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Cross Pollination

Seed World recently attended Bayer CropScience’s 2013 Ag Issues Forum, a major gathering of industry thought leaders and stakeholders examining key issues and trends in agriculture today. In...
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Strategy Exclusive: The Real Cost of Bin-Run Seed

The Real Cost of Bin-Run Soybean Seed The proof is going to be in the pudding, says Marty Turner, director of stewardship and compliance at STEP Ltd....
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Bees: Everybody’s Business

As an apiologist, I am infinitely fascinated with honey bees. I share my enthusiasm about honey bees with others at every opportunity. People are naturally curious about bees, but...
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Industry News – February 2013

Industry News is geared to seed professionals and delivers the people, industry, business and product news you need to know. Submissions are welcome. Email us at·news@issuesink.com. People News...
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Regulatory Roundup

NATIONAL BASF Plant Science Assigned PatentBASF Plant Science has been assigned a patent (8,338,661) for transgenic plants with increased stress tolerance and yield. The abstract of the patent...
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World Status

An in-depth overview on the global seed industry. From a prize-winning conference in Brazil to new methods for greening the desert in Qatar. Status ISFOn December 10, 2012, the...
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Since 1915

1915 Onion Seed Growing in CaliforniaSunny California is not only noted for its gold, its scenic and natural wonders, but has become very prominent as a source of...
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Cross Pollination

Updated Fruit and Veg Consumption U.S. Per Capita Fruit and Vegetable Dissappearance / Consumption (pounds) ITEM 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 ...
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Keepers of Diversity

Funding cutbacks are causing growing concern among industry stakeholders about the future viability of the National Plant Germplasm System. The National Plant Germplasm System collects and conserves...
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Ornamental Overhaul

The floriculture seed industry looks to recover from an economic downturn with innovative products and a dynamic marketing message. Since the Great Recession, Americans have had less money...
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Vegetable Venture

From pipeline developments to consumer demand to the factors limiting the release of new vegetable biotech products and the importance of industry initiatives to educate consumers—three industry experts...
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Open Dialogue

How do seed companies stay ahead of what their customers want today and predict future demand? Communication—and lots of it. Gauging consumer demand isn’t always an easy thing...
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Consumer Perceptions of Seed

Specific data may be meager, but the industry must be proactive in delivering key messages to consumers before misconceptions can be formed. Consumer perceptions are critical to any...