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    Open Source Seed, a Hoax or a Wake-Up Call?

    “Open source” is a trend in various industries. It started to take root in the software industry (Mozilla), followed by biotechnology (CAMBIA) and publishing, where the creative...

    You Learn Something New Every Day: Q&A with Amanda Patin

    Amanda Patin, key account manager for SGS, gives us the scoop on why seed testing is more than a regulatory requirement — it gives you the...

    Making Mini Meadows: Q&A with Mike Lizotte

    Mike Lizotte, owner and managing partner of American Meadows and author of Mini Meadows, shares how a meadow can be created anywhere — from a rolling...
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    How Shawn Kaeppler Went from Dairy Cattle Judging to Plant Breeding

    Shawn Kaeppler, agronomy professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and recent winner of the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Lifetime Achievement Award, talks with Marc Zienkiewicz about...
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    Michael Kantar on how Netflix is Changing Plant Breeding

    Michael Kantar sits down with Seed World's Marc Zienkiewicz to talk about his work at the University of Hawaii, how technologies like Netflix are changing plant breeding,...

    Seed Piracy Hurts All of the Seed Industry

    In 2014, the seed industry was stunned by the news of theft of corn germplasm from production fields in Iowa and Illinois, by Chinese nationals trying to...

    Why Seed Certification is the Best-Kept Secret

    Editor's Note: This column was originally written for our sister publication, Germination, however, we thought that Steve shared some great insight about seed certification that you, our...

    10 Reasons You Should Look Forward to the Future

    Ah, the good old days! Everything was better back then! Or was it? Surveys show that in many countries, a majority...

    Blake Curtis and John Duesing Receive ASTA Lifetime Honorary Member Award

    The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) recognized Blake Curtis of Curtis & Curtis Inc. and John Duesing of Corteva Agriscience with its Lifetime Honorary Member Award during the Policy...

    Plant Breeders and Geneticists Seeding Solutions. How Did Dan Barber Get It So Wrong?

    By: Wayne Gale, incoming chair of the American Seed Trade Association and Stokes Seeds president and CEO By now, I’m sure most of...

    NAFTA Demolition Better for PBI

    Only time will tell if the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will reduce trade tensions. On Nov. 30, 2018, trade tensions between the United States...

    Checks and Balances: Ensuring a Safe Food Supply For All!

    Many of us are relieved now that the 2019 tax filing season is over, but tax season doesn’t end for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS...

    Get an Early Start on Reclaiming Fields from Resistant Weeds

    Iowa soybean farmer Jon Freese is sold on the importance of early-season weed control, especially now that he’s witnessed the effectiveness of Bayer Crop Science’s XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip...

    Brexit – Time for a EU-turn?

    Marcel Bruins How I wish that ‘Brexit’ was a morning cereal that you would take when you’re constipated. Alas, this is not the...

    Friending Your Customers: Q&A With Anthony Stevenson

    Anthony Stevenson, international wholesale sales representative from Johnny’s Selected Seeds, shares about working with international customers and how his customers have become his personal friends. SW: Favorite podcast or audiobook? Anthony...

    Strength in Numbers: Q&A With Chris Zanobini

    Chris Zanobini, CEO of the California Seed Association, discusses how collaboration strengthens the organization and what the seed industry should be lobbying for. SW: Favorite film?  Chris Zanobini: “Life is Beautiful,”...