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SEEDWORLD.COMCELEBRATINGASTAS130THANNUALCONVENTIONJune2013SEEDWORLD.COMPROTECTINGPOLLINATORSLLPSEEDPOLICYEMERGINGSEEDMARKETSTradeBarriersFightingHerbicideResistantWeedsTraitPipelineandEducationEffortsPATENTEXPIRATIONIstheindustryprepared JUNE20131JUN131604GROWTHINGLOBALSEEDMARKETSSeedcorndemandisdrivingexpansioninthreekeyemergingseedmarkets.10TRAVELREADYAnupdateonASTAseffortstobreakdownbarriersthatdisruptsupplychainsseedproductionandmarketgrowth.16FINDINGCOMMONGROUNDLowlevelpresenceseedpolicydevelopmentintheUnitedStatesEuropeandinternationally.24EXPIRATIONEDUCATIONAsthefirstofthecommercialbiotecheventscomeoff-patentistheseedindustrydoingagoodjobofeducatinggrowersoncontractobligations28PATHWAYSTOAGRICULTURALDEVELOPMENTSeedWorldcolumnistDennisThompsonexploresinternationalagriculturaldevelopmentandtheroleofseedindustryprofessionals.34PROTECTINGPOLLINATORSHoneybeehealthcontinuestobeatoppriorityfortheagricultureindustry.Althoughdebatecontinuesoverthecausesofdecliningbeehealthexpertssaythereisnoonesimpleanswertoexplaincolonylosses.Partoneofafive-partseriesinvestigatinghoneybeehealth.DEPARTMENTS38CrossPollination42STRATEGY48Since191554WorldStatus56RegulatoryRoundup62IndustryNews72GiantViewsYOURFOCUSISREGULATORYINTERNATIONALTRADEGrowthinGlobalSeedMarkets04TravelReady10FindingCommonGround16ExpirationEducation24GiantViews72CORNANDSOYGrowthinGlobalSeedMarkets04ExpirationEducation24IndustryNews62SALESANDMARKETINGExpirationEducation24PathwaystoAgriculturalDevelopment28CrossPollination3834 2SEEDWORLD.COMNobodyunderstandstheimportanceofhelpingeachseedreachitsgeneticpotentialmorethanwedo.AtValentU.S.A.Corporationwerepassionateaboutdevelopinginnovativeproductsthathelpgrowersgetthebestreturnontheirinvestment.AndourparentcompanySumitomoChemicalCompanyLimitedisdedicatedtoinvestinginnewseedprotectiontechnologies.Weunderstandthateventhebestchemistriescanbemadebetterwiththerightformulationsandourexperiencedteamofworld-classresearchersworkstirelesslytodiscoverthem.Ourpatent-pendingLockTightTechnologyischangingthefaceofseedprotectionwithunmatchedretentionhandlingandperformance.Tolearnmoreaboutourstate-of-the-artseedprotectionproductstalktoyourValentseedprotectionprofessionalorvisitwww.valent.com.NurturiNgseed.ProtectiNgiNvestmeNts.valeNtseedProtectioNLockTightisatrademarkandProductsThatWorkFromPeopleWhoCareandVSeedProtectionareregisteredtrademarksofValentU.S.A.Corporation.2012ValentU.S.A.Corporation.Allrightsreserved.12S-1028Alwaysreadandfollowlabelinstructions.June2013PUBLISHEDBYIssuesInkissuesink.comUSAP.O.Box3601395-AS.ColumbiaRoadGrandForksND58201PUBLISHERShawnBrooksbrookissuesink.comEDITORKariBelangerkbelangerissuesink.comSTAFFWRITERSJenGolletzMarkHalsallShannonSchindleMARKETINGCraigArmstrongcarmstrongissuesink.comAdriaGrewalagrewalissuesink.comHitenShahhshahissuesink.comCREATIVEWadeClisbyJeffHiebertLesleyNakonechnyCIRCULATIONBradGordonbgordonissuesink.comCamMitchellcmitchellissuesink.comCONTRIBUTORSMariaBrownJulieMcNabbDennisThompsonVladislavVorotnikovEDITORIALBOARDR.B.HalabyAgriCapitalBettyJones-BlissPurdueUniversityBillRompBeckerUnderwoodJohnSchoeneckerHarrisMoranSeedCo.JimSchweigertGroAllianceTomWiltroutDowAgroSciencesKarenWithersPenningtonSeedRonWulfkuhleGreenLeafGeneticsfacebook.comSeedWorldtwitter.comseedworldmagSUBSCRIPTIONSSeedWorldispublishedsixtimesayear.NorthAmericansubscriptionratesareoneyearUSD45.00twoyearsUSD80.00.InternationaloneyearUSD95.00.Tosubscribepleaseemailsubscribeissuesink.com.Pleaserecyclewherefacilitiesexist.Nopartofthismagazinemaybereproducedwithoutthewrittenpermissionofthepublisher.PrintedintheUnitedStates. Growingseedcorndemandisdrivingexpansioninthreekeyemergingseedmarkets.growthinglobalseedmarketsTHEFIRSTYEARSofthenewmillenniumhavebeenheadytimesfortheglobalseedindustry.AccordingtotheInternationalSeedFederationthevalueoftheinternationalseedtradegrewfromjustover3.5billionin2000toapproximately10billionin2010.Accompanyingthisgrowthhasbeenasteadyriseinthetotalvalueoftheindustrynowpeggedat50billionbyGfKaninternationalresearchcompany.GfKnotesthataftersixyearsofdouble-digityearlygrowththeglobalseedindustrydidcooldownsomewhatin2011whentheannualgrowthrateslowedtolessthan10percentbutreboundedin2012to14percentgrowth.WithitshugedomesticseedmarketestimatedbytheISFat12billiontotalvalueofallseedsalesinthecountryin2011andashomebaseformanyofthemajorcorporateplayerstheUnitedStateshaslongdominatedtheinternationalseedindustry.Theseedindustryisundergoinggreatchangenotjust4SEEDWORLD.COM JUNE20135intermsodevelopmentsinhot-buttonsectorssuchasbiotechandtreatedseedbutasaresultotheascensionocornandrisingdomesticseedproductioninsomekeyemergingmarkets.ThisexpansiontonewregionsismostlyatleasttomyknowledgeincornsaysPieroSismondodirectoroseedtechnologyandtradeortheISF.Hebelieveshigherdemandorcornseedandadwindlingsupplyolandavailableorseedproductioninestablishedmarketsareleadingseedcompaniestolookbeyondtheirtraditionalproductionbase.Astheranksoseed-producingnationsbecomemorecrowdedwhatarethetopemergingmarketstowatchorin2013LeadingmarketanalystTrayThomassaysthreecountriesinparticularstandoutintermsodomesticseedmarketgrowthBrazilChinaandwhatmaycomeasasurprisetosomeUkraine.FoundingpartnerotheContextNetworkanagribusinessmanagementandconsultingrmbasedinDesMoinesIowaThomasbasesthisassertiononthe2012editionotheGlobalSeedMarketDatabaseanannualcompendiumostatisticsandinormationcollectedrommorethan200sourcesandreviewedbycropexpertsromaroundtheworldwhichwasrecentlysoldbytheContextNetworktoGK.BrazilRightnowtheastestgrowingmarketorseedcornisprobablyBrazilsaysThomasaddingthatitisamongthethreeleadingSouthAmericannationsorseedcornmarketgrowth.ArgentinaandChilearealsogrowingseedcornmarketsandtheyaccountorthebulkocounter-seasonseedproductionorcommercialseedcompaniesinNorthAmerica.Thomassaysthatwhenthesermsareworkingtointroducenewproductsoneothemosttime-consumingthingsisgettingromtheonekerneloseedthathasthespecictraitsthatyouwantuptothe100000bagsoseedyouwanttosell.Counter-seasonseedproductioncangreatlyspeedupthisprocessbyenablingmoregrowingseasonsperyear.Otencompanieswillbeshortoinventoryortheirnewesthybrids.TheyllproducetheirseedintheSouthernHemispheresotheycangetmoreseedquicklyandintimeortheNorthAmericanseasonsaysThomas.Theresalotothatgoingonespeciallywhenorecastsarenotquiterightoryouneedtoexpandaproductyouwerentreadyor.Theresawholehostothingsthatcangowrong.BerniceSlutskyisheadodomesticandinternationalpolicyortheAmericanSeedTradeAssociation.ShesaysthefowoseedbetweenNorthandSouthAmericaisanimportantcomponentotheinternationalseedtrade.Brazilisaveryimportantmarketshesays.TheAmericasingeneralareveryimportanttothemovementoseedwithalotocounter-seasonalproduction.HoweverThomassaysitsnotcounter-seasonproductionuelinggrowthinBrazilwhichaccordingtoISFguresboaststheworldsourthbiggestdomesticseedmarketatjustover2.6billion.ThereisalsogrowingdemandorseedinternallyasaresultoincreasedagriculturalproductionrequiredtoeedBrazilsburgeoningpopulationandsupportitsexportmarkets.Brazilhasalotofflexibilitytogrowmultiplecrops.Theyrebeginningtodoalotmoredoublecroppingsotheyllgettwocropsayearoneofwheatorsoybeansandoneofcorn.TrayThomasThomascitesashitinarmingpracticesasanotheractor.Brazilhasalotofexibilitytogrowmultiplecrops.Theyrebeginningtodoalotmoredoublecroppingsotheyllgettwocropsayearoneowheatorsoybeansandoneocornhesays.Highpricesareexpandingtheirseedmarketandbringingcornintoit.Andasthecountrydevelopstheinrastructuretohandlehighervolumestheseedmarketthereisincreasing.ThomasaddsthatBrazilsexpandingagriculturallandbaseisanotheralthoughlessimportantactor.LandiscontinuallybeingmadeavailableinBrazilalthoughthattrendhasreallyslowed.Itsnotassignicantasitoncewas.AccordingtoSismondoBraziliancornproductionhasgrowndramaticallyduetorisingdemandbothdomesticallyandinternationally.IthereismarketdemandandiyouareacountrythatcanulllityouareinabetterpositionthanacountrythathasnothingtosellhesaysaddingthatBrazilsoodcommodityexportsareconsideredacriticalsourceohardcurrency. 6SEEDWORLD.COMSismondosaystheareadedicatedtogrowingcornandcornseedisexpandingrapidlytokeeppacewithdemand.InBrazilcornacreagein2012hasreachedalmost15millionhectares.Thisisahugenumbersincetraditionallythatcountryusedtogrowaround13millionhectaresorlesshesays.Theproductionohybridcornseedhasprogressedrapidlyromastable50000to55000hectarestoasmuchas105000to110000hectares.SeedcompaniesinBrazilandotheremergingmarketsrecognizethestrategicimportanceogrowingseedin-countrysaysSismondowhichcutsdownontransportcostsandeliminatesthepaperworkandlengthydelaysthatcomewithimportingseed.HeaddscornproducersarealsobenefttingromBrazilspreerredstatuswithoneoitsleadingtradepartnersChina.TheyaresupplyingalotocornandsoybeanstoChinawhichisthebiggestbuyerotheseproductsintheworldSismondosays.ChinaChinaproducesahugevolumeoseeditsel.ThevalueoitsdomesticseedmarketispeggedbytheISFatslightlymorethan9billion.Andintermsoseedproductionintheworldsmostpopulouscountrytheresappearstobenolet-upinsight.ThomassaysseedproductioncontinuestoexpanddramaticallyinChinawhichproducesthebulkoitsownseedorwhatisobviouslyahugeinternalmarket.CompaniesareputtinginplantsinChina.ItsbiganditsgrowinganditsgettingattentionromeverywheresaysThomasaddingChinahasbecomeaprimarycornmarket.UnlikethesituationinmanynationswhereaewbigmultinationalseedcompaniesmightdominatetheseedindustryeveryoneitseemsisscramblingtosecureaootholdinChina.TheChineseseedindustryissoragmentedsaysThomas.TheresnoWesterncompanythathasasignifcantplacethere.AlltherespectiveplayersareworkinginChinabutnoonehassignifcantpresenceandnoChinesecompanyreallyhassignifcantpresenceitsascatteredandragmentedmarket.ForthisreasonChinaisakeymarketorASTA.SlutskysaysherorganizationisactivelyinvolvedinassistingAmericancommercialseedcompaniesthatwouldliketodobusinessinChinapointingtoASTAsrecentlysignedmemorandumounderstandingwiththeChinaNationalSeedTradeAssociationtoacilitateabetterworkingrelationshipbetweenthetwoindustriesandprovidebusinessopportunities.SismondosaysthethirstorcornisbehindmuchothegrowthinChinasdomesticseedmarket.Allthemanyusagesocornaregivingitanadvantagecomparedtoothercropshesays.Cornisprobablytheeasiestsourceohigh-qualitybasicingredientsoroodandeed.ThomasbelievesitisgrowthinmiddleclasspopulationandpercapitaincomesnotjustoverallpopulationthatisreallydrivingtheexpansioninthecornmarketandcornseedproductioninChinaandotheremergingmarketsthesedays.Assadasitmaybeanotherbillionpeoplelivingonadollaradaydoesnotmovethevalueocornmuch.ButatenthothatmovingtothemiddleclasswillhaveasignifcantimpactoncorndemandThomassays.Thatsortworeasonsonethevolumeooodconsumedisincreasedbutmorethanthatitsthedietitselthemovetomoreproteinandbuyinghigherqualityoodandlesssustenanceliving.Themoreproteinthatacountrywantsthegreatertheincreaseincornusebecausethehighestuseocornistoeedanimals.Andasyoumoveromtakingacropandeatingitdirectlytoeedinganimalsandharvestingtheanimalandthemeatthevolumeocornyouneedtoproducegoesup.LandpressureintraditionalseedproducingnationssuchasFranceandItalyiscausingmoreproductiontoshifteastwards.UkraineAccordingtoSismondodemandorcornisalsorisinginWesternEuropewherelandpressureintraditionalseedproducingnationssuchasFranceandItalyiscausingmoreproductiontoshiteastwardsfrsttoHungarythentoRomaniaateritjoinedtheEuropeanUnionandbeganattractingattentionocornseedcompanies.Nowitsmovingevenurthereast.TodaythenewrontierisUkraineSismondosays.HesaysdemandisgrowingorcornseedthereduetotherapidexpansionoUkrainescornproducingareaacresareorecasttoincreasetofvemillionorevensixmillionhectaresromthecurrent4.5millionsomedevotedtohybridseed.AsaresultUkraineisstartingtoemergeromundertheradarinseedcirclesasevidencedbygrowinginterestromASTA.SlutskysaysUkrainehasntbeenamongherorganizationsprioritymarketsorocusingitsinternationaleortsbutthatcouldchange.OurmembersaretellingusthattheythinktheUkraineisgoingtobeagrowthmarket.Sowereintheprocessore-evaluatingthat.ThomasagreesUkraineisdefnitelyamarkettowatch.HesaysthecountryhasimportedmuchoitsseedromHungaryRomaniaandotherEasternEuropeanneighboursinthepastbutmoreandmoreseedproductionplantsarebeingbuiltthere.AccordingtoSismondomostothisproductionisorinternalorneighboringmarketsalthoughsomeseedisbeingexportedtoWesternEurope.SismondobelievesUkrainescentrallocationclosetoRussiaBelarusandotherormerSovietrepublicsinCentralAsiabodeswellortheuturegrowthothecountrysseed ThewaytogreatSeedSolutionsisalwaysacrosstheelds.WithSeedSolutionsfromBASFyougetthemostinnovativeproductsandtechnologiesforseedtreatmentdevelopedinclosecollaborationwithseedcompaniesandgrowersfromaroundtheworld.BasedonthecombinationoffocusedRDandtheknowledgefromtheBASFGroupourtailor-madesolutionsareabletomeetyourindividualneeds.Theyprotectandincreasethevalueoftheseedandtheemergingplantmakingtreatedseedsanintegralpartofcropsolutionsandtheseedindustryanessentialpartofthegrowersinvestmentdecisions.www.solutions-for-seeds.com 8SEEDWORLD.COMmarket.ThatandotheractorssuchastheswitchtomoremoderngeneticsandmorehybridcropsaremakingUkrainemoreattractivetoseedcompanieshesays.ThomasmaintainstheincreasingwesternizationandtechnologicaldevelopmentoUkraineisatleastpartiallyresponsibleortheshitromopen-pollinatedtohybridcropswithprovenagronomicbenetswhichincreasestheneedorseed.Whenthedemandorseedgoesupthenseedproductionneedstogouptomatchthathesays.AccordingtoThomascircumstancesinUkrainearesharedbymanyotherdevelopingnationswheretheconfuenceosuchactorsasrisingafuencehighercommoditypricesgrowingconcernsoveroodsecurityquickadoptionocroptechnologieslikehybridseedandthewidespreadacceptanceonoveltraitscreateertilegroundorgrowthindomesticseedproduction.Asmarketsdevelopandsystemsareputinplaceandaspeoplegeteducatedandpricesgoupyoumovetoahybridmarkethesays.Everyacrethatmovesromopen-pollinatedtohybridisabrand-newseedsalesoacrosstheworldascountriesmoveromopen-pollinatedandsel-suiciency-drivenproductiontotheuseohybridsyouhaveanincreaseinseedmarketsandalsosignicantincreasesinyieldandeconomicbeneitorthecountriesthataregrowingthemandortheindividualarms.SlutskysaysinadditiontohybridseedallothetechnologiessurroundingplantbreedinghaveevolvedgreatlyinrecentyearsanditsnotjustmaturemarketsliketheUnitedStatesandEuropeleadingtheinnovationeorts.Seedisnotwhatitusedtobeshesays.BrazilandChinaarebothperectexamplesotheirgovernmentsputtingalotomoneytowardincreasingthesophisticationobreeding.MarkHalsallTRAYTHOMASoftheContextNetworkaU.S.