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...

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...
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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...

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:...

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...

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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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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Reaching for the Sky: Q&A with Venelin Dimitrov

Venelin Dimitrov, senior project manager of vegetables, herbs and fruits at Burpee’s Flowers, shares about his favorite flower varieties and his respect for pollinators and their important work. Seed World:...
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From Home Office to Beck’s: Q&A with Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson, breeding projects coordinator for Beck’s Hybrids, shares about her experience in Kauai, Hawaii as well as her experiences working at Beck’s. Seed World: Favorite film? Sarah Thompson:'Groundhog Day' is...
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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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What, How And Why Seed Businesses Should Use Copyrights

Note: This is the second part in a series. The first article is "It's Not Just Patents and PVPs." In this age of the internet, copyrights are an important and...

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...
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Can Artificial Intelligence Save Agriculture?

Dramatic leaps in computing power have moved artificial intelligence (AI) from the realm of science fiction screenplays to everyday reality. Serious discussions of AI typically focus on uses such...

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...

More Money Needed for Sequencing Wheat Genome

More financing needed so the full genome of bread wheat can be sequenced. Sequencing the wheat genome has long been considered an insurmountable challenge. World demographics, however, have left society...

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...

Stine Talks Strategy

Myron Stine is president of Iowa’s Stine Seed Company, America’s largest privately-owned seed company, and the fourth largest overall. He takes our questions. Seed World: What are you reading now,...