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Advancing Seed Coatings and Polymers, a Seed World Strategy Webinar

Listen in as Ben Jo of BASF and Terry Meyer of INCOTEC discuss what their respective companies, and the industry as a whole, are doing to advance the role...

A Look at Informal but Functional Seed Systems

Seed systems throughout much of sub-Sahara Africa are quite informal and lack the structure we’ve come to know in North America. Those systems are challenged to function under, or...

Adopting a Joined Approach

As secretary general of the International Seed Federation, I’ve travelled extensively to meet with members and better understand their needs to align the organization of the secretariat and the...

Potential for Application of Growth-Promoting Bacterial Endophytes in Turfgrasses

Qiang Chen, Marshall Bergen and James F. White, Jr. Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 About The Author Qiang Chen is...

What Was Happening in 1960?

A MOMENT IN TIME: This cover features a helicopter, operated by Whirl-Wide Helicopters of Fresno, Calif., spraying fields near Atascadero to help control broadleaf weeds on Oct. 14, 1960. The...

NAPB Positions Plant Breeders for the Future

At its annual meeting, the National Association of Plant Breeders unveiled a new strategic plan, voted on a position statement and announced continuing education opportunities. The association covered a...

Purdue Invests to Make Data Collection Easy

Purdue University’s new automated plant phenotyping facility promises to benefit researchers by quickly generating more information about plants in the field. It’s an area of plant science that is relatively...

Biotech Gets a Regulatory Review

After more than 20 years since the last update, the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology undergoes a formal review and update. During the first week of July, the...

National Strategy Looks to Revive Pollinator Populations

The White House releases a national strategy for improving the health of honeybees and other pollinators. A “National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators,” released...

ASTA Pilots New Phyto Program for Tomato Seed

Designed in response to an invasive virus, the National Seed Health Accreditation Pilot Program could prevent the need for additional regulation. Moving tomato seed into the United States isn’t easy....

Three Tips for Creating the Best Internship

Great internship programs provide students with skills they can take into the workforce and companies with new ideas and fresh perspectives. Seed World sits down with two interns to...

Industry Efforts Reduce Seed Treatment Dust

A rapidly evolving sector of the industry, seed treatments have undergone continuous improvements since their introduction in the 1970s. Today, the efforts are focused on reducing dust from treated...

FOIA Requests Seek to Silence University Researchers

An onslaught of Freedom of Information Act requests filed by an organization that opposes genetically modified organisms leaves public scientists scrambling to prove they have nothing to hide and...

Status Germany

Despite being a major consumer of genetically engineered products, there is little prospect of developing a German market for GE crops or foods, according to the latest Global Agricultural Information Network...

Status India

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for a second Green Revolution, saying it should start immediately as Indian agriculture has been lagging in several areas including inputs, irrigation, value...

Status Pakistan

After Pakistan’s Senate Agriculture Committee approved the amendments to its 1976 Seed Act, the full Senate will convene in the coming months to vote. Aside from the Seed Act, the...

Status Australia

Despite a premium of up to $20 a tonne for growing non genetically-modified (GM) canola, Australian farmers are increasingly turning to GM technology to improve yields and on-farm weed...

Meet the 2015 Future Giant

Samantha Sisk doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t feel connected to agriculture. Growing up in rural Danville, Ind., and participating in the National FFA Organization and 4-H cemented...