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Success in a Seller’s Market

Astute companies are using corporate social responsibility initiatives to attract and engage top talent in a tight market. Part two of a three-part series on employee recruitment and...
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Industry News – October 2012

Industry News is geared to seed professionals and delivers the people, industry, business and product news you need to know. Submissions are welcome. Email us at news@issuesink.com....
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Since 1915

1915 The Economic Importance of Good Planting SeedNo careful observer of plants needs to be told that even in the purest varieties there is considerable variation of...
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High Flier

When bringing seed to market, one native seed retailer gives new meaning to the 10,000-foot view. Imagine flying over miles and miles of New Mexico’s brown and...
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The Future of Forages

Far from being left behind in research and development, forages are coming to the fore as growers begin to look for geographically-specific varieties. While forages have always...
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Sizing it up

The average size of farms in the United States continues to increase, and while basic seed sales tactics remain the same no matter who the customer is,...
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Cross Pollination

Recruitment Matters“It is probably the perception that plant breeding is a lost and old science in the minds of some students coming out of school. There are...
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Bridging the Communications Divide

In a global playing field, harmonized regulations—and improved communication—are essential to ensure the flow of seed across borders. “What we need in the seed industry is a...
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World Status

An in-depth overview on the global seed industry. From flood-resistant rice in the Philippines to a new research hub in the DRC. StatusPHILIPPINES Despite dreadful flooding around...
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Giant Views of the Industry

  Expect Bullish Turf and Forage Markets Open any newspaper over the past few months and you will have read about the disastrous heat and drought that...
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GM-Free Europe: Myth vs. Reality

When it comes to plant biotechnology, and more specifically to the genetic modification of plants, Europe still seems to be different from most other parts of the world....
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More Acres, More Insight

One expert offers tips to improve communication about value to large-scale farmers focused on achieving business goals and growth. Today’s farmers are growing, and that means that...
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Consolidation

Ag journalists started writing about consolidations in the seed industry 30 years ago, or so it seems. But the beat goes on. With special licensing agreements on...
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YIELD: Not just a numbers game

A holistic approach to yield management is changing the equation. Yield may be measured in bushels (or tons) per acre; however, it’s much more than just numbers,...