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...
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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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Jeff Weber Has Advice For People Entering Sales

At the 30th Annual Independent Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with Jeff Weber, Seed Treatment Lead of the Eastern Region for Nufarm Americas. Did...
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Can AI Help Food Security?

Note: This is the fourth in a four-part series. Food insecurity remains one of today’s most vexing global problems. Nobody wants to go to bed hungry, but tremendous leaps in...
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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...

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,”...

Kassidy Kimpling Is Following Her Passion for Sales

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with Kassidy Kimpling, a senior at the University of Illinois who's majoring...
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Seed Innovations Benefit All of the Seed Industry

Innovations from throughout the seed industry help address many of the economic, environmental and health issues we face as a global society. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that...

Passing the Baton

For more than a decade, Martin Gruss has carried the Bayer SeedGrowth baton as head. Now, he’s passing the baton to Boualem Saidi, and Seed World finds out what’s...
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Innovation Seeds Our Future

In a global economy where everything is accessible at the click of a mouse, it’s easy to take for granted the basic essentials of life: food, clothing, shelter, clean...
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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:...
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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...
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How to Achieve Trust

In an era where people primarily communicate by email and text, trust can be harder to come by. What’s the most important thing needed to bring comfort to your employees?...

8 Questions with Robb Fraley

Dr. Robert (Robb) Fraley is executive vice president and chief technology officer for Monsanto Company, overseeing Monsanto's integrated crop and seed agribusiness technology and research with facilities in most every world...