Magazine

October 2016

The native seed industry seeks a cohesive strategy and standards for the future. We talk to them about what’s driving the effort. We also explore how demand is at an all-time high for more aesthetically pleasing and drought resistant turf products.

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Setting a Standard

The native seed industry seeks a cohesive strategy and standards for the future. How local is local? That’s the underlying question seed industry players are asking these days when it...

Barley Boom

Idaho has become a major player in providing barley for brewers around the world, thanks to new varieties and innovative farming practices. It’s the sort of statistic you might expect...

Same Goal, Different Pathways

Last fall, three African soybean breeders visited the University of Missouri and University of Illinois, in collaboration with the U.S. Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL), to observe advanced plant breeding...

Treating Abiotic Stressors

Novel seed treatments hold great promise in reducing plant stress from abiotic events, such as drought and frost. Did you know that the human population lives on less than 20...

Seller’s Market

Demand is at an all-time high for both more aesthetically pleasing and drought-resistance products and services. The turf and grass seed industry remains extremely competitive and continues to grow rapidly...

Designer Tomatoes? They’re Almost Here

According to researchers who spoke at the 2016 SolGenomics Conference, the future is now for this indispensable fruit. The tomato is a crucial ingredient in a plethora of the world’s...

Communicating the Way to Coexistence

Through dialogue, change is beginning to take shape. The media may sometimes portray farmers and beekeepers as being on opposite sides, but the two groups are actually both striving for...

Advancing Forage

New research funding will ensure forage crops continue to be improved through new variety development. Here’s a look at some of the latest innovations in alfalfa and tall fescue...

Accurate Information is Key

Nearly 30 years in the turf industry has given me a wealth of knowledge and experience in cool season grass varieties. Over the last year-and-a-half I’ve become acquainted with new warm...
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Irma Ortiz (Graduate Student, UC Riverside) Strategy, Mentorship, Impact of Tomato Genome Mapping

Giant Views: Irma Ortiz, Graduate Student, UC Riverside Solanaceae Conference SolGenomics:From Advances to Applications September 12-16, 2016 Davis, California, USA

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...

Going Interactive

Experts will be fielding questions about the future of the farm and lawn seed industry at ASTA’s annual Farm and Lawn Seed Conference. Organizers of the American Seed Trade Association’s...
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Ann Powell (Researcher Emerita, UC Davis) Fruit Research, UC Davis’ Strong Reputation

Giant Views: Ann Powell, Researcher Emerita Plant Sciences Department UC Davis Solanaceae Conference SolGenomics:From Advances to Applications September 12-16, 2016 Davis, California, USA

A Seed World Strategy Webinar & Podcast: Novel Seed Treatments Help Plants Cope ...

• Learn about the most detrimental abiotic stressors. • Discover the seed treatments already on the market. • Explore the future and what companies are working on.
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From Genomics to Communications, Allen Van Deynze Shares Thoughts

When it comes to crop focus, Allen Van Deynze says there's only about 250 crops in California of importance. Instead of focusing on a specific crop, the University of...
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Dr. Dieter Mulitze (Agronomix) Saving Plant Breeders Time, Plant Breeding Software Solutions

Shawn Brook sits down with Dr. Dieter Mulitze of Agronomix software to discuss their current AGROBASE software and future offerings to plant breeders.

2016 Solanaceae Conference – Giant Views Interviews

Giant Views Interviews: Solanaceae Conference / SolGenomics:From Advances to Applications September 12-16, 2016 Davis, California, USA