Advisory Board: Garrett Stoerger / Verdant Partners

Verdant Partners is wholly focused on agribusiness and the transactions that shape the competitive landscape of our industry. We have built a team of professionals that includes...

Advisory Board: Karen Withers

More information on Karen Withers coming soon.

Advisory Board: Robert Foley

Robert Foley formed RFS Global after 30 years in the seed industry and related fields. RFS Global is a project management and consultation business providing solutions through...

Advisory Board: Michelle Klieger

Michelle Klieger is the founder of Stratagerm Consulting LLC. She helps companies effectively navigate the complexities of an evolving international trade environment, and also guides vertical farmers...
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NewLeaf Symbiotics Adds Manufacturing Expert to Scientific Advisory Board

NewLeaf Symbiotics announces the addition of Mark Warnerto the organization's Scientific Advisory Board. Warner, a manufacturing expert, will advise NewLeaf on scaling M-trophs to meet the growing...
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BASF Partners with the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

BASF is partnering with the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University to develop new technology and innovations that will help soybean growers produce high yielding,...

Why Breeding Cannabis is Unlike Other Crop Breeding Efforts (Part 1)

The cannabis market today presents a huge demand for new and exciting products containing cannabis ingredients. Producers expect reliable and stable plant varieties to assure their products...

Infinite Shades of Color Possibility and Dispersion

With infinite color shade possibilities, available in liquid, powder and granular forms, Clariant’s Agrocer® has a product for all seed color applications.

Linking Sensing to Signaling During Plant Immunity

A new study by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) in Cologne has revealed that a previously unappreciated structural feature underlies the ability of...

Passing the Baton

For more than a decade, Martin Gruss has carried the Bayer SeedGrowth baton as head. Now, he’s passing the baton to Boualem Saidi, and Seed World finds out what’s...

Tozer Seeds America Hybrid Celery Available in January 2019

Tozer Seeds America prepares for another successful celery growing season in U.S. markets. Recently, Tozer announced that their hybrid seeds of celery will be available on all their commercial...

Canola’s Success Lies in Evolving as a Global Player

Globally, Canada is the largest canola producer. My experience in the North American canola market has shown me how quickly the seed industry is evolving and that there are...

Delivering the Whole Package

For every $1 million invested in varieties developed by the Crop Development Centre, producers make over $7 million. Here’s how the CDC has accomplished this. The key to success in...
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Douglas Products Creates Plant Health Division

Douglas Products forms a new Plant Health Division following the addition of two companies known for innovation in biological plant nutrition and soil health. Growth Products and AgriEnergy Resources...

A Fixer at the DNA Level: Q&A with Mark Massoudi

Mark Massoudi, president of Ag Biotech, Inc., shares his excitement for fixing things at the DNA level and for Ag Biotech's new Seed Health Lab. Seed World: What's your favorite...

Four Steps to Minimize Trade Risks

The increasingly protectionist trade environment threatens the seed industry. Governments are imposing tariffs on seed and seed equipment. Planted acreage is declining as export demand plummets. Non-tariff trade barriers...
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Martin Gruss (Bayer AG Crop Science Division) BaySTEP, Monsanto

Martin Gruss, Global Head of Bayer SeedGrowth talks with Shawn Brook at the ISF World Seed Congress in Brisbane, Australia from June 3-6, 2018.
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The Right to Disconnect

Putting work on hold seems irresponsible, even after hours. But for mental health, there must be a balance between life and work. After a long day at work, empoyees should...

From DC: ASTA Members Elect New Officers

During the annual business meeting of the American Seed Trade Association, which was part of the inaugural Policy and Leadership Development Conference held June 9-14 in Washington, D.C., members...
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Tracy Tally, Risa DeMasi Talk Leadership

Lessons Learned in Leadership: As a continuation to the article that appeared in the June issue of Seed World, we sat down with Grassland Oregon’s Risa DeMasi and Justin...