seed breeding

Seeds for the Future Act calls for public seed breeding funding

· March 9, 2018

A new piece of legislation was introduced this week in the House that aims to reinvest in public seed breeding programs. According to the National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition, the Seeds for the Future Act, introduced Wednesday in the House by Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Darren Soto (D-FL), would put more focus on reinvesting in […]

Syngenta scientists discover way to cut seed breeding time

· February 14, 2017

Syngenta researchers recently published breakthrough work that could lead to decreases in the time it takes to breed seeds.  The paper, which was featured in the world-renowned international science journal Nature, establishes that haploid induction, a complex modern seed breeding process that helps shave years off the seed breeding process in corn, is triggered by […]

Syngenta launches artificial intelligence seed breeding contest

· January 31, 2017

What happens when you mix artificial intelligence and agriculture? Hopefully better seed breeding. Syngenta and the AI for Good Foundation have partnered to launch the Syngenta AI Challenge, a new international competition focused on leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) tools for use in seed breeding, with the chance to win $7,500. “This new competition will give […]

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