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Bad Vibrations: Plants respond to insect chewing

New research shows when caterpillars bite into a leaf, plants can detect chewing vibrations and mobilize chemical defenses. University of Missouri researchers have discovered that Arabidopsis mustard plants can detect...

Build It and They Will Grow

Universities and state legislatures across the country see the need for and potential of investing in plant science centers. Interest is strong among universities to invest in plant science research....
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Innovation Offers No Guarantees. Here’s Why.

Creating something new and exciting doesn’t ensure your success — in fact, it could actually spell trouble if you’re not ready to face obstacles that may arise. Innovation. It’s a...

Reviving a 1916 Barley for Michigan Breweries

After one full season of field tests in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Michigan State University (MSU) researchers say Spartan barley is a strong contender as a locally sourced ingredient for...

The Future of Agriculture is Computerized

What goes into making plants taste good? For scientists in MIT's Media Lab, it takes a combination of botany, machine-learning algorithms, and some good old-fashioned chemistry.
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Increasing Resistance to SCN

This new department is designed to bring more scientific information to readers, as well as showcase the work being done by graduate students. This issue’s showcase focuses on stacking...
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Is the Next Oil War Imminent?

Demand for canola oil has skyrocketed with the introduction of high oleic varieties some years ago, but will high oleic soybeans give it a run for its money? The canola...
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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...

What Exactly is Plant Breeding Innovation?

Plant breeding innovations comprise a number of methods that plant breeders and researchers use to more precisely and quickly improve crops for farmers. Here, you’ll find a breakdown of...

Next-Level Wheat

Experts estimate hybrid wheat will be on the market within 10 years. What can the seed industry and farmers expect? It seems hybrid wheat’s time has come. “It’s the new step-change...

From Science to Seed

Extensively researched and tested, when it comes to bird repellents you won’t find a better success story than this. What starts...
What Does Climate Change Mean for the Future of Agriculture?

What Does Climate Change Mean for the Future of Agriculture?

Industry analysts say those involved in today’s seed business and agriculture are in for some big bumps in the road. While Mother Nature tends to wreak havoc on agricultural production...

Paving the Way for Innovation

For researchers and plant breeders to take advantage of the latest plant breeding methods, they need reassurance that their product will be accepted by consumers and that it won’t...

Breeding Grass for Passenger and Airplane Safety

With new grass seed products aimed at repelling wildlife, DLF’s ClearSky project seeks to reduce airplane bird strikes. Bird strikes during take-off and landing are well known for the safety...

Resistant Weeds and Geography Drive Soybean Development

Resistant Weeds and Geography Drive Soybean Development Glyphosate resistance in weeds is driving the development of a number of new traits for soybeans that will offer soybean growers expanded options for...

World’s Largest Field Phenotyping Robot Unveiled

Global plant phenotyping specialist LemnaTec has unveiled the largest field robot in the world, capable of continuously monitoring the development of crops under real growing conditions. The new Field Scanalyzer...

Michael Mazourek’s New Seed Company is Helping Bring the Flavor Back to Cucurbits

On location in Davis, California at Cucurbitaceae 2018,  we sit down with Cornell University vegetable breeder Michael Mazourek to chat about his work on the Cucurbit Coordinated Agricultural Project...

Liz Prenger Found it Hard to Leave the Farm, so she Became a Plant...

Liz Prenger is a 2018 Borlaug Scholar and master’s student studying soybean breeding and genetics at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on the genetics and improvement of...
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Brett Carver (OSU) Exploring Genomics, Undoing Miscommunication About Wheat, Germplasm Availability

In a conversation with Seed World's Publisher Shawn Brook, Brett Carver hones in on what's happening in Oklahoma State University's wheat breeding program, what drives it and how it...

Moving to Seed

Benefits of seeds over cuttings proves attractive to growers. Some plants long sold only vegetatively are starting to show up in the market in seed form, something seed companies believe...