-basedmarketresearchrmidentiesAfricaasanotherareaoftheworldexperiencingseedproductiongrowth.ButhecautionsthatasainvestmentmarketforcommercialseedcompaniesAfricastillhasfartogobeforeitcancompetewithBrazilChinaUkraineandotheremergingmarkets.Africaisgrowingbutitsonethat20yearsfromnowcouldbeagreatmarket.Butatthemomentitsjustacomplicatedplacetodobusinesshesays.Theresreallynottheinfrastructure.Anduntilyouhavetrulystableeconomiesandpoliticalregimesitshardforanyindustrytoreallydevelopdramatically.AndthatsanissueinmostplacesinAfrica.AFRICAUkrainescentrallocationclosetoRussiaBelarusandotherformerSovietrepublicsinCentralAsiabodeswellforthefuturegrowthofthecountrysseedmarket. EmpoweringyoutodifferentiateprotthriveGreenLeafGeneticsLLCisproudtoprovidehigh-performingAgrisuretraitsanddiversecornandsoybeangermplasmtotheindependentseedcompanymarket.WithGreenLeafyoullhaveAlargeup-to-dateselectionofplantgeneticsAccesstonewproductsandtechnologyassoonastheyreavailableThelatesttraitsfromSyngentaAdviceandfriendlyservicefromexpertsyoutrustCountonGreenLeafforthenewestthemostadvancedthebestforyourcustomers.800.445.0956www.greenleafgenetics.com2013Syngenta.AgrisureGreenLeafGreenLeafGeneticstheAllianceFramePurposeIcontheGreenLeaflogoandtheSyngentalogoaretrademarksofaSyngentaGroupCompany.MW19GL3008-P1513 10SEEDWORLD.COMANARRAYOFstandardspreventsseedsmovingromnationtonationandcontinenttocontinentwithoutsomekindooversight.Seedproducersandtheircustomersappreciatethattheseregulationsaimtoprotectcropsrompestsanddiseasebutattimestherulescanbecomerestrictiveandlimitorhalttradealtogether.Asaresultthesebarriersdisruptsupplychainsandseedproductionlimitarmerschoicesandhindermarketgrowth.AtthemomenttheAmericanSeedTradeAssociationismonitoringseveralsituationsaroundtheglobewherethemovementoseedisorhasthepotentialtobelimitedduetophytosanitaryconcerns.ASTAisworkingtobreakdowntradebarriersandharmonizestandards.TRAVELREADYSpinachSeedImportsNearthetopothatlistisaddressingdiseaseconcernsthathaveaectedtheimportospinachseedromEuropetotheUnitedStates.TheungalpathogenPhomopsiswasrstdetectedinshipmentsenteringtheUnitedStatesin2011.Intheallo2012theU.S.governmentbeganrestrictingspinachseedshipmentsromEuropeancountriessuchastheNetherlandsandDenmarkaterdeclaringPhomopsisaquarantinepest.Theungusisnotpathogenictospinachbutcancausedamagetoothercropsincludingsunfowersandsoybeans.RicDunkleASTAsseniordirectororseedhealthandtradeoundthesedevelopmentstroublingduetothenature JUNE201311andvalueothespinachindustry.Thisshort-seasoncropisgrownnearlyyear-roundontheWestCoast.Withonlyabout45daysromplantingtoharvestgrowersrequireasteadysupplyoseed.ThevalueothespinachseedmarketintheUnitedStatesisestimatedtobebetween12and20million.TheseactorspromptedASTAtotakeactionandhelpacilitateresearcheorts.WereactuallyusingourowndollarstoundresearchortreatmentoptionsandweshouldexpecttoseeresultsbysummertimesaysDunklereerringtoworkbeingdoneatWashingtonStateUniversitytondaneectivephytosanitarytreatment.Meanwhileprogresshasalreadybeenmadeonotherrontstolessensupplydisruptions.DunklesayshespleasedaprotocolhasbeendevelopedtoinspectseedinEuropebeoreitsshippedresultinginewerlotrejectionsbytheAnimalandPlantHealthInspectionService.MonitoringMajorMarketsVietnamisoneoseveralcountriesASTAismonitoring.RecentlytheSoutheastAsiannationdeclareditwantedcomprehensiveriskassessmentscompletedonallseedandplantmaterialorallspeciesbytheyear2014.Ithetaskisnotcompletedbythenimportpermitswillnotbeissued.DunklesaysASTAisworkingwithAPHISocialstogettheassessmentsprioritized.IpestriskanalysescantbecompletedintimesomecompaniessuchasHMClausewilleeltheeectsonmultipleronts.Notonlywillseedsalesstopbutseedproductionotomatoandpepperhybridswillbeaected.ThiswillbeduetotheactthatwecannotshipstockseedtoVietnamorseedproductionsaysTomMooreHMClausesWestCoastsmallseedproductionmanager.ThentheresBrazil.ASTAhasbeenpayingcloseattentionsince2010toongoingdevelopmentsconcerningsomecontroversialchangestothecountrysphytosanitaryrequirementsreerredtoasNormative36.HadthosechangesbeenimplementedimportsoU.SseedatthecommerciallevelwouldhavebeenhaltedDunklesays.Brazilianocialsagreedtoreconsidertheirplansandwaitoneyear.Thatdeadlinehassincebeenextendedanadditionalyear.Weworkedveryhardtoprovidescience-basedcommentstotheirproposals.WebelieveitsimportanttomeettheirneedsbutnotshutdowntradeDunkleadds.MoorecreditsthepartnershipbetweenASTAUnitedStatesDepartmentoAgricultureplanthealthocialstheInternationalSeedFederationandAssociaoBrasileiradeSementeseMudasBrazilsseedassociationoractingquicklytoarrangemeetingswithBrazilsMinistryoAgriculturetovoiceconcerns.AsaresultBrazilagreedtodelayimplementationooneverycrucialrulerequiringseedtestsinsteadoeldinspections.WearenotoutothewoodsyetbutIthinktheindustrywillbeabletoadjusttothechangesitheyarescienticallybasedMooresays.AttheReadyThistypeoworkkeepingthefowoseedmovingsmoothlyisveryunpredictablesaysDunkle.Itishardtogaugejustwhereandwhennewtradebarrierswillarise.HoweverASTAiskeenonbeingaswellpreparedaspossible.MembersotheorganizationsInternationalExecutiveCommitteeexploremarketdevelopmentinothercountriesandaspartothatworkassesswhatissuesmightimpedeeconomicopportunities.TometheIECisathinktankorinternationalseedissuesmadeupoexperiencedASTAstawithseasonedindustrymemberswhooutlinecurrentanduturestrategiesortheindustrysaysMoorewhocurrentlyservesasthecommitteeschair.WeworktosetglobalandcountryprioritiesdevelopstrategiesorASTArepresentativestoISFanddesignstrategiesorUSDACooperatorProgramsincludingForeignMarketDevelopmentMarketAccessProgramandEmergingMarketProgramsplusprovideguidanceandparticipateinASTAsPriorityCountryWorkingGroups.TodayourworkinggroupscoverArgentinaBrazilChinaIndiaandMexicohesays.AsevidencedbytheroadblockscroppingupinplaceslikeVietnamandBrazilASTAstasandcommitteememberstimeismostlyconsumedbyaddressingconcernsoveroutboundproductsratherthanimports.U.S.policyregardingseedisthatitsarelativelylowriskcommodity.TheyareawareoactionoqualitymanagementproceduresusedtoproducepureseedDunklesays.Notonlywillseedsalesstopbutseedproductionoftomatoandpepperhybridswillbeaffected.ThiswillbeduetothefactthatwecannotshipstockseedtoVietnamforseedproduction.TomMooreLevelingthePlayingFieldInadditiontospeciccasesASTAstadevotestimetotheundamentalsthatgovernseedtradesuchasthedevelopmentocomprehensivestandards.Dunklewasoneo12committeememberswhohelpeddrataregionalseedstandardRSPM36PhytosanitaryGuidelinesortheMovementoSeedintoaNAPPOMemberCountryadoptedbytheNorthAmericanPlantProtectionOrganizationinMarch2013.Thedocumentstatesthatitsobjectiveistoprovideguidelinesthatwillpreventtheentryandspreadopestsassociatedwithseedandacilitatethere-exportoseedsbetween 12SEEDWORLD.COMInterchangeableCuerorPullerHeadsNarrowwheelproleoersminimalcropdamageAutomacHeightAdjustment-AllowsforOpmalPrecisionDurableReliablehands-downthebestintheindustryPatGoeschDURABILITYSmpyultodohjbiwaseignetodoHagies204SPDetasselerfeaturescuerorpullerunitswithHagiesTasseltrolLSSystemwhichconnuouslyandindependentlyadjustsheightbasedonvaryingcorngrowth.Sensivityandresponsemeiscontrolledbytheoperatorallowingheightenedaccuracythatisbeerthananythingelseintheeld.Thesystemulizeshigh-intensity9000seriesLEDphotocells.Hagies204-seriesdetasselerskeepyouintheeldthroughdarknessorraintoensureyourapplicaonsperformsinthecricalmeframesthataredemandedofthedetasselingseason.OpmizeyourgrowthwithaHagie.Learnmoreonlineatwww.hagie.comorcall800-247-48852013HagieManufacturingCompanyNAPPOmemberstheUnitedStatesCanadaandMexico.Italsoseekstopromotetheuseoharmonizedphytosanitaryimportrequirementstestingprotocolsandphytosanitarycertifcationsystemsorseed.NowthatthestandardisinplaceASTAwantstoseethesamethingdoneonalargerscale.Wevebeenproactiveontheinternationalleveltodevelopaninternationalstandardsothatallcountriescanplaybythesamerules.Weormedacoalitionwithotherorganizationssowecandemonstrateglobaldesireorthistobedone.WevebeenworkingwiththeInternationalPlantProtectionCommissionandFoodandAgricultureOrganizationotheUnitedNationsandhavebeensuccessulinencouragingthemtobeginworkonaninternationalstandardsaysDunkle.AccordingtotheIPPCanexpertworkinggroupwillmeetthissummerintheNetherlandstodojustthatdevelopadratdocumentonaninternationalstandard.Industryoicialsarealsoeyeingprogressbeingmadeonsuchastandard.JennierRashetMonsantosU.S.seedregulatoryaairsmanagersaystransnationalcompanieslikeMonsantoareinneedoaglobalstandard.WhenitcomestoinnovationMonsantoisintentonhelpingitsresearchersdevelopnewplantvarietiesthatmeettheneedsomanyregionsandmicroclimateswhichrequirestherequentmovementosmallquantitiesoseedbetweenourresearchstationsaroundtheworld.AninternationalstandardorphytosanitarymeasuresonthemovementoseedwouldprovideneededmechanismstoimprovethepredictabilityotradebetweencountriessaysRashet.Providingclearpredictablescience-basedphytosanitaryrequirementstocompanieswillacilitatetheexportandre-exportprocesstomoveseedromonecountrytothenextthroughoutproductadvancementphasessheadds.UltimatelythismeansMonsantocoulddeliverenhancedvarietiestocustomersmorequickly.Rashetexpectsaglobalstandardwouldrequirethehighqualityassuranceprinciplesthecompanyalreadyabidebytoday.WehaveaspecialteamoqualityexpertsthatstudytheWeworkedveryhardtoprovidescience-basedcommentstotheirproposals.Webelieveitsimportanttomeettheirneedsbutnotshutdowntrade.RickDunkle 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14SEEDWORLD.COMphysiologicalhorticulturalandgeneticactorsthataectseedquality.WebelievethatthebestwaytomanagephytosanitaryriskistominimizeorpreventtheexposuretoseedpathogensinthefrstplaceRashetexplains.ThisisaccomplishedbyadheringtogoodagriculturalpracticesandseedqualitymanagementguidessuchasASTAsGuidetoSeedQualityManagementamongothersaswellasusingvariousriskmanagementtoolsincludingGoodSeedandPlantPractices.Rashetsaysthesemethodshavebeensuccessulandshouldbeembracedbythestandardwriters.BeyondtheBottomLineWhentradebarriersariseaseedcompanyseconomiclossescanbesignifcant.Dunklesayslossesareotenrealizedthroughadditionaldemurragecostsextraseedtestingortreatmentandinsomecasesthedestructionoproduct.Thesebarrierscanalsoimpedeeortsbyarmerstheagribusinessindustryandgloballeaderstoaddresscriticalissueslikeoodsecurityespeciallyindevelopingnationsthatdesiretobesel-sufcientinseedproductionandavailability.Manyarmersinthesecountriesdonotseethevalueohigh-techseedandpreertousearm-savedseedthinkingthisisinsuranceagainstnothavingneededseed.TheyailtorecognizethatthequalityandperormanceothisseedineverythingromgerminationandvigortoyieldanddiseaseresistanceisusuallydrasticallyineriortocommerciallyavailableseedeventhoughthecommerciallyavailableseedmaybeconsideredanextracostsaysDunkle.MariaBrownAninternationalstandardforphytosanitarymeasuresonthemovementofseedwouldprovideneededmechanismstoimprovethepredictabilityoftradebetweencountries.JenniferRashet 16SEEDWORLD.COMLOWLEVELPRESENCEwhichreferstotheunintendedpresenceatlowlevelsofageneticallymodifiedeventthathasundergoneascience-basedsafetyassessmentforcultivationinatleastonecountrybutnotinthecountryofimportcontinuestobeanissuefortheseedindustry.ZerothresholdsarestillchallengingtradeandtwotrendsmaketheneedforpoliciesthatoutlinethresholdorcommontestingstandardsmoreacutethanevertherapidlyincreasingcultivationofGMseedsgloballyandtheincreasingglobaltradeofseeds.StatusTheChallengesOneofthebiggestchallengestheindustryisfacingwithrespecttothepotentialforLLPingrainandseedrelatestothedifferenttiminganddurationoftheapprovalprocessesforGMcrops.Thiscreatesasituationofasynchronousapprovalsapprovalsbeinggrantedonthesameproductatdifferenttimesofteninunpredictablewaysduetodelaysinacountrysdecision-makingprocesses.ThishasanimpactonatechnologyprovidersabilitytocommercializeaproductincludingthepossibilitythatcommerciallauncheshavetobedelayedayearormoreexplainsDeniseDewarexecutivedirectorofplantbiotechnologyatCropLifeInternational.CountriesarestartingtoaddressthisforgrainwithininternationalLLPinitiativesbutthereisstillalongwaytogobeforeitissolved.AdetailedstatusreportonlowlevelpresenceseedpolicydevelopmentintheUnitedStatesEuropeandinternationally.FINDINGCOMMONGROUND JUNE201317 