Drones and the Seed Industry

Unmanned aerial vehicles might change the face of the seed industry for farmers. Seed companies across the country are trying to figure out if and how unmanned aerial vehicles or drones can fit into their research programs, as well as a part of their portfolio of services they offer to farmers. Drones have a long […]

Seed: A Complete Cropping System?

Someday an entire cropping plan could be available on the seed. Imagine a day when planting would require only one pass through the field. Fertility, disease control and even pest control could be part of a perfect seed package. With some disease resistance bred into the seed and a seed treatment that might contain more […]

Cross Pollination

NCGA’s Corn Yield Contest Pushes the Boundaries Randy Dowdy of Valdosta, Georgia, hit an all-time high yield of 503 bushels per acre in the National Corn Growers Association 2014 National Corn Yield Contest, now in its 50th year. Of the more than 8,000 entries, six entrants surpassed 400-plus bushels of corn. Advanced production techniques, informed […]

World Status

While one area of the world strives to keep funding resources to maintain a national treasure, other areas such as Africa and Thailand work to develop their capacity and build new facilities. STATUS INDIA The Forum of Former Vice Chancellors of Karnataka State Universities (FVCK) and the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises Agricultural Group (ABLE-AG) […]

Since 1915

A MOMENT IN TIME: In this article from Seed World’s first year of publication nearly a century ago, the process of harvesting cucumber and muskmelon seed is detailed. At that time, cantaloupe seed was scraped by hand into buckets. The April 5, 1915, cover features a photograph taken in a field of White Spine cucumber. […]

Global Standard Needed

This past September, Dow AgroSciences received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its Enlist corn and soybeans traits, and in October, we cleared the chemical solution that goes with it, Enlist Duo. For us, that’s a major event. We have been working, as you can imagine, on deregulation and all the different studies […]

Seed Companies Talk Priorities for 2015

Goals and priorities provide direction and help lead to success. A Note from the Editor This time of the year, there’s always a great deal of chatter about new year’s resolutions. About 50 percent of Americans make a resolution for the new year; however, psychologist Richard Wiseman, says that 88 percent of those people who […]

Highlights from ASTA’s Corn, Sorghum and Soybean Seed Research Conference

Each year, the American Seed Trade Association hosts its corn, sorghum and soybean seed research conference. In case you missed it, here are a few of the highlights. Nearly 3,000 seed industry professionals from around the world gathered in Chicago during the second week of December for the American Seed Trade Association’s 69th Corn & […]

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