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USA: GMO corn failing to protect fields from pest damage -report

USA: GMO corn failing to protect fields from pest damage -report | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Aug 28 (Reuters) - Researchers in the key corn-growing stateof Illinois are finding significant damage from rootworms infarm fields planted in a rotation with a genetically modifiedcorn that is supposed...
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Here's what 9,000 years of breeding has done to corn, peaches, and other crops

Here's what 9,000 years of breeding has done to corn, peaches, and other crops | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Corn, watermelon, and peaches were unrecognizable 8,000 years ago.
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Kenya: New maize variety gives hope to Embu farmers

Kenya: New maize variety gives hope to Embu farmers | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Geoffrey Maina Kamande only wanted to grow some food crop for his family. However, his small farm has now become a demonstration site on the new drought-tolerant maize variety to many farmers at Kivue in Embu county.
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Genetically-modified technology no magic wand for Vietnam’s agriculture

Genetically-modified technology no magic wand for Vietnam’s agriculture | MAIZE | Scoop.it

 VietNamNet Bridge – Scientists warn that genetically modified (GM) technology is not the “magic wand” that many people assume will increase crop yield and save domestic agricultural production.

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US: Missouri Researchers Find Boron is Key in Corn Development

US: Missouri Researchers Find Boron is Key in Corn Development | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Scientists anticipate that understanding how corn uses the nutrient can help farmers make informed decisions in boron-deficient areas and improve crop yields.
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Zimbabwe: Small holder farmers contribute 80% of maize production

Zimbabwe: Small holder farmers contribute 80% of maize production | MAIZE | Scoop.it
THE smallholder farmer in Zimbabwe has contributed 80% to the country’s maize production for the 2013/2014 season, a government official has said.
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India: Maize Cultivation in Punjab

India: Maize Cultivation in Punjab | MAIZE | Scoop.it

In a bid to break the wheat-paddy cropping cycle and promote crop diversity in Punjab, the state government is trying to encourage the cultivation of maize, which relatively consumes less water. This might help contain the steady decline in the water table in the state and restore the natural resource base, which is being eroded by this cropping pattern.

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India: Monsanto sees opportunities in hybrid corn and vegetable seed market

India: Monsanto sees opportunities in hybrid corn and vegetable seed market | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, sees great opportunities in the hybrid corn and vegetable seed market of India as it looks to help farmers to increase productivity in sustainable ways. ...
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China pulls plug on genetically modified rice and corn

China pulls plug on genetically modified rice and corn | MAIZE | Scoop.it

China’s Ministry of Agriculture has decided not to renew biosafety certificates that allowed research groups to grow genetically modified (GM) rice and corn. The permits, to grow two varieties of GM rice and one transgenic corn strain, expired on 17 August. The reasoning behind the move is not clear, and it has raised questions about the future of related research in China.

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India: Delayed, below-par monsoon to hit corn output, exports

India: Delayed, below-par monsoon to hit corn output, exports | MAIZE | Scoop.it
GOLEGAON India (Reuters) - The late arrival of monsoon rains in India this year has forced Ramesh Shakharam Ghonghe to delay corn sowing by a month on his land in Maharashtra, a hold-up that threatens
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China Is Rejecting GMO Corn with Unapproved Gene

China Is Rejecting GMO Corn with Unapproved Gene | MAIZE | Scoop.it
A rejection of US grain in China has serious consequences here on home turf, as the country is one of the top importers of US corn,.
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US: Shifting Climate Has North Dakota Farmers Swapping Wheat For Corn

US: Shifting Climate Has North Dakota Farmers Swapping Wheat For Corn | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Projections suggest that climate change will hurt agriculture in most parts of the world. But some areas of the U.S. could actually see a benefit as corn production moves farther north.
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Kenya: FAO to train farmers to tackle lethal maize disease

Kenya: FAO to train farmers to tackle lethal maize disease | MAIZE | Scoop.it

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Thursday it plans to train more than 6, 000 farmers in Kenya to help tackle the re-emergence of the Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) which threatens maize yields across the country.

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Kenya: KARI raises alarm over lethal maize disease

Kenya: KARI raises alarm over lethal maize disease | MAIZE | Scoop.it
The Kenya Agriculture Research Institute (KARI) has raised an alert over re-emergence of the Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) in the country.
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Monsanto launches Mexico center for developing improved corn seeds

Monsanto launches Mexico center for developing improved corn seeds | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Global seed technology giant Monsanto said on Monday it has launched a global center in Mexico for developing conventional hybrid strains of corn, part of the company's push to boost output of the planet's most widely produced grain.
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South Africa leaves bumper 2014 maize forecast unchanged

South Africa leaves bumper 2014 maize forecast unchanged | MAIZE | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa left its 2014 maize output forecast unchanged on Tuesday as good weather helped produce a bumper crop that should contain food prices and give a lift to sluggish growth in Africa's most advanced economy.
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Maize imports bill bleeds Zimbabwe economy

Maize imports bill bleeds Zimbabwe economy | MAIZE | Scoop.it
DIRECT imports of maize and wheat since 1999 have cost the country $3,3 billion due to shortfalls in domestic production
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South Africa raises 2014 maize output forecast by 2 percent

South Africa raises 2014 maize output forecast by 2 percent | MAIZE | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa raised its 2014 maize output forecast by over 2 percent on Wednesday as good weather helped produce a bumper crop that should contain food prices and give a lift to
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Researchers look at small RNA pathways in maize tassels

Researchers look at small RNA pathways in maize tassels | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Delaware and other institutions across the country have been awarded a four-year, $6.5 million National Science Foundation grant to analyze developmental events in maize anthers and tassels, the male reproductive organs that produce pollen.
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Zimbabwe maize production up 46 percent

Zimbabwe maize production up 46 percent | MAIZE | Scoop.it

Bulawayo ‑ Zimbabwe’s 2013/14 season maize yield has increase 46 percent owing to Government Input Support programme and heavy rains received in most parts of the country, the country’s President Robert Mugabe has said.

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India: Punjab approves five maize dryer units

India: Punjab approves five maize dryer units | MAIZE | Scoop.it

The Punjab government has approved the proposed installation of five more maize dryer units, to promote maize as an alternative crop for paddy and to check the depletion and contamination of groundwater.The initiative may encourage farmers to bring more area under maize

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US: Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes

US: Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Studies warn that climate change will threaten corn production in coming decades. Meanwhile, farmers are experimenting with new planting methods in hopes of slowing soil erosion from torrential rains.
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China’s Drought to Shrink Corn Harvest First Time Since 2009

China’s Drought to Shrink Corn Harvest First Time Since 2009 | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Corn output in China may drop for the first time in five years because of drought in the North China Plain, the country’s second-biggest producing region, according to Shanghai JC Intelligence Co.
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Sri Lanka: Maize Cultivation to be expanded

Sri Lanka: Maize Cultivation to be expanded | MAIZE | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Agricultural has decided to cultivate maize on 1,000 acres at the Nikaweratiya - Kobeigane Divisional Secretariat area and farmers are...
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