Secrets of the 100 Most Innovative People

While it’s critical to look ahead, it’s also important to remember our history and reflect upon the progress that’s been made. Discover the faces behind that progress and today’s...

Seed Industry Outlook

Seed industry analysts say the business climate remains strong and stable. Despite a few dips, observers say the U.S. and international seed markets remain strong going into 2015 and that...

Educating Youth Through Plant Science

Companies dedicate resources to help educate youth about the importance of science and technology, as well as the opportunities within agriculture. Losing generations of farmers isn’t just a problem for...

Companies Invest in Biologicals

This article is part of a series designed to explore the world of biologicals, from the very basics of what a biological is, or is not, to how they...

Help Farmers Evaluate Seed Treatments

A featured segment designed to share business-critical information to seed-selling professionals. Visit SeedWorld.com to download this department and other tools to help you sell seed to farmers. Farmers might be...

Astronauts Take Seeds to Space, Students Grow Them Out

Research in space brings home real benefits to agriculture and the seed industry. Explore the possibilities. Outer space and seeds are not often thought of as going hand-in-hand, but new...
World Status

World Status

A number of countries face opposition by the public toward seed and seed-applied technologies. Two such countries include Canada and Ghana. Meanwhile, Pakistan is pleased to have leadership at...

Can We Build a Better Bee?

Can we build a better bee that is designed to withstand stressors, such as the Varroa mite, American foulbrood, Nosema ceranae and even extreme weather conditions, through genetics? In many...
Julia Bailey-Serres,

Researchers Work to Waterproof Rice

What researchers learn from a specific rice gene could one day help to reduce crop damage from flooding that occurs after planting. Understanding the genetics of various seed characteristics can...

Expanding into International Markets? Culture Is Key to Success

When it comes to expanding in international markets, experience and a good business plan can mean the difference between failure and success. Expanding into a market outside your country’s borders...

Independent Seed Companies are Thriving

Regional, independent seed companies are thriving. Mark Twain is quoted as having said “the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Rapid consolidation in the seed industry during the...

Precision Technology and Big Data Reform the Seed Industry

If you haven’t already, check out the You Tube video called “Farm Forward.” I recently played this video for a group of Dakota State University business technology students during...
Highlights from Chicago

Highlights from ASTA’s Corn, Sorghum and Soybean Seed Research Conference

Each year, the American Seed Trade Association hosts its corn, sorghum and soybean seed research conference. In case you missed it, here are a few of the highlights. Nearly 3,000...

Cross Pollination

HM.CLAUSE Creates a “Green” Greenhouse HM.CLAUSE, Inc., a leader in the development, production and sale of vegetable seeds, announced that its recently completed, state-of-the-art greenhouse facility has qualified for more...
Planning for the New Year

Seed Companies Talk Priorities for 2015

Goals and priorities provide direction and help lead to success. A Note from the Editor This time of the year, there’s always a great deal of chatter about new year’s resolutions....
Regulatory-Roundup

Regulatory Roundup

National MONSANTO AND WHEAT FARMERS SETTLE After a number of lawsuits related to the May 2013 discovery of genetically-modified wheat on a farm in eastern Oregon and temporary limits on certain...
International Agricultural Development

Meet The Faces of Those Working to Reduce Food Insecurity

Not all stories are as dramatic as that of Miatta Sirleaf, Aloysius Tamba or Anne Kumeh in post-war Liberia. While very different, they share a commitment to reducing food...

Since 1915: Take a Look Back at 1960

A MOMENT IN TIME Dessert Seed Company of El Centro, California, sent these photographs of new onion varieties that the company had developed. Accompanying the pictures and descriptions was a...

Using Data to Feed The World

Companies are deploying new precision technologies to collect more data and help farmers make better business decisions The world’s global population is projected to balloon from 7.2 billion to 9.6...