The adage referring to the circuitous nature of things—“what’s old is new again”—could be an apt description for today’s floriculture industry. Growers, whether they churn out a thousand flats of bedding plants or plant a few sunflowers for cutting, seem to want the same thing—flowers that are familiar, but with a new twist. Read More Here.
Genetics and Consumers Drive Vegetable Innovations – Technologies newer to vegetable breeding and changing consumer preferences are helping shape trends in vegetable variety development. [continue reading]
GMO Food Labeling Issues Affect Vegetable Industry - Seed World columnist Dennis Thompson examines the food fight surrounding the labeling of GMOs. [continue reading]
Over the course of Seed World’s Protecting Pollinators series, we have discussed the current state of honey bee health, the many stressors impacting honey bees, as well the different initiatives, both from the seed industry and non-industry, that are being undertaken to improve the health of honey bee colonies across the country. In this installment of the Protecting Pollinators series we will examine the current initiatives aimed towards improving the relationship of honey bees and crop protection products. Read More Here.
The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship is the product of industry-wide collaboration between seed companies, seed treatment providers and universities – and it draws from data collected worldwide. Jointly produced by the American Seed Trade Association and CropLife America, its purpose is to provide farmers and seed companies with critical information and up-to-date guidelines for managing treated seeds effectively to minimize the risk of exposure to non-target organisms.
Learn more at: http://seed-treatment-guide.com/
February Issue 2014