How Staying Up for 45 Hours Prepared Elizabeth De Meyer for Cornell

2019 Borlaug Scholars sits down with Marc Zienkiewicz at the 2019 meeting of the National Association of Plant Breeders in Pine Mountain, Georgia, to talk about her...

Adam D’Angelo Loves Bluegrass Music and Eats a Reasonable Amount of Nutella

2019 Borlaug Scholar Adam D'Angelo talks with Marc Zienkiewicz about his love of playing bluegrass music, hazelnut breeding, and why he gets a lot of Nutella-related comments...

Going to the Gym Gives Caio Canella Insight into Soybean Breeding

National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Borlaug Scholar Caio Canella talks with Marc Zienkiewicz about soybean breeding and how pumping iron helps him in his efforts to...

How an Empty Gas Tank Led Jordan Knapp-Wilson to Cotton and Sorghum Breeding

2019 National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Borlaug Scholar Jordan Knapp-Wilson talks to Seed World’s Marc Zienkiewicz about how his frustration with a philosophy course and a...

Ever Hear of Baijiu? Sarah Marsh Bets You Haven’t

2019 National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Borlaug Scholar Sarah Marsh talks to Seed World's Marc Zienkiewicz about the world's most-consumed alcoholic beverage that you've probably never...

Zaki Afshar Wants to Make Life Easier for Afghan Farmers

National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) 2019 Borlaug Scholar Zaki Afshar talks to Seed World's Marc Zienkiewicz about his family's farm in Afghanistan and how he's working...
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How Don Bockelman’s Love of Corn Breeding Happened by Chance

Don Bockelman, recipient of the National Association of Plant Breeders Lifetime Achievement Award, talks about his career in corn breeding, what led to it, and how he...
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Jeffrey Endelman is a Russet Man

Jeffrey Endelman, recipient of the National Association of Plant Breeders Early Career Scientist Award, talk about how working in computers led him to plant breeding, why he...
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Peggy Ozias-Akins Doesn’t Have Much Time to Scuba Dive

Peggy Ozias-Akins, Georgia peanut breeder and chair of the National Association of Plant Breeders, talks to Marc Zienkiewicz about her favourite hobby, why she breeds peanuts, her...

How Darwin’s Finches Made Stephanie Sjoberg Want to be a Plant Breeder

Marc Zienkiewicz chats with NAPB Borlaug Scholar Stephanie Sjoberg about her research on winter wheat and how Charles Darwin's famous finches inspired her to breed plants. Interview...

How a Phobia of Needles Led Tannis Anderson into Plant Breeding

Seed World sits down with Borlaug Scholar Tannis Anderson at the 2019 meeting of the National Association of Plant Breeders in Pine Mountain, Georgia, to talk about...
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Michael Kantar on how Netflix is Changing Plant Breeding

Michael Kantar sits down with Seed World's Marc Zienkiewicz to talk about his work at the University of Hawaii, how technologies like Netflix are changing plant breeding,...

Why Adrienne Blakey Squishes Gluten

Seed World sits down with Borlaug Scholar Adrienne Blakey at the 2019 meeting of the National Association of Plant Breeders in Pine Mountain, Georgia, to talk about...

Daniel Sweeney Wants to Make Growing Barley in the Empire State Easier

At the 9th annual meeting of the National Association of Plant Breeders that began today in Pine Mountain, Georgia, Seed World’s Marc Zienkiewicz sat down with Borlaug...

Jessica Chitwood-Brown has a Tomato Seed Time Machine, Doesn’t Think Ketchup and Mustard Should...

At the 9th annual meeting of the National Association of Plant Breeders that began today in Pine Mountain, Georgia, Seed World's Marc Zienkiewicz sat down with Borlaug...

Where’s the Meat?

With plant-based protein products becoming a bigger commodity every day, Seed World wanted to get the skinny on how plant-based foods look so much like their...

Can Recalls Become a Thing of the Past?

Plant breeders and food safety officers came together to ask: Is breeding for food safety a possibility for the future? As soon as...

Hermann Bürstmayr on his Love of Wheat and the First International Wheat Congress

The first International Wheat Congress will be held in Saskatoon, Sask., from July 21-26, 2019. The Congress is the first meeting of its kind. It will...

Plants Don’t Think, They Grow: The Case Against Plant Consciousness

If a tree falls, and no one's there to hear it, does it feel pain and loneliness? No, experts argue in an opinion article publishing on July...

Cover Crop Corner: It’s Time to Ditch Dixie

Plant breeding improvements have given the industry better alternatives to industry standard cover crop varieties When Dixie Crimson Clover was released in 1953, its...