Manipulating Seed Or Seedling Patents (Class 47/58.1SE)
  • Patent number: 9027278
    Abstract: An automated seed sampler system includes an imaging device for obtaining images of seeds, an orienting device for orienting the seeds based on the images, and a sampling station for removing tissue from the oriented seeds. In some aspects, the system also includes a transport subsystem for supporting the oriented seeds and conveying the oriented seeds to the sampling station. A method for removing tissue from seeds includes imaging the seeds, orienting the seeds based on image information obtained from the seeds, and removing tissue from the oriented seeds. In some aspects, the method also includes transporting the oriented seeds in a transport subsystem to a sampling station for removing the tissue from the oriented seeds, and/or collecting the tissue removed from the oriented seeds so that a one-to-one correspondence exists between the tissue and the sampled seeds, and/or analyzing the tissue for characteristics indicative of genetic and/or chemical traits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kevin L. Deppermann, Jennifer Listello, Phillip Rahn, Angela Koestel
  • Patent number: 8997398
    Abstract: An automated method for analyzing seeds generally includes collecting image data from individual seeds using a seed sampling system, determining at least one characteristic of each of the individual seeds based on the collected image data, and removing tissue from each of the individual seeds using the seed sampling system. The method also includes, prior to removing the tissue sample from each of the individual seeds, adjusting at least one operational parameter of the seed sampling system based on the at least one characteristic of the seed from which the tissue is to be removed to thereby allow for generally consistent removal of tissue from each of the individual seeds. In some aspects, the method further includes analyzing the tissue removed from the seeds for presence or absence of at least one characteristic, and selecting seeds based on presence or absence of the at least one characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kevin L. Deppermann, Lee Yannakakis, Andrew M. Singleton, Angela R. Koestel, David W. Finley, Brian J. Forinash, Allen N. Ondes, Sam R. Eathington, Heather M. Forbes, Bruce J. Schnicker, Jason K. Bull
  • Publication number: 20150089692
    Abstract: The present invention describes a vegetable oil comprising a polyunsatured fatty acid having at least 20 carbon atoms (LC-PUFA), which oil has (a) an anisidine value (AnV) of less than 25; (b) a peroxide value (POV) of less than 10; (c) a triglyceride content of greater than 90%; and/or (d) an Oil Stability Index (OSI) of greater than 5 hours at 80° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel VERKOEIJEN, Kristian ZUUR, Hendrik Louis BIJL
  • Publication number: 20150033373
    Abstract: A novel canola variety designated VR 9561 GS and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred canola varieties. Methods for producing a canola plant that comprises crossing canola variety VR 9561 GS with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into VR 9561 GS through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This discovery relates to the canola variety VR 9561 GS, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of canola variety VR 9561 GS. This discovery further relates to methods for producing canola varieties derived from canola variety VR 9561 GS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Jayantilal Devabhai Patel, Igor Falak, Winnifred Marie Mcnabb
  • Patent number: 8938910
    Abstract: A method of treatment and seeding or planting of seeds and/or plantable material in a substrate with at least one planting position, including in any order: (a) treating the seeds and/or the plantable material with a treatment substance by depositing the treatment substance in or at the planting position with the aid of treatment depositing device; and (b) depositing the seeds and/or the plantable material at the planting position with the aid of a seed and/or plantable material depositing device; (c) displacing the substrate and at least one of the treatment depositing device and the seed and/or plantable material depositing device relative to one another; (d) providing a substrate having at least two plant positions formed independently from the process in advance thereof at a pre-defined distance in the direction of relative displacement; and (e) controlling the treatment depositing device and the seed and/or plantable material depositing device for depositing at least one specimen of the seeds and/or the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Precision Drip, B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Albert Mulder
  • Patent number: 8875439
    Abstract: Cultivation of hazel tree with the crown having the form of a vertical spindle on a support represents a new way of planting and cultivation of hazel trees. FIG. 3 shows cultivation of hazel tree in double rows, which have crowns in the form of a vertical cylinder shown in FIG. 1. A skeleton of the basic tree consists of a central line without trunk, having on it radially arranged primary and yielding branches. During the life of a basic tree branches are cut forming the crown on the line that may grow up to 3 or 5 meters and the external diameter of the spindle of the crown may be from 0.5 up to 1 meter. The skeleton is weak and the basic trees are leant against supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Vlado Moulis
