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    October 2015

    With a special focus on the forage and grass seed industries, you’re sure to glean some insight into the latest market trends. Seed World continues its series recognizing the seed industry’s Top 100 most transformational people, and in this issue we kick it off by recognizing Owen Newlin. In addition, Kellye Eversole, executive director of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, provides an update on the progress being made to sequence the genome of bread wheat. And there’s much more, but you’ll have to check it out for yourself.

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    From the Floor – ESA Annual Meeting 2015 – Oliver Manufacturing – Jon Moreland

    Jon Moreland speaks from the floor at ESA's Annual meeting 2015 about Oliver Manufacturing.

    Are Home Owners Interested in Low-Input Turfgrasses?

    Chengyan Yue, Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science and Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota Eric Watkins, Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota About The Author Chengyan Yue...

    Linkages Foster Fires of Development in Africa

    The rapid advancement and adoption of new technologies, fueled by a highly educated populace and the availability of capital, in more developed agricultural economies might be likened to a...

    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...

    Cover Crops No Longer a Fad

    The acreage planted steadily increases year over year. It wasn’t so long ago that cover crops were considered a fad. Not ready to run ahead with a small crowd, most...

    Help Phoebee, a Busy Honeybee

    Even the busiest of bees need your help. Hi there, I’m Phoebee, a busy worker bee from a managed North American honeybee colony. About the size of a paperclip, I...

    What do Sports Field Managers Demand from Turfgrass Today?

    Low inputs, little maintenance and the ability to withstand wear and tear – that’s what turfgrass managers want today. There is plenty to consider when it comes to natural grass...

    Giant Views – ESA Annual Meeting 2015 – Green Resources Ltd – Chris Green

    Chris Greene speaks from the floor at ESA's Annual meeting 2015 about Green Resources Ltd.

    Western Seed Association: A Time-Tested Tradition

    Some things don’t change. Members of the 116-year-old Western Seed Association find value in continuity and consistency. In 1899, a group of seedsmen formed the Western Seed Association to help...

    ASTA: We’re Listening and We’re Measuring

    If there’s one message that leaders throughout the seed industry have communicated to me during the first 100 days of my term as chair of the American Seed Trade...

    Women, Youth in Africa Need Access to Financing and Markets

    The 2015 African Green Revolution Forum was held Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 in Zambia. Organized by the AGRF Partners Group, the government of Zambia and the Common Market...

    Since 1915: The Seed Industry in 1962

    A MOMENT IN TIME Pictured here is the Peace Bridge, an international bridge between Canada and the United States located at the east end of Lake Erie at the source...

    Product Spotlight for Protecting Cereal Seed

    While wheat and other cereals might not drive farm profits like corn and soybeans, there are products that can help to drive up yields, which is especially important in...

    Giant Views – ESA Annual Meeting 2015 – Dr. Shakeel Bhatti

    Dr. Shakeel Bhatti sits down with Shawn Brook at the 2015 ESA Annual Meeting from October 11-13, 2015 in Vienna, Austria.

    Giant Views – ESA Annual Meeting 2015 – Søren Halbye

    Søren Halbye sits down with Shawn Brook at the 2015 ESA Annual Meeting from October 11-13, 2015 in Vienna, Austria.