Magazine

October 2014

Stepping Ahead! As Risa Demasi prepares to fill the position of chair for the American Seed Trade Association, Seed World highlights women in the industry. You’ll also learn about the efforts of AOSA and SCST to achieve uniformity in seed testing. Additionally, this issue explores turf trends, the science of resistance and the benefits of cover crops.

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Native Seed Trends

Native Seed Trends In a league of their own, the native seed industry works to improve landscapes, making them pollinator friendly and water conscious. Similar to many other sectors of the...

Seeding Below Ground Benefits

  Researchers shift their attention below ground to help take crops to the next level, while improving sustainability. Known to reduce the need for external inputs for fertility, reduce weed and...

World Status

From helping to develop a private seed industry along the “Gold Coast” of Ghana to making breakthroughs in the development of resistant wheat and barley, the seed industry is...
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Protecting Pollinators: Mite Infestation

Mitey Problems Come in Small Packages While new research shows promise in helping better control mites, these small parasites continue to infest bee colonies. Many experts believe mites, particularly...

Sowing Seeds of Success

Who’s at the Table? Seed World takes a rare look into boardrooms and senior management to examine the role women play and the skill sets they bring to the table. There’s...
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Water Worries

Dealing with Too Little or Too Much Water Breeding tolerance to abiotic stresses of drought and flooding was the theme of this year’s joint meeting of the National Association of...
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Biological Breakdown: Regulation Realm

Enter the Realm of Regulation Time and cost savings help to drive investments in biological products. The regulation of biological products is a bit of a mystery. If biologicals...
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Tracking Turf Trends

Companies continue to bring new varieties to the marketplace, delivering incremental improvements that add up over time. The turf seed sector might not be fast-paced when it comes...
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Regulatory Roundup

National KEYGENE EXPANDS SBG PORTFOLIO KeyGene’s Sequence Based Genotyping patent portfolio has been expanded with the patent grant “Method for High Throughput AFLP-based Polymorphism Detection” in the U.S. and China. The grant of...
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License to Learn

The Seed Industry Is Young The Seed Leadership Program aims to fast track your knowledge and understanding of the seed industry. Henry Ford once said “anyone who stops learning...

Unique Collaboration, a Pathway to Success

Teamwork is a catch-all phrase for a myriad of collaboration components. It’s also a concept that’s embraced in many types of organizations. Within an organization, teamwork is often viewed...
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A Call for Uniformity

The Need for Uniformity Unites New collaborations between the seed industry and seed testing laboratories give way to the promise of achieving uniformity among test results. The whole...

Industry News – October 2014

This microscopic slide shows the cellular structure of a wheat seed. The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium published a draft sequence of the bread wheat genome in the journal Science....
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Forage Frenzy

Alforex Seeds Beats Monsanto, Forage Genetics International to the Market. It’s been reported and thought that Monsanto in partnership with Forage Genetics International would be the first to...

Since 1915

A Moment in Time In honor of the American Seed Trade Association’s 1986 annual meeting held in San Diego, California, this cover showcases the coastal city’s beauty. The main photo was taken...
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International Agricultural Development: It’s a High-Wire Act

It’s A High Wire Act “What is it, exactly?” This is the question colleagues keep asking me about seed systems development. The topic was first raised by a seasoned...
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Selecting the Right Mix of Forages

Select the Right Mix of Forages With a number of options to choose from, it’s important to know your customer when putting together a seed mix. When Selling Forages,...
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Cover Crop Showcase

Reduce Soil Erosion Extensive root systems cling to the top layer of the soil creating an interior shield from erosion while top growth...
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Cross Pollination

Forage Superbowl Has Record Entries The World Forage Analysis Superbowl had 469 forage samples vying for a chance to win more than $22,000 in cash prizes in seven forage categories,...