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    Industry News – February 2014

    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 Wageningen University, located...

    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...

    Festulolium, the Best of Both Worlds

    How a cross between two grasses can fill a niche. Festuca and Lolium are two of the most valuable grass genera, which both...

    Advancing Seed Coatings and Polymers

    With the increased demands being place on the seed, this niche sector of the industry is set for rapid growth. More and more, seed is seen as the delivery mechanism...

    Using Varieties and Genetics to Combat Wheat Production Challenges

    Wheat production faces numerous difficulties, from weather to profitability. Three experts explain how plant breeders are tackling these issues.  Wheat production challenges are...

    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...

    Battling Gluten From the Field

    Clemson University researcher Sachin Rustgi searches for solutions to celiac disease.  Wheat has long history of challenges, ranging from drought to pests to...

    Heather Manching Balances School and Motherhood

    2019 Borlaug Scholar Heather Manching talks to Marc Zienkiewicz about how a plant breeder balances her studies and motherhood at the same time. Recorded at the 2019...

    A World Without GMOs

    Imagining a world without genetically modified organisms isn’t hard to do, but researchers say the prospect is detrimental to both farmers and consumers. U.S. researchers have a mathematical model at...

    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...

    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...
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    The World is a Boll of Cotton

    With expected increases in global cotton production, prices aren’t likely to increase. Nonetheless, seed companies invest in varieties with improved water-use efficiency, enhanced disease resistance and increased flexibility for...
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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,...

    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...

    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...
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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...