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Giant Views

Global Seed Industry Is Evolving Too There are several regions around the world the seed industry needs to be aware of in coming years as they grow and...
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Industry News – September 2012

Industry News is geared to seed professionals and delivers the people, industry, business and product news you need to know. Submissions are welcome. Email us at news@issuesink.com. PEOPLE NEWS...
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Regulatory Roundup

NATIONAL Syngenta Refuge In-A-Bag Corn Seed ApprovedSyngenta has announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency has granted registration approval for two refuge-in-a-bag trait stacks. Agrisure Viptera 3220...
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World Status

StatusISF The 2012 International Seed Federation World Seed Congress, held June 26 to 28 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was a great success, according to ISF secretary general...
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Cross Pollination

Seed Treatment Market Continues to Grow“While seed can be treated on the farm by the farmer, it’s not easy to get good distribution on the seed. Farmers in...
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Since 1915

1915 To Destroy Insects in SeedSeed merchants are often annoyed by insects that get in stored seeds and cause more or less damage. Weevils, beetles and moths...
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Gaining Access to Seed Info

Gaining Access to Seed Information The new and improved SeedConnect web portal is a one-stop-shop for critical seed information. As the seed industry evolves and becomes an increasingly global market,...
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Surviving Durian

Surviving Durian The Global Crop Diversity Trust explores the challenges with global funding to improve nutrition. I first encountered the word “durian” on a visit to the Philippines in...
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Attracting (and keeping) New Talent

A company is only as good as its employees. Part one of this three-part series explores employee retention and recruitment. Businesses will always be buffeted by factors outside...
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Measuring Sustainability

Measuring Sustainability Panel on Global Sustainability says a “future worth choosing” must be based on true costs to people and the environment. Now more than ever, leaders need...
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Closing the Water Gap in Agriculture

Closing the Water Gap in Agriculture Drought is the major environmental condition which limits agricultural productivity worldwide. Droughts are becoming more commonplace and severe in food producing areas around...
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Safe Seed Treatment Practices

Seed treatment is one of the fastest growing sectors in agriculture, but does the increase in usage mean more regulation is on the way? The seed treatment sector...
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Biologicals: The next big step for agriculture?

An interview with Bob Streit on why biological pest management products are increasing in popularity. For twenty years, Bob Streit served as a seed industry regional agronomist before...