18SEEDWORLD.COMAccordingtoMarcelBruinssecretarygeneralotheInternationalSeedFederationthebiggestroadblockISFiswitnessingnowistherestrictionsdrawnupbygovernmentsthatarestrugglingwithhowtodealwithsituationsoLLP.InthatrespectISFisstatingthatanynationalLLPpoliciesshouldbescience-basedpracticalandtransparentsaysBruins.Suchpoliciesshouldalsoprovideormechanismsthatareproactiveandpredictableortheglobalmovementoseedandprovidelexibilitywithrespecttoriskassessmentapproaches.LLPpoliciesshouldacknowledgethatitisnotpracticalorachievabletorequirezeropresenceoGEseedapprovedinonecountrybutnotapprovedinthecountryoimport.StatusUnitedStatesIn2002theOiceoScienceandTechnologyPolicycoordinatedaneortwiththeUnitedStatesFoodandDrugAdministrationEnvironmentalProtectionAgencyandtheUnitedStatesDepartmentoAgriculturesAnimalPlantHealthInspectionServicetoupdateitsexistingregulatoryauthorityorplantbiotechnologytoaddressinstancesoadventitiousandlowlevelpresence.TheseactionswereaimedtoaccountorincreasedresearchanddevelopmentandfeldtrialsandwereintendedtominimizethechancesoaregulatedproductromenteringcommercesaysMattOMaradirectorointernationalaairsortheBiotechnologyIndustryOrganization.ForexampleFDAsearlyoodsaetyevaluationencouragesdeveloperstoconsultwithFDApriortoconductingfeldtrails.TodayOMarasaystheU.S.governmentisactivelyengagedintheglobalLLPdialoguewithothercountriessuchasCanada.IndustryseesgreatvalueinhavingthisglobaldialogueencouragemajorexportingandimportinggovernmentstotakeaproactiveapproachinaddressingLLPinordertominimizeimpactsontradehesays.TheUnitedStateshasbeenocusedonworkingwithothercountriesonthedevelopmentoanOrganizationorEconomicCooperationandDevelopmentpaperonseedLLPwhichhasjustbeenfnalizedbytheOECDWorkingGroupontheHarmonizationoRegulatoryOversightinBiotechnologysaysBerniceSlutskyseniorvicepresidentodomesticandinternationalpolicyortheAmericanSeedTradeAssociation.TheUnitedStatesisthechairothisworkinggroupshesays.TheOECDpaperlaysouttheprinciplesthatcanbeusedbyregulatorswhenacedwithaseedLLPsituation.ThisdocumenthasbeenacceptedandwillnowgothroughthedeclassifcationprocessinOECDwhenitwillbecomeanofcialandpublicOECDdocument.StatusInternationalCropLieInternationalisalsoexcitedaboutthepassingothenewOECDdocumententitledLowLevelPresenceofTransgenicPlantsinSeedandGrainCommoditiesEnvironmentalRiskSafetyAssessmentandAvailabilityandUseofInformationwhichSarahLukiemanagingdirectoromultilateralandregulatoryaairssaysispositiveortheentireglobalseedindustry.ThescopeothisdocumentcoversLLPsituationswhereseedshipmentscontainlowlevelsotransgenicseedthathavebeenreviewedorenvironmentalrisksaetyandreceivedauthorizationorcommercialcultivationunconfnedreleaseinoneormoreexportingcountriesbutnotinacountryoimportsaysLukie.TheissueoLLPinseedraisesquestionsregardingenvironmentalrisksaetyandcompliancewithmandatedlegislativerequirementsortheimportingcountryaswellastheseedandcommoditytradeindustriesinbothimportingandexportingcountriesLukiesays.ConsequentlyanenvironmentalrisksaetyassessmentmaybeundertakenbytheimportingcountrytoevaluatetheenvironmentalrisksaetyotheunauthorizedtransgenicplantintheLLPsituationnotorthepurposeoauthorizationbutrathertheassessmentcanprovideabasisorandmaybeusedbytheimportingcountrytoinormdecisionstomitigateandormanagetheLLPsituationshesays.Thisnewly-completeddocumentpresentsapproachestorisksaetyassessmentinLLPsituationswherethereisknowledgeotheidentityotheunauthorizedtransgenicplant.ISFhasalsobeenveryactiveaddressingLLPandhasdevelopedapositionpaperentitledISFViewonLowLevelPresenceinSeedwhichisuporadoptionatthe2013ISFWorldSeedCongressinAthens.WiththedocumenttheinternationalseedindustrywishestopresentitsviewsoLLPinseedwiththeintentoputtingorwardinormationthatwillbeuseultonationalauthoritiesastheydeveloptheirpoliciesoraddressingthisimportantissueAccordingtoMarcelBruinssecretarygeneraloftheInternationalSeedFederationthebiggestroadblockISFiswitnessingnowistherestrictionsdrawnupbygovernmentsthatarestrugglingwithhowtodealwithsituationsofLLP. TheSeedKOTErangeofproductsisdesignedwithseedenhancementinmind.KannarEarthScienceLtd.2220NorthmontParkwaySte250DuluthGA30096Phone678475-1155Fax678623-5849www.KannarGroup.comUseKannarSeedKOTEcolorantsandpolymerswithconfidenceAPEFreeSuitableforuseasinertsinfood-usepesticideformulationsUSEPAFREETRIALOFFERTryourtruecoatingsolutiontodemonstrateoursuperioritycompatibilityandeaseofuse.IntensecolorsallseedsCropspecificpolymersVisitwww.kannargroup.comfreeseedexperience 20SEEDWORLD.COMOrderonline247Farmchem.comEquippingAgRetailersandProducersSince1974BulkSeedSitesAutomationwithNovoSeedCarePrescriptionManagementSystem800-247-1854SeedBoxesTreatersSeedpodsSeedhandlingandtreatmentequipmentfromexperiencedprofessionalsatFarmChemConveyorsTendersexplainsBruins.Thecommitmentotheseedindustryistoprovidearmerswithasaeandreliablesupplyohigh-qualityseedvarieties.AccordingtoSlutskywhosaysASTAplayedanimportantroleinitsdevelopmentthispaperwillbeveryvaluablewhenworkingwithgovernmentsaroundtheworldonthisissue.StatusEuropeAtpresenttherearenoEU-widethresholdlevelsortheinadvertentpresenceoGMseedsinbatchesoconventionalseeds.AlthoughEUpolicyrequiresthatallconventionalseedshouldbereeotracesoGMithasneverestablishedstandardsamplinganddetectioncriteriathatwouldallowseedproducersandarmerstobeabletoconfrmthattheirseedisinconormitywithEUlawsaysCarelduMarchieSarvaasoEuropaBio.DivergentnationalapproachestosamplinganddetectionoGMtracesinseeddistorttheinternalmarketsaysduMarchieSarvaas.Inseveralmemberstateslegalcertaintyisminimalandrisksandcoststobusinessoperatorsaredisproportionate.TherapidincreaseoGMcultivationaroundtheworldmakestheneedoracommonEUtestingstandardandalabelingthresholdmoreacutehesays.TherehavebeenarangeocostlyincidentsaectingbothGMandnon-GMseedproducersinEUmarkets.Despitepoliticalsupportorasolutionsuchastheexampleslistedbelowrombothpublicandprivatesectorsnopoliticalsolutionshavebeenproposed.Europeanministershaveunanimouslyrequestedasolutionormanyyears.Europeanministershavetwiceunanimouslyrequestedanadventitiouspresenceinseedsthreshold.In2006theCounciloAgriculturalMinistersinvitedtheEuropeanAdventitiouspresenceinagriculturereferstotheaccidentalorunintentionalappearanceofforeignmaterialinaproduct.Thisusuallyhappensintheproductionharvestingstorageandmarketingofgrainsseedsorfoodproducts.Commissiontocomeorwardassoonaspossiblewithcommunitylabelingthresholdsorseeds.In2008theCounciloEnvironmentMinistersunanimouslyinvitedthecommissiontoadoptpracticableAPinseedsthresholdsassoonaspossible.TheEuropeanCommissionhasbeenawareoftheneedtoaddresstechnicallyunavoidablepresenceoroveradecade.In2002CommissionerMargotWallstromwrotethatsettingtolerancethresholdsistheonlywaytoaddresstheproblem.Closingourmarketcompletelyisnotaviableoption.In2004aCollegeoCommissionersdebateconcludedthatlabellingthresholdsshouldurgentlybefnalized.Aseconddebatein2005inthecollegereconfrmedthis.In2007thecommissionsmidtermreviewoliesciencesaskedorathreshold.In2008PresidentJosManuelBarrososBiotechSherpaGroupcalledoranAPthreshold.TheScienticCommitteeonPlantswrotein2001thatseedthresholdswereneeded.In2006acommission-sponsoredJointResearchCentrestudyagainemphasizedtheurgentneedorAPthresholdsorseeds.Manynationalscientifcauthoritieshaverecommendedthesame. 22SEEDWORLD.COMAtBioDiagnosticswecombineacumulative100yearsopracticalindustryexperiencewithcutting-edgegeneticstechnologytogiveourpartnersdeepinsightintotheirseeds.Werescientistsandproblemsolvers.Thatmeanswecanhelpyoufgureoutnotonlywhichtestsarerelevanttoyourseedlotbutalsohowtousetheresultssoyoucanachievethehighestseedqualityandgrowyourbusiness.Tolearnmorevisitwww.BioDiagnostics.netorcall715-426-0246HowwelldoyouknowyourseedBesure.GeneticPurityTraitPurityPhysicalPurityGMOEventIdentityZygosityAdventitiousPresenceGerminationVigorChemicalAnalysisBioDiagnosticsInc.2009.Allrightsreserved.TheEuropeanseedindustryandEuropeanfarmersorganizationshaveaskedoranAPthresholdleveloroveradecade.In1999theseedindustryaskedthecommissiontosetthresholdlevelsoradventitiouspresenceoGMOsinconventionalseed.Between1999and2012theseedindustryandarmershaveaskedoranAPlevelinnumerousletterseventsandmeetingswiththecommissionandmemberstates.In2012theEuropeanSeedAssociationandEUarmlobbygroupCopa-Cogecatogetherwith10otheroodchainorganizationsaskedCommissionerJohnDallitoadoptatechnicalsolutionorseedatestingandsamplingprotocolorseed.TherequestwasrepeatedtoCommissionerTonioBorginlate2012.WhileallothesemovementssignalthepoliticaldesireorprogressmostinEuropesseedindustryincludingEuropaBioagreethattodayurtherpoliticalactionisneededtorestoretheEUsinglemarketinseedinotherwordsasinglesetoprotocolsorsamplingandanalysisorGMpresenceinseedisneededasastarttore-establishingthesinglemarketinseedssaysduMarchieSarvaas.SpecifcallyhesaystheEuropeanCommissionandmemberstatesmustmoveto1setclearandpracticabletechnicaltestingprotocolsordetectingthepresenceoGMseedsinconventionalbatchesand2establishlabelingthresholdsoradventitiouspresenceoapprovedGMseedinconventionalseedandinsodoingeliminatethedivergingnationalapproaches.WorkingTogetherOtherthanthroughtheOECDEuropeisnotcurrentlyworkingwithcountriessuchastheUnitedStatesandCanadaonLLP.HoweverSlutskysaystheU.S.governmenthasworkedcloselywithArgentinaBrazilandCanadaintheglobalLLPdialogue.ThesecountrieshavealsoworkedtogethertoraisetheimportanceoEuropeadoptingapracticalapproachtoLLP.TheSeedAssociationotheAmericashashadaseedLLPprojectongoingorthelasttwoyearsandoneotheprimarycomponentsothisprojectiseducatingregulatoryauthoritiesonthebestmanagementpracticesotheseedindustryandthatseedqualitystandardsalwayshaveatoleranceorthresholdassociatedwiththemsaysSlutsky.WearemakingprogressinmovingtowardabetterunderstandingothesenormalpracticesintheseedindustryandhowtheycouldapplytoseedLLPpolicy.Bruinssaysprogressisbeingmadenomatterwhatsideotheoceanyoustandon.HavingacommonLLPpositionthatissupportedbythewholeseedindustryisalreadyafrststeptowardabetterunderstandingandhopeullyinduetimeanin-depthcooperationbetweencountriesandcontinentshesays.JulieMcNabb 24SEEDWORLD.COMtraitdevelopercompaniestheirdealersandtheirgrowers.IcanonlyspeaktomyexperiencewithaportionothetraitdealersacrossthecountryandinormationthatIhavereadrelatedtothetopicbutinmyopinioncompanieslikeMonsantoaredoinganythingandeverythingthattheycantoavoidgrowerconusionbyprovidingdealersgrowersandstakeholderswithinormationrelatedtopatentexpirationsaysTurner.Andtheyaredoingsoinvariousormatsmethodsandmediaoptionsromprinttoon-sitemeetingstoextensiveandup-to-dateinormationonlineoralltoaccess.LastseasonSTEPconductedoutreachto2200MonsantodealerswhereakeycomponentothosephysicalvisitswastodiscussrelayandanswerquestionsabouttheRoundupReady1soybeanpatentexpiryandtoprovidethelatestindustrynewsaboutthetopicsaysTurner.ThisspringSTEPhasundertakenace-toace-visitswithnearly1700Monsantodealers.TheeorttoeducategrowersonpatentexpirationistherebythetraitprovidersandtheeagernesstoknowandunderstandiswiththedealersTurnersays.Whateachindividualdealeroragretailerdoeswiththeinormationandhowwelltheyrelayittothegrowersistoughertogauge.Icannotairlyansweracrosstheboardwhetherornotallaredoingeverythingtorelaytheinormation.IcantellyouthatSTEPisincontinuousdiscussionwithourclientstodetermineandplanoridealeducationeortsthatwillacilitatebetterknowledgeandunderstandingaswehavebeenthepastewyearsonthisspecifctopicthinkingoutsideotheboxandconsideringlargerscaleeortsaswenearthe2014plantingseason.ContractClarityisKeyTheonusisreallyonthegrowerstotakethetimetounderstandtheirobligationswhensigninganycontractsincludingtechnologyagreements.HoweverTurnersaysthecleareratechagreementorcontractisthebetter.Aarmersseeddealeristheirststoptoprovidingclarityothecontracthesays.AstheindustrystrivestoprovidegrowerswiththeverybestproductAstheseedindustrypreparesorthefrstbiotechnologyeventstocomeo-patentisthesectordoingagoodjoboeducatinggrowersoncontractobligationsExpirationEducationTHEFIRSTOFthecommercialbiotechnologyeventswillbegoingo-patentandbecominggenericin2015.Theexpirationopatentsorbiotechnologyeventscreatesopportunitiesorgrowersandtheseedindustrybutalsocreateschallengesthatmustbeaddressed.Oneothemostimportantchallengespresentedbypatentexpirationobiotechnologyeventsiseducatingarmersonstewardshipobligationssotheycontinuetocultivateseedvarietiescontainingo-patenteventswithoutjeopardizingU.S.exportmarkets.WhatistheseedindustrycurrentlydoingtoeducatearmersonpatentexpirationandwhatmorecanbedonePositiveSTEPsAsthedirectorotheSeedTechnologyEducationProgramaninnovativecorporationcharteredin2003toprovidecustomizedancillarysupportandservicestotheagricultureindustryMartyTurnerhasworkedwithsomeothekeytraitprovidersintheindustry.Onadailybasishecommunicatesdirectlywith JUNE201325optionstoaddressyielddragobstaclessuchaspestsdroughtandresistanceitbecomesincreasinglyimportantgrowersreviewtheircontractstounderstandanyspecifcrestrictionsorconditionsaroundaparticulartechnology.FacilitatingCommunicationWhilethereisnotanindustrystandardoutliningtheinormationusedonseedbagsandincontractstheBiotechnologyIndustryOrganizationandtheAmericanSeedTradeAssociationhavespearheadedthedevelopmentoarameworkcalledtheAccordtomanagethetransitionoregulatoryandstewardshipresponsibilitiesorbiotechnologyeventsaterpatentexpiration.TheAccordcontainstwoagreementsTheGenericEventMarketabilityandAccessAgreementandtheDataUseandCompensationAgreement.TheagreementsundertheAccordprovidealegalrameworkortheseedindustrytomanagethetransitionromproprietarytoo-patentorgenericbiotecheventssaysBerniceSlutskyseniorvicepresidentodomesticandinternationalpolicyorASTA.AsweapproachpatentexpirationobiotecheventstheAccordagreementswillprovidepredictabilitytotheentirevaluechainconidencethattradewillbemaintainedpromotecontinuedinnovationintheseedindustrypreservestrongprotectionorintellectualpropertyrightsandpotentiallyprovideornewbusinessopportunities.AccordingtoMattOMaradirectorointernationalaairsortheBiotechnologyIndustryOrganizationtheAccordagreementsareintendedtopromotetransparencyandacilitatecommunication.IyouareasignatorytotheAccordagreementsyoucanparticipateintheprocessesundertheagreementsincludingreceivingnoticescommunicatingorexamplewhenapatentwillexpireoraparticularbiotecheventandwhowillbeprovidingglobalregulatorysupportortheproductheexplains.Alsoasasignatoryyoucanparticipateinthenegotiationoproductspecifcagreementsthatwilloutlinethedetailsaroundhowtheproductwillbesupportedglobally.WhiletheAccorddoesntlayouttheexactinormationtobeusedonseedbagsandincontractstheestablishmentothislegalrameworkprovidesorequitablesharingoongoingregulatoryandstewardshipcostsandmaintainsobligationsorproductstewardshippracticeshelpingcompaniesstreamlineapproachestopatentexpirationacrosstheindustry.SpreadingtheWordtoFarmersNowthattheGEMAAisineectandhas10signatoriesSlutskysaysinormationaboutbiotecheventsclosetopatentexpirationwillbewidelyavailableviatheAccordwebsite.Seedcompaniescanthenrelaythatinormationtotheirarmercustomers.AlsotheAccordhasbeendevelopedtoenablenationaltradeandindustryorganizationstosignontotheAccordagreementstohelpacilitatecommunicationtoarmerssaysSlutsky.ThisisacriticalcomponentocommunicatingwitharmersandoneothemanybeneftsohavingtheFarmBureautheAmericanSoybeanAssociationandtheNationalCornGrowersAssociationassignatoriestotheGEMAA.TailoringExistingStewardshipProgramsTherearealsosomeexistingstewardshipprogramsandcommitteesthatarestartingtolookatpatentexpirationandwillmakeaneorttoaddressthechallenges.TheExcellenceThroughStewardshipprogramaninitiativetopromotetheglobaladoptionostewardshipprogramsandqualitymanagementsystemsortheullliecycleobiotechnology-derivedplantproductsdoesnotdirectlydealwithpatentexpirationrightnow.WedohoweveraspartotheliecycleapproachtostewardshipwhichincludescropproductiondirectorganizationstoimplementproductmanagementpracticestoenableappropriateuseotheirproductssaysChrisHoldgreveexecutivedirectoroETS.Thiswouldincludeproductandtechnologyuseguidanceandconditionsouseorproducersthatcoulddependingonapplicabilityincludeawiderangeothingsromresistancemanagementissuestosomethinglikepatentexpiration.Theprogramincludesathird-partyindependentauditingcomponentthroughwhichmembersareauditedacrossthestagesotheproductliecyclethatareapplicabletotheiroperations.ThiswouldincludeeverythingromstewardshipandqualitymanagementpracticesinthelabsthroughtoadecisiontodiscontinueaproductthathasreachedtheendoitsliecycleandisbeingreplacedornolongersoldexplainsHoldgreve.TheETSprogramisocusedonbestpracticesthroughtheliecyclewhichrepresenttime-testedsuccessulapproachestotheresponsiblemanagementoproducts.IwouldexpectastheissueoproductexpirationcontinuestoadvancethroughtheeortsoBIOASTAandthecompaniesinvolvedtherewilladditionalguidancedevelopedthroughETSonthisissueheadds.ETScurrentlyhasaGuideforProductDiscontinuationofBiotechnology-DerivedPlantProductswhichHoldgrevesayswillbethelikelyspotoradditionalguidanceonproductexpiration.Tolearnmoreabouttheaccordvisitagaccord.org.Astheindustrystrivestoprovidegrowerswiththeverybestproductoptionstoaddressyielddragobstaclessuchaspestsdroughtandresistanceitbecomesincreasinglyimportantgrowersreviewtheircontractstounderstandanyspecifcrestrictionsorconditionsaroundaparticulartechnology.MartyTurner 