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...
David Hollinrake

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...

Homegrown Food and Non-GMO Seed: Q&A with Joe Budreau

With a love for homegrown food, Joe Budreau, a Certified Crop Advisor for Spectrum Seed Technologies, discusses exciting new research and the benefits of working with Non-GMO corn seed. Seed...

Cows and Gene-Editing: Q&A with Alison Van Eenennaam

Alison Van Eenennaam, an Extension specialist in animal genomics and biotechnology at the University of California, Davis, shares her excitement for gene-editing and her research on cattle. Seed World: Favorite...

Collaborative Efforts Lead to Scientific Breakthroughs

Editor's Note: The article that appeared last week recognizing Qingli Liu was not the edited version and had a couple inaccuracies. Below, you'll find the most recent version of...

SIPA Celebrates 4 Years of Success, Best is Yet to Come

Four years ago, 11 founding member companies met at the American Seed Trade Association’s office in Alexandria, Virginia, to lay the foundation of a new industry organization, the Seed...

Law and Biotech: Q&A with Drew Kershen

Drew Kershen, a retired professor of agriculture biotechnology and policy law at the University of Oklahoma (OU), highlights the importance of biotechnology. Seed World: What are you currently reading? Drew Kershen:...

Technology Adoption: A Catch-22

In preparation for planting African evaluation trials, Kristin Bilyeu works to increase 200 soybean lines under the Mississippi sun. Developing adaptable high yielding varieties for the low-latitude tropics is...
UPOV

Does the UPOV System Foster Modern Innovation?

The challenges facing agriculture make the success of plant breeding innovations more critical than ever before. Investment in plant breeding will greatly depend on the incentives provided by society...

Roy Cantrell on Meeting Norman Borlaug and Training the Next Generation of Hunger-Fighters

Roy Cantrell is a Florida-based plant breeding consultant with a long history working to feed the world. He's also a mentor for the Borlaug Scholars program. We chatted with...