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...

Conserving Crop Diversity

With climate change looming over our crops, preserving crop diversity is the No. 1 priority for Cary Fowler. "The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add...

For Katelyn Fritz, it’s all About Passion

Borlaug Scholar Katelyn Fritz is an undergraduate from Iowa State University double majoring in agronomy and global resource systems with focus areas in plant breeding and biotechnology as well...
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Cultivating Rapeseed and Early Careers

In his early career, Rob Duncan has been awarded for his efforts in developing a high-erucic acid rapeseed and helping students develop as plant breeders. Who has strong research foundations,...
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Apps that Drive Change: Q&A with Vilas Rao

Creating cohesive teams and digital tools that impact the seed industry is at the heart of what Vilas Rao, The Climate Corporation vice president of strategy, focuses on daily. Seed...

How a ’69 Corvette Stingray Led Arron Carter to become a Plant Breeding Mentor

We sit down with Arron Carter, Washington State University wheat breeder and mentor for the National Association of Plant Breeders Borlaug scholarship program. The program is established by the NAPB...

From Regulatory to Service: Q&A with Ric Dunkle

Ric Dunkle, Senior Director of Seed Health and Trade for ASTA, discusses transitioning from working with the federal government to ASTA and some of the difficulties while moving seed...

Good Business Partners: Q&A with Bryan and Denise Gentsch

Bryan Gentsch, executive vice president of the Texas Seed Trade Association (TSTA), and Denise Gentsch, legislative director of TSTA, discuss being business partners together and legislature that seed businesses...
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From DC: Qingli Liu Named 2018 Future Giant of the Seed Industry

Yesterday evening (June 11), Seed World in partnership with the Future Seed Executives of the American Seed Trade Association recognized Qingli Liu of Syngenta as the 2018 Future Giant...
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Tracy Tally, Risa DeMasi Talk Leadership

Lessons Learned in Leadership: As a continuation to the article that appeared in the June issue of Seed World, we sat down with Grassland Oregon’s Risa DeMasi and Justin...

From DC: ASTA’s LaVigne Encourages Advocacy

The American Seed Trade Association kicked off its new Policy and Leadership Development Conference Saturday, June 9, by welcoming more than 200 attendees to Washington, D.C. During the first PL/DC...
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Abroad and Adaptable: Q&A with Ioana Tudor

Ioana Tudor, global head of Seedcare at Syngenta Crop Protection, discusses living abroad and being adaptable to everything a country has to offer. Seed World: What’s your favorite movie? Ioana Tudor:...

Lessons in Leadership

Taking on more responsibility and moving into a management role can bring new challenges. We asked three national leaders in the industry to share their philosophy and lessons learned...

Competition Means More Choices in India: Q&A with Usha Barwale Zehr

From table tennis to the seed industry, Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company’s (MAHYCO) Director and Chief Technology Officer Usha Barwale Zehr shares why plant breeding innovation is important. Seed World: What...

ISF Focuses on Strategic Engagement

From the World Bank to the Gates Foundation and from the International Plant Protection Convention to national plant protection organizations, the International Seed Federation must work to identify areas...

The View From an Agroecologist’s Back Porch

If I’m a smallholder farmer in sub-Saharan Africa, what questions or fears might cloud the merits of adopting soybean, a “darling” crop for development in the region? “I’ve never even...

Look Over the Hill and Around the Corner: Q&A with RB Halaby

RB Halaby, chairman and founder of AgriCapital, discusses the never-ending concept of change and how the seed industry should react. Seed World: What’s your favorite book on your bookshelf? RB Halaby:...

Unless Corrected, The Erosion of Science Will Mean More Empty Plates

As agriculture and farming have relied more heavily on scientific breakthroughs to make improvements to animal care, land and water management and the environment, society has become increasingly illiterate...
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Conversing With the Consumer: Q&A with Charlie Arnot

Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, shares the fears of consumers and how the seed industry can better converse with consumers about their food. Seed World: What...