26SEEDWORLD.COMBuhlerSortexInc.T12099838400sortexsalesbuhlergroup.comwww.buhlergroup.comOpticalsortingsolutionsforseeds.ThehighresolutionSORTEXZisthemostefficientsorterforalltypesofedibleandagriculturalseedsincludingsoyabeanscornandsunflowerseeds.ItscamerapowercombinedwithInGaAsandPROfileshapetechnologydeliversoutstandingperformanceindetectionandremovalofdefectiveproductsandforeignmaterialssuchasdiscoloredbrokensplitspotdefectsandmud-stainedproductsbirdexcretaglassstonesandotherseeds.SORTEXZMaximumproductsafetybyremovalofchallengingforeignmaterialssuchassclerotiaandbleedinghilumHighestefficiencymaximumyieldincreasesprofitabilityTheuser-interfaceissimpleeasytosetupandoperateCapacitiestomeetspecificcustomerrequirementsIncreasesproductivitywithmaximumuptimeOver20000SORTEXinstallationsin140countriesOffershighestqualityaftersalesservicewithSORTEXTotalCareClean.Productive.Consistent.OnthewholeTurnerfeelstheindustryisworkingtogethertoeducategrowersonpatentexpirationandproperuseofseed.ImprovementsareseeneveryseasonandIhaveseenevidenceofthisfromthetraitprovidershesays.Forexamplein2011theAgriculturalBiotechnologyStewardshipTechnicalCommitteelaunchedanewinsectresistancemanagementon-farmassessmentprogramthatfocusesmoreassessmentsongrowerswhomaynothavepurchasedsufficientrefugeseedaccordingtotheirpurchaserecords.AttheendofthedaytheultimateresponsibilitydoesfallonthegrowertogathertheinformationthattheyneedfortheproductsthattheyareplantingandtothendotheirverybesttoabidebythoserequirementssaysTurner.Butexpectationsshouldbesetandcommunicatedbythetraitproviderstothedealerswhoarethenobligatedtoadequatelyrelaythosetothegrower.JulieMcNabbASDIRECTORoftheSeedTechnologyEducationProgramMartyTurnerworkswithtraitprovidersanddealersonpatentexpirationeducation.HerelaysthefollowingkeypointstoseeddealersregardingRoundupReady1patentexpiryafterthe2014season1Takethetimetoreadandunderstandtheinformationprovidedbyyourtraitprovidersstayuptodateonthelatest.Askanddemandclaricationifneededinordertoanswergrowersquestions.2MakeclearforRR1specicallythefollowingfactsaresharedwiththegrowerTherearestilltwofullseasonsbeforeanyRR1beanscanevenbeconsideredforsavingandreplantinginthe2015springplantingseasonattheearliest.Theseeddealerandperhapstheseedcompanyitselfneedstobeconsultedtodetermineifthespecicvarietythatisbeingplantedcanbesavedandreplanteditisverylikelytherearepatentsonthatvarietythatareheldbybreedersorthecompany.ItislikelythatmanyRR1varietiesthatwillbeavailabletoplantin2014willstillbeillegaltosaveandplantin2015duetosuchpatents.3RoundupReady2YieldsoybeansareNOTcomingoff-patentanytimesoonandcannotbesaved.EDUCATINGGROWERSWHEREONTHEWEBDetailedinformationonthefactssurroundingRoundupReadysoybeanexpirationcanbefoundatmonsanto.comnewsviewsPagesroundup-ready-patent-expiration.aspx. JUNE201327AGRAspecializesinthecompleteseedplantfacility.WemanufactureequipmenttohelpyouateverystepoftheprocessfromourmaterialhandlingsystemstoourpatentedGEN-ELbucketelevatorstoourhigh-capacityhuskchoppersystemstooursingle-passdouble-passandcombinationseedcorndryers.Everythingwedoistailoredtotakeyouefcientlyfromstarttonishthroughtheentireseedproductionprocess.Fromreceivingtohusk-sortandchoppingtodryingshellingbulkstorageload-outsizingbaggingandwarehousestorageAGRAhasacustom-designedsolutiontomeetyourneeds.DesignEngineeringSteelFabricationMillwrightErectionEquipmentInstallationProjectManagementConstructionManagementProjectAssuranceSolutionsTurnkeyfromtheGroundUpSpecializedinSeedSpecializedindesign-buildseedconditioningplantsgrain-handlingequipmentandbulkstoragefacilities.Committedtomeetingeachofourcustomersspecicneedswiththeultimategoalofensuringqualityandefciency.AGRAistheseedindustrystopchoiceforgeneralcontractors.excellenceinTurnkeyAbility.Reliability.TMAGRAIndustriesAgProcessingandBio-EnergySystemsAGRAIndustries1211WWaterStreetMerrillWI54452800-842-8033www.AgraInd.comAGRAIndustries 28SEEDWORLD.COMINTERNATIONALAGRICULTURALDEVELOPMENTBYDENNISTHOMPSONPathwaystoAgriculturalDevelopmentFEWINTHEUNITEDSTATEStodaywoulddisputetheactthattheseedindustryisnowoneoglobalscaleandimportance.Thisistrueortheuturecommercialsuccessomanywithintheindustry.Thistruthalsoextendsbeyondthecommercialsectorandappliestotheuturewell-beingocountlessmillionsopeoplearoundtheworld.Bothareimportant.Howyouchoosetoembracethesetruthsonaday-to-daybasisisimportantasyouchartanintentionalcourseoactionoryourseloryourcompanytoparticipateinagriculturaldevelopment.Doyouavoracommercial-ocusedpathwaythatcanextendyourcurrentbusinessoperationalmodeltoarawayplacesinordertomoreullydevelopaninternationalorglobalportolioThismightbedubbedtheinternationalbusinessdevelopmentpathway.MightyoupreerapathwaygearedtobuildastrongerinrastructuresystemsoeducationgovernanceortransportationinothercountriesthatcanultimatelybeexpectedtoleadtoimprovedoodproductionpracticesandperhapsuturecommercialortradeopportunitiesInatraditionalsensethisdescribestheinternationalagriculturaldevelopmentpathway.Somemaymakeanearlyorlatecareerchoicetoollowthesomewhatill-defnedIADpathwaytoagriculturaldevelopment.OthersbyvirtueotheirproessionalpositionsmaysimplygetassignedarolethatcloselyollowstheIBDpathwayandbethrownintotheray.Overtimepeopleaccumulatenewpersonalandproessionalexperiencesincontextoourchangingworld.Asaresulttheymayviewthepathwaysandmaybeeventheirrolesdierently.DoesthisseemalltooamiliarDENNISTHOMPSONISDEDICATEDTODELIVERINGSOLUTIONSANDEMPOWERINGPEOPLEANDORGANIZATIONSTOSOLVECOMPLEXPROBLEMSRELATEDTOINTERNATIONALAGRICULTURALDEVELOPMENTANDGLOBALFOODSECURITY.HISCAREEREXPERIENCEANDINTERNATIONALCREDENTIALSINCLUDEEXTENSIONEDUCATIONAGRONOMYANDADMINISTRATION.ReflectupontheIBDandIADpathwaysastheyspeaktoyouonapersonallevelaswellasinyourprofessionalroleintheseedindustry. JUNE201329Agriculturaldevelopmentisnotanarenabestviewedasbeingonethatissimplyeitherrightorwrongorblackorwhite.Itsnotthatsimple.Agriculturaldevelopmentviewedunderanauraovaryingshadesograyisprobablymoreappropriate.WhiletheIADandIBDpathwaysarenotnecessarilymutuallyexclusiveorsimplicityfrstviewthemindependently.Ultimatelythecustom-madepathwayyouchoosetoollowmaycontainelementsoboth.Whenconsideringtheinternationalbusinessdevelopmentmodeluturecommercialsuccessotheseedindustrywillbemeasuredindualtermsodevelopingmorebusinessactivityandinmakingbusinessactivitymoreproftable.Achievementonasustainedbasisisthegoal.Manyinotmostengagedintheseedindustrytodayindthemselvesinthiscategory.Mostconsiderthistosimplybebusinessasusual.Thispathwaycanbecharacterizedinanumberowaysthatarerelativelyeasytomeasure.Objectivebenchmarkscanbeestablishedalongthewaytotrackprogress.TimeramesorIBDactivitiesgenerallyareoaairlyshort-termnatureandmaybereerencedinmonthsyearsorevenperiodso10to20years.Aninitialshort-termobjectivetoreachthegoaloincreasingbusinessactivitymaybetoidentiysixcandidatesinanewregionowhichtwocanbequaliiedaspotentialcommercialpartnersoverthecourseoeightmonths.Ortoreachasalesobjectiveoastatednumberounitsorthenextplantingseasonacrossaspecifcgeography.Perhapsanobjectivemightbetoattainapre-determinedlevelomarketsharebyatargetdate.SoundamiliarDierentmetricsarerequiredtomeasureprogresstowardobjectivesassociatedwitheortstoreachgoalsrelatedtoincreasedandsustainableproftabilityorexamplethecostogoodssoldorthevalueoproductreturns.Thecorporatereturnontotalinvestmentorontheresearchinvestmentmaybeoutmostimportanceatthecompanysuppermanagementlevel.WithrespecttotheinternationalagriculturaldevelopmentpathwayinapuristsensethesuccessoIADeortswillbemeasuredintermsotheirabilitytoosterthesuccessulcreationandimplementationoimprovedmeanstohelppeopleincreaseoodproductioncapacitiesandtoachievegreateroodsecurity.Achievementonasustainedbasisisthegoal.Seedmayormaynotplayanintegralroleromtheonsetoagivendevelopmentproject.Howeverseedbeingaprimaryagriculturalinputwouldbeexpectedtobeakeycomponentwithinadevelopingagriculturalindustry.AndallagriculturalThepathwaysyoucreateandchoosetofollowmaywellleadyoutonumerousopportunitiestoexperiencetherewardsofmakingongoingandmeaningfulcontributionstothedevelopmentofagriculture.AnIBDseedinitiativedesignedtomakehigh-qualityplantingseedofadaptedvarietiesavailabletosmallholderfarmersinanunderservedregionofAfricawillalsocontributetoinfrastructuredevelopmentoftheregion.Concurrentlyanon-seed-relatedIADprojectmayfosterinfrastructuredevelopmentovertimethatcanultimatelysupportavibrantseedindustry. 30SEEDWORLD.COMindustriesarechangingandcanbeconsideredasdeveloping.Theyjustdosoatdierentratesoverdierentperiodsotimeandinmanydierentways.Progressalongthispathwayiscertainlymorediculttomeasureandperhapstocharacterize.Benchmarkstendtobemoresubjectiveandgenerallyoalong-termnature.Multipleve-or10-yearperiodstrackedoveraewdecadesmayserveasthetimerameorreerencepoints.ForexampletoreachanobjectiveoincreasingcapacitytoproduceoodmightincludeenhancingtheagronomicknowledgeooutreachandextensionpersonnelwhoworkwithsmallholderarmersinregionsoAsia.Otherobjectivesmaycenterupondesigningormodernizingwatermanagementsystemsorinacilitatingrailroadstooperatemoreecientlyinmovingagriculturalinputsandbetterdistributinglocalsurplusproductiontodecitregionsormarketopportunities.PerhapsarelativerankingchangeontheIndexoEconomicFreedomortheintroductionoimprovedagriculturalinputssuchasertilizerplantingseedorpestcontroltechnologiesmaybetheobjectives.Thepossibilitiesareendless.Byrstconsideringthetwopathwaysindependentlyandlaterviewingthemintandemastheyotenoccurinpracticeonemaygainaricherappreciationoagriculturaldevelopment.ForexampleanIBDseedinitiativedesignedtomakehigh-qualityplantingseedoadaptedvarietiesavailabletosmallholderarmersinanunderservedregionoAricawillalsocontributetoinrastructuredevelopmentotheregion.Concurrentlyanon-seed-relatedIADprojectmayosterinrastructuredevelopmentovertimethatcanultimatelysupportavibrantseedindustry.AsareaderoSeedWorldyouaremostlikelyaproessionalheavilyengagedintheagriculturalseedindustry.YoumayalreadybeollowingeitheranIBDorIADpathwaytoagriculturaldevelopment.Perhapsyoumayembarkuponapathwayasyourproessionalliecontinuestopresentyouwithnewopportunitiesandchallenges.Manypathwaysliebeoreyouproessionallyandpersonally.Beyondyourmanyproessionalcontributionstoagricultureyoumightconsiderwaysthatyouandyouramilycancontributetoincreasingglobaloodproductioncapacityandimprovingoodsecurityorthewell-beingoothers.RefectupontheIBDandIADpathwaysastheyspeaktoyouonapersonallevelaswellasinyourproessionalroleintheseedindustry.Modiythemtocreateapersonalizedpathwaytoullyrefectwhoyouareandtheroletowhichyouaspirebasedonyourresponsibilitiesabilitiesbeliesandpersonality.Thepathwaysyoucreateandchoosetoollowmaywellleadyoutonumerousopportunitiestoexperiencetherewardsomakingongoingandmeaningulcontributionstothedevelopmentoagriculture.Agricultureparticularlytheseedsectorremainsadynamicanddevelopingindustryever-changingandconstantlyevolving.Youplayavitalrole.DoitwellUSCLLC.866-703-7472www.USCLLC.comsalesuscllc.comPatentedLPXPortableCommercialSeedTreatersCompleteCustomBulkSeedSystems-BintoTenderFlxtorPodsFlexibleBulkSeedDeliverySystemsTri-FlotheOnlyTrueContinuousFlowScaleHopperConveyorsHoppersPumpStandsAccessoriesSpecializingInTri-FloContinuousFlowScaleHopper 32SEEDWORLD.COMtimesaverMeridianSeedTendersbringaproventrackrecordosuccessinthefeld-BUILTTOMOVE.2013MeridianManufacturingInc.RegisteredTrademarksUsedUnderLicense. JUNE201333smoothoperatorMeridianSmoothWallbinsoerindustryleadingqualityandversatilestoragecapabilities-BUILTTOSTORE.www.meridianmfg.co Roughlyone-thirdofthefoodweconsumeisreliantonthetirelesslaborofpollinators.AndApismelliferathehoneybeeistheonlypollinatorcapableofbeingmanagedonascalelargeenoughtosatisfythedemandsoftheglobalagricultureindustrymakinghoneybeesindispens-ablepartnersinthepursuitoffeedingthemasses.AlmostallofthedietaryitemsthatweliketoeatandthataregoodforusarehighlydependentonthehoneybeeforpollinationsaysIainKellybeehealthissuesmanagerwithBayerCropScience.AccordingtoBayerthereareapproximately25000to35000commercialbeekeepersintheUnitedStatesandhoneybeepollinationservicesareestimatedtoprovide40-billionworthofaddedvaluetocropsworldwideeveryyear.IntroducedtoNorthAmericafromEuropeintheearly17thcenturyhoneybeesrequirelargequantitiesofnectarandpollentoreartheiryoungandproducehoney.Incommercialusehoneybeesaretreatedasmanagedlivestock.Thehivessupporthighpopulationsofbeesandaretransportedbybeekeeperstofarmersfieldstoprovidemasspollinationofcrops.QUICKFACTWithouttheinterventionofindustrystakeholderscontinuedlargeannuallossesofbeecolonieswillcausefinancialstressonthebeekeepingindustry.Thisyearoverwinterlossesofhoneybeecolonieshavereachedanall-timehighinNorthAmericaandhoneybeehealthcontinuestobeatoppriorityfortheagricultureindustry.Debateoverpossiblecausesofdecliningbeehealthcontinuesinmanynationsthroughouttheworldbutmanyexpertssaythereisnoonesimpleanswertothisissue.Thisfive-partserieswillexaminethehealthandwelfareofthehoneybeewhosefuturemayhaveasubstantialeffectoncriticalindustrydecisions.protectingpollinatorsUNDERSTANDINGCOLONYLOSSThecommercialpollinationindustryhasbeenexperienc-inglossesofadultworkerbeessincethemid-80s.Acrosstheglobebeeshavebeendyingoffatalarmingratesinsomecaseswholecoloniesatatime.INTERVENTIONREQUIREDMostofthegeneralpublichasnoclearideaofhowweproducefoodinthiscountryorthechallengesfacedbytheagricultureindustrysaysGeorgeHansenpresidentoftheAmericanBeekeepingFederation.Honeybeesarethreatened.Generallythebeescannotsurvivewithoutinterventionfromhumanstoprotectthemfrompestsandtosupplementtheirnutrition.Continuingdeclineofbeehealthandpopulationswillhaveeco-nomicandecologicalrepercus-sions.Expertswarnwithouttheinterventionofindustrystake-holderscontinuedlargeannuallossesofbeecolonieswillcausefinancialstressonthebeekeep-ingindustrywhichcouldbecomeunprofitableandinturntriggergreaterriskstoglobalfoodse-curity.Itisaneconomichard-shipforbeekeepersitcostsmoreinlaborbuyingqueensandmodificationtomanagementproceduressotheywillnotbeinafinancialpositiontomaketheHoneybeesarethreatened.Generallythebeescannotsurvivewithoutinterventionfromhumans40billion34SEEDWORLD.COMSupportedby