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    January 2016

    Uniquely Positioned – Seed World focuses on the how independent seed companies differ from multinationals, opportunities in sorghum and the importance of building teams.

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    Genetic Diversity Dwindling

    The short-term nature of breeding pushes genetic resources out of today’s hybrids. In the early years of agriculture, humans found plants with desirable characteristics, such as higher yield and more...

    Suppress Weeds by Planting in a Grid Pattern

    A recent eight-year study shows 25 to 30 percent less weed mass every year when crops are planted in grid patterns. The effects are even stronger at when also...
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    Unveiling the Secrets of Sorghum

    Research and consumer interest in health foods brings new  market potential to an old world cereal grain. Perhaps a diamond in the rough and a crop that deserves more...

    Tips to Better Operate in a Global World

    Seed industry veterans from across sectors discuss three keys to success when looking to enter new markets, whether it’s here at home or across borders. Globalization. It’s a word that...

    Make Genetic Gain, Don’t Just Release Cultivars

    In a rush to make a difference, fledgling plant breeding programs in lesser-developed regions of the world might crank out numerous new or “improved” cultivars. But in many cases,...

    Seed World Podcast Episode 3 – New Innovations in Seed Treatments: Seed World Sits...

    Craig Armstrong of Seed World magazine sits down with Steve Bergschneider, senior marketing lead, Seed Enhancements USA, BASF, to discuss how the company is helping growers better understand what...

    Seed World Podcast Episode 2 – New Innovations in Seed Treatments: Seed World Sits...

    Craig Armstong of Seed World talks with Mike Hofer of Seed Solutions, Functional Crop Care, BASF. Hofer talks about the global seed marketplace and how BASF is offering innovative solutions...

    Seed World Podcast Episode 1 – New Innovations in Seed Treatments: Seed World Sits...

    Craig Armstrong of Seed World magazine sits down with Eda Reinot, director, Seed Solutions R&D, Functional Crop Care, BASF. She talks about the importance of seed-applied technologies, and how...

    A Moment in Time: Optimism Prevails Among Seedsman

    A Moment in Time  More than 75 wholesale field seed dealers met at the Stevens Hotel in Chicago, Ill., Jan. 12-13, 1931, for the Farm Seed Association of North America...

    Adversity Creates Opportunity

    Notably, author and educator Henry Brands called Benjamin Franklin “The First American.” Brands was not the first to use that term for Franklin. As we all recognize, Franklin was...

    Canola Gains Ground

    Great Plains farmers seeking to increase wheat yields turn to canola with the help of experts. Seed Companies are helping farmers increase wheat yields in the Great Plains by encouraging...

    Authority in the Air

    Will new regulations inhibit or increase the use of UAS? More than 1 million drones were placed under Christmas trees this past month, meaning that even more hobbyists and commercial...

    Performance Management for the Modern World

    Learning to effectively manage and motivate employees is one way agribusinesses are looking to gain a competitive edge. There’s definitely room for improvement. At least that’s what many in agribusiness...

    Including Plant Acclimation to Temperature Change Improves Climate Models

    Nicholas G. Smith1, Sergey L. Malyshev2, Elena Shevliakova2, Jens Kattge3,4 and Jeffrey S. Dukes1,5 Affiliations: 1 Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University 2 Princeton University & Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Cooperative Institute for Climate...

    The OECD Seed Schemes

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development offers an inside look at how seed schemes are helping facilitate import and export of seed in order to help the industry...