Rooting For Below-Ground Protection: A Seed World Strategy Webinar & Podcast

  You know that helping farmers get the crop in the ground early and having good, even emergence are critical components that lead to high yields come harvest. But what...
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Breeding Success in Turf and Forages

Drought tolerance, water use efficiency, nitrogen efficiency and phosphorous availability are just a couple of the pieces that Wayne Hanna says turf and forage breeders should be focused on....
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Perspective from A Strawberry Breeder

At the National Association of Plant Breeders annual meeting, Shawn Brook, Seed World's publisher, had the opportunity to sit down with Steve Knapp, a strawberry breeder from the University...
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Doing Cool Things with CRISPR

Young scientists are pushing the boundaries of a new technology that is revolutionizing the field of genomics. Josiah Zayner is taking science out of the lab and into the kitchen,...

Protecting Pollinators: Building Biodiversity

Efforts pay off with long- and short-term benefits. With input costs up and crop prices down, many family farms have turned to a monoculture cropping system in an attempt to...
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An Effort to Bring Biodiversity Back to U.S. Corn

Based out of North Carolina State University, Jim Holland works with maize, or corn, from all over the world to identify varieties and genes that could be of use...
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Communication is Key

To sell seed, you need to learn to communicate effectively in today’s crowded marketplace. The world of seed sales in 2016 is far different from what it was in 1996....

Since 1915: The Alkali Bee

A Moment in Time Pictured here: “The alkali bee, a lightweight champion with complete disregard for hard blows on the chin, is helping seed growers attain better alfalfa seed yields.”...

The Not-So-Common Bean

The bean plays a crucial, and often overlooked, role in global agriculture. The common dry bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, is a staple crop of worldwide preeminence. In 1996, the International Center for...
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Get Set for a Whole New Era of Wheat Breeding

When asked about what the next five to 10 years hold for wheat breeding, Jesse Poland, a research geneticist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, says...

Meet the 2016 Future Giant

Justin Clark attributes his success to the people he works with, and he’s a leader within the seed treatment market. Growing up in a rural community on a small farm...
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Westrup and Oliver Manufacturing Combine Forces

Westrup A/S and Oliver Manufacturing are partnering to provide customers with a complete line of high-end processing equipment from start to finish, shares Geoff Rudesill, Westrup sales manager. Rudesill explains...

Progress on Capitol Hill

When we look back on 2016, we will remember this year as one of the most eventful and unpredictable political years in memory. While media attention focuses on the...

Back from the Brink

From a handful of seeds, a classic American wheat is making a comeback. You’ve followed precisely the listed ingredients and the directions written generations ago in loopy cursive letters on...
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What’s on the Label?

The United States Senate has finally passed a bipartisan GMO labeling law. Here’s what you need to know. Democratic and Republican senators might seem as estranged from one another as...

ASTA Meeting Draws a Crowd

The 133rd annual convention of the American Seed Trade Association was a resounding success on all accounts. Here are some of the highlights. The American Seed Trade Association’s annual convention...

Going Without Thiram

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency is calling for a ban of a popular fungicide used in seed treatments for most commercial vegetables grown in Canada. What would the...

International Priorities Pick Up Steam

At the International Seed Federation’s 2016 World Seed Congress, the industry prepares to advance its policies and positions. Here are the highlights. At the International Seed Federation’s 67th World Seed...

Rooting for Protection Below Ground

Experts believe the key to helping growers break the next yield barrier lies below the ground — root and soil health and the interaction between the two. Ensuring that...
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Syria, Seeds and Pulses: ICARDA’s Quest for Food Security in the Drylands

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas has managed to survive major regional turmoil and kept a light shining during a dark time in its history. 2016...