increasestheyneedtomain-tainaprofitablebusinesssaysDickRogersanapiologistwithBayersBeeCareCenter.Withouthoneybeepollinationservicestheagricultureindustrywillbeforcedtoinvestinalternativesolutionsforpollinationorcreatefinancialincentivesforhoneybeebeekeepers.Somebeekeeperswhohavefacedthesedramaticlossesfoundtheironcehealthyhivesmostlyemptywithonlythequeenbeeandafewworkerbeesremaining.Foragingbeeshadapparentlyleftthehiveandneverreturned.Thisdisappear-anceofforagingbeesultimatelyleadstothedemiseofentirecoloniesleavinghiveswithexcessbroodandveryfewbeeremains.Inthemid-2000sthesesymptomswerelabeledcolonycollapsedisorderhowevertherearemanydisordersthatnegativelyaffectbeehealthandthesecanresultinavarietyofsymptoms.COMPLEXPROBLEMThereasonforthedie-offspuz-zledbeekeepersandresearchersalike.Sincethelate1990stherehavebeenmanyscientificstudiesintopossiblecausesofcolonydeaths.ThroughthisresearchsomeexpertsarenowrefutingthevalidityofCCDcallingitaconvenientsimplisticlabelforwhatisactuallyaverycomplexproblem.CCDisatermthatcausesalotofconfusion.Thereisthisbeliefthatthebeesaredisappearing.Itisnotthattheyaredisappear-ingitisthatthehiveisdyingfrommultiplefactorssaysKelly.Whenwebegintolookatwhythesebeesaredyingoffthepublicdoesntunderstandtoacertainextentwhatisdonewiththehoneybeehowitismovedthekindofneedsthathavetobemetinordertosurvivebecauseofthattheybegintopointatsimplisticsolutionsaswaystoimprovehoneybeehealth.Accordingtoanumberofapi-ologistsmultiplestressorshavecreatedtheperfectstormofvulnerabilitywherethedeclininghealthofbeesmakesthemmoresusceptibletovirusesanddis-easepathogens.ScientistshaveidentifiedmorethanadozendifferentfactorsthatcontributetotheoveralldeclineinhoneyQUICKFACTSomeexpertsarenowrefutingthevalidityofCCDcallingitaconvenientsimplisticlabelforwhatisactuallyaverycomplexproblem.Accordingtoanumberofapiologistsmultiplestressorshavecreatedtheperfectstormofvulnerabilitywherethedeclininghealthofbeesmakesthemmoresusceptibletovirusesanddiseasepathogens.JUNE201335 beehealthincludinghabitatandforagelosscausingnutritiondeficiencyintroducedparasitesvarroacideuseemergingnewvirusesotherbeedisordershivemanagementandpossibleexpo-suretopesticides.Theylabelthesedie-offsasCCDbutitsnotreallyadisorderbecausethatwouldsuggestitiscausedbyonefactor.ItismoreofasyndromeoranundescribedcauseexplainsRogers.Weliketothinkofitasageneraldeclineofbeehealthandthattheyarereactingindifferentwaystothedifferentcombinationofstress-orsaffectingthem.Throughouthistorytherehasalwaysbeenoverwinterlossofhoneybees.Beforethemid-80sbeekeeperstypicallylostfiveto15percentoftheircoloniesan-nually.ThemainculpritsatthattimewerestarvationoldqueensandsimplerproblemssaysRogers.INCREASINGLOSSESSincethemid-80sshortlyaftertheintroductionofthevarroamitewehavehadveryhighlosses.Thencontrolledmanage-mentofthemitespulledthoselossnumbersbackagain.Afewyearslaterthemitesbecameresistanttothosetreatmentsandthelosseshavebeengoingupeversince.Beekeepersconsiderthevarroamitetheirgreatestobstacleinmaintaininghealthycolonies.Knownasthevampireofthebeeworldvarroamitesfeedonbeebloodandreproduceonbeebroodspreadingviraldiseasessuchasdeformedwingvirusandchronicparalysis.Mitesarevectoredbybeeswhichcanthenspreadthemfromhivetohive.IfabeekeeperdoesnothaveasuccessfulmitecontrolprogramtheirhiveswilldieperiodsaysHansen.Thereisnorefugenostyleofhiveorbreedofbeesthatwillchangethatfact.Averageoverwinterlossesre-cordedsincetheintroductionofthevarroamitehavebeenintherangeof30to35percent.Someexpertshavepredictedthatwith-outcorrectiveactiontocontrolmitesandotherbeedisordersoverwinterlossescouldreach50to60percentthisspring.ThisisoneofthoseyearswhenitwasclearthatmitesweregettingoutofcontrolsaysRogers.Therewereotherfactorsinvolvedaswellbutthat50to60percentlosshasbecomearealitythisyearbecausethosedisorderswerentmanagedproperly.Overwintercolonylosseshavehitanall-timehighinNorthAmericabuttomanyindustrystakeholdersthiscomesasnosurprise.Lastyearwasagoodyear.AndsoalotofbeekeepersandresearcherswerepredictingbecauseofthecyclicalnaturethisyearwouldbeabadyearespeciallyifpeopledidntgetthevarroamiteundercontrolquicklysaysKelly.Atthestartoflastyearhoneybeepopulationswerethestron-gesttheyhadbeeninyearswithonlya22percentoverwinterlossgoingintothe2012growingsea-son.Howeverthisalsocreatedtheperfectopportunityforthevarroamiteandotherpathogenstoflourish.Becauselastyearwasamildwinterandthebeescameoutstronginthespringin2012themitecameoutstronginthespringaswellsaysKelly.Inthefallinorderforacolonytosurvivethewinterandemergeinthespringwithstrongnumbersitisessentialforthecolonytobuildupalargehoneysupplyhelpingtocreatestrongwinterbeesthatarefreeofdiseaseandparasites.Ifthecolonyhasabighoneycropandraiseslotsofbeestomakethewinterclus-terlargeandhealthythentheyhaveagoodstartthenextyear.ConverselyapoorcropwithQUICKFACTWithoutcorrectiveactiontocontrolmitesandotherbeedisordersoverwinterlossescouldreach50to60percentthisspring.Beekeepersconsiderthevarroamitetheirgreatestobstacleinmaintaininghealthycolonies.PhotocourtesyofBayerCropScience.36SEEDWORLD.COM poorconditionsgoingintothewinterwillgenerallycauseweakwinterclustershighermortalityandsmallhivesstartingthenextseasonexplainsHansen.2012wasthesmallestdomestichoneycropeverrecorded.Beekeepersarenowenteringtherecoveryphasebuildingupcolo-nypopulationsforthisyearspol-linationseason.Thisisanaturallyoccurringprocessinnaturebutcommercialbeekeepersspeedupthisprocessbysplittingcoloniesasecondqueenbeeisproducedcoloniesswarmandthenbeginthetaskofreproducingtobuilduptheirnumbers.Someexpertsbelievethatthroughproperhivemanagementitspossibletore-gainsufficienthoneybeenumbersbeforethecomingwintermonths.Ithinkwhatisgoingtohappenisthisisgoingtofollowahost-parasiterelationshipwheretheparasiteandattemptstomanagetheparasitehasresultedinahugelossofthehostthehoneybee.NowwearegoingtoreplaceandreplenishthehostinahealthierenvironmentsoIexpectwhatevernumberswegetbacktothisyearwillsurviveverynicelyoverthewinter.IforeseewewillhaveaverylowwinterlossnextseasonsaysRogers.ManyorganizationsintheUnitedStatesandaroundtheglobearepursuinginitiativestodeter-minethemosteffectivewaystomitigatecolonylossesandreturnhoneybeepopulationstoamoreSupportedbystablestate.Withmanydie-offshavingalreadyoccurredthisspringagricultureprofessionalsarebeingurgedbyexpertstoseekoutinformationonthevari-ousissuesaffectinghoneybeehealth.Itwouldbebeneficialforpeopletoworkwithbeekeeperstalktobeekeepersandunder-standwhattheyaretrulyfacingsaysKelly.JenGolletzWatchforparttwoonthepredominantstressorstobeehealthinSeptembersissue.Ifabeekeeperdoesnothaveasuccessfulmitecontrolprogramtheirhiveswilldieperiod.GeorgeHansenIfthecolonyhasabighoneycropandraiseslotsofbeestomakethewinterclusterlargeandhealthythentheyhaveagoodstartthenextyear.2012wasthesmallestdomestichoneycropeveryrecorded.GeorgeHansenPhotocourtesyofBayerCropScience.JUNE201337 38SEEDWORLD.COMExploringideasandviewsonallaspectsoftheseedindustry.DELAYEDFARMBILLIMPACTONAGRESEARCHUniversitiesacrossthecountryhadrespondedtoamandatetodirectlyaddresstheneedsofgrowersandconsumersfornutritioussustainableagricultureandtoaccessexistinginvestmentsintechnologythatsupportthesesolutions.IfthefundingforthoseinitiativesiscutoffevenbrieflytheteamsofexpertsandstudentsintrainingaredismantledandtheprogramsaremothballedsaysMichaelMazourekanassistantprofessorinCornellUniversitysDepartmentofPlantBreedingandGeneticswhoworkswithstudentsandglobalpartnerstoimprovevegetablequalityandnutritionforconsumers.Hecommentsontheimpactofanypossiblelossofsupportevenatemporaryinterruptionoffundingforagriculturalresearchandoutreach.OureffortstoimprovediseaseresistancenutritionandavailabilityofseedsforregionalfoodsystemsdependsonUSDAfundingthatisprovidedthroughgrantsandespeciallyonesprovidedforinthelastfarmbill.Agapinthesefundsleavesusscramblingtofindwaystofundingtokeepthelightsonwhichisagrimprospectthesedays.SUPPORTINGSEAMLESSPATENTEXPIRATIONTheAmericanSeedTradeAssociationhasbecometheninthsignatoryofanindustry-ledagreementensuringcriticalregulatoryauthorizationsaremaintainedforbiotecheventsoncepatentsexpire.WebelievetheagreementwillpromotecontinuedinnovationandcompetitionintheseedindustrywhilerespectingtheintellectualpropertyrightsthatarecriticalformeetingtheglobaldemandforfoodfeedfiberandfuelsayspresidentandCEOofASTAAndyLaVigne.InbecomingasignatoryWEAREDEMONSTRATINGOURSUPPORTFORTHESEAMLESSTRANSITIONOFGENETICEVENTSwhentheycomeoffpatentandprovidingourmemberswithcontinuedaccesstoinformationaboutthisprocess.AGAPINTHESEFUNDSLEAVESUSSCRAMBLINGTOFINDWAYSTOFUNDINGTOKEEPTHELIGHTSONWHICHISAGRIMPROSPECTTHESEDAYS. JUNE201339AGRICULTURENEEDSAVOICEThegrowingdisconnectbetweenagricultureandthepublicwasamajorthemeatthe2013BayerCropScienceAgIssuesForumheldrecentlyinFebruaryinKissimmeeFla.TheforumisanannualplatformformediaandindustrytodiscussthoseissuesthatwillaffectagriculturenotjustintheUnitedStatesbutalsoaroundtheglobe.SpeakerMichellePayn-KnoperauthorofthebookNoMoreFoodFightsemphasizedthispointbyactuallybreakingasmallplatebeforebeginningherpresentation.IdidthattomakeyourealizethattheplateisindeedbrokenbetweenthefarmandfoodsidesofthepublicsaidPayn-Knoper.ITSAVERYREALCHALLENGEFORUSINAGRICULTURETOTALKABOUTOURSELVESbecausewethinkthatwearetoobusytakingcareofourcropsandlivestocktodoso.Butfolksinagricultureneedtospeakupforthemselvesshesaid.TherealityisforagriculturethatifyourvoiceisnotintheconversationsomehowsomeoneelseisprobablyspeakingonyourbehalfsaidPayn-Knoper.TRENDSINBIOTECHPRODUCTIONBiotechcrophectaresincreasedbyanunprecedented100foldfrom1.7millionhectaresin1996toover170millionhectaresin2012.Thismakesbiotechcropsthefastestadoptedcroptechnologyinrecenttimes.In2012forthefirsttimedevelopingcountriesgrewmore52percentofglobalbiotechcropsthanindustrialcountriesat48percent.In2012GROWTHRATEFORBIOTECHCROPSWASATLEASTTHREETIMESASFASTANDFIVETIMESASLARGEINDEVELOPINGCOUNTRIESat11percentor8.7millionhectaresversusthreepercentor1.6millionhectaresinindustrialcountries.Ofthe28countrieswhichplantedbiotechcropsin201220weredevelopingandeightwereindustrialcountriestwonewcountriesSudanBtcottonandCubaBtmaizeplantedbiotechcropsforthefirsttimein2012.GermanyandSwedencouldnotplantthebiotechpotatoAmflorabecauseitceasedtobemarketed.Stackedtraitsareanimportantfeature13countriesplantedbiotechcropswithtwoormoretraitsin2012andnotably10ofthe13weredevelopingcountries43.7millionhectaresormorethanaquarterofthe170millionhectareswerestackedin2012.TheInternationalServicefortheAcquisitionofAgri-BiotechApplicationsTACKLINGDROUGHTMoreextremeandfrequentdroughtsresultingfromclimatechangearehavingdevastatingfoodsecurityimpactsespeciallyinthemostvulnerableregionsoftheworldsaidJosGrazianodaSilvadirectorgeneraloftheFoodandAgricultureOrganizationinapressreleaseleadinguptoahigh-levelmeetingonnationaldroughtpolicyinmid-MarchinGeneva.Tobuckthistrendwemustbuildresilientdrought-resistantcommunities.Thismeansnotsimplyreactingaftertherainsfailbutinvestingoverthelongtermsothatwhendroughtdoeshitpeopleandfoodsystemscanweathertheblow.INVESTINGOVERTHELONGTERMSOTHATWHENDROUGHTDOESHITPEOPLEANDFOODSYSTEMSCANWEATHERTHEBLOW. 