Passion for Produce

Sean Knapp, Syngenta’s head of Vegetable Seeds for North America, lives and breathes the world of produce — but don’t ask him to play favorites. Seed World: What are you...

Love of Vegetables

PanAmerican Seed’s vegetable crop director Ellen Leue chats about her career choices, why she loves to eat peppers, and what she’s got lined up on her Netflix queue these...

Since 1915: Looking back to 1966

A Moment in Time  This issue featured an exciting new watermelon variety, Jubilee, and previewed the mid-winter meeting of the American Seed Trade Association, which it noted had “become largely...

Opposition in All Things

“One ship drives east and another drives west With the selfsame winds that blow. ‘Tis the set of the sails, And Not the gales, That tell us the way to go.” This is an...
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Terry Schultz (Mustang Seeds) Current State of IPSA, Benefits of Board, Merger Positives

Terry Schultz (Mustang Seeds) speaks with Shawn Brook at the 28th Annual Conference of the Independent Professional Seed Association.

Improving Water Use Efficiency

Seed treatment experts examine the relationship between seed-applied technologies and plants’ ability to access and use water already in the soil profile. We discovered that in the end, it...
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Dan Hogstad (NorthStar Genetics) What Has (and Hasn’t) Changed in 20 Years, Open Licensing...

Dan Hogstad (NorthStar Genetics) speaks with Shawn Brook at the 28th Annual Conference of the Independent Professional Seed Association.

Seeds, Plants and the Brain

Each day, we discover more about the therapeutic value of plants. Here’s a look at some of the ways they’re being used to help us heal. Chicago’s Julie and Michael...
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Education is Critical to Increasing the Adoption of Biologicals

Education plays a key role in getting farmers to adopt biologicals and getting products into their hands for testing on their farm, says Bruce Vester, ABM national seed accounts/regional...

Creating Cucumbers

Scott Williams is cucurbit and leafy global breeding lead for Monsanto Vegetable Seeds. We get his take on all things vegetable-related, including the one he’d rather not have on...

Agronomics and Aesthetics Drive Development

When it comes to the latest innovations in vegetable seed varieties, seed companies and breeders keep locale and consumer demands in mind. Issues and concerns such as information, consistency, labor...
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Discover What It Means to be Proactively Adaptive

At the Independent Professional Seed Association earlier this year, Seed World’s Shawn Brook caught up with Greg Gerard, CEO of JoMar Seeds. Gerard talks about the importance of heritage...
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Shane Ohlde (Ohlde Seed Farms) Consumer Driven Change, Farmers Making Money, Work Life Balance

Shane Ohlde (Ohlde Seed Farms) speaks with Shawn Brook at the 28th Annual Conference of the Independent Professional Seed Association.
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Open Innovation Drives Progress in Plant Breeding

Developing solutions for big issues — like delivering on the 21st century food production challenge — requires innovation and new ways of thinking. Take, for example, soybean breeding. The industry’s...

Researchers Work to Help Hives Thrive

With every dollar spent on better understanding the needs of pollinators, new solutions are being developed. When examining vegetable and citrus production and the role pollinators play, two states automatically...

Scaling Up is the Challenge

Nestled up in the northwest corner of Ghana, is an entrepreneurial group of female farmers keen on gaining skills, generating revenue and reputations as Quality Seed producers. Several kilometers...

Vegetables with More Value

Companies see great potential in gene editing technology. “Coming to a produce aisle, farmers market or dinner table near you!” When might this tagline ring true for the next generation...
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What Exactly Are Seed Treatments Worth?: A Seed World Strategy Webinar & Podcast

Even though corn and soybean prices are up slightly, many farmers will operate at or below breakeven costs for 2017. This means understanding the growers’ needs and the value...

Year of the Brassica

Origin: Western Europe, Mediterranean and temperate regions of Asia Family: Brassica Genus: Brassicaceae Includes: Bok choy, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, Collards, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Kale, Kohlrabi, Radish, Rutabagas, Turnips Fun Fact: The Chinese philosopher Confucius, before dying in 479 B.C., wrote more than 300 songs...

Year of the Rose

Origin: China Family: Rosaceae Genus: Rosa Uses: Fragrance, fresh flowers and floral, and gardens Common Classes: Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Floribunda, Miniature, Climbing, Landscape Fun Facts: As the U.S. National Flower, there are more than 150 rose species. It takes 10,000 pounds of...