142 / SEEDWORLD.COM DECEMBER 2018 SINCE1915 ThefirstissueofSeedWorldwaspublishedin1915.Heretheeditorswilltakeyoubackintimeto explorethenumbers,newsandissuesthatimpactedtheseedindustry—allcoveredbySeedWorld. 1915 1917 1920 1923 1925 1930 1935 1940 1945 1950 1955 1957 1960 1965 1968 1970 1971 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 First soybeans with complete nematode resistance developed. Pima S-1 long staple cotton released; selected from germplasm with the same name developed by University of Arizona. A system for growing modern hybrid corn developed. A MOMENT IN TIME Our Jan. 12, 1968 issue highlighted the 22nd annual Hybrid Corn Industry- Research Conference held in Chicago. “Hybrid Interaction with Maturity, Population and Row Spacing” was discussed by Harvey Thompson, extension agronomist at Iowa State University. He proposed that high plant populations should be used when corn is grown in narrow rows and said that in 16 Iowa experiments, the response to narrow rows was greater than with low populations and that corn grown in narrow rows is more efficient per inch of moisture used by the plant. FACTS AND FIGURES FROM THIS 1968 ISSUE: 5.4 million pounds is the amount of agricultural seed imported into the United States in November 1967, compared with 4.9 million a year prior. 762 is the number of people who turned out for the 22nd annual Hybrid Corn Industry-Research Conference in Chicago in December 1967 — a record crowd. $100,000 is the cost of a new ware- house built by Dairyland Seed Co. in Kewaskum, Wisconsin, in 1967. 66,428 is the amount of vegetable seed imported into the United States in November 1967. 65 million is the number of acres of acres of corn for grain and silage planted in the United States in 1966. Discovered first fertility restorer for sunflower; lines RHA265 and RHA 266; used as male parents to create first hybrid sunflowers planted by farmers in the U.S. Commercial hybrid seed corn developed.