40SEEDWORLD.COMCOOLDEBATEHEATSUPINAUSTRALIAAustraliasRuralandRegionalAffairsandTransportCommitteesrecentdecisionnottoendorseamendmentstotheAustralianFoodLabelingBillhasseedgrowersinthecountryupset.ObviouslywearedisappointedthatthisdraftofthebillhasnotbeenendorsedascountryoforiginlabelinginitscurrentformisincrediblydifficulttounderstandandinvitalneedofanoverhaulsaysWilliamChurchillpublicaffairsmanagerforAUSVEGthenationalpeakindustrybodyforAustralianvegetableandpotatogrowers.Industrywillobviouslycontinuetoprovidefeedbackontheproposalasitisincrediblyimportantinensuringthelong-termviabilityofnotonlytheAustralianvegetableandpotatoindustriesbutalsobroaderagriculture.AccordingtoAUSVEGrecentresearchhasrevealedthat80percentofconsumerssurveyedagreedwiththestatementIpurchaseAustralianproducebecauseIwanttosupportourfarmersandforAustraliatohaveaviableindustry.ThereisahighlevelofsupportforanoverhaulofcountryoforiginlabelinglawswithintheAustraliancommunitysoitisfrustratingtoseetheseimprovementsdelayedespeciallywhentheSenatereportindicatesthissupportforimprovementinCOOLlawswasreflectedinanumberofsubmissionsmadetothecommitteeaddsChurchill.CHINASLOWTOROLLOUTGMCROPSAccordingtotopgovernmentscientistsChinahasdelayedtheintroductionofgeneticallymodifiedriceandcornasittriestoheadoffpublicfears.Therearesomedebates....WehavenotgiventhepublicenoughknowledgeaboutGMOcropssaidPengYufaamemberoftheGMcropbiosafetycommitteeundertheChineseMinistryofAgriculture.ThecropshavetobeacceptedbyconsumerswhoarewillingtobuyandbyfarmerswhoarewillingtogrowPengsaidaddingthattheprocessmaytakefiveyears.AnothertopagriculturalofficialChenXiwensaidwhiletheChinesepublicremainsveryconcernedaboutthesafetyofGMcropsitwasinevitablethatChinawouldimportGMcropsinthefuturetomeetthesupplygap.ADVOCATINGTHEIMPORTANCEOFSEEDTREATMENTSeedtreatmentisthetechnologyofchoicefortheseedindustryandforfarmersandvegetablegrowersacrossEurope.ItallowstargetedcropprotectionwithminimalquantitiesofpesticidessaveslabortimeandenergyandavoidsCO2emissionsandexternallanduse.Thisnewreportshowsjusthowcrucialneonicotinoidseedtreatmentsareforthecompetitivenessoftheagri-foodchainandwhatisatstakeforoureconomyandtheenvironmentGarlichvonEssensecretarygeneraloftheEuropeanSeedAssociationsaidreferringtoareportfromBerlin-basedthinktankHumboldtForumforFoodandAgricultureonthesocio-economicandenvironmentalvalueofneonicotinoidseedtreatmentwithintheEuropeanUnion.Thereportfindsthatneonicotinoidseedtreatmentcontributesmorethan2billioneurosannuallytocommoditycroprevenuesandreducesproductioncostsby1billionacrosstheEU.ESAhasbeenurgingtheEuropeanCommissionandmemberstatestoreflectonthefindingsofthereportinfurtherdiscussionsofseedtreatments.Thereportisbasedonaneconomicimpactassessmentapproachthatshouldserveasreferenceforsuchdiscussionsinthefuture.Itallowsdecision-makersatrulyinformedjudgementofallrelevanteconomicaspectsinapolicydebate.THISNEWREPORTSHOWSJUSTHOWCRUCIALNEONICOTINOIDSEEDTREATMENTSAREFORTHECOMPETITIVENESSOFTHEAGRI-FOODCHAIN.CHINAHASDELAYEDTHEINTRODUCTIONOFGENETICALLYMODIFIEDRICEANDCORNASITTRIESTOHEADOFFPUBLICFEARS. Thefirstandonlytrainingcompanytoconductoptimizedseedtraiteducationstewardshipandcompliancetrainingforseedcompaniesdealersgrowersandfieldspecialists.Withmultipletrainingservices10yearsindustryexperienceandcustomizedtrainingtechnologySTEPhasdevelopedtrainingresearchandcompliancepartnershipswithkeyseedindustrycompanies.Thesepartnershipsaredrivingbreakthroughdiscoveriesintraittechnologycomplianceandstewardshiptraining.Tapintoourexperienceandexpertiseanduseourservicestodevelopatrainingprogramforyourcompanyorsupportanalreadyexistingprogram.OurtrainingresourcesincludeTargetedSeedDealernetworktrainingOn-siteGrowerEducationTraitRoyaltyintegrityIntellectualPropertytrainingProgramIntegrityandComplianceAndmoreBenefitfromincreasedrevenueprofitsandROIasaresultofourcustomizedseedtraittechnologytrainingprograms.Contactustodayat1-877-330-STEP-7837oremailusatcontacts-t-e-p.orgforaconsultationandneedsassessment.WewouldlovetodiscusshowSTEPcansupportyourcompanysAgIndustryefforts. Afeaturedsegmentdesignedtosharebusiness-criticalinformationtoseed-sellingprofessionals.VisitSeedWorld.comtodownloadthisdepartmentandothertoolstohelpyousellseedtofarmers.ConrmingSeedOrdersSTRATEGYAfeaturedsegmentdesignedtosharebusiness-criticalinformationtoseed-sellingprofessionals.VisitSeedWorld.comtodownloadthisdepartmentandothertoolstohelpyousellseedtofarmers.ITSNOSECRETthatherbicideresistanceinweedsisagrowingprobleminmanyareasoftheUnitedStates.BiotechandcropprotectioncompaniesareconcentratingeffortsondevelopingnewtraitsandchemicalsaimedatstemmingthetideofherbicideresistantweedslikemarestailwaterhempragweedandPalmeramaranthwhichcontinuetochokekeycroplandsinsouthernandMidwesternregionsoftheUnitedStates.ForexampleBayerCropSciencehasteamedupwithMSTechnologiestodevelopanewsoybeantraitcalledBalanceGTadualtoleranttraitstackfeaturingtolerancetobothglyphosateandisoxafultole.BalanceGTandBalanceBeanherbicidewillbelaunchedin2015-16.BayerCropScienceisalsocollaboratingwithSyngentaonanewtriplestackherbicidetolerantsoybeantraitwhichiscurrentlyunderreviewbyregulatoryauthoritiesintheUnitedStatesandCanadaaswellastheEuropeanUnionandotherkeysoybean-importingcountries.Thenewtraitconferstolerancetothreeactiveingredientsmesotrioneglufos-inate-ammoniumandisoxautolefoundDiversicationandEducationKeytoCombatingWeedResistanceinCallistoLibertyandBalanceherbi-cidesandisexpectedtobelaunchedafterthemiddleofthedecade.MGIherbicidetolerancewillplayanimportantroleinenablingsustainablesoybeanweedmanagementandprovidegrowersanothertooltomaximizesoybeanyieldsaysBrettMillertechnicalproductleadatSyngenta.WeexpectMGIherbicidetolerancetobecomethefoundationforsoybeanproductscontainingstackedtraitsofferingtolerancetomultipleherbicidemodesofactiontocontrolthebroadestspectrumofweeds.RegulatoryapprovalsarealsopendingforthenewEnlistWeedControlSystemfromDowAgroSciences.Thesystembuildsonglyphosatetoleranttechnologybyaddingtoleranceto24-Dandglufosinateinsoybeansand24-DandfopsarloxyphenoxypropionatesinHerbicideresistantwaterhempinIllinois.PhotocourtesyofBrettMillerSyngenta.42SEEDWORLD.COM corn.PendingregulatoryapprovalsDowAgroScienceswillcommercializea24-DcholineandglyphosateproductcalledEnlistDuo.DamonPalmerDowAgroSciencesU.S.commercialleaderorEnlistsaysthesystemrepresentsasignifcantinvestmentinherbicideresistanttraitsandassociatedchemistry.WhatwewanttoprovidethegroweristhebesttotalpackageromaseedperspectivehesaysaddingthatDowislookingtolaunchEnlistorcornandsoybeansin2015tobeollowedbyEnlistcotton.NOSIMPLESOLUTIONWhileagbiotechcompaniesstepuptheireortstodevelopnewseedtraitsresistanttomoreherbicidesindustryexpertscautionthatitwouldbeunwisetoassumethatsomekindomiracleweedcureisintheworks.Theanswertoovercomingweedresistanceismuchmorecomplexandlieswithdiversityandeducation.ArleneCotieisaproductdevelopmentmanagerorBayerCropScience.Shesayshistoryhasshownthatnooneherbicidetraitoruseooneherbicideisalong-termsustainablestrategy.Thefrststrategyreallyisknowingthatnoonesinglestrategyisgoingtowork.Cotieaddsthatweneedtogetherbicidetolerantstacksintoallcrops.Bayeriscontinuallylookingtoprovidesolutionsorarmersandthewaythishasimpactedourseedtraitpipelineisanexpeditedsenseourgencytomovetowardsherbicidetolerantstacksotraits.MillermaintainsSyngentaissimilarlycommittedtonext-generationherbicidetolerancetechnology.HerbicideresistanceisreallyagrowingchallengebothorgrowersaswellastheindustrybutwithinthatchallengethereisalotoopportunityhesaysaddingthedevelopmentonewtraittechnologiessuchasMGIherbicidetoleranceisoneothewaystheagindustryisexpandingitsoptionsorfghtingweedresistance.Itallowsgrowerstohavemoremodesoactionandmorediversechemistryoptionsortheirweedcontrolprograms.PalmeroDowAgroSciencesagreesthatmultiplemodesoactionarekeytocurbingherbicideresistanceinweedsastheyarewithcontrollingpesticideresistanceininsects.SwitchingupmodesoactionisimportantbecausewhetheritsweedsorwhetheritsPhotocourtesyofDowAgroSciences.JUNE201343HerbicideresistantPalmeramaranthhasbeenconrmedin18crop-producingstates.Itisfast-growingandspreadsquickly.Oneplantcanproduceasmanyas1.8millionseeds. insectsyourekillingtheweedortheinsectatadierentpointinthespecies.Sobydiversiyingandstackingdierentmodesoactionyoureabletocontrolitinmorethanonesiteintheplantorintheinsect.preachingdownourwayisorgrowerstogobacktoalotothemethodstheywereusingyearsagowheretheyneedtocomeinusingpre-emergenceherbicidesbeoretheyplantaswellaswithvarioustankmixproductswithdierentmodesoactionoraterplantemergencehesays.EDUCATIONKEYClearlyincreasedinvestmentinherbicidetoleranttraitplatormsandmorediversechemistryoptionsrepresentprogressinthefghtagainstgrowingweedresistance.Butthebiggerbattlemaybeconvincinggrowerswhose44SEEDWORLD.COMarmssoarhavebeensparedromtheravagesoherbicideresistantweedstoconsiderusingtheseproductsandequallyimportantdiversiytheirarmingpracticestoreducethethreat.Thatswhyeducationissoimportant.IthinkthebiggestthingtocommunicatetogrowerstodayischangebecausenoonetraitnoonechemistryissustainablelongtermsaysCotie.IsomethingsworkingiyouhaveaherbicideprogramthatsworkingrightnowtheoldsayingisIthewheelisntbrokendontfxit.WellwerecompletelychangingthatanditheITHINKTHEBIGGESTTHINGTOCOMMUNICATETOGROWERSTODAYISCHANGEBECAUSENOONETRAITNOONECHEMISTRYISSUSTAINABLELONGTERM.ARLENECOTIEKeithGrifthsisatechnicalsalesrepresentativewithChemturaAgroSolutionsintheAmericanMidsouthanareaparticularlyhard-hitbyherbicideresistantweeds.Hesaysinsomeinstancesarmcrewsarehavingtogobackintothefeldsollowingherbicideapplicationstopullupsurvivorweedswhichhasreallyincreasedtheexpenseocontrollingweedsinourcropsystems.Grifthsaddsgrowersarebeingurgedtouseasmanydierentmodesoactionoherbicidesaspossibleandnottouseanythingreallyback-to-backitheycanavoidit.WhattheresearcholksatthevariousuniversitiesareGiantragweedgrowinginMinnesota.PhotocourtesyofBrettMillerSyngenta. JUNE201345wheelisntbrokenyouactuallydoneedtochangeandyouneedtochangenowbeoreweloseanymoretechnology.SeeddealerBenBensonowneroBigCobHybridsinSewardNeb.hasbeenkeepingacloseeyeonwhatshappeningarthersouth.HebelievesgrowersinhispartoNebraskamaysoonhavenochoicebuttochangetheirarminghabitsitheywanttowardoresistantweeds.Wevebeengettingawaywithaone-passsystemandIthinkweregoingtohavetocommittoareallygoodpre-herbicideareallygoodherbicideandmultiplemodesoactiononbothothosepasses.AndherbiciderotationeveninasingleseasonwithdierentormulationsochemicalsBensonsays.AboutthreeyearsagoBayerCropsciencepartneredwithweedscienceexpertsaswellasseeddealersandlicenseestocreateaninitiativecalledRespecttheRotation.AccordingtoCotietheprogramspurposeistoeducategrowersabouttheimportanceoherbicidediversityandhowweedresistancecancrippleagriculture.ItdoesthisbyocusingonthreekeymessagesThatisrotateyourcropsrotateyourherbicidetoleranttraitswhichthereoreallowsyoutorotateyourherbicidesCotiesays.DowAgroSciencesisalsoworkingonaninitiativeoreducatingseeddealersonallaspectsotheEnlistWeedControlSystemsothattheyrereadyorlaunch.Enlist360isourtrainingcurriculumorlicenseesandresellingdealerssaysPalmer.WewillprovidethemwithinormationonthetraitandtheseeditselandthenalsoEnlistDuoherbicideandthenhowtodeploythesystemresponsiblytoprovidethemostbeneftstoarms.EllsworthIowaAttendeesatBayerCropSciencesRespecttheRotationeventinSeptember2012.PhotocourtesyofBayerCropScience. CriticalRoleofSeedDealersBIOTECHCOMPANIESARENTTHEONLYCOMBATANTSINTHECAMPAIGNAGAINSTHERBICIDERESISTANTWEEDS.SUPPORTINGFARMERSONTHEFRONTLINESARETHEMANYINDEPENDENTSEEDDEALERSANDLICENSEESWHOPROVIDENOTONLYKEYINFORMATIONONTHELATESTHERBICIDERESISTANTTRAITSANDCROPPROTECTIONPRODUCTSBUTALSOHELPEDUCATEGROWERSONBESTPRACTICESTOCOMBATWEEDRESISTANCE.IthinkthatwehavetobeontheeducationorerontsaysBarryWeltyamemberotheIndependentProessionalSeedAssociationandaseedconsultantwithCaverndaleFarmsinDanvilleKy.Togrowcornandsoybeansinthe21stcenturyarmersneedtoworkwithseedsupplierswhounderstandthebroadpictureotechnologysaysWelty.Wevegottobeabletoexplaintogrowerswhattheycandoandsomeothepracticestheycanincorporate.Eacharmisdierentsotheyneedtoincorporatewhatbestsuitstheirneedstomakeabetterreturnontheirmoney.FellowIPSAmemberBenBensonistheowneroBigCobHy-bridsinSewardNeb.Hesexcitedaboutthenewseedtraitsbeingdevelopedtoassistarmersseekingweedresistantcrops.IthinkthatwhatscomingisgoingtobespectacularBensonsays.Thetraitsarealreadyonthehorizonitsjustamatterohowsoonwecangetthemtothemarketplace.Bensonsaysseedsellersandlicenseesneedtohelpinormgrowersaboutwhatsgoingonelsewheresothattheyrebetterpreparedorwhatmaybecoming.Alotothearm-ersocusonjusttheirarmandtheydontseethebigpictureowhatsgoingoninArkansasinMissouriandtheseotherplaceswheretheyhavehugehugeproblemswithherbicideresistantweedshesays.Ithinkthathavingmoreoaworldviewinsteadthanasingleocusonthearmreallyhelps.DamonPalmeroDowAgroSciencesbelievesseeddealersandlicenseescanplayavitalroleinhelpinginormgrowersaboutherbicideresistantweedsespeciallyitheyadvocateaproactiveapproach.Oncetheresistanceisthereitsalothardertocontrolthanproactivelymanagingitsoretailersandseedlicenseescanbeabigpartoeducationaroundbothinsectresistanceandweedresistancemanagementhesays.ArleneCotieoBayerCropSciencesaystheinteractionbetweengrowersandseeddealersisavitalaspectoBayersBenBensonistheownerofBigCobHybridsinSewardNeb.BarryWeltyisaseedconsultantwithCaverndaleFarmsinDanvilleKy.RespecttheRotationeducationprogram.Theyrethefrstconversationagrowerhasaboutmakingcroppingplansortheollowingyearanditsactuallyaconversationagrowerreallyenjoystalkingaboutnewvarietiesbecausehesalwayslookingorthatnextyield-bustingvarietythatsgoingtomakehimmoney.Cotiesaysweedresistanceischangingthenatureothisdiscussion.Traditionallythatconversationhasnotincludedanherbicideprogram.Itsbeenveryvarietyspecifcandspe-cifctocharacteristicsothatvarietyshesaysaddingthatincreasinglygrowerswillbelookingorhelptoassessvariousherbicideresistancetraitstoalignthemwithadiversifedherbi-cideprogram.Withallthenewlaunchesoherbicidetoleranttraitstheseeddealersandthelicenseesaregoingtobeverycriticalnotonlyincommunicatingtheneedordiversitybutsortingouttheprosandconsoallthetraitoeringsthatarecomingorwardanditsnotgoingtobesimple.Sotheyplayaverycriticalpartinthateducation.ITHINKTHATWHATSCOMINGISGOINGTOBESPECTACULAR.THETRAITSAREALREADYONTHEHORIZONITSJUSTAMATTEROFHOWSOONWECANGETTHEMTOTHEMARKETPLACE.BENBENSON46SEEDWORLD.COM 48SEEDWORLD.COM 50SEEDWORLD.COM 52SEEDWORLD.COMRoyalSluisG1030BrusselSproutsCRATONF1Hybrid. JUNE201353EAEOUADVANCEYOURCAREERIMPROVEYOURMANAGEMENTSKILLSATAPURDUEUNIVERSITYSEMINARStructuringDecisionsInnovatingThroughTurbulenceSeptember10122013NationalConferenceforAgribusinessNovember452013ASTAManagementAcademyMarch372014THESEPROGRAMSWILLENSUREYOUROPPORTUNITYTOPrepareforthenextlevelofyourcareerNetworkwithagribusinessprofessionalsfromacrossthecountryLearnfromthetopagribusinessmanagementinstructorsintheindustryEAEOUStartadvancingnowwww.agecon.purdue.educabCenterforFoodandAgriculturalBusiness 