Seedway Expands Pennsylvania Facility

Seedway has completed the warehouse expansion of its Emmaus, Pennsylvania location. Seedway Emmaus operates as a warehouse, seed conditioning and office location, serving customers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia. The new structure covers one acre and will provide additional storage capacity for Seedway and NK soybean production as well as Seedway cereal […]

Tiny Parasite May Contribute to Bee Decline by Infecting Larvae

Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have discovered that a tiny single-celled parasite may have a greater-than-expected impact on honeybee colonies. In this week’s issue of the journal PLOS ONE, the scientists report that a microsporidian called Nosema ceranae, which has been known to infect adult Asiatic and European honeybees, can also infect honeybee larvae. They […]

Scientists See a Place for ‘Rewilded’ Plants in Organic Farming

One of the key elements of organic agriculture, as defined by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), is that it rejects what it terms “unpredictable” technologies, such as genetic engineering. But what if adding a gene from undomesticated plants to bring back a natural trait isn’t unpredictable, argue Danish scientists, ethicists, and legal […]

Incotec CEO Douwe Zijp Elected to ISF Board

Douwe Zijp, chief executive officer for Incotec Group, has been elected to the board of directors of the International Seed Federation (ISF) by the general assembly which took place during the federation’s annual seed congress on May 25-27 in Kraków, Poland. The International Seed Federation represents the seed industry at a global level and participates in several […]

Duravant Expands Reach with Packaging Equipment Solutions

Duravant, a global engineered equipment manufacturer serving the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors, announces it has acquired Hamer LLC, the Plymouth, Minnesota-based manufacturer of packaging equipment specializing in automated bagging systems, fillers, sealers and robotic palletizers. The purchase expands Duravant’s packaging platform and strengthens its engineering, design and service expertise in bag management system […]

ISF Delegates Explore the Use of Seed Treatments for Grass Seed

Is there a place for seed treatments in grass markets? That was one of the questions posed during today’s Forage and Turf Crops Section meeting at the International Seed Federation’s World Seed Congress in Kraków, Poland. “In the grass seed industry, I think seed treatments can help to improve what is already a great product,” […]

ISTA Offers Industry Membership Opportunity

To better facilitate communication between the seed testing industry and the producers and distributors of seed, the International Seed Testing Association is offering an Industry Membership option, explained Beni Kaufman of ISTA at the International Seed Federation’s 2015 World Seed Congress. ISTA’s mission is to bring uniformity in seed testing, which can be difficult with […]

Plant Receptors Alert Plant Cells of Infection

Receptors carrying built-in decoys are the latest discovery in the evolutionary battle between plants and pathogens. Decoy domains within the receptor detect pathogens and raise the cell’s alarm when there is an infection. Plants display component parts of their immune system on receptors to trick pathogens into binding with them, which then triggers defence mechanisms. The […]

ISF Congress Emphasizes Collaboration and Communication

A veterinarian turned lawyer shares insights about communicating science and technological advancements with the general public during the Breeders Committee meeting at the International Seed Federation’s 2015 World Seed Congress in Kraków, Poland. Seed breeding provokes a conflict in values and faces romanticism, said Jan Staman who serves as managing director for the Rathenau Instituut […]

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