee (NVRC) has released the first generation of maize hybrids, resistant to Metsulfuron Methyl (MSM) herbicide, and also endowed with resistance to the parasitic weed, Striga Hermonthica.

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India: Delayed monsoon may hit maize crop

India: Delayed monsoon may hit maize crop | MAIZE | Scoop.it

The delayed monsoon this year is likely to hit the sowing of maize, an important kharif crop, across India.Maize is primarily grown in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra during the kharif season and in Bihar during the rabi

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West Africa: 'We Are Working to Curtail Maize Production Constraints'

West Africa: 'We Are Working to Curtail Maize Production Constraints' | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Nigeria's coordinator of CORAF/USAID sponsored initiative to improve maize seeds in five West African countries, Dr. Lucky Omoigui, a plant breeder in the College of Agronomy, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (UAM), speaks on the project in this interview with our correspondent. Excerpts:
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Maize (Corn) Products in India (Starch, Glucose, Dextrose, Sorbitol) Trends, Opportunities, Market Analysis and Forecasts (Upto 2017)

Maize (Corn) Products in India (Starch, Glucose, Dextrose, Sorbitol) Trends, Opportunities, Market Analysis and Forecasts (Upto 2017) | MAIZE | Scoop.it
The market research report titled ‘Maize (Corn) Products in India (Starch, Glucose, Dextrose, Sorbitol) Trends, Opportunities, Market Analysis and Forecasts...
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International Corn Groups Meet with EU Representatives on Biotech

International Corn Groups Meet with EU Representatives on Biotech | MAIZE | Scoop.it

Representatives from the MAIZALL alliance – a consortium of corn groups from Brazil, Argentina and the U.S. – are participating in a biotechnology mission to Europe this week with the intention of opening discussion on biotechnology accessibility.

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Zimbabwe: GMOs: Why minister Made is wrong

Zimbabwe: GMOs: Why minister Made is wrong | MAIZE | Scoop.it

A FEW days ago, NewZimbabwe.com published an article entitled “GMOs remain banned in Zim, Made” in which the Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister Joseph Made told journalists that “production and sale of products containing GMOs remained banned in the country”.


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Tanzania: New maize hybrids a breakthrough to drought and common diseases

Tanzania: New maize hybrids a breakthrough to drought and common diseases | MAIZE | Scoop.it

Scientists, agriculture researchers and farmers taking part in the on-farm demonstration plots of the three newly released drought tolerant maize hybrids have described the performance of the new varieties as a breakthrough to drought and common maize diseases.

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South Africa: Maize stocks drop to 16-year low

South Africa: Maize stocks drop to 16-year low | MAIZE | Scoop.it

Johannesburg - South Africa’s stocks of corn fell to the lowest in at least 16 years at the end of the 2014 season after a drought in the continent’s biggest producer of the grain and exports cut into reserves.

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Results show Africa can eradicate Striga

Results show Africa can eradicate Striga | MAIZE | Scoop.it

Improved technologies being promoted by the Integrated Striga Management for Africa (ISMA) project have shown promise that Striga—a parasitic weed that destroys cereal and legume fields—can be eradicated from Africa.

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