Magazine

June 2017

Get to know Mark Herrmann, AgReliant Genetics president and CEO, as he shares the lessons he’s learned in navigating changes and inventing solutions. Leaders of the International Seed Federation, Michael Keller and John Christophe-Gouache, also discuss change and how the international seed industry is adapting to a new environment. In this issue, you’ll also get an in-depth look at plant breeding innovation. Our team covers everything from the history of plant breeding to the methods, and from policies around the world to the path forward. Additionally, you’ll find a special feature on the world of cotton and what breeders are working on today. We hope you enjoy!

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Strategy Webinar & Podcast: Do We Need to Measure Seed Quality Differently?

Seed technology and the tools we have to measure seed quality are advancing at a rapid pace. We’ve asked a panel of experts if the testing methods are keeping...

Since 1915: A Look Back at Plant Breeders’ Rights

A Moment in Time Our February 1968 issue featured commentary on the “Breeders’ Rights Problem” in the United States and abroad. “For a number of years, members of the seed industry...
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Ketty Nilsson (NoroGard) Evolution of Seed Treatment, Internet Connected Machinery, Accurate Dosage

At the International Seed Federation's 2017 World Seed Congress, Ketty Nilsson, president of NoroGard, sits down with Shawn Brook to talk about the evolution of batch seed treaters an...

The Quest to Breed Tough Corn Hybrids

One seedsman harnesses the power of Mother Nature in his breeding programs to evaluate hybrids across multiple environments simultaneously. “Mother Nature doesn’t work in a vacuum.” That comment by Ed...

The Need for Policies that Support Growers and Innovation

We all know we face a huge challenge. The world’s increasing population requires innovative tools and technologies that help farmers grow not only more food, but more nutritious food....

How to Harvest Value from Farm Data

Farmers are increasingly embracing a new digital reality, but the transition hasn’t been easy. Perhaps the most sensitive issue is farm-generated data, which raises a number of questions. Who...

Faith Based and Seed Focused

“I see incorporation of seed as an investment in capacity building, allowing our international partners to enhance their own skills and programs focused on food security and ultimately economic...

Lessons Learned in the Pursuit of Success

From cornfields to boardrooms, Mark Herrmann reflects on his past and what’s led to his stellar career. From this, he shares three tips that help guide his business and...

Flower Power

Why choosing pollinator plot plants isn’t as simple as you thought. With efforts to support pollinator habitats on the rise, it’s important to consider that there is more to the...
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Seed Innovation Matters to Farmers

As chairman of the Seed Innovation Protection Alliance (SIPA), I am always struck by the ironic position many people take regarding innovation and intellectual property in all sectors of...

Local Bans on GM Crop Production More Symbolic than Impactful

Through the years, local governments have tried to pass laws banning GM crop production, with some failed attempts and some successful. Here, you’ll get an overview of the landscape...