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    February 2019

    Readers’s senses are sure to be delighted as we highlight the National Garden Bureau’s “Year of” plants, talk about cantaloupe breeding efforts and the creation of a new food ecosystem in the Netherlands. You can also discover how the sequencing of the wheat genome last year is already having an impact in our Strategy article. Plus, you can explore some of the complexities of policy and how they impact labor in the seed industry and how Russia is changing its seed strategy and what it means for the United States. This issue has something for everyone, and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed the writings and collaborations associated with it.

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    Crop Insurance of a Different Kind

    With today’s investment in seed and genetics, seldom do growers leave things to chance and Mother Nature when it comes to planting. When a seed goes in the ground, we...
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    Ric Dunkle Gives a Rundown on the Seed Science Foundation

    At the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)’s Annual Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference in Orlando, Florida, Ric Dunkle, senior director of Seed Health and Trade of ASTA, sits down with Julie...

    One Stop Testing

    Increasing offerings and capacity to meet industry demand, CSP Labs is on the cutting edge of genotype and pathology testing technology. Offering both genotype and pathology testing, Pleasant Grove, California’s...

    The Inspiring and Crazy Food Love Movement

    On the trip of a lifetime with the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists, Julie Deering tasted, witnessed and explored the shaping of a new food culture — one that...

    Friending Your Customers: Q&A With Anthony Stevenson

    Anthony Stevenson, international wholesale sales representative from Johnny’s Selected Seeds, shares about working with international customers and how his customers have become his personal friends. SW: Favorite podcast or audiobook? Anthony...

    Russia to Up Seed Game

    With the goal of reducing its dependence on seed imports, the Russian government invests in plant breeding centers. Russia plans to increase domestic seed production with the aim of reducing...

    Can We Change West Africa’s Future?

    Definitively yes! And immediately, having full conscience that we are operating in a place where crop failure is not only an economic problem, but also a life-threatening issue. The...

    What’s Your Secret Sauce?

    A recipe for success when licensing the newest innovations. Across the seed industry, all kind of innovation is happening in private laboratories and at public universities. These innovations come in...

    Protecting Pollinators: Spring Brings Stewardship

    It’s never too early to start thinking about pesticide stewardship. Spring is almost in the air. The spring bloom for some specialty crops is on the horizon and the growing...

    7 Trends to Watch

    The food and beverage industry is coming to life, invigorated by healthy eating, convenience, technology and brands with purpose. These are the trends that will shape the future of...

    Strength in Numbers: Q&A With Chris Zanobini

    Chris Zanobini, CEO of the California Seed Association, discusses how collaboration strengthens the organization and what the seed industry should be lobbying for. SW: Favorite film?  Chris Zanobini: “Life is Beautiful,”...

    Year of the Salvia Nemorosa

    Origin: Eurasia Family: Lamiacea Genus: Salvia Uses: Salvia can be used as perennial borders, cottage gardens, butterfly gardens, wild gardens or along paths. Tolerances: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Air Pollution Fun Fact: The sage you...

    Year of the Pumpkin

    Origin: Central American Family: Cucubitaceae Genus: Cucurbita Includes: Various species of Cucurbita pepo, which includes varieties of winter squash, summer squash, zucchini, and gourds Uses: Pumpkins are a staple for fall decorations and recipes —...

    The Business of Color

    Bringing over 150 years of colorant formulation expertise to the U.S. agriculture industry, Clariant’s Agrocer™ is positioned to deliver color to the seed industry. When color-giant Sandoz formed Clariant and...

    Bayer Launches New “Find an Applicator” Tool

    Farmers rely on experts for all kinds of needs on their operation, and weed control is no exception, especially when it comes to applying dicamba products like Bayer’s XtendiMax®...