54SEEDWORLD.COMAnin-depthoverviewontheglobalseedindustry.FromsignicantinvestmentinplantbreedingandinfrastructureinRussiatoChinasoutlookonthepepperseedmarket.STATUSRUSSIARUSSIASSEEDindustryiscurrentlygoingthroughhardtimesandthestateistakingseriousstepstotrytobringitoutocrisis.Accord-ingtotheRussianMinistryoAgriculturethemainproblemswithintheindustryarethedeteriorationothematerialandtechnologicalbaseotheseedselectionprocessdeclin-ingseedproductionandthelackoadequateinrastructurerequiredtosupplyagriculturalorganizationswithhigh-qualityseedmaterial.Asaresulttodayalmost30percentoRussiassowingseedsormajorculturecropsarenowconsideredtobesub-standard.AccordingtoRussiasMinistryoAgriculturetheproductivityoplantbreedinginthecountrycurrentlystandsatonly30percentothetotalnumberoseedsproducedbydomesticseedcompanies.Thereorethevolumeoqualitydomesticseedonumerouskeycropsisallingshortotherequiredquantitiesoragriculturalproducers.AccordingtodataromthenationsFederalStaticServicetheshareosowingseedsoRussianoriginishighonlyorcerealsandlegumeswhereRussian-producedseedmakesupabout96percentothetotalmarket.Forvegetablesimportedseedaccountsora65percentmarketshareandorsugarbeetsitisestimatedtobe65percentorpotatoes53percentormaize34percentandorsunower28percent.Tocombatthisproblemthegovernmenthasadoptedmeasuresaimedatsupportingtheseedindustryandimprovingtheefciencyoplantbreeding.Inparticularthestateiscurrentlysubsidizingthepurchaseoeliteseeds.Everyyear1.5billionrubles50millionisallocatedorthispurpose.Atthesametimeregionalauthoritiesareinstructedtosubsidizeinterestratesoninvestmentloansortheconstructionoplantsandotherseedproductionacilities.Thegovernmentisalsocurrentlyworkingtowardimprovinglegalrameworksinthisarea.InparticularithasdevelopedaederallawentitledOnPlantGeneticResourcesaswellasalong-termederalprogramorseedindustrydevelopment.AccordingtotheStrategyoSelectionandSeedIndustryDevelopmentthrough2020thecomingsevenyearswillseesignifcantupgradesomainproductionassetstakeplacewithinRussiasseedindustrytothepointwherethereshouldbeenoughhigh-qualitydomesticseedtomeetatleast75percentoRussianarmersneeds.VladislavVorotnikovSTATUSESAOVERTHEpastewyearstheactivitiesotheEuropeanSeedAssociationandBreedersTrustN.V.haverevealedseveralcasesoraudandillegalmarketingograssseedintheEuropeanUnion.TheESABreedersTrustandindividualseedcompaniesaredeterminedtocontinuetheirmonitoringactivitiesandtostepupthefghtagainstillegalseedmarketing.Violationoplantbreedersrightsnotonlycreatesanunairplayingfelditisalsoathreattotheentireproductionchain.Inthegrassseedsectortheocustendstobemoreonpreventingillegalactivitiessuchasthesaleounregisteredseedvarietiesmixingcheapuncertifedseedintocertifedseedlotsandmixturesandthemisuseotradenamesortheuseoalsifedcertifcates.FurthermorethereisachallengetostoptheillegalimportationograssseedlotsandgrassseedmixturesintotheEU.InthisrespecttherearemajorsmugglingleaksinparticularinsouthernEuropeancountrieswhichstronglydisruptthemarketworldSTATUSAlookatseedindustrydevelopmentsaroundtheglobe.FarmKinghasbeenaleaderingrainhandlingfordecadesandisproudtointroduceaprovenlineofon-farmseedhandlingsolutionsfortheseedindustry. JUNE201355andwhichneedtobestoppedsaysBreedersTrustprojectmanagerCornvanBeerswhospecializesintrackingdownillegalgrassseeds.BreedersTrustispresentlyactiveinthegrassseedsectorinPortugalHungaryPolandItalyamongothercountriesandhassuccessullystoppedanillegalInternettradingschemeintheNetherlandsrecentlyaDutchcompanywasoeringsmallpackagesouncertifedgrassseedmixturestocustomersviatheInternet.MoreoverBreedersTrustalsoocusesonthemajorEuropeanportstoidentiylotsouncertifedgrassseedsarrivingromoverseaswhicharesubsequentlytransportedtovariousEuropeanmemberstateswheretheyarethenillegallygivennewidentities.BreedersTrusttakesstrongactionagainsttheseunlawulactivitiesandtheviolationoplantbreedersrights.TheESAandBreedersTrustcontinuetocareullymonitortheglobalowsograssseedinordertoremainontopotheseissues.EuropeanSeedAssociationSTATUSCHINAATPRESENTChinaspepperseedmarketismiredinaslumpmainlyduetoincreasingplayersdepressedpricesandsoaringproductioncosts.Howeverthevalueothepepperseedmarketisgrowinggraduallywiththepromotionohybridseedsinlinearpepperandpodpepperplanting.Moreandmorecompanieshavebecomeengagedinthepepperseedbusinessleadingtointensepricecompetition.Thishasresultedinlowmarketpricescurrentlythesamelevelastheywere10yearsago.Duringthissameperiodpepperseedproductioncostshavesoaredinsomeinstancesbyasmuchastwoorthreetimesthecostoproduction10yearsago.Amongthelargenumberopepperseedcompaniesonlyaewhaveundertakenproessionalmarketresearchtoproperlygaugemarketdemand.Inadditionthereareewcompanieswithpepperseedastheircorebusiness.JiangxiZhengbangHunanXiangyanSeedIndustryCo.Ltd.andBeijingZhongshuHorticulturalCropSeedRDCenteraretheleadingdomesticpepperseedenterpriseswithsalesaccountingormorethan80percentotheirrespectiveannualrevenues.MultinationalslikeSyngentaandSeminisalsoreportgoodsalesbutpepperseedonlyaccountsorasmallportionotheirrevenues.Multinationalcompaniesdominatethesweetpepperandpodpepperseedmarketswhiledomesticfrmsarethemainsuppliersohorn-likeandlinearpepperseeds.ThetotalvalueoChinaspepperseedmarketisbelievedtobemorethanonebillionyuanUS15.8millionwithannualsalesohybridpepperseedstotalingaround80000kilograms.Inrecentyearstherehaventbeenanylargeuctuationsinthedomesticpepperseedmarketonlysomesmalluctuationscausedbypricechanges.IntheutureChinaspepperseedmarketispredictedtotakeaturnorthebetter.Apartromindustrialpoliciesandbreedingtechnologytherearetwomajoractorsthatwouldhelpboostthemarket.Firstdisadvantagedplayersshouldbeeliminatedithesoaringcostsopepperseedproductionandmarketinggobeyondthemarketprice.Secondthelarge-scaleplantingopepperswouldlinkoperationscloserwithsuperiorcompanieswhichinturnwouldimpactseedcompanies.CCMBroughttoyoubyConnectingyourcombinetothemarketwww.farm-king.com 56SEEDWORLD.COMAleaderinthedesignandmanufactureofpackagingautomationsystemsandequipment.Established1969.Refuge-in-BagSystems.Netandgrossweighapplications.Single-unitandbulkapplications.ElectronicBaggingScales.Netandgrossweighscales.Refuge-in-a-bagsystemsandSeedCalcenabledelectronics.BulkBagBoxDrumPacking.TaylorProductsIBC3000modulardesignallowscompleteflexibilityfromafree-standingmanualoperationtoafullyintegratedandautomatedsystemhandlingbagsdrumsandboxes.BAGGINGSOLUTIONSFORTHESEEDINDUSTRYELECTRONICBAGGINGSCALESBULKSTORAGEFILLINGREFUGE-IN-BAGSYSTEMSwww.taylorproducts.comTollFree888.882.9567Phone620.421.5550Fax620.421.55312205JothiAve.ParsonsKansas67357ExperienceEngineeringandEquipmentinOneNeatPackage.LEARNMORETHEORIGINALNATIONALBAYERANDMSTECHNOLOGIESDEVELOPNEWSOYBEANTRAITBayerCropScienceandMSTechnologiesLLChaveannouncedplanstomarketanewsoybeantraitcalledBalanceGTadualherbicidetoleranttraitstackfeaturingtolerancetobothglyphosateandisoxautole.BayerandMSTechnologiesintendtobroadlylicenseBalanceGTsoybeans.BalanceGTsoybeanswillbeavailableinhigh-yieldinggeneticsinmanymaturitygroupsintheUnitedStatesin2015pendingregulatoryapprovals.MARRONEBIOSUBMITSBIOHERBICIDEFOREPAAPPROVALMarroneBioInnovationsInc.aglobalproviderofnaturalpestmanagementproductsforagriculturalandwatertreatmentmarketshassubmittedanewbioherbicideMBI-011EPtotheUnitedStatesEnvironmentalProtectionAgency.MBI-011EPisapost-emergentburndownherbicidethatcanalsobeusedasacropdesiccant.Ithascontactactivityandnopost-applicationplantingrestrictionsareexpected.USDAAPPROVESSYNGENTATRAITFOR2014SyngentahasannouncedthattheUnitedStatesDepartmentofAgriculturehasfullyderegulatedAgrisureDuracadeenablingitslaunchintheUnitedStatesforthe2014plantingseason.AgrisureDuracadeexpressesauniqueproteintocontrolcornrootwormandhasadifferentmodeofactionthanSyngentasAgrisureRWtrait.ItsprovendualmodeofactionwillbeeffectivemanagementofcornpestsandwillraisefarmproductivitysaysDavorPiskchiefoperatingofcerwithSyngenta.HybridseedscontainingAgrisureDuracadewillbeavailableforthe2014season.U.S.NCGASIGNSGEMMAACCORDTheNationalCornGrowersAssociationhasbecomeasignatorytotheAccordGenericEventMarketabilityandAccessAgreement.AlongwithNCGAtheAmericanFarmBureauFederationandtheAmericanSoybeanAssociationhavebecomesignatoriestotheGEMMAwhichwascreatedbytheBiotechnologyIndustryOrganizationandtheAmericanSeedTradeAssociation.Inthespringof2010BIOandASTAsetouttoestablishaneffectiveprivatesector-ledsolutiontoensurecriticaldomesticandinternationalregulatoryauthorizationsaremaintainedforbiotecheventsonceREGULATORYROUNDUPKeepingyouinformedoflegislativeandregulatorychangesatthestatenationalandinternationallevelsfromlawsuitstoapprovalstootherregulatoryissuesaffectingyourbusiness. 58SEEDWORLD.COMmultipleseedseparatorhttpen.woksm.comEmaillzokwoksm.comTel869318235779Fax869318235907ChinaJiuquanOkSeedMachineryCo.Ltdpatentsexpire.ThiseffortledtothecreationoftheAccordconsistingoftwoagreementstheGEMAAandtheDataUseandCompensationAgreement.TheGEMAAisintheprocessofimplementation.ThelegaltextoftheDUCAisnearcompletionandbothBIOandASTAwillbeginstakeholderoutreachshortly.MBIFILESPATENTFORUNIQUESPECIESMarroneBioInnovationsInc.hassubmittedapatentapplicationencompassinganewBacillussp.strainF727totheUnitedStatesPatentandTrademarkOfce.Theanti-fungalcompoundsproducedbythisnewstrainaredifferentthanthecurrentcommercialBacillusbiofungicideproducts.Weareexcitedtomovethiscandidatetoeldtrialsonabroadrangeofcropsin2013saysPhyllisHimmelMBIvicepresidentofresearchanddevelopment.Thestrainhasshownactivitybeyondplantdiseasecontrol.Additionalworkisinprogresstoexploreitsusefulnessasaplantgrowthpromoterincropssuchascornsoybeanstomatoesandturf.AVAILABILITYOFBIOTECHPETITIONSTheUSDAsAnimalandPlantHealthInspectionServicehasforwardedbiotechnologyregulatoryactionstotheFederalRegisterforpublication.WiththerevisedregulatoryreviewprocessofAPHISthepubliccannowprovideinputonpetitionsfornon-regulatedstatuspassedbydevelopersofnewbiotechcropsnamelyinsectresistantandherbicidetolerantsoyherbicidetolerantsoyandherbicidetolerantcotton.Thepetitionsfornon-regulatedstatusareavailableforpubliccommentfor60days.ThroughthepublicreviewAPHISwillbeabletoidentifyanypossibleenvironmentalandinterrelatedeconomicissueswhichwillbeconsideredduringthepreparationofitsnalassessmentsandregulatorydeterminations.SYNGENTATOOFFERBIO-CONTROLNEMATICIDEFORSCNTheU.S.EPAgrantedregistrationapprovaltoSyngentaforitsbio-controlnematicideseedtreatmentfeaturingauniquedirectmodeofactionthatislethaltothesoybeancystnematode.Itprovidesinstantactivityfromthemomentofplantingandoffersseason-longprotectionsaysDavidWinstonseedcareproductleadforSyngenta.Thebio-controlnematicidewillbecommercializedforthe2014season.DUPONTANDMONSANTOREACHLICENSEAGREEMENTSDuPontPioneerandMonsantoCompanyhaveannouncedaseriesof 60SEEDWORLD.COMForacatalogcall303.431.7333salesapplewoodseed.comapplewoodseed.comSeedsofWildflowersGardenFlowersSince1965RegionalSpecialUseCustomMixturesHundredsofSpeciesinStockSeedandgraincleanerSfortheworldCrippenNorthlandSuperiorSupplyCo.8-851LagimodiereBlvd.WinnipegMBPh204-925-6141www.northlandsuperior.comAirScreenCleanersIndentedCylinderLengthSeparatorGravitySeparatortechnologylicensingagreementsthatwillexpandtherangeofseedproductofferings.Theagreementsincludeamulti-yearroyalty-bearinglicenseforMonsantosnext-generationsoybeantechnologiesintheUnitedStatesandCanada.ThroughtheseagreementsDuPontwillbeabletoofferGenuityRoundupReady2Yieldsoybeansasearlyas2014andGenuityRR2Xtendglyphosateanddicambatolerantsoybeansasearlyas2015pendingregulatoryapprovals.DuPontwillalsoreceiveregulatorydatarightsforsoybeanandcorntraitspreviouslylicensedfromMonsantoenablingittocreateawidearrayofstackedtraitcombinations.MonsantowillreceiveaccesstocertainDuPontdiseaseresistanceandcorndefoliationpatents.DuPontandMonsantoalsoagreedtodismisstheirrespectiveantitrustandrst-generationRRsoybeanpatentlawsuitspendinginU.S.federalcourt.INTERNATIONALASTAANDCNSASIGNMOUTOEXPANDTRADETheAmericanSeedTradeAssociationandtheChinaNationalSeedAssociationhavesignedanhistoricmemoofunderstandingtopromotecooperationrelatingtoinnovationintheseedindustry.ThisagreementachievestwoimportantgoalssaysASTApresidentAndrewLaVigne.Firstitisanimportantrststepinprovidingnewbusinessopportunitiesfortheworldstwolargestseedindustriesandseconditwillultimatelyworktowardincreasedfarmerproductivity.TheMOUreectsbothpartiesdesiretopromotemutualintereststhroughcooperationinformationexchangeandtrainingintheareasofintellectualpropertyrightsqualityseedscience-basedphytosanitarymeasuresseedmovementandinnovationintheseedindustry.MONSANTOANDGROWERSASSOCIATIONSREACHAGREEMENTMonsantoCompanyandleadinggrowerorganizationsinBrazilhavereachedanagreementthatwillsupporttheintroductionofnext-generationRoundupReadyproducts.UndertheagreementparticipatingfarmerswillsecureanewlicenseallowingthemtopurchasesoybeanscontainingthenewIntactaRR2PROtechnologyinthe20132014growingseason.Participatingfarmerswillbereleasedfrompaymentoftechnologyroyaltyfeesforrst-generationRRsoybeansforthisandnextseasonwaivingallpotentiallegalclaimsforpaymentspreviouslymadeforthistechnology.FarmerswhodonotparticipatewillcontinuetopayroyaltiesonthattechnologythroughthetermofMonsantosintellectualpropertyrightsinBrazilthatcoverrst-generationRRsoybeans. 62SEEDWORLD.COMPEOPLENEWSDowAgroScienceshasannouncedthatformerdirectorofIndianasStateDepartmentofAgricultureJosephKelsaywilljoinitsglobalregulatoryandgovernmentaffairsteamastheseniormanagerofbiotechnologyaffairs.Kelsaysprovenleadershipwithinagriculturewillbeintegraltoadvancingthecompanysgrowthstrategy.IndustryveteranPeterPeerboltehasjoinedBeckerUnderwoodasaproductmanagerforthecompanyscorncottonalfalfawheatsorghumriceandvegetablesproducts.PeerboltecomestoBeckerUnderwoodfromBayerCropSciencewhereheservedasregionalcropteamleadforbroadacrecrops.HewillbebasedinRaleighN.C.ChuckCorneliuspresidentofCorneliusSeedhasbeenelectedpresidentoftheIndependentProfessionalSeedINDUSTRYNEWSIndustryNewsisgearedtoseedprofessionalsanddeliversthepeopleindustrybusinessandproductnewsyouneedtoknow.Submissionsarewelcome.Emailusatnewsissuesink.com.Associationforthecomingyear.Theelectiontookplaceatthe24thannualIPSAconferenceheldrecentlyinTucsonAriz.IPSArepresentsnearly100seedcompaniesfrommorethan25U.S.statesandCanadathatproducecornsoybeanssmallgrainandforageseeds.ValentU.S.A.Corp.haspromotedJimPettatomanagerofitsbiorationalbusinessunit.ThisbusinessunitisresponsibleforthecompanysportfolioofbiologicalcropprotectionandcropenhancementproductsforagricultureintheUnitedStatesandCanada.PettawillbebasedinthecompanysWalnutCreekCalif.headquarters.CanterraSeedshasannouncedthatDuaneRansomehasbeenpromotedtotheroleofoilseedsproductionmanager.RansomebringsahighlevelofexperiencetotheCanterrateamhavingspentnearly15yearswithAgricoreUnitedandViterrainvariousroles.RansomewilloverseetheproductionprocessingandlogisticsforthecompanyslineofcanolahybridsaswellasAgrisomaBiosciencesResonancecarinata.TheAmericanSeedTradeAssociationhasannouncedthatBerniceSlutskyASTAsvicepresidentofscienceandinternationalaffairshasbeenpromotedtothenewlycreatedpositionofseniorvicepresidentofdomesticandinternationalpolicyaspartofanoverallorganizationalrestructuring.BayerCropScienceLPhasappointedGillesGalliouaspresidentofitsNorthAmericanEnvironmentalScienceDivision.GalliouhasreplacedJacquelineApplegatewhonowservesasCEOofBayerCropScienceAustraliaandNewZealandaswellasseniorBayerrepresentativeofAustraliaNewZealandandOceania. 