Navigation Links
Guardian angels for seeds
Date:11/10/2010

The seeds that you plant in your backyard garden next spring and farmers sow in their fields may have a guardian angel that helps them sprout, stay healthy, and grow to yield bountiful harvests. It's a thin coating of chemicals termed a "seed treatment" that can encourage seeds to germinate earlier in the season, resist insects and diseases, and convey other advantages. These new seed defenders are the topic of an article in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine.

C&EN Senior Business Editor Melody Voith describes a boom in developing and producing chemical coatings that act as built-in pesticides to protect seeds from destructive insects, fungi, and other pests. Seed treatments for protecting cereal, corn, and beet crops already are common in agriculture and are growing in popularity in an effort to safeguard genetically modified seeds, which are expensive. The worldwide seed treatment market now generates $1.5 billion yearly and is growing at 10 to 12 percent annually, according to the article.

Voith notes that scientists are also developing a new generation of seed treatments that use microorganisms to protect plants from pests and promote earlier, more vigorous growth. One company, for instance, produces a bacterial coating that kills disease-causing fungi while secreting a substance that promotes plant growth. Unlike chemical treatments, which last for weeks, these biologic seed defenders last for months.


'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Penn study identifies molecular guardian of cells RNA
2. Guardian of the genome: Protein helps prevent damaged DNA in yeast
3. New book reviews research on p53 -- the guardian of the genome -- and its relatives
4. How some plants spread their seeds: Ready, set, catapult
5. Plants that move: How a New Zealand species disperses seeds in a high alpine, wet environment
6. ORNL sows seeds with new agricultural carbon accounting tool
7. Seeds of aflatoxin-resistant corn lines available
8. University of Minnesota scientist finds that big plant seeds dont always beat out small seeds
9. Seeds from the Moringa tree can be used for water purification
10. Caltech scientists control complex nucleation processes using DNA origami seeds
11. K-State researchers work with university in Ghana to create biofuels from native tree seeds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2015)... , Mar. 24, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Global Iris Recognition Market 2015-2019" report ... Global Iris Recognition market to grow at a CAGR ... This report covers the present scenario and the growth ... period 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, the report ...
(Date:3/23/2015)... , March 23, 2015 SoundView Technology Group ... NXT-ID,s (NASDAQ: NXTD ) Wocket smart wallet. SoundView was one ... feedback on their experience with the Wocket in multiple scenarios ... CVS, Whole Foods and other retailers, making both debit and ... Tuttle also says, "If the company meets their plans ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... DUBLIN , Mar. 20, 2015 Research ... announced the addition of the "India Sensors ... their offering. The sensor market is ... through 2020 Consumer electronics, automotive, industrial ... for sensors in the country. In addition, adoption ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Iris Recognition Market 2015-2019 with 3M Cogent, Bioenable Technologies, Cross Match Technology, Iris ID Systems & Safran Dominating 2Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 2Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 3Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 4India Sensors Market Forecast and Opportunities 2020 - STMicroelectronics held the largest share in 2014 2India Sensors Market Forecast and Opportunities 2020 - STMicroelectronics held the largest share in 2014 3
... first time that a clear link has been made between ... risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder and follows from a study ... The research, led by The University of Manchester, also confirms ... weight babies appear more susceptible to the condition. , Autism ...
... that measures the expression levels of 58 genes in ... who are at higher and lower risk for having ... five years after diagnosis, researchers report. The ... women with these cancers is getting nearer, says study ...
... May 2013 -- An important new study has revealed ... variation influences gene expression profiles of breast cancer. ... expression measurements may benefit from pooling of biopsies from ... Breast Cancer Conference in Brussels, Belgium. These findings ...
