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From the Floor – ASTA CSS 2015 & Seed Expo – Haldrup – Tamra...

Tamra Boucher, Managing Director of Haldrup USA speaks from the floor at ASTA CSS 2015 & Seed Expo.
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Crosby Devitt (CSTA) Seed Industry Importance, Positive Promotion, Restrictions, Canadian Growth

Giant Views: Crosby Devitt, Executive Director, CSTA ASTA CSS 2015 and Seed Expo December 7 - 11, 2015 Chicago, Illinois.
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Mike Gumina (Rice Tec) Rice Production Challenges, Hybrid Rice Water Consumption Solution

Giant Views: Mike Gumina, Global CEO Rice Tec ASTA CSS 2015 and Seed Expo December 7 - 11, 2015 Chicago, Illinois.

The First Organic GMO

Organic activists would like you to believe their brand preexists in nature the way fresh air and clean water do. It does not. Organic food only exists because we have come...
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Think Twice Before Replanting Soybeans

Adam P. Gaspar, Shawn P. Conley, & John M. Gaska, Deptartment of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison About the Author Adam Gaspar is a graduate student in the Department of Agronomy at the...

3MG Goes Counter Culture

One Minnesota man works to push conventional yields higher. Going just the opposite of the ‘big players’ in the seed world sounds like a recipe for disaster! But not so...
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From the Floor – ASTA CSS 2015 & Seed Expo – ABM – Pete...

Pete Hayes, Vice President of Marketing for ABM speaks from the floor at ASTA CSS 2015 & Seed Expo.

Plant Breeders Share All

Two plant breeders talk about the now and take a look into the future. MEET THE PLANT BREEDERS: Jennifer Yates As the Latin America plant health and native traits lead for Monsanto’s...

Could Your Seed Catalog be Written by a Robot?

Do you have lots of useful data but lack the time to analyze it or compile results into reports? New “robotic writers” could be your solution and help free up...

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...

The Quest to Predict Yield

Often hard to predict, yield sets the foundation for crop improvement, and researchers are deploying new tools that measure phenotype with the hopes of more accurately predicting yield over...

Giants by the Numbers

4 Years Time it takes to deliver a biological seed treatment to the market. In seeking to help protect seeds and improve their yield potential, companies turn their focus to...

Giant Highlights

Our “Giants of the Industry” share what they’ve been working, as well as their advice and expertise from how to better communicate about science and technology to attracting the...

Microbials Move to Mainstream

Beneficial bacteria show promise for environment, bottom lines. Farmers growing soybeans in the 1800s would notice that the crop did quite well in certain fields while struggling in others. Water,...
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Breeding Better Through Software

Technology can help breeders keep pace with science. Not to belabor a worn out joke, but … Plant breeding? Yes, there’s an app for that. In fact there are several, and...

Local Elections Hit Home

Texas seed professionals are getting a hard lesson in election consequences. We elect virtually all statewide office-holders in Texas — a practice originating shortly after the Civil War and...

How One Woman Came to be a Scientist

She may be an accidental entomologist, but this scientist’s new leading role in DuPont Pioneer’s Hybrid Wheat Program is no accident. When it comes to trait characterization and development,...

Battling Insects: The Never-Ending Fight

With the ever-evolving nature of insects, companies are challenged to come up with an arsenol of traits and seed-applied technologies to help farmers win the battle season after season. With more...

Giant Views Who’s Who

Stephen Baenziger Stephen Baenziger is the primary small grains breeder at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, with a focus on developing improved cultivars and germplasm of wheat, barley and triticale....

Giant Views: Leaders Keep Their Eyes on the Target

Increasing food production while decreasing agriculture’s foot print, that’s the target today’s seed industry leaders are required to hit. During the past century, crop yields have increased substantially thanks to...