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    February 2015

    Continuing our celebration of Seed World’s 100th anniversary, you’ll read about one of the most transformational people in the seed industry and his contributions to mankind. You’ll also discover the latest trends in the produce and garden industries, as well as how drones might change the face of the seed industry for farmers. Oh, and there’s crime — IP espionage. Be sure to check this issue out.

    Communication is Critical

    While the seed industry moves full steam ahead, consumers are pulling back and questioning technologies — and at big a cost. University of Florida professor in the Horticultural and Sciences...

    Breeding Healthier Snacks

    Plant breeders in the produce industry aim to help consumers snack healthier. The heirloom boom that has played out during the past several years in farmers markets and backyard gardens...

    IP Espionage

    Espionage within the seed industry is making intellectual property protection more important than ever for seed companies. It reads like a script for a Hollywood crime thriller. Corporate spies from...
    The National Garden Bureau and All-America Selections showcase new varieties that meet consumer demand.

    Garden Trends

    The National Garden Bureau and All-America Selections showcase new varieties that meet consumer demand. The National Garden Bureau has named 2015 as the year of the coleus (annual), gaillardia (perennial)...

    The Man Who Saved a Billion Lives

      As part of Seed World’s centennial celebration, we are featuring a few individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry. Checkout who’s on the list. Known as the man...
    Asia’s floriculture industry

    A Blooming Market in Asia

    The floriculture market in Asia is thriving, but new markets await as global interest grows. When you think of the floriculture industry, what regions come to mind? Naturally, you might...

    Releasing Beneficial Bugs

    As part of the series highlighting biologicals, beneficial insects are now being delivered on the seed. Today, farmers can plant a field of seeds with the expectation that every seed...

    Organic Seed Gains Ground

    Certified organic growers are looking to source more organic seed at the request of certifiers. Why is organic seed important to the integrity of agriculture? Seed is the important first...

    What Do Healthy Bees Look Like?

    Seed World asks researchers this question as part of its Protecting Pollinators series. One-third of global food production volume relies on pollinators to some degree as does $18 billion in...
    International Agricultural Development

    Seed Underpins Aid Efforts

    Dennis Thompson highlights the value of Seed Programs International and shares some insight as to what makes this program successful. In Mongolia, Seed Programs International (SPI) supplied seed, and a...

    Perspective from John Schoenecker

    Involved in nearly every aspect of the seed industry throughout his career, John Schoenecker is no stranger to change. As Dorothy famously said to Toto in the 1939 classic, The...
    White female soybean cyst

    Increasing Resistance to SCN

    This new department is designed to bring more scientific information to readers, as well as showcase the work being done by graduate students. This issue’s showcase focuses on stacking...
    Chad Colby of 360 Yield Center

    Drones and the Seed Industry

    Unmanned aerial vehicles might change the face of the seed industry for farmers. Seed companies across the country are trying to figure out if and how unmanned aerial vehicles or...

    Seed: A Complete Cropping System?

    Someday an entire cropping plan could be available on the seed. Imagine a day when planting would require only one pass through the field. Fertility, disease control and even pest...

    Cross Pollination

    NCGA’s Corn Yield Contest Pushes the Boundaries Randy Dowdy of Valdosta, Georgia, hit an all-time high yield of 503 bushels per acre in the National Corn Growers Association 2014 National...
    World Status

    World Status

    While one area of the world strives to keep funding resources to maintain a national treasure, other areas such as Africa and Thailand work to develop their capacity and...

    Since 1915

    A MOMENT IN TIME: In this article from Seed World’s first year of publication nearly a century ago, the process of harvesting cucumber and muskmelon seed is detailed. At that time,...