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...
trademarks

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...

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...
Rao

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...

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...

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...

Riley Reep Feels It’s Her Job to Share Agriculture’s Story

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with IPSA Scholar Riley Reep, a first year student at Texas Tech...

Tim Bratland’s Passing His Gavel to the Next Generation

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA) Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with Tim Bratland, president of Legend Seeds and outgoing president of...

Pope Helps to Pave the Way for GMOs

Despite acknowledging their potential, proponents say the Catholic Church can do more to speed acceptance of GM products. Retired University of Oklahoma agricultural law professor Drew Kershen is a staunch...
partnership

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...

Katelyn Tabit Helps to Develop Rural Communities

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with Katelyn Tabit, an undergraduate at Illinois College majoring in agribusiness with...
trademarks

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...

Arielle Hurst Loves All Aspects of Ag, From Show Horses to Technology

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with IPSA Scholar Arielle Hurst, a senior at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College...

Sierra Williamson Spends Her Time Blogging About Agriculture

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with IPSA Scholar Sierra Williamson, a senior at the University of Minnesota...
AI

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...

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...
trust

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?...

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...

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...
SIPA

Helping Wheat Growers Increase Farm Profitability

These days, growing wheat is becoming an increasingly tough choice in the U.S. Wheat prices are low, making farm profitability difficult, while innovations in soybean and corn are allowing...