June 29, 2020Seed World

PepsiCo and Corteva Agriscience Announce the Sequencing of the Full Oat Genome

PepsiCo and Corteva Agriscience are announcing the first-ever sequencing of the full oat genome for use in open-source applications. This work was completed in just four months thanks to a collaborative effort between academia, government and the private sector, and will advance the resiliency of at-risk food systems while leading to heartier oat varieties with improved sustainability, taste and nutrition. It’s part of PepsiCo’s broader effort to use our scale and reach to help build a more sustainable food system – one that can provide nutrition and enjoyment, and drive economic growth and social development while protecting and restoring the planet...

June 29, 2020Global Newswire

Smithfield Foods Partners with Granular Insights to Give Grain Farmers in its Supply Chain the Digital Edge on Sustainability

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Granular Insights, a subsidiary of Corteva Agriscience, are partnering to help grain growers improve farm sustainability, farm efficiency, and crop yields. Granular Insights is farm management software that helps farmers make data-driven decisions in all areas of the farm ranging from financials to agronomy to operations. Read more about the partnership.

June 22, 2020Successful Farming

Pioneer Launches New Mobile Pest Id Tool

Pioneer has released an update to its Pioneer Seeds App with a new tool: Threat ID. This technology delivers farmers access to cutting-edge pest, disease, and deficiency identification technology for crops in the palm of their hand...

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