  • Patent number: 8819991
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for devitalizing plant seed, the method comprising the steps of hydrating a viable whole plant seed and freezing the hydrated whole plant seed. The invention further provides a collection of devitalized whole plant seed wherein the integrity of genomic DNA and protein within the devitalized plant seed is preserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Agrigenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry W. Schafer, Rod A. Herman
  • Publication number: 20140245477
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inbred corn line designated KLI6131, methods for producing a corn plant by crossing plants of the inbred line KLI6131 with plants of another corn plant. The invention further encompasses all parts of inbred corn line KLI6131, including culturable cells. Additionally provided herein are methods for introducing transgenes into inbred corn line KLI6131, and plants produced according to these methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventor: Jason Michael David CROMLEY
  • Publication number: 20140245478
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inbred corn line designated KDL6289, methods for producing a corn plant by crossing plants of the inbred line KDL6289 with plants of another corn plant. The invention further encompasses all parts of inbred corn line KDL6289, including culturable cells. Additionally provided herein are methods for introducing transgenes into inbred corn line KDL6289, and plants produced according to these methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph PREST, Patricio MAYOR, David FOSTER
  • Patent number: 8789311
    Abstract: A manufactured seed is provided. The manufactured seed includes a seed shell housing a nutritive media and a restraint disposed within the seed shell. The restraint includes a cavity. The manufactured seed also includes an embryo disposed within the cavity and a fill material disposed within the cavity. The manufactured further includes a seal disposed on the seed shell to seal the embryo within the seed shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company LLP
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Hartle, William C. Carlson, Antony R. Shoaf
  • Patent number: 8756861
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for increased yields of water-soluble polyphenols from plant seeds is provided. The method includes inducing seed germination within a selected range of temperatures. The method also includes inducing germination in an atmosphere having elevated carbon oxygen concentration and/or a reduced concentration of oxygen. The method further includes exposing the seeds to light and extracting water-soluble polyphenols with an aqueous solution without adding an organic solvent such as alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Seedlife Tech. Inc
    Inventors: Koji Ochiai, Nobuko Ueda
  • Publication number: 20140173765
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated A1035446. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety A1035446. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety A1035446 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety A1035446 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Goblirsch
  • Publication number: 20140173766
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated A1035957. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety A1035957. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety A1035957 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety A1035957 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Nickell, Christiana Wiebbecke
  • Publication number: 20140082772
    Abstract: The present invention provides herbicide-tolerant winter-type Brassica plants. The present invention also provides methods for controlling the growth of weeds by applying an herbicide to which herbicide-tolerant plants of the invention are tolerant. Plants of the invention express an AHAS enzyme that is tolerant to the action of one or more AHAS enzyme inhibitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Herve Vantieghem, Matthias Pfenning, Hagen Bremer, Ron Kehler, Alfons Schoenhammer
  • Patent number: 8621780
    Abstract: Seed index system and methods for treating agricultural seeds with one or more seed care products employing a size-adjusted application rate based on the size of the seeds. Such size-adjusted application rates can be determined by a supplier of seed care products and communicated to an applicator who applies the seed care product to a quantity of seeds. Such size-adjusted application rates can be in the form of a chart, an equation, or a calculator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Agrilead, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Ochampaugh
  • Patent number: 8613158