Cached Biology News:Bigger birth weight babies at greater risk of autism 2Gene expression test distinguishes btw breast cancer patients at high & low risk of late recurrence 2Gene expression test distinguishes btw breast cancer patients at high & low risk of late recurrence 3Study reveals magnitude of variation in gene expression measurements within breast cancers 2Study reveals magnitude of variation in gene expression measurements within breast cancers 3
(Date:3/25/2015)... Having added two International locations in Brisbane and ... Global proudly announced recently the organization’s expansion into Poland. ... in the United States, is one of the largest ... real estate. , Saltwood International is the ... advises occupiers of office space, ensuring that its corporate ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... , March 25, 2015 /CNW/ - The Gairdner ... the 2015 Canada Gairdner Awards, recognizing some of the ... Among the world,s most esteemed ... in science and provide a $100,000 (CDN) prize to each ... stronger culture of research and innovation across the ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... -- CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASI ), a biopharmaceutical ... innovative therapeutics addressing cancer and other unmet medical needs ... China , announces that it has ... drug candidate ENMD-2076 in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) at ... in Beijing , China.  Binghe ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... DNA Spectrum , a leading consumer ... product earlier this year. This consumer offering is designed ... currently stands. It does so through analysis of customers’ ... affect physical fitness. Once this analysis is completed, myDNA ... effects with the client's body profile and the latest ...
Breaking Biology Technology:International Organization Expands its Global Reach to Warsaw, Poland 22015 Canada Gairdner Awards Honour Top Medical Discoveries Around The World 22015 Canada Gairdner Awards Honour Top Medical Discoveries Around The World 32015 Canada Gairdner Awards Honour Top Medical Discoveries Around The World 42015 Canada Gairdner Awards Honour Top Medical Discoveries Around The World 52015 Canada Gairdner Awards Honour Top Medical Discoveries Around The World 62015 Canada Gairdner Awards Honour Top Medical Discoveries Around The World 72015 Canada Gairdner Awards Honour Top Medical Discoveries Around The World 8CASI Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation Of A Phase 2 Trial With ENMD-2076 In Triple-Negative Breast Cancer In China 2CASI Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation Of A Phase 2 Trial With ENMD-2076 In Triple-Negative Breast Cancer In China 3CASI Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation Of A Phase 2 Trial With ENMD-2076 In Triple-Negative Breast Cancer In China 4CASI Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation Of A Phase 2 Trial With ENMD-2076 In Triple-Negative Breast Cancer In China 5DNA Spectrum Educates the Bay Area Fitness Community about myDNA Fitness at SCW California MANIA 2DNA Spectrum Educates the Bay Area Fitness Community about myDNA Fitness at SCW California MANIA 3DNA Spectrum Educates the Bay Area Fitness Community about myDNA Fitness at SCW California MANIA 4
... Fledgling biotech company, TFX Bioscience, proves that Wisconsin has what ... arena. , ,TFX Bioscience, headquartered in Madison, ... at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, held in Ann Arbor ... that offer an innovative technology and an engaging business plan. ...
... Computerworld has just released their top 100 Best ... Wisconsin companies have placed in the top 50, with ... , ,This years list, with Hershey Foods in ... working conditions and employment benefits. According to Ellen Fanning, ...
... which provides enterprise-wide solutions to maximize profits for ... Group, Inc., , a global provider of business ... offer its customers Vanguard's Graphical Performance Series technology ... Application. , ,The Vanguard GPS solution broadens ...
Cached Biology Technology:Madisons TFX a Rising Star 2Wisconsin Companies Ranked Top in Nation in IT 2Wisconsin Companies Ranked Top in Nation in IT 3Wisconsin Companies Ranked Top in Nation in IT 4WorkWise and Vanguard Announce Partnership 2
Donor Horse Serum US Origin...
Request Info...
Mouse Aminopeptidase P2/XPNPEP2 Biotinylated Aff Pur PAb Keywords: AminopeptidaseP2, Metalloproteinase, Metalloprotease, X-Prolyl Aminopeptidase 2, X-Pro Aminopeptidase 2, Membrane-bound Prote...
Request Info...
Biology Products: