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Using TALENs and CRISPRs in Crop Development

Recently developed new breeding technologies could mean a number of new traits moving into improved crops faster, easier and more economically. Plant breeders and researchers are excited about TALENs and...
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Unlocking the Full Genetic Potential of Plants

Since 1995, the genomes of nearly 50 plants have been sequenced and thanks to advances in technology, the rate at which these sets of genetic instructions are being deciphered...
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BASF Crop Protection Raising the Bar

BASF Crop Protection Raising the Bar BASF’s newest division known as Functional Crop Care is set to bring the latest in new technologies to today’s ever-changing global ag community. This past...
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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...
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A Promising Future

A Promising Future Plant breeding’s potential in the United States is immense—as long as the public research sector is sufficiently funded. The importance of strong plant breeding programs in the United...
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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....
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Bt Questions Answered

Bt Questions Answered As Monsanto continues its research, study sheds new light on pest resistance to Bt crops. As Monsanto continues its research into pest resistance in Bt crops, a study...

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...
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Drought and Pests Drive Innovations in Corn

Resistant pests and better water use efficiency are high priorities for corn growers and for seed companies developing new corn varieties and hybrids. The growing trend towards corn on...
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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...
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Growing More With Less

Growing More with Less: Already a Reality in Our Backyard Declining water availability in the United States and less productive land for agriculture across the country are driving an increased...
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Breeding for Climate Change

Breeding for Climate Change Global climate change means the seed industry can no longer conduct business the way it once did. Plant breeding leads efforts to help producers overcome the enormous...
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A New Tool for Plant Breeders

New Tool for Breeders PINTO provides transparency to plant breeders. A new tool is available to breeders around the world in search of patent details related to plant varieties commercially available in...
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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...