    Abstract: A method and system for producing a group of growth-induced seeds for commercial use or sale, the method including monitoring a physiological indication and/or morphometric indication for a seed, automatically determining if the monitored seed has a specific characteristic, separating the monitored seed having the specific characteristic into a group of seeds for commercial use or sale so that each and every seed in the group has been monitored and determined to have the specific characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Ball Horticultural Company
    Inventor: Robert Conrad
  • Publication number: 20130294656
    Abstract: A seed classification system is provided. The seed classification system includes a seed holding device and a seed spectral analysis system. The seed holding device includes a top surface and a plurality of wells disposed in the top surface. The plurality of wells are configured to hold a plurality of seeds. Each well is defined by at least one wall extending transverse to the top surface. The seed spectral analysis system is configured to obtain image data for one or more of the seeds held in one or more of the wells of the seed holding device and configured to classify the one or more seeds based on the obtained image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Scott Conrad, Xiaolei Hu
  • Publication number: 20130269047
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid PX 02461513 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid PX 02461513 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Teresa Beck Bunn, Giulio Bile
  • Publication number: 20130247460
    Abstract: This invention is related to methods and system for planting and selection. In particular, seeds from transformed plants or transformed explants are evenly dispenses on a pre-determined area using the methods and systems provided. The methods and systems disclosed use a combination of an air-powered or gas-assisted dispensing system to evenly dispense seeds or explants in a high throughput manner. In some embodiments, a 5-16 folds greater density than previous methods can be achieved with the systems and methods disclosed. In some embodiments, the air-powered systems disclosed can be modified from commercially available vacuum pen apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Vanessa L. Schwoegler, Larry B. Rowland
  • Patent number: 8539713
    Abstract: A method is provided for removing tissue samples from seeds. The method generally includes orienting the seeds in a desired orientation and removing tissue samples from the oriented seeds. The method may also include orienting the seeds in the desired orientation using an actuator, where the actuator is configured to position the seed in a desired orientation. In addition, the method may include orienting the seeds together in a seed transport and removing tissue samples from the oriented seeds while the oriented seeds are in the seed transport. Further, various operations of the method may be automated as desired, for example, to permit greater sampling throughput than was previously practical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kevin L. Deppermann, Jennifer Listello, Phillip Rahn, Angela Koestel
  • Publication number: 20130225404
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the composition comprising a neonicotinoid insecticide selected from: imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam and a metabolic herbicide safener. The composition is of particular use in the treatment of plant propagation material (preferably seeds) and improves the growing characteristics of a plant and/or prevents from unwanted plant damage caused by herbicides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Christoph Grimm, Michael Schade, Andreas Zoschke, Beat Reber
  • Publication number: 20130225403
    Abstract: Described is a composition for seed treatment comprising a plant seed-binding protein, preferably an antigen-binding plant seed-binding protein. In one embodiment, the seed-binding protein is binding a polysaccharide, preferably pectin. Further described is the use of a plant seed-binding protein to bind a plant-enhancing agent to a plant seed, and to a method for treating plant seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Verheesen, Chris De Jonghe, Erik Jongedijk
  • Publication number: 20130205660
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for evaluating and sorting seeds based on characteristics of the seeds. One method generally includes collecting image data from different parts of the seeds, and then analyzing the collected image data to determine if the seeds exhibit at least one or more characteristics. The seeds can then be sorted to desired seed repositories based on whether or not the seeds exhibit the at least one or more characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Monsanto Technology LLC
  • Publication number: 20130205659
    Abstract: The present technology relates to methods of controlling Fusarium virguliforme, Fusarium brasiliense sp. nov., Fursarium cuneirostrum sp. nov., Fusarium tucumaniae and Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SSDS) using thiabendazole. In one embodiment the present technology relates to methods of controlling Fusarium virguliforme and Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SSDS) using thiabendazole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION LLC
