BASF Sponsors Student Space Research

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Three twelfth-grade students will have the scientific and financial sponsorship of BASF as they launch their research project to the International Space Station (ISS).  The students from the ag program at Edith Stein School in Ravensburg, Germany have created an experiment to test the growth of plants in microgravity conditions. Up to this point research being done on crop growth …

Agribusiness, BASF, Research

Cal-Davis Tops in Ag, Veterinary Sciences

John Davis

The University of California, Davis, is rated as the top school in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry as well as veterinary sciences. This news release from the university says the information comes from the QS World University Rankings and is the third consecutive year that UC Davis has been ranked first in ag and forestry. …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Forestry, Research, University, Veterinary

Plant Geneticist Wins CAST Communication Award

John Davis

A plant geneticist is being recognized for his efforts to communicate. Dr. Channapatna Prakash, an honored faculty member at Tuskegee University in Alabama, will receive the 2015 Borlaug Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Communication Award for decades of using the written word, public presentations, and TV and radio and social media to deliver clear, science-based information to the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Research, World Food Prize

Alltech Young Scientist Competition Narrowed to Eight

Jamie Johansen

Eight finalists will move on to the next level in the 10th annual Alltech Young Scientist program, the largest global university contest of its kind that rewards scientific genius and experimental application in agri-science. A panel of agriculture industry leaders selected four undergraduate students and four graduate students from more than 8,800 registrants for the 2014-2015 term. Students were challenged …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Research, Science

Bayer Issues Forum Shows Evolution of Innovation

John Davis

Agribusinesses are reaching more and more into the innovation realm to help farmers stay at the top of production and meet the needs of a growing world population. Some have even characterized the process as an “evolution of innovation.” “The ag companies, and in particular, Bayer, have been very good at innovation in the past, and we’re very good at …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research

Bayer Talks Investing in Innovations at Ag Issues Forum

John Davis

Bayer CropScience is making major invests in innovations in agricultural research to make sure the world has the food, fiber and fuel it needs for a growing population. During the the recent Bayer CropScience 10th annual Ag Issues Forum in Phoenix, Chuck talked with Bayer’s Davide Hollinrake, Vice President of ACO Marketing, about Bayer’s $1.1 billion in research and development …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research

GROWMARK Report on Perception & Commodity Pricing

Jamie Johansen

A new report from GROWMARK Research demonstrates how commodity market capital flows distort our perception of the effect that news has on commodity prices. “News, Money and Prices” shows that money flows constitute an independent causal force on prices that have a life of their own; they represent additional demand. Often, it is not the news causing prices to rise; …

Agribusiness, Cooperatives, GROWMARK, Research

2014 Nebraska On-Farm Research Results

Jamie Johansen

The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network continues to grow and this year the program expanded to include three update meetings with over 250 in attendance. Growers and educators discussed results from over 75 on-farm research studies. A number of topics were covered: cover crops, foliar fungicides, growth promoters, harvest methods, seed treatments, foliar micro-nutrients, planting operations, corn and soybean planting populations, …

Ag Group, Farming, Research

AWARD Fellowships go to 70 African Women Ag Scientists

Jamie Johansen

Olivia Narciso Pedro, a lecturer and researcher at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique is one of 70 outstanding African women agricultural scientists to have been awarded a 2015 fellowship from African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD). The winners have been publicly announced this week in Nairobi, Kenya, where they have convened for an orientation workshop. “Agricultural …

Ag Group, International, Research, Science

Farm Foundation Forum Topic is Ag Research

John Davis

Farm Foundation is sponsoring another one of its conversations on topics affecting agriculture. The next free forum, “Tools to Fund Agricultural Research,” will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., with a live audiocast also available free of charge for those who can’t be there in person. For more than a decade, constraints …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Farm Foundation, Research