Focus on the Furrow

As companies continue to innovate and look at different ways to deliver what the seed needs to reach its maximum potential, some create synergies in the furrow. We all know...

Delivering the Whole Package

For every $1 million invested in varieties developed by the Crop Development Centre, producers make over $7 million. Here’s how the CDC has accomplished this. The key to success in...
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Regulatory Roundup

NATIONAL Arrest of Seed Conspirators American Seed Trade Association president and CEO Andrew LaVigne released the following statement on the recent announcement by the U.S. attorney general about individuals charged with...
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Researchers Making Plants Fit for Climate Change

Breeding barley that provides good yields even in a hot and dry climate – a research team of the University of Würzburg is currently busy with this task. The...
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Eliminate Endpoint Subjectivity

If the seed treatment-mixing period is too short, the seed treatment isn’t applied to the seed homogenously. If the mixing period is too long, the treatment gets too dry...

Exploring the Perils and the Promise of BioArt

As a graphic designer for Seed World, I first heard of CRISPR technology a few years ago while laying out a story for one of the magazines. Having connections...
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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...

BASF Positioning Itself for the Future

Seed World gets an inside look at a new R&D center designed to meet growing demand for solutions beyond classical crop protection. BASF’s operations in Limburgerhof, Germany, just got even more...
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Visualizing Gene-Trait Networks

For scientists, the moniker “seeing is believing” may now become “seeing is discovering,” thanks to new open-source software. Non-bioinformaticians can now create knowledge-networks, a powerful way for biologists to visualize...

Puzzling Truths In Labeling

The issue of seed testing uniformity is a complex and convoluted problem with many players and facets involved. There’s thousands of seed species, nearly a hundred labs, multiple testing...

Maeli Melotto Thinks Bringing Food Safety and Plant Breeding Together Can Create Solutions

From June 5-6, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the University of California, Davis, teamed up to tackle an important topic: food safety. At...
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DuPont Launches Best-In-Class Phytophthora Protection for US Soybeans

DuPont prides itself on delivering what the market needs. DuPont’s newest fungicide seed treatment product, Lumisena™, does just that, offering growers protection against Phytophthora, the most prevalent soybean disease in...

Carrot Genome Might Help Improve Crops

Sometimes, the evolutionary history of a species can be found in a fossil record. Other times, rocks and imprints must be swapped for DNA and genetic fingerprints. The latter is...

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...

Knowledge is Power

UPOV’S databases offer a wealth of information for the seed sector. In the past few years, The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) in Geneva...
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Keeping Up With Alfalfa Advances

Whether it’s new conventional varieties with better winter hardiness and disease resistance, or a new GE product with herbicide resistance and improved digestibility, there’s a lot happening in the...

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...

Austin Dobbels’ Tips for Flying Drones

Borlaug Scholar Austin Dobbels is a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota. He is studying how unmanned aerial vehicles can be...
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The Bottom Line on Genetically Engineered Foods

In a new report, a group of nationally eminent scientists say that genetically modified foods are safe to eat, but they also note that it has become increasingly difficult...
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The Great Flavor Hunt

In the quest for high yields and best possible disease resistance, has taste been neglected? The produce industry thinks so, and is trying to bring it back. The Terrific Adventures...