    Inventor: Clifford Watrin
  • Publication number: 20130203657
    Abstract: The subject invention includes methods and plants for controlling fall army worm lepidopteran insects, said plants comprising a V1p3Ab insecticidal protein and a Cry1Ca insecticidal protein, and various combinations of other proteins comprising this pair of proteins, to delay or prevent development of resistance by the insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets, Aaron T. Woosley, Stephanie L. Burton
  • Publication number: 20130180170
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention describe a food plot screen seed mixture including one or more low height plant seeds, one or more medium height plant seeds and one or more tall height plant seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: FRIGID FORAGE
    Inventor: Frigid Forage
  • Publication number: 20130180173
    Abstract: Composition and method for preparing artificial seeds of plantlets that can be developed into grown plants for propagation in the field are disclosed. In one embodiment, the artificial seeds are developed in degradable containers. The disclosed methods also allow for rapid propagation of in demand plants, such as sugarcane, to meet the ever increasing global demand for this plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130145490
    Abstract: Methods and means are provided to modify in a targeted manner the plant genome of transgenic plants comprising chimeric genes wherein the chimeric genes have a DNA element commonly used in plant molecular biology. Re-designed meganucleases to cleave such an element commonly used in plant molecular biology are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: BAYER CROPSCIENCE NV
    Inventor: Kathleen D'Halluin
  • Patent number: 8443545
    Abstract: An automated system for sampling seeds includes a seed loading station for separating individual seeds from a plurality of seeds held in a seed hopper, an imaging station configured to receive the separated seeds from the seed loading station and collect image data of the received seeds, and a seed sampling subsystem configured to remove tissue samples from the seeds after the image data of the seeds is collected. And, an automated method for sampling seeds includes separating individual seeds from a plurality of seeds, imaging the separated seeds, and removing tissue samples from the imaged seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kevin L. Deppermann, Lee Yannakakis, Andrew M. Singleton, Angela R. Koestel, David W. Finley, Brian J. Forinash, Allen N. Ondes, Sam R. Eathington, Heather M. Forbes, Bruce J. Schnicker, Jason K. Bull
  • Publication number: 20130117874
    Abstract: A wheat variety designated XW10Q, the plants and seeds of wheat variety XW10Q, methods for producing a wheat plant produced by crossing the variety XW10Q with another wheat plant, and hybrid wheat seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety XW10Q with another wheat line or plant, and the creation of variants by mutagenesis or transformation of variety XW10Q. This invention also relates to methods for producing other wheat varieties or breeding lines derived from wheat variety XW10Q and to wheat varieties or breeding lines produced by those methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Kyle Jay Lively, William Joseph Laskar, Robert Lewis Clarkson, Gregory Charles Marshall
  • Patent number: 8434259
    Abstract: A seed sampler system generally includes an automated sampling station configured to orient a seed and remove a tissue sample from the oriented seed. The seed sampler system may include a support configured to orient a seed received by the support, and an automated sampling mechanism configured to remove a tissue sample from the oriented seed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Kevin L. Deppermann
  • Publication number: 20130108721
    Abstract: A method is provided for preparing a raw material for functional foods from vernalized, pre-germinated barley or wheat seeds, plumules cultured the vernalized, pre-germinated barley or wheat seeds, or a material resulting from the fermentation of the vernalized, pre-germinated barley or wheat seeds with lactic acid bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Gyu-Gil Lee
  • Publication number: 20130111620
    Abstract: Methods and means are provided to modify in a targeted manner the plant genome of transgenic plants comprising chimeric genes wherein the chimeric genes have a DNA element commonly used in plant molecular biology. Re-designed meganucleases to cleave such an element commonly used in plant molecular biology are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: BAYER CROPSCIENCE NV
    Inventor: Kathleen D'Halluin
  • Publication number: 20130086707
    Abstract: A novel alfalfa variety designated 06N02PX and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing an alfalfa plant that comprise crossing alfalfa variety 06N02PX with another alfalfa plant. Methods for producing an alfalfa plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 06N02PX through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the alfalfa seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Alfalfa seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing alfalfa variety 06N02PX or a trait conversion of 06N02PX with another alfalfa plant or population. Alfalfa populations derived from alfalfa variety 06N02PX, methods for producing other alfalfa populations derived from alfalfa variety 06N02PX and the alfalfa populations and their parts derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Smith, David J. Miller, Gary E. Hoard, David Mickelson
