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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...
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    Out of This World Plant Research

    Looking for plants to feed interplanetary space travelers. Speeding along at 4.8 miles per second at 250 miles above the earth, plant scientists aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are...

    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...

    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...
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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...
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    Kate Evans (WSU) New Role as Chair of PBCC, Advocacy, US Capacity for Plant...

    More commonly known as the PBCC, the Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee serves to increase awareness of plant breeding issues within the public sector, explains Kate Evans, a Washington State...
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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...
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    Powerful Tools, Major Possibilities

    New technologies are proving to be an asset to up-and-coming plant breeders, ensuring a healthy supply of them for the seed industry. When Kirby Nilsen was working on his undergraduate...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Building on Success

    Today’s plant breeding methods rely on the innovations and advances that came before them. The science of plant breeding is ever-evolving, and access to new technologies allows researchers to...

    Vegetables with More Value

    Companies see great potential in gene editing technology. “Coming to a produce aisle, farmers market or dinner table near you!” When might this tagline ring true for the next generation...

    Year of the Brassica

    Origin: Western Europe, Mediterranean and temperate regions of Asia Family: Brassica Genus: Brassicaceae Includes: Bok choy, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, Collards, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Kale, Kohlrabi, Radish, Rutabagas, Turnips Fun Fact: The Chinese philosopher Confucius, before dying in 479 B.C., wrote more than 300 songs...

    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...