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December 17, 2014

Kenya - 23 botanists graduate from the African Plant Breeding Academy (AllAfrica)

December 16, 2014

Plant breeders build capacity to resuscitate African orphan crops (EnviroNews)

Rapport d’activités de l’Institut Royal Belge pour l'Amélioration de la Betterave (IRBAB) 2012-2013
Activiteitenverslag van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut tot Verbetering van de Biet 2012-2013

Wageningen University offers new online master specialisation in plant breeding

December 15, 2014

China aims to boost 'super corn' yield

December 13, 2014

University of Bath research shows that is possible to improve both seed size and seed number in plants

PanAmerican Seed's senior plant breeder Denis Flaschenriem retires

December 12, 2014

Jahresrückblick und Ausblick der Pflanzenzüchter – was beschäftigt die Branche? - Gesellschaftliche Relevanz der Pflanzenzüchtung muss sich stärker in Engagement der Politik widerspiegeln

December 11, 2014

The question ‘why have yields plateaued?’ was tackled at the Hutchinson’s winter technical conference (Farmers Guardian)

New Plant Breeding Academy graduates to improve Africa’s ‘orphan’ crops

Cotton Association of Zambia says there is need to invest in research and development of cotton seed varieties that adapt to the environment in light of climate change (Daily Mail)

Wheat, from the DNA to the field - What if there was a Netflix for wheat breeders? But, instead of suggesting movies, the algorithm "suggested" the best potential wheat varieties - generations before being planted in a test plot? (usagnet)

Canadian plant breeders develop low-glycemic potato, which doesn’t cause a big spike in insulin, making it suitable for diabetics (Alberta Farmers)

Using weedy rice traits to boost cultivated rice yields 

December 10, 2014

Scientists seal agreement to boost adaptability of wheat to climate change - Delegates detail strategy for protecting stapel food crop from environmental shocks

Scientists seal agreement to boost adaptability of wheat to climate change - Breeding researchers of the Julius Kühn Institute weigh in their competence in stress  and heat resistance research
Globale Initiative will Anpassung des Weizens an den Klimawandel vorantreiben - Züchtungsforscher des Julius Kühn-Instituts bringen ihre Kompetenzen zur Trockenstressforschung ein 

United Kingdom - All eyes are on potato research

Australian National University and CSIRO form new food & agriculture science precinct

December 9, 2014

Gene critical to the development of low arsenic plants identified by scientists

Vegetable seed production company Enza Zaden opens new office building in Myakka City, Florida

December 7, 2014

‘Designer strains’ of cannabis could cure more ills - An Israeli crop developer aims at maximizing marijuana’s medical benefits while reducing its high (The Times of Israel)

December 5, 2014

From the DNA to the field, model arms breeders with evaluation tool

KWS and Metabolomics Discoveries sign research agreement

KWS und Metabolomic Discoveries vereinbaren Forschungsabkommen

December 4, 2014

New path of genetic research: scientists uncover 4-stranded elements of maize DNA

Collaboration yields new organic seed corn variety

Genomics software speeds up breeding process (Southeast Farm Press)

December 3, 2014

Draft sequence of a diploid A-genome cotton generated and released to public by Texas Tech University, Bayer CropScience, and the National Center for Genome Resources 

Sequencing of cotton A-genome could boost industry - Texas Tech University's collaboration with Bayer CropScience could translate into better commercial varieties for growers

Namdhari Seeds chooses Phenome Networks for plant breeding management - Software-as-a-Service will be used throughout all stages of the company’s plant breeding process to improve planning, designing and selection of varieties

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