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Todd Martin Believes Independent Seed Companies Contain the Best People

At the Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA)'s 30th annual conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with Todd Martin, the CEO of IPSA. Todd discussed how 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...

Seed Morphology Gets a Boost

A new international association aims to strengthen a crucial area of expertise. For years, there has been a shrinking level of expertise in the area of seed morphology. According to...

Soybean Helps Rebuild Nigeria Post Conflict

Since 2012, violence inflicted by Boko Haram and other extremists has uprooted tens of thousands of Nigerians from their communities. Entire villages abandoned. Bridges bombed. Churches burned. Crops and...

A Fixer at the DNA Level: Q&A with Mark Massoudi

Mark Massoudi, president of Ag Biotech, Inc., shares his excitement for fixing things at the DNA level and for Ag Biotech's new Seed Health Lab. Seed World: What's your favorite...

Bridge the Head and Heart

Seed industry leaders speak out about the importance of trust and relationships. Many seed industry leaders consider agriculture a relationships business. And as such, foremost on the minds of those...
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Can I Save That Seed?

Saving seed is a concept that has been around for thousands of years. We usually think of saving seed as a farmer setting aside seed from a prior year’s...

A Field of Innovations

Technology, has been transforming our lives for hundreds of years. Long before smartphones; technological progress brought us the press, the locomotive, the first car, the radio, and other countless...

A Legacy to Carry Out: Q&A with Ashley Harlow

Coming into the seed industry in 2012, Ashley Harlow, LG Seeds business manager, shares what drives her and what she enjoys about FuSE. Seed World: Favorite book? Ashley Harlow: I am...

Jerry Flint: Diversity Paves the Way for Progress

He didn’t realize it at the time, but the rural Ohio farm Jerry Flint grew up on provided experience and perspective that still serves him today.  Farms in the 1970s...

Run for Cover: Cropping Up Better Soil

There’s a revolution growing below us. A group of passionate farmers have been experimenting with complex combinations of cover crop seed species which may significantly influence the future of...

Science Communications Core to Career Path: Q&A with Kent Schescke

Dedicated to helping the public understand more about science, technology and the innovation of food, Kent Schescke, Council for Agriculture Science and Technology (CAST) executive vice president, talks about...
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David Hollinrake On Becoming a Formidable Competitor in Seeds

At the Syngenta Media Summit in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Alex Martin sat down with David Hollinrake to discuss his start in seeds and where Syngenta Seeds has gone in the...

Advocating for Our Land: Q&A with Mark Mustoe

Mark Mustoe, co-owner and manager of Clearwater Seed, shares the importance of good land stewardship and the possible ramifications if stewardship is forgotten. Seed World: What are you reading? Mark Mustoe:...

You’re Not Welcome Here

WE ARE LIVING in a new Dark Age in Europe where innovation and technology are being rejected at an alarming rate. While reactionary pressure is being seen from chemicals...

Four Steps to Minimize Trade Risks

The increasingly protectionist trade environment threatens the seed industry. Governments are imposing tariffs on seed and seed equipment. Planted acreage is declining as export demand plummets. Non-tariff trade barriers...

Telling Our Story: Q&A with Amanda Zaluckyi

Amanda Zaluckyi, creator of the blog The Farmer’s Daughter, worries about the misinformation facing agriculture and how to fight it. Seed World: Favorite genre of music? Amanda Zaluckyi: Jason Aldean. Wait.......

Branding Irons for Wheat

Branding has been a staple of agriculture in the American West for generations. Just as branding and branding irons are still an important part of the American West to...

Secrets to Success from the Next Generation

Seed World sits down with some of the best young minds to find out what it takes to succeed in the modern world of plant breeding. Known as the father...