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64SEEDWORLD.COMIntegratedCoatingandSeedTechnologyInc.haspromotedDavidPickenpaughtothepositionofchiefoperatingofcerofIncotecNorthAmerica.PickenpaughwilloverseemanagementofIncotecNorthAmericaalongwithnewbusinessdevelopment.MacKeelywillassumetheroleofpresidentandgeneralmanagerofIncotecNorthAmericasvegetableandornamentalbusinesswhileNatarajanBalachanderhasbeenpromotedtothepositionofpresidentandgeneralmanagerofeldcrops.BarenbrugUSAhasappointedJamesSchneiderasitsnewCEOandpresident.SchneiderwillleadthecompanyseffortstofurtherexpanditsmarketshareintheUnitedStatesandexportmarkets.Schneiderbringsastrongnancialbackgroundtothepositioninadditiontoauniqueblendofexperienceintheprofessionalturfbusinessaswellastheconsumerproductbusiness.NovozymeshasappointedPederHolkNielsenaspresidentandCEO.Nielsenhasplayedacentralroleinthedevelopmentofthecompany.His28-yearcareeratNovozymesandNovoIndustriNovoNordiskspansmanagementpositionsacrossthebusiness.NielsentakesoverasCEOfromSteenRiisgaardwhosteppeddownafter33yearswithNovozymesandNovoIndustriNovoNordisk.TheInternationalSeedTestingAssociationhasappointedBenjaminKaufmantothepositionofsecretarygeneral.Kaufmanhasover17yearsofexperienceindevelopingandmanagingGMOandgeneticpuritytestinglaboratoriesintheprivateseedsector.KaufmanwillmanagetheISTAsecretariatwhichsupportsandcoordinatesISTAactivitiesthatincludemembershiptechnicalcommitteesandscienticandinternationalrelations.BeltConveyorHopperClearance71219.05cmCanvasCollapsedHopperIntakeSize35x6588.9x165.1cmAvailablein36and50lengths.Gentlehandlingtomaintainseedquality.Exclusivebeltalignmentguiderollerstomaintainbelttracking.7-1210.05cmlowprolehopperforeasyunloadingfromhopperbottomtrailers.Supportwheelsatintakeendstandardformaneuvering.Capableofhandlingcommodityproductsinadditiontoseedhandling.Idealforreceivingfrombinunloaders.Thelowprolereceivinghopperwithcollapsiblespringsupportedcanvas.LowProfleCommodityConveyorsCapacityofupto5000BPH135TPHTolearnmoreabouttheHutchinsonBeltConveyorcallustodayat1-800-523-6993.P.O.Box629ClayCenterKansas67432Ph.785632-2161FAX785632-5964www.hutchinson-mayrath.comTHEWORLDOVERMOVESAWORLDOFGRAINutchinsonHINDUSTRIESINC.PRODUCTNEWSSyngentahaslaunchedalandmarke-licensingplatformtoprovideplantbreedersandresearchinstitutesaroundtheworldwithquickandeasyaccesstopatentednativetraitsfromitscommercialvegetablevarieties.Theinternet-basedplatformoffersaccesstopatentedenablingtechnologieswhichhelpbreederswithgeneexpressionplanttransformationandproteintargetingastheydevelophigh-yieldingvarieties.Allacademicandnon-protorganizationscanmakeuseofthetraitsandtechnologiesforresearchanddevelopmentpurposesandcandistributetheresultingproductsindevelopingcountriesfreeofcharge.TheUnitedStatesPlantVarietyProtectionOfcehascreatedanewelectronicsubscription.ThenewlistservYourSeedisinGoodHandsKrauterSolutionsmichaelkrauter-storage.comwww.krautersolutions.comContactusTodayAskforMikeat800-992-2824Climate-ControlledStorageGrowthChambersNewRetrofttedSystemsOurpatent-pending 66SEEDWORLD.COMDaveWaldo.cell503-507-3499.oce503-838-6568.emaildaveuniversalcoating.net.www.ucoatsystems.comUniversalCoatingSystemsUCSystemshasdevelopedseedcoatingpolymersthatprovideasmoothevencoveragekeepingyourprotswiththeseednotinthebag.OurpolymerformulationsareavailableinmanycoloroeringsaswellasournewlytrademarkedUNICOATNUDEwhichgivesthecoatedproductanaturalseedappearance.UCSystemsalsohasthecapabilityofcustomblendingproductsforspecializedcustomerrequirements.SeedCoatingTreatingPolymersforTodaysDemandingMarketSuperabsorbentpolymerallowstheseedlingtosurviveforlongerperiodsbetweenwaterapplicationevents.Thiscoatingprovidesasmoothevencoatsignicantlyreducingdusto.UNICOATwillallowPVPOtomoreeffectivelycommunicateinformationtoitsstakeholders.SubscriberswillreceiveemailswhenthereareupdatestothePVPOwebsiteorimportantprogramannouncements.DSMNutritionalProductsandMonsantoCompanyhaveannouncedastrategicpartnershiptodelivertherststearidonateomega-3soybeanoilforuseinfoodsinNorthAmerica.DSMNutritionalProductsaleadingglobalproviderofnutritionallipidssolutionswilllicensetheSDAsoybeanfromMonsanto.MonsantowilldevelopSDAsoybeanvarietiesandselltheseedstoitsfarmercustomers.DSMNutritionalProductswillhavetheexclusiveglobalrightstobrandmarketpackageandselltheSDAsoybeanoiltothefoodindustry.BUSINESSNEWSSyngentaandMayAgroSeedhavereachedanagreementregardingthesaletoSyngentaofMayAgrosgreenhousevegetablebreedingprogramscoveringcucumberpepperandtomatoes.UnderthetermsoftheagreementSyngentawillacquireMayAgrosbreedingprogramsincludingallnativetraitsdevelopedtoimprovevirusanddiseaseresistanceaswellasboostyieldsundercoldconditions.ValentBioSciencesCorporationhassignedadenitiveagreementtoacquirePaceInternationalLLCaleaderinthepost-harvestsegmentofcommercialagriculturewithoperationsintheUnitedStatesMexicoandSouthAmerica.TheacquisitionaddsanotherplatformtoVBCsrapidly-expandingglobalbiorationalbusiness.BasedinSeattleWash.Pacespecializesinthedevelopmentandcommercializationofcoatingssanitizersandpost-harvestdiseasemanagementproductsforuseinmanycrops.MonsantoCompanyhascompletedthepurchaseofalloftheassetsofIsrael-basedRosettaGreenLtd.RosettaGreenspecializesintheidenticationanduseofuniquegenestoguidekeyprocessesinmajorcropsincludingcornsoybeansandcotton.RosettaGreensIsraeloperationswillremainintactandallofitsemployeeshaveacceptedroleswithMonsanto.SWSeedCompanyhasagreedtopurchase100percentofSeedGeneticsInternationalPtyLtd.ThecombinationofSWwithSGIbasedinAdelaideAustraliawillcreatetheworldslargestnon-dormantalfalfaseedcompany.Thispurchasecreatesapowerhousethatwill JUNE201367 68SEEDWORLD.COMMulti-purposeRe-UseableWaterproofGluesUsedSiftResistanceBuiltInRugged100lb.TagStockConstructionEasyToUseFold-InFlapsFold-DownTuck-In2802HedbergDriveHopkinsMN55305-3405Ph952545-7124Fax952545-0196WithSpearItsInThBg.SeedGrainSpecialSafetyEnvelopesForSamplingandStorage.CallorSendForFreeSampleKitPricesGummedandUngummedCoinEnvelopesAvailablebeunrivaledinitsabilitytobreedandproducenon-dormantalfalfaseedallyearround.ThismoveconsiderablystrengthensourreachintoLatinAmericasaysMarkGrewalpresidentandCEOofSW.BayerCropScienceandMonsantoCompanyhaveenteredintoaseriesoflicensingagreementsfornext-generationtechnologiesintheeldofplantbiotechnology.MonsantowillprovideBayerwitharoyalty-bearinglicensetoGenuityRoundupReady2YieldandGenuityRR2XtendtechnologyinsoybeansintheUnitedStatesandCanada.Bayerwillreceivearoyalty-bearinglicensetoIntactaRR2PROinsoybeansinBrazilwithanoptiontoaroyalty-bearinglicenseinotherSouthAmericancountriesinthefuture.UndertheagreementsBayerwillgrantMonsantolicensestoevaluateenablingtechnologiesforcornrootwormcontrolandherbicidetoleranceasoptionsforMonsantosfuturepipelinedevelopmentwork.MonsantoCompanyandDowAgroSciencesLLChavereachednewcross-licensingagreementsforcreationofthenextgenerationofadvancedweedandinsectcontroltechnologyincorn.MonsantowilllicenseDASnewEnlistWeedControlSystemherbicidetoleranttraitforuseineldcorn.DASwilllicenseMonsantosthird-generationcornrootwormtechnologyCornRootwormIIIwhichispresentlyunderdevelopmentbyMonsanto.Thisagreementpavesthewayfortheintroductionofnext-generationproductsthatbuildoffofthecurrentSmartStaxplatform.DieckmannGmbHCo.KGbasedinDsseldorfGermanyhasannouncedplanstosellcertainareasofitsoperationtoMonsantoCompany.UndertheproposedagreementMonsantowillacquiretheoilseedrapeandryeseedbusinessareasaswellasthedistributionofcornandsunowerseeds.Thistransactionrepresentsalong-termstrategicinvestmentforMonsantoinGermanyandEasternEuropesaysBjrnNeumanncommercialleadofrowcropsforMonsantoGermany.Weexpecttoimproveourabilitytodeliverhighperformancehybridoilseedrapeseedstoourcustomersaswellasincreasetheassortmentofhybridseedswecanprovide.INDUSTRYNEWSBerlin-basedHumboldtForumforFoodandAgriculturehasreleasedtherstcomprehensivereviewofthesocio-economicandenvironmentalvalueof 70SEEDWORLD.COMneonicotinoidseedtreatmentswithintheEuropeanUnion.Thestudyhasfoundthatneonicotinoidseedtreatmentcontributesmorethan2billioneurosannuallytocroprevenuesandreducesproductioncostsby1billionacrosstheEU.Theannualeconomicbenetofneonicotinoidstothegrowerwhencomparedtonotusingpesticidesismorethan4billion.ThereportshowshowcrucialneonicotinoidseedtreatmentsareforthecompetitivenessofthefoodchainandwhatisatstakefortheeconomyandenvironmentsaysGarlichvonEssensecretarygeneraloftheEuropeanSeedAssociation.Developingnationsplanted52percentoftheglobalbiotechcropsin2012upfrom50percentayearearlierandabovethe48percentindustrialcountriesgrewlastyearaccordingtoarecentreportreleasedbytheInternationalServicefortheAcquisitionofAgri-BiotechApplications.Lastyearmarkedanunprecedented100-foldincreaseinbiotechplantingsto170millionhectaresfrom1.7millionin1996whenbiotechcropswererstcommercialized.ThismakesbiotechcropsthefastestadoptedcroptechnologyinrecenthistorysaysCliveJamesauthoroftheannualreportandchairandfounderofISAAA.TheUnitedStatescontinuedtoleadwith69.5millionhectaresplantedtobiotechcropswithanaverageof90percentadoptionacrossallcrops.ScientistsfromtheFraunhoferInstituteforElectronBeamandPlasmaTechnologyFEPinDresdenGermanyhavedevelopedanenvironmentallyfriendlymethodforremovinggermsfromseeds.TheytreattheseedswithelectronswhichwithinmillisecondsdestroytheDNAofharmfulorganisms.Ourtreatmentiseffectiveagainstbacterialandfungalpathogens.AlsothepathogenscannotbuilduparesistanceagainstthisprocesssaysFrank-HolmRgnerdepartmentheadattheFEP.TheAmericanSeedTradeAssociationandCropLifeAmericahaveproducedaGuidetoSeedTreatmentStewardshipwebsite.Theguideistheresultofanindustry-wideinitiativetopromotethesafehandlingandmanagementoftreatedseed.EndorsedbytheNationalCornGrowersAssociationtheFarmBureauandtheAmericanSoybeanAssociationtheguideprovidesfarmersandseedcompanieswithcriticalinformationandup-to-dateguidelinesformanagingtreatedseedeffectivelytominimizetheriskofexposuretobeesandothernon-targetorganisms.forWheatandCereals5BushelincreaseinyieldBiggerrootsystemsUpto10moretilleringImprovesplanthealthImprovesstressresistanceBetterfertilizerwaterefficiency2013Allrightsreserved.SabrExaretrademarksofAdvancedBiologicalMarketingInc.TMAvailablein3formulations.HCHighConcentratePBPlanterBoxLQLiquid877-617-2461ABM1st.comContactyourABMRepresentativeformoreinformation 72SEEDWORLD.COMThefirstinternationalstandardforseedmovementhasfinallybeenapprovedandadoptedbytheNorthAmericanPlantProtectionOrganization.ReferredtoasRegionalStandardforPhytosanitaryMeasures36andtitledGuidelinesfortheMovementofSeedthisstandardlaysoutcriteriaforthemovementofseedintofromandamongNAPPOmembercountriesandforprocedurestofacilitatere-exportationofseed.TheNAPPOmembercountriesareCanadaMexicoandtheUnitedStates.Workonthisstandardbeganin2009byaNAPPOseedpanelthatconsistedofmembersfromthenationalplantprotectionofcesandexofcioindustryrepresentativesfromthethreecountries.IservedonthispanelastheU.S.industryrepresentative.ThisstandardoutlinesthegeneralphytosanitaryrequirementsforaNPPOofthecountryoforigintofollowformovingseedinternationallyincludingseedforre-exportintofromandamongNAPPOmembercountries.ThesegeneralrequirementsincludehowtoproperlydocumentcountryoforiginandguidelinesforincludingadditionalofcialphytosanitaryinformationonaphytosanitarycerticatethatwillassistNPPOsintheissuanceofphytosanitarycerticatesforre-export.Inadditionthesegeneralrequirementsaddresspestriskassessmentandpestriskmitigationbyincludingcriteriafordetermining1ifseedisapathwayforthepotentialintroductionofregulatedpestsand2ifplantpathogensareknowntobeseedborneorseedtransmitted.Seedcertificationtestinganddiagnosticprotocolsforparticularseedpestsarerecommendedunderthestandard.Italsoprovidesguidelinesforobscuredandrestrictedprohibitedseed.Technicalappendicesandanannexareincludedtoidentifyspecicrecommendedprotocolsforseedpestsaswellasphytosanitarytreatmentoptionsforspecicseedpests.AtpresenttheannexandappendicesincludeinformationonlyforafewpestsofconcerntotheNAPPOregion.ANAPPOexpertworkinggroupwillbeestablishedtodevelopinformationonadditionalpestsofconcern.Thisstandardisthefirststepinhelpingtoresolvephytosanitarybarrierstotheinternationalmovementofseed.AstheannexandappendicesarepopulatedwithmoreinformationInternationalPhytosanitaryStandardsforSeedsFromMythTowardRealityonseedborneandtransmittedpathogenstestingmethodsandtreatmentsthisstandardwillbecomemoreusefulbothtotheseedindustryandtotheinternationalregulatorycommunity.TheInternationalPlantProtectionCommissionwhichisthebodyresponsibleforestablishinginternationalphytosanitarystandardsmeetsannuallyinRome.IhavebeenattendingthesemeetingsforthepastseveralyearsaspartofanInternationalSeedFederationdelegationtoadvocateforthedevelopmentandadoptionofaninternationalstandardISPMforseedmovement.InprioryearsASTAsparticipationinIPPCmeetingshelpedensurethatseedconsiderationswereincorporatedintorevisionsofstandardsthatgovernphytosanitarycerticationISPMs7and12.Howeverevenwithsignicantrevisionscurrentstandardsdonotadequatelyresolveseedphytosanitaryissuesmanyofwhichareuniquetothisindustry.TheIPPCrecentlymadethedecisiontodevelopaglobalseedphytosanitarystandard.Anexpertworkinggrouphasbeenformedandworkonthisstandardwillbeginthissummer.WithouttheconsistentpresenceoftheseedindustryatthismeetingIPPCscommitmenttothisstandardwouldhavelikelyweakenedduetoaperceivedlackofinterestandsupportcoupledwithintensecompetitionforlimitedFAOresources.AtthisyearsIPPCannualmeetingtheISFdelegationhadtheopportunitytomeetwiththeEWGsstewardtodeterminehowtheseedindustrycanassistinthedevelopmentofthestandard.TheEWGalsohasanexofciomemberfromtheseedindustry.TheglobalseedindustryhasorganizeditselfbyestablishinganISFadhocworkinggrouptodevelopinformationonseedindustryqualitymanagementpracticesseedtestingmethodstreatmentsandinformationonspecicseedpestsofconcernthatshouldsignicantlyhelptheEWG.InadditionNAPPOhasprovidedtheEWGitsnewregionalstandardforuseasamodel.ThenewNAPPOstandardwillbeextremelyusefultotheEWGinthedevelopmentoftheglobalstandard.NowthattheprocesshasbegunitwilltakeatleastthreeyearstodevelopandtogetthestandardadoptedbytheIPPC.Onceadoptedthe178IPPCmembercountrieswillbeencouragedtobasetheirphytosanitaryimportrequirementsandmeasuresonthisstandardwhichwillmakeinternationalseedtrademuchsmootherandmorepredictable.RicDunkleSeniorDirectorforSeedHealthandTradeAmericanSeedTradeAssociation 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