USDA Training Programs to Save Seed Businesses Time and Money

Trade between nations regularly involves meeting strict government requirements that often create logistical obstacles for all parties involved. U.S. seed businesses often experience this when doing business with our...

Climate Change Threatening Maize Yields

Knowing when and how climate change will impact crop production is essential for devising adaptation solutions. Recent advances in methods to measure the potential response of crops to the...

Nutrition Plays an Increasing Role in Seed Vigor

Nutrition plays a critical role in early seed development and new research demonstrates its impact at the farm level. Everyone involved in the supply chain, from seed companies to chemical...

Customer Satisfaction

Perhaps the impact of crop improvement can best be seen on the farm. Here, three farmers from Uruguay share their perspective about the importance of buying commercial seed. About 186...

Transitioning to Organic Seed Production

When going through the process to become an organic seed operation, patience is definitely a virtue. Making the move from conventional to organic seed production need not be complicated, and...

Plant Pathogens on the Prowl

As global trade expands and the climate changes, experts predict the battle against pathogens will only intensify. Since the dawn of agriculture, pests and diseases have challenged humanity’s ability to...

Puzzling Truths In Labeling

The issue of seed testing uniformity is a complex and convoluted problem with many players and facets involved. There’s thousands of seed species, nearly a hundred labs, multiple testing...
Trait Stewardship a Shared Responsibility

Trait Stewardship a Shared Responsibility

Should China dictate what new technologies U.S. farmers have access to? Some of the trading issues between the United States and China have brought trait stewardship front and center in...
Changing the LLP Landscape

Changing the LLP Landscape

National seed associations around the globe now have a new tool that can be used to work with governments on implementing low-level presence policies. The seed industry is increasingly global,...
What Does Climate Change Mean for the Future of Agriculture?

What Does Climate Change Mean for the Future of Agriculture?

Industry analysts say those involved in today’s seed business and agriculture are in for some big bumps in the road. While Mother Nature tends to wreak havoc on agricultural production...
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Ensuring Seed Quality

Ensuring Seed Quality From more efficient testing methods to high-speed seed counters with imaging capabilities, seed testing is rapidly becoming a critical player in the seed sector today. Seed is a...