Magazine

June 2014

Regulatory Roll Call: GMO labeling, federal research dollars and variety registration are all issues covered in this magazine. You’ll get to meet some newcomers to the industry with our spotlight on the Futures Seed Executives, as well as the Future Giants. This issue also has a special feature with updates from regional seed associations around the world.

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Registration Review

Registration Review Is there one ideal variety registration model that every country should adopt? Variety registration is not a one-size-fits-all scenario but there are certain characteristics that every variety registration...

NAPB and PBCC Meeting To Focus on Breeding for Tolerance to Water Stress

July 7, 2014 NAPB and PBCC Meeting To Focus on Breeding for Tolerance to Water Stress The 8th Annual Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee Meeting and the 4th Annual National Association of...

Private Sector Plant Breeding

July 3, 2014 Panel to Showcase Benefits of Private Sector Plant Breeding It’s no secret that there are more and more opportunities in private sector plant breeding compared to that of...
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Training the Force

  Training the Force To solve the world’s biggest challenges, the seed industry relies on a highly skilled workforce, and the University of California, Davis, works to prepare those individuals. Childhood stunting...
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Since 1915

1940 ASTA Convention in Chicago Chicago was chosen as the meeting place for the 1940 convention of the American Seed Trade Association. The dates set are June 24, 25, 26 and...
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Tips to Talk About Work

How to Have the GMO Talk — the Right Way Sometimes, talking to friends and family can be a challenge for employees in the seed industry. Here are some tips...
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Cover Crops Uncovered

  Cover crops have proven to help farmers but can they help your business, too? The needs of modern agriculture have driven the seed industry to focus on higher-yielding varieties for...
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Time Takes a Toll on Seed Quality

High Expectations for Unfit Seeds Development work is very rewarding, but it can also be frustrating. While you know what needs to change, the process of change at a community...
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Around the World

Around the World Discover seed industry happenings from the perspective of regional seed associations Seed Association of the Americas To help address intellectual property concerns, the Seed Association of the America’s IP Working...
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Boom Times for Sorghum

More and more acres in the United States and around the world are being planted with this hardy, drought-resistant grain. The growing number of uses for sorghum is a...
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FuSE turns 10

Executives in the Making Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Future Seed Executives initiative continues to build momentum. To recognize this milestone, Seed World has followed up with the committee’s founders. Imagine...
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At the Cutting Edge of Agricultural R&D, Microbial Science Helps to Feed The World

Marcus-Meadows Smith, CEO Peter Wigley, Head New Zealand Operations It’s no secret that the world needs more food. According to the United Nations World Food Program, more than 870 million of...
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Seeds of Distrust Spur GMO Labeling Bill

Seeds of Distrust Spur GMO Labeling Bills A growing number of U.S. states are considering some form of mandatory labeling for GMO-derived food products. Seed World explores the impact such...
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Reflections from Craig Newman

ASTA’s Craig Newman reflects on his year as chairman. For AgReliant Genetics’ Craig Newman, 2013/14 has been years in the making as he has worked his way up through the...
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Regulatory Roundup

NATIONAL EPA Seeks Comments On New ProductThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public comment period on the proposed regulatory decision to register Enlist Duo, which contains...
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Cross Pollination

Now Is the Time to Deal with Unapproved GM Crops“We’ve got to figure a solution out to make sure we’re not handcuffing the U.S. corn farmer or the...
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Meet the Future Giants

Meet the Future of the Seed Industry With an outstanding pool of nominees for the Future Giants of the Seed Industry Award, the team at Seed World introduces the top...
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Reinvigorating Research

Funding Remains Critical to Future Research Projects Societal challenges spur an uptick in available research dollars, but the competition is fierce. During the past decade, there’s been a growing concern from...

Syngenta Will Host NAPB Tour

As a part of the National Association of Plant Breeders 2014 meeting, which will be held Aug. 5-8 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, participants will have the opportunity to tour Syngenta’s...
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World Status

Status Africa Analysis shows investments in fledgling seed companies with local focus could net big returns for African food production on small farms, according to the Alliance for a Green...