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June 2017

June 2017

Get to know Mark Herrmann, AgReliant Genetics president and CEO, as he shares the lessons he’s learned in navigating changes and inventing solutions. Leaders of the International Seed Federation, Michael Keller and John Christophe-Gouache, also discuss change and how the international seed industry is adapting to a new environment. In this issue, you’ll also get an in-depth look at plant breeding innovation. Our team covers everything from the history of plant breeding to the methods, and from policies around the world to the path forward. Additionally, you’ll find a special feature on the world of cotton and what breeders are working on today. We hope you enjoy!

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February 2017

February 2017

In this issue, our editors dive into the world of vegetables and flowers, covering everything from plant breeding to consumer demands. You can explore how researchers are unlocking the science of taste and the art of flavor. Or uncover the mysterious world of intellectual property as it relates to lettuce — what you think you know may not be true. On a fun note, discover the history behind the daffodil, the pansy, the rose, and the Brassica as the National Garden Bureau showcases “The Year Of …” plants. Plus, you can learn how seeds and plants influence the brain, providing therapy for those in need. In this issue, you’ll also read about seed treatments’ ability to influence water use efficiency and the challenges beekeepers are up against in maintaining thriving hives. This is a fun one to read.

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January 2017

January 2017

Discover how Todd Martin is getting creative with member benefits, and paving the way for independents to do business better. You’ll also learn that size isn’t everything as we look at how brothers Bryan and Greg Gerard are building JoMar Seeds from the ground up. Shifting gears, we grill experts about whether seed treatments are really worth the cost in this tight commodity environment. They say seed treatments pay dividends — find out why. And what we love about this issue is its focus on INNOVATION. We dig into everything from the use of artificial intelligence to predict disease and pest outbreaks to using pennycress as a jet fuel, plus a new technology that could make drones obsolete for plant breeders. What’s that you say? Check it out!

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October 2016

October 2016

The native seed industry seeks a cohesive strategy and standards for the future. We talk to them about what’s driving the effort. We also explore how demand is at an all-time high for more aesthetically pleasing and drought resistant turf products.

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June 2016

June 2016

For many, the issue of GMOs is black and white, but for some they are open to taking in the information and re-evaluating their stance. This issue of Seed World is entirely dedicated to exploring GMOs — the history, the science and the environment. Here, you’ll discover the latest when it comes to labeling food products and what the Obama Administration has tasked the USDA, FDA and EPA with in its biotechnology review. From corgis to corn, breeders have been working to get specific desired characteristics, regardless if it’s plants or animals. And we, as a society, have been the beneficiaries. Or have we? Check out this issue and decide for yourself.

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December 2015

December 2015

In this issue, discover what seed industry leaders around the globe are focused on. We’ve included perspective from those at multinational companies, independent and private businesses as well as non-governmental organizations. This special issue commemorates Seed World’s 100th anniversary and dives into what needs to be done to meet that grand challenge of #FeedingThe9 by 2050 with a focus on soil health, genetic diversity, biologicals and making better use of today’s science and technology. In addition, you’ll learn about insect pressure on corn and what tools companies are and have developed to help farmers win the battle. There’s also a special 2016 Buyer’s Guide that features the products and services targeted toward those in the seed industry. This issue packed with content – be sure to check it out.

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October 2015

October 2015

With a special focus on the forage and grass seed industries, you’re sure to glean some insight into the latest market trends. Seed World continues its series recognizing the seed industry’s Top 100 most transformational people, and in this issue we kick it off by recognizing Owen Newlin. In addition, Kellye Eversole, executive director of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, provides an update on the progress being made to sequence the genome of bread wheat. And there’s much more, but you’ll have to check it out for yourself.

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September 2015

September 2015

This month’s magazine is a must read. It’s packed full of updates on national issues, such as the White House’s pollinator strategy and its call to review the framework for biotechnology. You can scope out one of the American Seed Trade Association’s new pilot projects in “Keeping Seed Disease Free,” as well as get convention highlights from “ASTA Goes to D.C.” In continuing the celebration of Seed World’s 100th anniversary, we’ve added new people to our Top 100 people in the seed industry list. Be sure to check out “Paving the Way for New Plant Technologies.” We hope you have as much fun reading this issue as we did putting it together.

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June 2015

June 2015

In this issue, discover how plant breeders are helping to deliver healthier foods to the market, both domestically and internationally. We’ve also included a beginner’s guide to moving seed and an update on the possibility of a generic seed market. And be sure to check out our cover story, “the Start of a Revolution,” which recognizes Mary-Dell Chilton of Syngenta and Robb Fraley of Monsanto, among others, for their contributions to the industry.

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December 2014

December 2014

Polished and Professional: The Giant Views of the Seed Industry share their perspective on everything from the potential of China to acquisition strategies, and from the importance of certified seed to stewardship of seed treatments. You’ll also discover efforts to establish low-level presence policies around the world and educate congress about the importance of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources. This issue is packed full of valuable information.

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