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Japanese Consumer Research Uncovers Gene Editing Trends Among Consumers

SeedWorld PRO podcast host, Michelle Klieger sits down with Jeff Nawn, CEO of North Hill Group to discuss recent consumer research his company conducted in Japan. His team surveyed consumers across genders and ages in Japan to learn about their attitudes toward...

2 Reports Show Explosive Growth in Biologicals

Most people in the seed industry have heard of agricultural biologicals. Fewer people understand what biologicals are, how they are used, how big the market is, who the players are and what regulatory challenges the industry faces. Several comprehensive market research reports have been published on the topic. A report from...

2021 Best U.S. Colleges for Agricultural Sciences

There are 140 agricultural colleges in the United States and Niche.com released its newest rankings. To be included in the list, the college must at least give bachelor’s degrees in agriculture or represents at least 20% of all bachelor’s degrees conferred by the university. The ranking compares the top agricultural science degree programs...

7 Benefits You Didn’t Know About GM Crops

PG Economics provides advisory and consultancy services across the agriculture sector. They specialize in plant biotechnology and new breeding techniques, as well as agriculture production systems, markets, and policy. PG Economics published a study that looks at the global socio-economic and environmental impact of genetically modified crops over the last 20...

Private Funding Driving Plant Breeding Forward

In the United States, public and private funding sources for agriculture and plant breeding have evolved over the last 50 years. Today there are nearly 300 public breeding programs that are funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and public universities. For most of U.S. history, funding for agriculture and...

Online Intellectual Property Rights Course Draws Record Enrollment

Five months ago, COVID-19 brought the world to a grinding halt. Even as the virus is still spreading in many places around the world, we’ve started to adapt. The seed industry knows that plants must continue to adapt. Plant breeders are constantly pushing plants to evolve to give farmers...

Here’s What the Indian Stimulus Means For The Industry

Shivendra Bajaj is the Executive Director of Federation of Seed Industry of India. During the COVID-19 crisis, the Indian government created a stimulus program that will invest millions of dollars into a new infrastructure and logistics projects. Bajaj expects that this stimulus will have major implications for the India’s agriculture and...

Discover How IP Can Add Value to Your Company

Q&A with: Kofi Agblor, Strategic Advisor SWP: Tell us a little about yourself and your early experiences with agriculture? Kofi: I was born and educated in Ghana, have an honors B.Sc. degree in agriculture, majoring in crop science (protection) option.  My...

The Key To Cross-Functional Team Alignment During A Crisis

By: Vincent Veneziale, Seed Division Lead at Primetics: A Cultura Company During the coronavirus crisis, many companies are being forced to rapidly adopt new working practices and processes to keep their businesses going. This is certainly true for the essential seed industry where it...

When Steepening The Curve is Beneficial

Dr. Molly Cadle-Davidson, Chief Science Officer at Advanced Biological Marketing explains how the Covid-19 pandemic has introduced many new words and phrases, thoughts, and behaviors to the general public. This virus has spread the world over in a very short timeframe, displaying...

Things You Need To Know Before Hiring a Consultant

Introduction Mr. Beda Angehrn is the owner of Unisem a Mexican corn breeding company. Mr. Angehrn was looking for advice on optimizing his breeding program and reached out to Dr. Rale Gjuric of Haplotech for help. This infographic walks through the anatomy of a...

The One Thing You Need To Try To Maximize Yields

Vince Wertman, Director of Technical Services at Advanced Biological Management, talks with Seed World PRO podcast host, Michelle Klieger about improving legume yields with inoculant applications. They discuss challenging 2019 growing season and what is on the horizon in 2020. Finally,...

What Brexit Means for Plant Breeders Rights

By Graham Spencer, Director, Plants for Europe Limited The United Kingdom left the European Union on January 31, 2020 and is in a transitionary period until December 31, 2020. Brexit will have consequences for holders of EU Plant Variety Rights and applicants for...

How To Halt Online Fraud Against Your Trademarks

7 Takeaways to Ensure a Successful Trademark Download Intellectual Property - Self AssessmentDownload J.J. Saul is an intellectual property expert with Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. He's a regular contributor to Seed World...

Great Opportunities Indian Ag is Capitalizing On (and You Should Too)

By Michelle Klieger Mr. Shivendra Bajaj is the Executive Director of Federation of Seed Industry of India. On February 19, 2020, Mr. Bajaj posted an article on LinkedIn titled, “Career choices in Agriculture”. Seed World PRO followed up with Mr Bajaj to dive...

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

For much of the world, the novel coronavirus-19 is here. Whenever possible, companies have switched to working from home, cities are on lockdown, and social distancing is the word du jour. The world has not experienced a pandemic since 1918 and we are all fumbling through...

PRO Resources to Increase Seed Sales In 2020

As spring approaches all agricultural eyes are on the planting season. Seed companies are busy selling seed to their customers. Farmers and growers are looking at commodity markets and trying to figure out what they want to grow. Then they will purchase the seeds they need.

Complete Hemp Primer: From Seed Biology to Synthetic Cannabinoids Production

The 2018 Farm Bill changed the law allowing U.S. farmers to cultivate hemp. Since then hemp has been a major topic of conversation across U.S. agriculture and more specifically within the seed industry. Seed World PRO worked with two leading experts to bring you a comprehensive view...

Environment. Water Quality. Soil Health. Sustainability.

Sorghum’s journey and what others can learn. Digging deeper into sustainability, John Duff of the National Sorghum Producers shares how California’s carbon market shaped their sustainability efforts and the numbers needed for the carbon intensity models. Pressured by water...

Consumer Conversations and How the Brain Works

Just as you seek out answers to complex problems, Kevin Folta set out to understand how the brain impacts trust and what that means for our conversations around food, agriculture and the science behind it. Note: this is a followup to last week's article "5 Tips to Talk About Science...

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Don’t Get Caught on the Wrong Side of EU Privacy Requirements

Jodi Daniels is Founder and CEO of Red Clover Advisors, a privacy consultancy, helping companies create privacy programs, build customer trust and...

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