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    Since 1915: A Look Back to 1964

    The first issue of Seed World was published in 1915. Here the editors will take you back in time to explore the numbers, news and issues that impacted the...

    Since 1915: A Look Back at May 1939

    A MOMENT IN TIME The cover from May 1939 shows the main entrance gates of the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco, California, where the American Seed Trade Association...

    Since 1915: What to Do with Crop Surpluses?

    A Moment In Time The cover of our October 1964 issue shows Sondra Goss, “Queen of the Tulips,” with Dutch tulip bulbs on Holland-America Line’s SS Nieuw Amsterdam while docked...

    Since 1915: A Look Back at Plant Breeders’ Rights

    A Moment in Time Our February 1968 issue featured commentary on the “Breeders’ Rights Problem” in the United States and abroad. “For a number of years, members of the seed industry...

    Since 1915: A look back to June 1986

    A Moment in Time  This cover features botanical gardens and the California Tower in Balboa Park, a San Diego landmark. The pages of this issue included a discussion of new...

    Since 1915: Looking back to 1966

    A Moment in Time  This issue featured an exciting new watermelon variety, Jubilee, and previewed the mid-winter meeting of the American Seed Trade Association, which it noted had “become largely...

    Since 1915: Looking Back to Innovations in 1981

    A Moment in Time: This special equipment issue profiled a new machine, the Simon Countmaster — designed to count the number of seeds presented to it or count out any...

    Since 1915: The American Lawn and the Election in 1968

    A MOMENT IN TIME Tending to the typical American lawn — a scene played out around the nation in 1968 as voters got ready to go to the polls to...

    Since 1915: A Focus on Turfgrass

    A Moment in Time  A perennial ryegrass blend called Pleasure is used on an Arizona golf course. This issue focused on the latest in environmental turf research and turfgrass seed...

    Since 1915: The Alkali Bee

    A Moment in Time Pictured here: “The alkali bee, a lightweight champion with complete disregard for hard blows on the chin, is helping seed growers attain better alfalfa seed yields.”...

    To Say “Thank You” Culver’s Planted 5 Million Seeds

    Editor's Note: This is a fun Friday story and focuses on the positive side of agriculture. I see so many negative news items that come across my desk about...

    From Corgis to Corn

    Explore the long history of GMO technology. To date, scientists have engineered bacteria that produce medication-grade drugs, crops with built-in pesticides and beagles that glow in the dark. While these...

    Since 1915: Corn, a Symbol of Agricultural Greatness

    A Moment In Time  This 1975 cover of Seed World features corn, a symbol of agricultural greatness. In this issue, S.M. McAshan Jr., who serves as chairman for Anderson, Clayton...

    Since 1915: FIS and ASSINSEL formally merge to become the International Seed Federation,...

    A MOMENT IN TIME This edition of Seed World covered a momentous event: the official formation of the International Seed Federation (ISF). That year, the International Seed Trade Federation (FIS)...

    A Moment in Time: Seed World Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 1965

    A Moment in Time  Mandeville and King Company dedicate Envy, the first green zinnia, to Seed World in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The editors of the publication write: “We’re...

    A Moment in Time: Optimism Prevails Among Seedsman

    A Moment in Time  More than 75 wholesale field seed dealers met at the Stevens Hotel in Chicago, Ill., Jan. 12-13, 1931, for the Farm Seed Association of North America...