Why Breeding Cannabis is Unlike Other Crop Breeding Efforts (Part 2)

The cannabis industry today is encountering problems that breeding efforts can prevent. For example, cannabis is highly impacted by the length of...

Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) Threatens the Tomato and Pepper Industry

ToBRFV, a Tobamo virus like TMV and ToMV, was  discovered in 2014 in Israel and then in 2015 in Jordan. Since then,...

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...

Help Soybeans Punch Out of Cool, Wet Soil

Low seed germination scores have been a topic of discussion this spring, especially concerning soybeans following the late, wet harvest of 2018...

What is the Real Limiting Factor in Plant Breeding?

One of the most important aspects of plant breeding is the genetic variation among plants in the population. Genetic variation, which refers to how...

Accelerating Sunflower Breeding with Genotyping by Sequencing

Advancing breeding programs for sunflowers has been challenging because the genome is very large (slightly larger than the human genome) with little historical genotyping...

Putting the Power of Prediction in the Hands of Plant Breeders

At Benson Hill, we believe all breeders should be able to leverage the most cutting-edge advances in data science and plant biology to...

The Importance of Seed Treatment Analysis

Seed treatment chemicals are applied to seed in order to protect it from pathogens that may damage the seed in storage, during the initial...

Sustainability Isn’t a Sacrifice, It’s Good for Business

The student strikes taking place around the globe to protest government inaction on global warming have put the spotlight on climate change....

Can Digital Connection Ever Truly Replace the Human Touch?

I think most of us innately know that an email, tweet, post or text does not replace connecting with the important people...

Customer First Approach – Making Business Easy

I have been involved with marketing crop production and seed treatment products to seed dealers and retailers for more than 25 years...

Building a Modern Food System

In the next five years, I’ll be shocked if we can’t increase farm profitability through greater crop and trait diversity.

Advances in Genetic Purity Testing

It’s not rocket science, even though it may sometimes seem that way when you read about advances in genetic purity testing or listen to...

Spring Wheat Is More Than Poverty Grass

It is in years like this with low commodity prices that some farmers give wheat the dubious title of “poverty grass” because it is...

Robotic Bees, Synthetic Seed, Pelletized Seed Corn — No Longer a Pipedream

Pelletized seed corn always seemed a far-fetched idea. I first heard of the concept while participating in a presentation at the University of California,...

A Regulated Pathogen Challenges Global Tomato Seed Shipments

Potato Spindle Tuber Viroid (PSTVd) is one of the top challenges to international tomato seed shipments due to strict phytosanitary regulations by importing countries....

How We Integrate Safety Culture Into Our Entire Community

Our top priority is zero safety incidents for all our colleagues. We want everyone in the Nufarm family to go home safely every day....

Ten Pounds in a Five Pound Bucket

On a very regular basis, we are asked to fit things where they really aren’t meant to go. I call this putting...

The Importance of Gentle Seed Handling

Whether you are dealing with seed or grain, the handling of them is important. Most grain handling equipment is designed around the importance of...

Build A More Diverse Seed Portfolio

As margins remain a challenge for many corn and soybean growers, is your seed genetics and traits product portfolio keeping ahead of...