December 02, 2011

DuPont and Evogene form research partnership

Seed developers DuPont and Evogene have formed a research partnership to develop a strain of soybeans that are resistant to soybean rust. Evogene is based in Rehovot, Israel, and focuses on developing new traits to insert into commercial crops such as corn and soybeans. DuPont said "the research with Evogene will focus on soybean rust, a fungal pest that can wipe out 80 percent of affected soybean fields. Soybean rust is estimated to cost farmers US$1.5 billion (€1.112 billion) annually in lost soybeans. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers.
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