  • Publication number: 20130047505
    Abstract: A seed treatment composition includes ascorbic acid, choline chloride, indole-3-butyric acid, and water. In some embodiments, the seed treatment composition may further include salicylic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Loveland Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Denny Ng
  • Publication number: 20130055424
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of spinach hybrid RX 06681651 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of spinach hybrid RX 06681651 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a spinach plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another spinach plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the leaf and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Bernardus Baerends
  • Publication number: 20130055422
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of spinach hybrid RX 06681616 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of spinach hybrid RX 06681616 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a spinach plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another spinach plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the leaf and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Bernardus Baerends
  • Publication number: 20130055423
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of spinach hybrid RX 06672115 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of spinach hybrid RX 06672115 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a spinach plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another spinach plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the leaf and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Bernardus Baerends
  • Patent number: 8381438
    Abstract: The present invention relates the methods, compositions and devices for priming of plant seed, preferably seed of crop plants, and seeds obtained with the methods, compositions and devices, wherein the metabolic activity necessary for germination of the seed is not controlled by water but rather by the partial oxygen pressure and/or partial carbon dioxide pressure. In the methods of the invention, the partial oxygen or carbon dioxide pressure may be measured by oxygen/carbon dioxide sensitive fluorescent dye. The invention further relates to processes for producing a primed seed lot of a plant species and to a container comprising primed seed under an atmosphere with a partial oxygen pressure that is below the critical oxygen pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Fytagoras
    Inventors: Albert Van Duijn, Johan Van Asbrouck
  • Publication number: 20130024990
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inbred corn line designated NPID3216, methods for producing a corn plant by crossing plants of the inbred line NPID3216 with plants of another corn plant. The invention further encompasses all parts of inbred corn line NPID3216, including culturable cells. Additionally provided herein are methods for introducing transgenes into inbred corn line NPID3216, and plants produced according to these methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Scott Kelly
  • Publication number: 20130005569
    Abstract: A material for assisting in at least one of germination, protection, hydration, and thriving of seeds and the plants originating therefrom treats a seed with a tackifier or binder, such as corn syrup or the like, which secures a layer of hydrating polymer particles thereto. Nutrients, protectants, and the like may be absorbed in the polymer before or after coating of a seed thereby. Weighting materials, extenders, flowing agents, and the like may assist in the functioning or handling of the coated seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Calder Hendrickson, Todd Naff
  • Publication number: 20130007923
    Abstract: The subject invention includes methods and plants for controlling fall armyworm lepidopteran insects, said plants comprising a Cry1Da insecticidal protein and a Cry1Ca insecticidal protein, and various combinations of other proteins comprising this pair of proteins, to delay or prevent development of resistance by the insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets, Aaron T. Woosley, Stephanie L. Burton
  • Publication number: 20130007924
    Abstract: The subject invention relates in part to stacking a Cry IAb protein and a Cry2Aa protein to make plants (particularly corn or maize) more durable and less prone to allowing insects to develop that are resistant to the activity of either of these two toxins. These stacks can be used to specifically target European cornborer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets, Aaron T. Woosley, Stephanie L. Burton
  • Publication number: 20120317880
