New Label, Even More Resources

Bayer announces training plans, tools for XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology users In late October, the Environmental Protection Agency extended the label registration for Bayer’s XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology...
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Gerald Unrau Believes It’s Important to Plan Ahead for the Future

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with Gerald Unrau, regional sales manager of Meridian Manufacturing. Unrau believes that...
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Lyle Marcus Is Making Sure NorthStar Goes to Market the Right Way

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with Lyle Marcus, CEO of NorthStar Genetics. Lyle recently transitioned to the...

Adding Value to Seed

Selling seed today is no longer just about the genetics in the bag. Yes, that’s a large piece of what growers are buying, but the total package can now...

Blocking the Spread of Bacterial Fruit Blotch

For more than 20 years, CSP labs has been providing the fruit and vegetable industry fast and efficient testing of bacterial fruit blotch (BFB) of watermelon, providing added reassurance...

A Passion for Farming: Q&A With Carl Peterson

Carl Peterson, president of Peterson Farms Seed, shares how his passion for farming led him to the seed industry. Seed World: Favorite book?  Carl Peterson: Tough question — probably the best...

Canola’s Success Lies in Evolving as a Global Player

Globally, Canada is the largest canola producer. My experience in the North American canola market has shown me how quickly the seed industry is evolving and that there are...

Trademark Talk

With proper understanding and a strategy, trademarks can provide protection and value outlasting that of a patent. Think about cheeseburgers and what comes to mind? McDonald’s. Wendy’s. Burger King. Culver’s....

Tough People Last: Q&A With Joe Merschman

Joe Merschman, president and CEO of Merschman Seeds, shares that while tough times don’t last forever, tough people will always last. Seed World: What's your favorite TV show? Joe Merschman:...

Build It and They Will Grow

Universities and state legislatures across the country see the need for and potential of investing in plant science centers. Interest is strong among universities to invest in plant science research....

More than Sharing, Networks and Collaboration Disrupt

What do old-school cooperatives have in common with new and disruptive businesses? Seed World explores the evolution of our economy and what’s staring us in the face. The business of...

Protecting Pollinators: Stewardship Key to Staying Power

Neonicotinoids and the crop protection industry have been under scrutiny, with the threat of losing an important tool in farmers’ integrated pest management toolbox. Neonicotinoids play an important role in...

Delivering the Whole Package

For every $1 million invested in varieties developed by the Crop Development Centre, producers make over $7 million. Here’s how the CDC has accomplished this. The key to success in...

Free the Seed

Is there any source of germplasm without restrictions? Intellectual Property (IP) surrounds almost everything in research and is increasingly important when it comes to protecting new varieties that companies produce;...

Diving into the Mega-Merger Waters

Expert weighs in on the Dow-Dupont, Bayer-Monsanto acquisitions. In 2015 and 2016, the headlines announcing the pending Dow-DuPont merger of equals and the Bayer-Monsanto merger were still wet on the...

Building Trust and Mutual Growth: Q&A with Jeff Skemp

Jeff Skemp, client operations manager at Gro Alliance, shares the secret to working with new clients and how to uncover opportunities with existing clients. Seed World: No.1 music genre? Jeff Skemp:...
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That’s My Proprietary Seed!

With my position as executive director of the Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance (SIPA), I have the privilege to attend a wide range of seed industry meetings. It never...
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Pre-Breeding 101

It’s been around for a long time, but why has pre-breeding become a new buzzword? The world’s climate is changing, and that means the advances made by the Green...

Precision from Beginning to End

Seed treatment advancements aren’t limited to companies that create chemistry; it involves everything from manufacturers to testing. Seed technology and advancements in the industry were the focus of a new...

Remembering Harry Collins

Known as “The Sheriff” by colleagues, Harry Collins was a leader when it came to biotechnology and protecting innovation. On Sunday, Nov. 11, the seed industry lost a great one,...