CROPS NEWS
Scientists Behind the Seed - 2
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:34 AM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Sunlight streams through the high-tech glass at Syngenta's new Advanced Crop Lab in Research Triangle Park, in North Carolina. Within the 30 greenhouse chambers, it's possible to simulate the growing conditions of any climate in the world. It's Arkansas in one room and Argentina in the next.

The promise of what the center means to crop development is also a direct reflection of Mary-Dell Chilton's feisty enthusiasm. The founder of Syngenta's biotech research center and the company's Distinguished Science Fellow barely blinks when asked if the new lab makes her yearn to start her career over. ...

Quick View
  • Xtend Moves Forward USDA has issued its final environmental impact statement recommending full deregulation of Monsan...
  • Land Market What could the next year hold for land values?
  • No Agreement on Tax Extenders White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday said in his daily briefing that the White House woul...
  • Year-End Tax Panic Do-it-yourselfers beware: Last-minute tax rules could complicate your 2014 returns. Small employe...
  • Dow's Gutsy Decision Dow's decision to launch Enlist offers some hand-selected growers a chance to test drive new tech...
  • Congress Reaches Funding Deal The overall Agriculture Department and related agencies bill would cost $20.5 billion for fiscal ...
  • Need To Bee Accurate A news story had the wires buzzing Tuesday afternoon after a report that EPA was set to restrict ...
  • Kub's Den The Dakotas lost more than $130 million in grain revenue during the 2013-14 marketing year compar...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to improve udder quality in my herd?
Related News Stories
Vilsack: China Approves MIR 162
Vilsack: China OKs Viptera
GE Seed Markets Uncertain
GE Seed Markets Uncertain
Xtend Moves Forward
Former GMO Critic's Change
A Disease State of Mind
Know Your Alphabet
Production Blog
Kub's Den