    Abstract: A material for assisting in at least one of germination, protection, hydration, and thriving of seeds and the plants originating therefrom treats a seed with a tackifier or binder, such as corn syrup or the like, which secures a layer of hydrating polymer particles thereto. Nutrients, protectants, and the like may be absorbed in the polymer before or after coating of a seed thereby. Weighting materials, extenders, flowing agents, and the like may assist in the functioning or handling of the coated seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Calder Hendrickson, Todd Naff
  • Publication number: 20120278954
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions comprising polynucleotide molecules encoding certain pesticidal polypeptides which exhibit plant parasitic nematode and/or insect control properties, and are particularly directed to controlling plant parasitic pest species of nematodes and insects known to infest crop plant species. Methods for controlling pests are disclosed in which the toxic proteins are provided in the diet of the targeted plant pests. The invention also provides compositions such as nucleic acids, proteins, and plant and bacterial cells, plants, and seeds containing the nucleic acid and protein compositions, as well as methods and kits for identifying, detecting, and isolating the compositions of the present invention. The invention further provides a method of producing crops from recombinant seeds which contain the polynucleotide molecules encoding the pesticidal polypeptides of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: David J. Bowen, Gregory J. Bunkers, Catherine Chay, John W. Pitkin, Timothy J. Rydel, Eric J. Sturman, Uma R. Sukuru, Brook Van Scoyoc
  • Patent number: 8286387
    Abstract: An apparatuses, methods and systems for creating, handling and collecting seed portions are highly beneficial. The apparatus includes a carrier having one or more carrying positions adapted to carry a seed. The carrying positions having a seed orienter adapted to orient the seed relative to the carrying position in the carrier for creating seed portions therefrom. The method includes taking a carrier having one or more carrying positions, orienting a seed relative to the carrying position in the carrier, ablating the seed with a seed ablation device, and communicating seed portions through a manifold into a compartment layer. The system includes a seed manifold adapted to dock thereon a seed carrier having pre-positioned and pre-oriented seed therein. Seed and seed portions removed from the seed in the carrier are communicated into a collector and compartment layer respectively using the seed manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Michael Becker, Jason Cope, David Kurth, Joshua L. Mongan, Bruce E. Cadwell
  • Publication number: 20120240461
    Abstract: Cultivation of hazel tree with the crown having the form of a vertical spindle on a support represents a new way of planting and cultivation of hazel trees. FIG. 3 shows cultivation of hazel tree in double rows, which have crowns in the form of a vertical cylinder shown in FIG. 1. A skeleton of the basic tree consists of a central line without trunk, having on it radially arranged primary and yielding branches. During the life of a basic tree branches are cut forming the crown on the line that may grow up to 3 or 5 meters and the external diameter of the spindle of the crown may be from 0.5 up to 1 meter. The skeleton is weak and the basic trees are leant against supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Vlado Moulis
  • Publication number: 20120240462
    Abstract: A shoot of a plant is cultivated under the presence of glutathione, so that the shoot is rooted. It is possible to cultivate the shoot under the presence of glutathione by use of a rooting medium including glutathione or by contacting a solution including glutathione with the shoot. Oxidized glutathione is preferably used as glutathione. By promoting rooting of the shoot of the plant, a rooting rate of the shoot of the plant is improved. This improves productivity of a clone seedling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: OKAYAMA PREFECTURE
    Inventors: Kenichi Ogawa, Etsuko Matsunaga, Naoki Negishi, Masatoshi Ohishi, Humiki Kawai, Toshiaki Tanabe, Akiyoshi Kawaoka
  • Publication number: 20120222155
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inbred corn line designated NPNA0003, methods for producing a corn plant by crossing plants of the inbred line NPNA0003 with plants of another corn plant. The invention further encompasses all parts of inbred corn line NPNA0003, including culturable cells. Additionally provided herein are methods for introducing transgenes into inbred corn line NPNA0003, and plants produced according to these methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: Adrian Jan de Dreu
  • Publication number: 20120222158
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inbred corn line designated NPID3649, methods for producing a corn plant by crossing plants of the inbred line NPID3649 with plants of another corn plant. The invention further encompasses all parts of inbred corn line NPID3649, including culturable cells. Additionally provided herein are methods for introducing transgenes into inbred corn line NPID3649, and plants produced according to these methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventor: William H. Goodwin