Some Solutions Breed Challenges

In delivering farmers a better, higher-yielding soybean, it also became tougher to harvest. Over the years, plant breeders have been working to create more efficient soybeans by enhancing the genetics....
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Advancing Alfalfa

Following the successful introduction of Roundup Ready alfalfa, a new genetically engineered trait is in the works that promises to deliver a higher quality forage crop. Since 2011, after more...

Rakesh Kumar Loves Cantaloupe, but Gives Cucumber and Watermelon a Fair Shake, Too

Rakesh Kumar, melon R&D team lead at Syngenta, talks about why he's got such a passion for fruit and how it fits into Syngenta's portfolio. Interview conducted at Cucurbitaceae 2018...

Policy Roundtable

Travel around the world and explore the policy and regulatory environment associated with plant breeding innovation. Countries opt for different approaches, but the international seed industry remains hopeful these...

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...
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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...
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Equipment and Technology Showcase

Built on Tradition Hagie Manufacturing provides the most innovative crop protection solutions in the industry. In 1947, Ray Hagie invented the world’s first self-propelled sprayer and founded the company. Three...

Infinite Shades of Color Possibility and Dispersion

With infinite color shade possibilities, available in liquid, powder and granular forms, Clariant’s Agrocer® has a product for all seed color applications.
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Floriculture Industry Plays Favorites

Floriculture Industry Plays Favorites Breeding efforts focus on improving familiar varieties. The adage referring to the circuitous nature of things—“what’s old is new again”—could be an apt description for today’s floriculture...

Biofortification Leads to Healthier Plants

Biofortification of crops is often done for people in the developing world, but the concept is now finding its niche in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease...

Deflectors Help to Reduce Dust

New research shows that the use of deflectors on planters helps to reduce pollinator exposure to dust from treated seed. With the goal of protecting pollinators from seed treatment dust...
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Innovation Broadens Scope of Corn Breeding Capabilities

No matter the path taken to get there, one goal for corn breeders remains the same: developing hybrids that can lower costs and increase yields for farmers. As the...
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Technology Takeoff

Technology Takeoff More farmers are turning to biotech crops for production and sustainability benefits. Whether they’re still working the soil with four-legged horsepower or have upgraded to the four-wheeled variety, farmers...

Year of the Pansy

Origin: United Kingdom and Europe Family: Violaceae Genus: Viola Uses: An annual bedding plant, pansies are used for garden decoration in cooler growing seasons. Categories: Large (3-4 inches), Medium (2-3 inches), Multiflora (1-2 inches), Trailing Fun Facts: Pansies are edible...
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Study Examines No-Till Incentives

What would it take to get farmers to adopt no-till, and how might an incentive program be structured? The numbers might surprise you. Farmers who have switched to no-till management...
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Changing the LLP Landscape

National seed associations around the globe now have a new tool that can be used to work with governments on implementing low-level presence policies. The seed industry is increasingly global,...

The Quest to Breed Tough Corn Hybrids

One seedsman harnesses the power of Mother Nature in his breeding programs to evaluate hybrids across multiple environments simultaneously. “Mother Nature doesn’t work in a vacuum.” That comment by Ed...
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Focus on Forages

Plant breeders focus their efforts with the end goal of boosting livestock productivity. The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), with partners in the United Kingdom, Colombia and Kenya bring together their...
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Pre-Breeding 101

It’s been around for a long time, but why has pre-breeding become a new buzzword? The world’s climate is changing, and that means the advances made by the Green...

Canola Gains Ground

Great Plains farmers seeking to increase wheat yields turn to canola with the help of experts. Seed Companies are helping farmers increase wheat yields in the Great Plains by encouraging...