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UK scientists take on €8.2m grant for GM corn development

UK scientists take on €8.2m grant for GM corn development | MAIZE | Scoop.it
A €8.2m ($10m) grant has been given to researchers at the John Innes Center in the UK to develop GM varieties of corn that are able to absorb nitrogen from the atmosphere, thus eliminating the use of fertilisers.
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Asian Corn Demand Seen Gaining as Drought Shrivels U.S. Crop

Asian Corn Demand Seen Gaining as Drought Shrivels U.S. Crop | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Increased demand for corn imports by
Asian nations including China is set to strain global supplies
just as drought in the U.S. reduces shipments from the world’s
largest grower, according to Rabobank International.
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New source of maize hybrid vigor

Research at the University of Illinois may have discovered a new source of heterosis, or hybrid vigor, in maize.
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UK: Potential new weapon against crop pests discovered

UK: Potential new weapon against crop pests discovered | MAIZE | Scoop.it

ScienceDaily (July 12, 2012) — A team of scientists from the University of Greenwich's Natural Resources Institute (NRI), working with colleagues in the UK and Tanzania, has made a discovery that could provide a new means to control insect crop pests around the globe.

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U.S.: VIDEO - Drought damages corn crops in 18 states

U.S.: VIDEO - Drought damages corn crops in 18 states | MAIZE | Scoop.it
The condition of corn in the 18 states that produce most of it has deteriorated due to widespread drought. Indiana and Illinois have been particularly hard hit.
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China: Origin Agritech Provides Update on Corn Seed R&D Programs

Origin Agritech Limited SEED +17.04% ("Origin" or the "Company"), a technology-focused supplier of hybrid and genetically modified crop seeds in China, today provided update on its Genetically Modified ("GM") corn seed pipeline and hybrid corn seed development program.

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China interested in Argentine corn, official says

BUENOS AIRES, June 25 (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said China is interested in buying more corn from Argentina, the world's second-biggest supplier after the United States, a senior Argentine Agriculture Ministry official told Reuters on Monday.

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Tanzania: Maize Export Ban May Promote Illegal Trade

IN recent years, the Government of Tanzania like other governments in Sub Saharan Africa, has periodically banned the export of its staple crop (maize) in an attempt to ensure food security and protect its citizens from food price increases. By banning exports, these countries hope to prevent an outflow of their staple food crops that would reduce domestic supply and lead to increases in domestic food prices.

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Mystery Maize Disease Strikes Kenya Farms

Mystery Maize Disease Strikes Kenya Farms | MAIZE | Scoop.it
BOMET, Kenya - A maize disease is sweeping through Kenya’s small farming communities and, in the South Rift Valley, there are few who haven’t been affected.
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Why genetically modified corn in Pakistan?

Why genetically modified corn in Pakistan? | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Biotechnology, an evolution of traditional agricultural methods and the fastest adopted crop technology in history, is not new to Pakistan.
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Egypt: Wheat Experiment Produces Dramatic Yield Boost

Cairo — Egyptian scientists say a national experiment to boost wheat yields has succeed in increasing average national yields to 10 tonnes per hectare - one of the highest rates in the world, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation Statistical Yearbook for 2012.
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US: GMO Corn Injured by Early Rootworm Feeding in Illinois

Monsanto Co. (MON) corn has been overwhelmed in parts of Illinois by rootworms that hatched a month early, renewing concern that the bugs are becoming immune to the insecticide engineered into the crop.

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Kenya: Viral Disease Hits Maize in Kenya's South Rift | Seed Today

The disease affected more than 150,000 farmers, with agriculture officers warning of reduced harvests. The government has identified a resistant variety.

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India corn seen up on global cues, kapaskhali on lower rains | Reuters

MUMBAI, July 13 (Reuters) - Indian corn futures are likelyto rise for the second straight week and could hit a newcontract high on lower rains in the key growing areas and onhigher global prices, which...
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US: Corn prices push higher as crops shrivel in relentless heat wave; other commodities are mixed

The price of corn jumped 4 percent Thursday as crops continue to shrivel in a relentless heat wave across much of the country.
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US: Crop technology helps limit corn losses in drought

US: Crop technology helps limit corn losses in drought | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Almost a third of the nation's corn crop has been damaged by heat and drought, and a number of farmers in the hardest hit areas of the Midwest have cut down their crops just midway through the growing season.
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White rot fungus boosts ethanol production from corn stalks, cobs and leaves | Science Codex

Scientists are reporting new evidence that a white rot fungus shows promise in the search for a way to use waste corn stalks, cobs and leaves – rather than corn itself – to produce ethanol to extend supplies of gasoline.
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U.S. Corn Growers Farming in Hell as Midwest Heat Spreads

U.S. Corn Growers Farming in Hell as Midwest Heat Spreads | MAIZE | Scoop.it

The worst U.S. drought since Ronald Reagan was president is withering the world’s largest corn crop, and the speed of the damage may spur the government to make a record cut in its July estimate for domestic inventories.

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Cheap Brazilian corn stirs talk of rare US imports

Global corn markets were abuzz Monday with talk that U.S. livestock firms may have concluded a deal to import a record 1 million tonnes of Brazilian corn later this year, with shipments set to arrive just as U.S. farmers would be completing their harvest.

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Zimbabwe: Government to Import Maize

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has re-iterated that his Government would not let anyone starve.

While interacting with villagers in Silobela on Saturday, Prime Minister Tsvangirai said he was in discussion with development partners in a bid to mobilize funds for the importation of maize from neighbouring countries.

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US: A new source of maize hybrid vigor | e! Science News

Steve Moose, an associate professor of maize functional genomics at the University of Illinois and his graduate student Wes Barber think they may have discovered a new source of heterosis, or hybrid vigor, in maize.
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Brazil Reaps Record Corn Crop After Extreme Drought

Brazil Reaps Record Corn Crop After Extreme Drought | MAIZE | Scoop.it

This year we suffered with an extreme drought situation that devastated crops, especially in South Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Parná).

But in Brazil we have ideal conditions to develop a second corn crop in Parana, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Goias and Minas Gerais.

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M S Swaminathan Award Conferred on 2 Scientists | news.outlookindia.com

The prestigious M S Swaminathan award, given for undertaking outstanding work in the field of agriculture, was jointly conferred on two scientists Dr R Sai Kumar and Dr N Shobha Rani here today for the contribution in their respective fields.

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U.K. Researchers Start Plan to Double Wheat Yields in 20 Years

U.K. plant researchers started a program to more than double the potential wheat yields in the country, the European Union’s third-biggest grower of the grain, to 20 metric tons per hectare (2.47 acres) within two decades.
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Monsanto to Invest $355 Million in Argentina Corn-Seed Plant

Agricultural-biotech-company Monsanto Co. (MON) plans to invest 1.6 billion pesos ($355 million) to build a new corn-seed-production plant in Argentina, the company said in a press release Friday.
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