Tagged genetic engineering

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Crop Protection
November 15, 2017
Syngenta Secures CRISPR Cas-9 License
Other companies also have secured licenses, but few have announced plans to use the gene editing technology on vegetables. Read More
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Tomatoes
November 8, 2017
A Plant Breeder Explains How GE Techniques Differ from Non-GMO Breeding
Bejo Seeds Senior Tomato Breeder Doug Heath says modern plant breeding techniques give breeders the tools they need to solve growers' challenges. Read More
Close-up of mature diamondback moth
Insect Control
July 7, 2017
Can Genetic Engineering Put an End to Diamondback Moth Plague?
USDA OKs field release of pest with self-limiting gene at Cornell research farm. Read More
Mobile technology farming
Citrus
June 22, 2017
Technology Boom Boosting Farm Life to a New Level [Opinion]
Whether it is human genetics or genetics applied to plants, knowledge is growing at a dizzying pace. Read More
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Citrus
June 15, 2017
Make Way for Life-Saving Science on Your Farm [opinion]
While nature always finds a way to adapt, science continues to find other ways to cope. Read More
Jellyfish genes causing citrus phloem to glow
Fruits
May 31, 2017
Is CRISPR/Cas9 a Viable Solution for the Control of Crop Insect Pests?
Gene editing has the potential to aid growers in control of invasive pests. Read More
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Citrus
April 10, 2017
BASF Licenses CRISPR-Cas9 Technology for Agriculture Use
Genome-editing from Broad Institute has potential to be a more precise tool to improve ag products. Read More
Pest Control
March 22, 2017
Fear of GMOs is Impacting Quality Food Research [Opinion]
Perhaps the greatest threat to our industry is a public that values instinctual opinion over careful research and the findings of experts who have dedicated years to their field of study. Read More
Innate Gen 2 Atlantic potato compared to a Snowden FEATURE
Potatoes
March 8, 2017
3 GMO, Late-Blight-Resistant Potato Varieties Get EPA Approval
The introduced genetic material is from wild potato varieties that are resistant to late blight. Read More
Apples & Pears
January 11, 2017
‘Arctic Golden’ Slices to hit Midwestern Stores
Ready-to-eat packs will be in test markets early this year. Read More
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Berries
December 15, 2016
Scientists: GMOs Not Part of Florida Strawberry Success
Misconceptions about what methods are used to breed new varieties spark need for public outreach. Read More
Citrus
December 13, 2016
USDA Frees Up $4 Million For GMO Research
National Institute of Food and Agriculture allocates funding to help evaluate genetically modified organisms. Read More
Grapes
October 25, 2016
New Technology Aims To Develop Climate-Tolerant Grapes
Genomics are being used to help develop winegrape varieties. Read More
Innate Russet Burbank potato (left) next to a conventional Russet Burbank potato (right) 30 minutes after peeling.
Potatoes
September 24, 2016
USDA To Extend Deregulation To Two Lines Of Genetically Engineered Potatoes 
Developed by J.R. Simplot, the potatoes are resistant to late blight, reduced black spot bruising, and lowered reducing sugars. Read More
Apples & Pears
September 23, 2016
USDA Approves Nonregulated Status For ‘Arctic Fuji’
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announces deregulation of third non-browning apple released from Canadian company. Read More
Illustration of CRISPR-Cas9
Citrus
September 13, 2016
Can CRISPR Carry Agriculture Innovation To The Next Level?
Game-changing technology allows targeted gene modification to fight diseases like citrus greening. Read More
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Apples & Pears
August 29, 2016
Public Comments Now Accepted For ‘Arctic Fuji’ Apple
APHIS releases determination to extend deregulation to third release from Okanagan Specialty Fruits. Read More
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Apples & Pears
August 11, 2016
GMO Nonbrowning Fuji Apple One Step Closer To Approval
USDA moves Okanagan Specialty Fruits' variety to nonregulated status; public comment period is forthcoming. Read More
Farm Management
June 24, 2016
Senate Reaches Agreement On GMO Labeling Law
The measure would nullify Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law, which takes effect July 1. Read More
The Latest
Fruits
November 20, 2017
New Fungicide Registered for Botrytis, P…
Intuity fungicide from Valent U.S.A. is labeled for grapes, strawberries.   Read More
More Vegetables
November 20, 2017
The Most Volatile Vegetable Crops for 20…
Four crops are in the top 10 on two opposing lists: The crops growers are adding in 2018, and the crops being dropped. Read More
Cucurbits
November 20, 2017
Lack of Crop Insurance a Risky Business …
In light of what Hurricane Irma stirred up, now is a good time to review how well you cover your assets. Read More
Varieties & Rootstocks
November 20, 2017
All Hands on Deck to Point Florida Citru…
Enhanced rootstocks, along with better quality cultivars, are buoying the industry until the next big breakthrough. Read More
Apples & Pears
November 20, 2017
Midwest Apple Improvement Association Br…
The Midwest Apple Improvement Association builds on its ‘EverCrisp’ success with four new varieties, matching consumer preferences with grower-friendly traits. Read More
Fruits
November 19, 2017
More Tools Available for Organic Growers
Pest management, fertility, and certification information all available in one place. Read More
Equipment
November 18, 2017
Tips to Winterize Your Sprayers
Taking the steps to properly prepare your sprayer for the offseason will help to reduce costly problems in the spring, says engineer and spray technology expert. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Alico Overhaul to Cut Citrus Production …
Company restructuring aims to integrate legacy businesses and reduce input costs significantly. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Sustainable Farming Projects in Florida …
St. Johns River Water Management District grants backing to 12 on-farm plans aimed at resource conservation and nutrient reduction. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Florida Citrus Tree Rehab in Full Swing …
With Hurricane Irma well in the rear view, growers and researchers hope to work groves back to a productive state as HLB rages on. Read More
Farm Management
November 17, 2017
Consumers Forking out Less This Year for…
Annual American Farm Bureau average price report reveals you can host a fine Turkey Day feast for less than $50. Read More
Apples & Pears
November 16, 2017
USApple Seeking Nominations for Young Ap…
Deadline to apply for program is Dec. 31. Read More
GenNext Growers
November 16, 2017
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Support Yo…
Act designed to help next generation access affordable land, crop insurance, and financial capital. Read More
Crop Protection
November 15, 2017
Syngenta Secures CRISPR Cas-9 License
Other companies also have secured licenses, but few have announced plans to use the gene editing technology on vegetables. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Vegetable Breeding for Timing Is only Pa…
Early and late season varieties give growers flexibility and allow them to sequence crops so harvest crews have steady work over a longer period. But those varieties also need other traits like disease resistance and taste. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Taste Is Back on the Front Burner for Ve…
In the pursuit for solving some of the biggest problems for growers, breeders have sometimes ignored flavor. Here are two breeders who have made taste a top priority. Read More
Citrus
November 14, 2017
USDA Announces Grants to Promote IPM Pra…
Methyl bromide transition, crop protection management among programs funded. Read More
Stone Fruit
November 14, 2017
Southeastern Peach Growers Hope for Wint…
Chill hours being sought, but the possibility of a La Niña climate pattern could mean a drier and warmer winter. Read More