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    Researching to Infinity and Beyond

    With endless knowledge just a click away, how can we engage students to get excited about making their own discoveries? What’s better than growing plants on Earth? Here’s a hint:...

    SIPA Celebrates 4 Years of Success, Best is Yet to Come

    Four years ago, 11 founding member companies met at the American Seed Trade Association’s office in Alexandria, Virginia, to lay the foundation of a new industry organization, the Seed...

    Law and Biotech: Q&A with Drew Kershen

    Drew Kershen, a retired professor of agriculture biotechnology and policy law at the University of Oklahoma (OU), highlights the importance of biotechnology. Seed World: What are you currently reading? Drew Kershen:...

    Technology Adoption: A Catch-22

    In preparation for planting African evaluation trials, Kristin Bilyeu works to increase 200 soybean lines under the Mississippi sun. Developing adaptable high yielding varieties for the low-latitude tropics is...
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    Does the UPOV System Foster Modern Innovation?

    The challenges facing agriculture make the success of plant breeding innovations more critical than ever before. Investment in plant breeding will greatly depend on the incentives provided by society...
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    What Does the Future of the Seed Industry Look Like?

    Looking to the future causes anxiety about the economy, but do we really need to worry? What will the seed industry look like in 10 years? Will growers want more...

    Conserving Crop Diversity

    With climate change looming over our crops, preserving crop diversity is the No. 1 priority for Cary Fowler. "The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add...
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    Cultivating Rapeseed and Early Careers

    In his early career, Rob Duncan has been awarded for his efforts in developing a high-erucic acid rapeseed and helping students develop as plant breeders. Who has strong research foundations,...
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    Status Rwanda: Stakeholders Ink Deal for Production of Local Hybrid Maize Seed

    Three stakeholders in agriculture inked a $2.2 million deal, or 1.9 billion Rwandi francs, meant for the production of local quality hybrid maize seeds, as well as facilitating farmers...
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    Apps that Drive Change: Q&A with Vilas Rao

    Creating cohesive teams and digital tools that impact the seed industry is at the heart of what Vilas Rao, The Climate Corporation vice president of strategy, focuses on daily. Seed...

    Since 1915: A Look Back to March 1963

    The first issue of Seed World was published in 1915. Here the editors will take you back in time to explore the numbers, news and issues that impacted the...
    NUE

    Status Philippines: GR2E Golden Rice Receives Green Light

    The Philippine Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Plant Industry green lights the conduct of public consultations on the proposed field trials for GR2E Golden Rice. The public consultation process...
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    Protecting Pollinators: On the Road for Pollinators

    Road trip shines a light on projects along the Monarch Highway. Monarch butterflies travel around 3,000 miles each year on their annual migration. This summer, a team from Syngenta took...
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    Status Nigeria: Major Breakthrough in Crop Biotechnology

    Africa’s most populous country has recorded a major breakthrough in crop biotechnology following official approval and registration of two Bt cotton varieties, MRC 7377 BGII and MRC 7361 BGII. ...
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    5 Breakthroughs to Help Address Food Challenges

    A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine identifies the most promising scientific breakthroughs that are possible to achieve in the next decade to increase...

    Spinach Vying to be King of the Leafy Greens

    New genomic information may lead to improvements for a traditional health food. At trendy salad bars, spinach vies with kale as king of the leafy greens. Long regarded as a...