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    Sorghum Under the Microscope

    The TERRA project proves how collaboration can lead to great things. WHAT’S HAPPENING ON a one-acre plot in Arizona is on track to transform the world of plant science, ushering in...

    Year of the Snapdragon

    Origin: Mediterranean region, parts of the Middle East and North Africa Family: Plantaginaceae Genus: Antirrhinum Uses: Snapdragons can be used for biennial culture like pansies, because they can develop robust spring plants....
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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...

    Year of the Salvia Nemorosa

    Origin: Eurasia Family: Lamiacea Genus: Salvia Uses: Salvia can be used as perennial borders, cottage gardens, butterfly gardens, wild gardens or along paths. Tolerances: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Air Pollution Fun Fact: The sage you...
    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...

    Year of the Rose

    Origin: China Family: Rosaceae Genus: Rosa Uses: Fragrance, fresh flowers and floral, and gardens Common Classes: Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Floribunda, Miniature, Climbing, Landscape Fun Facts: As the U.S. National Flower, there are more than 150 rose species. It takes 10,000 pounds of...

    Government Regs Limit Precision Plant Breeding

    The global ag industry’s ability to feed a ballooning population may hinge on whether or not crop varieties created through genome editing and other new plant breeding innovations will...
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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...

    Cattle Producers Drive Oklahoma Wheat Breeding

    Dual-purpose varieties for grazing and grain provide farmers and ranchers flexibility for in-season changes. There is more to the value of wheat than the value of its grain. In some...

    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...

    Better Bread, Better Wheat

    A team of breeders and geneticists at Kansas State University and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, or CIMMYT, has come up with a new approach to determine...
    Trait Stewardship a Shared Responsibility

    Trait Stewardship a Shared Responsibility

    Should China dictate what new technologies U.S. farmers have access to? Some of the trading issues between the United States and China have brought trait stewardship front and center in...

    Navigating a Tight Ag Economy

    With low commodity prices, farmers are looking to reign in input costs to hit break-even points and companies are slashing seed prices, but experts say that might not be...

    Unlocking the Science of Taste and the Art of Flavor

    Great taste is back on the agenda for fruit and vegetable breeders. What do people like about tomatoes? The answer probably isn’t “disease resistance” or “shelf stability.” People like tomatoes for...
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    All Eyes on the United States

    All Eyes on the United States Most likely, being a reader of Seed World, you full well understand your unique role and vested interest in the United States seed industry....

    “Super” Rice Might Save Farmers Money, Cut Pollution

    A new University of Toronto study has identified “superstar” varieties of rice that can reduce fertilizer loss and cut down on environmental pollution in the process. The study, authored by U...
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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...