Magazine

October 2018

As we officially welcome the start of fall, the seed industry is focused on harvest and evaluating trials. In this issue, we explore wheat’s potential as a cover crop with corn. You’ll discover a dynamic partnership in Arizona that’s running the full gamut, from seed to plate. And we are kicking off a new series on intellectual property. In this issue, you can read about what you might find in a work contract , the intricacies of non-disclosure agreements  and an overview of IP in the seed industry. Plus, you can check out the latest turf and forage trends, get insight from a number of plant breeders, find strategies to deal with the current trade environment and learn about a new Seed Science Foundation. Now’s the time to grab a cup of coffee and catch up, be it on your mobile device or at your desk.
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Catherine Langat (ESA) INVITE project, Young People Going into Seed Sector, EU Policy Making,...

Catherine Langat, Technical Manager Plant Breeding and Variety Registration at the European Seed Association (ESA) talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from...
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Robert van Tuil & Edwin van der Vossen (Keygene N.V.) Exciting Innovations, Coping with...

Edwin van der Vossen, VP Crop Innovation and Robert van Tuil, Director Business Development at Keygene N.V. talk with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid,...
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Joachim Schneider (BASF) BASF’s Growth into a Seed Company, Innovations, ECJ Ruling, Overcoming Opposition

Joachim Schneider, Head of Vegetable Seeds at BASF talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from October 7-9, 2018.
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Marc Cool (Corteva) Transparency and Dialogue for Innovation

Marc Cool, Global Seed Policy Lead at Corteva AgriscienceTM talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from October 7-9, 2018.
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Cesar Gonzalez (ESA) Youth Entering Seed Sector, Movement Away from Science, ECJ Ruling &...

Cesar Gonzalez, Manager Public Affairs at the European Seed Association (ESA) talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from October 7-9, 2018.
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Andree-Anne Couillard (Syngenta) Neonicotinoids Suspension, Expansion in Eastern Europe

Andree-Anne Couillard, Head Seedcare EAME at Syngenta talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from October 7-9, 2018.
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Julie Weisenburger (Conceptum) Organizing Meetings, 3 Things Event Planners Should Avoid

Julie Weisenburger, Managing Director at Conceptum Conferences & Events talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from October 7-9, 2018.
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Søren Halbye (DLF A/S) Challenges in the Grass Seed Sector, Mergers & Acquisitions, ECJ...

Søren Halbye, Chief Commercial Officer at DLF A/S talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from October 7-9, 2018.
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Peter Button (UPOV) Impact of UPOV Worldwide, Balancing Conservation & Plant Breeders Rights

Peter Button, Vice Secretary-General, UPOV talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from October 7-9, 2018. Link to Paper on the socio-economic benefits of...
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Nigel Moore (KWS & ESA) Communication, Opposition to Innovation, Breaking the Deadlock

Nigel Moore, Head of Business Administration at KWS Cereals Division and President at the European Seed Association (ESA) talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in...
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Protect Wheat Yields

As farmers nail down their winter wheat seed purchase, they’ll also need to determine if and what seed treatment should be included. Cereals are a very diverse crop and the...
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The Science Behind Seed Singulation – A Seed World Strategy Webinar & Podcast

As the price tag on that bag of seed continues to increase, so does the importance of seed singulation. Farmers need to maximize every acre, and that means no...
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Didier Sauvaire (Euralis Semences) Challenges in Sunflower Sector, Orobanche Impact

Didier Sauvaire, Oilseed Crops Business Line Director with Euralis Semences talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from October 7-9, 2018.
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Philippe Saux (Euralis Seeds) on Russian Expansion, PBI Regulation, Navigating Global Markets

Philippe Saux, Director General at Euralis Seeds talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from October 7-9, 2018.
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Seed World Visits NoroGard in Malmo, Sweden

Seed World Visits NoroGard in Malmo, Sweden

Climate Changes Drive Forage Changes

How can seed companies help farmers and ranchers shift their acres to forages most suitable to the changing climate? Cool-season grasses thrive in the spring and fall when soil temperatures...

Combining Forces to Launch Seed Science Foundation

Two long-time stalwart organizations merge with the renewed goal of funding research, informing policy and creating a bigger impact within the seed industry’s scientific community. By combining forces and working...

Advocating for Our Land: Q&A with Mark Mustoe

Mark Mustoe, co-owner and manager of Clearwater Seed, shares the importance of good land stewardship and the possible ramifications if stewardship is forgotten. Seed World: What are you reading? Mark Mustoe:...

A Great Loss for Europe

The impact of the recent ECJ ruling on plant breeding innovation. Many members of the plant breeding sector in Europe are voicing their opposition against the July 25 ruling which...

Protecting Pollinators: States Take the Reign on Pollinator Health

Just as worker bees provide the hive with the substance it needs to thrive, states work to create pollinator habitat and increase awareness for an overall bigger impact in...