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    October 2017

    Uncover the secrets of land rehabilitation, as we follow a project in Pennsylvania, and the seed industry’s role. You’ll learn about Greg Kedzierski and his work at Ernst Conservation Seeds. In this issue, you’ll also discover the latest trends impacting the turf and grass seed industry, from the importance of youth sports to what’s happening in the Willamette Valley. If you missed the National Association of Plant Breeders Annual Meeting, we’ve got the award winners featured. Plus, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, who has been nominated as USDA undersecretary for farm production and conservation, shares his thoughts on how the seed industry can collaborate with local governments on conservation efforts.
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    A Seed World Strategy Webinar: Exploring no-till, cover crops and the relationship with seed...

    As the importance of soil health continues to gain traction in the research community and among farmers, more and more are experimenting with different management practices, such as strip-till,...

    Perennial Ryegrass Acres Decline

    Those in the industry share why perennial ryegrass seed production is moving out of the Willamette Valley. Known as the “Grass Seed Capital of the World,” Oregon’s Willamette Valley is...
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    Visualizing Gene-Trait Networks

    For scientists, the moniker “seeing is believing” may now become “seeing is discovering,” thanks to new open-source software. Non-bioinformaticians can now create knowledge-networks, a powerful way for biologists to visualize...
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    Diego Risso (URUPOV) More Than Just Representing Breeders, Technology Value System

    Diego Risso, Executive Director, from URUPOV talks with Shawn Brook at the SAA & ACOSEMILLAS 6th Seed Congress of the Americas from September 5-7, 2017 in Cartagena de Indias,...

    Ricardo Yapur (Rizobacter) Biologicals as Non-Chemical Solution, Investing in R&D

    Ricardo Yapur , President from Rizobacter talks with Shawn Brook at the SAA & ACOSEMILLAS 6th Seed Congress of the Americas from September 5-7, 2017 in Cartagena de Indias,...
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    Victoria Stewart (URUPOV) Capturing Royalties on Seed, Plant Breeders Rights Enforcement

    Victoria Stewart, Operations Manager from URUPOV talks with Shawn Brook at the SAA & ACOSEMILLAS 6th Seed Congress of the Americas from September 5-7, 2017 in Cartagena de Indias,...

    Plant Materials Centers Strive to Maintain Funding

    New plant varieties provide environmental and commercial payback. Scattered across the country, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) maintains 25 Plant Materials Centers (PMCs) to find...
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    Michael Keller (ISF) Association Collaboration, Growth of Seed Trade Worldwide

    Michael Keller, Secretary-General, from ISF talks with Shawn Brook at the SAA & ACOSEMILLAS 6th Seed Congress of the Americas from September 5-7, 2017 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

    Water Policies Heat Up Cities

    Native landscapes and lawn alternatives are found in homes and parks from coast to coast, but what do cities lose with the loss of grass? During the past few years,...

    Iowa Sees Water Quality Results with Collaborative Approach

    Anyone who has been following the news here in Iowa, or even nationally, understands that water quality is very much a hot topic. Fortunately, Iowa has been a real...

    Turf, Trends and Conservation

    Seedsmen and those who partner with the industry share their insight as to what’s driving the turf seed market and what areas, both end users and geographies, hold the...