Accelerating Innovation

New developments in seed-applied technologies are fostering sustainability while helping more farmers achieve agricultural success. The recent consolidation in the global seed industry has...

From Science to Seed

Extensively researched and tested, when it comes to bird repellents you won’t find a better success story than this. What starts...

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.

Jim McCreight and Zhangjun Fei: The CucCAP Project and Making Better Melons

Jim McCreight, USDA research leader in crop improvement and protection research in Salinas, Calif., and Boyce Thompson Institute associate professor Zhangjun Fei, talk about the important work being done by...

What’s so Complicated about Cantaloupe? Plenty

We’ve all been there.  You buy a supermarket cantaloupe, cut it up, take a bite, and start chewing. You’d hoped for a juicy, succulent, flavorful fruit, but instead the experience...

Bill Copes Spends a Lot of Time Tasting Things

Bill Copes, melon breeder for HM.Clause Vegetable Seeds, sits down with Marc Zienkiewicz at Cucurbitaceae 2018 in Davis, Calif. last week to talk about what the company is doing to launch...

Jason Argyris Owes his Career to a Neighbor with a Really Big Garden

On location in Davis, California at Cucurbitaceae 2018, we sit down with Jason Argyris, researcher at the CRAG Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics in Spain, to chat about improving...

Ben Mansfeld’s Friends Think it’s Funny he Works in Pickling Cucumbers

On location in Davis, California at Cucurbitaceae 2018,  we sit down with Michigan State University pickling cucumber breeder Ben Mansfeld to chat about his work in making cucumbers more...

Michael Mazourek’s New Seed Company is Helping Bring the Flavor Back to Cucurbits

On location in Davis, California at Cucurbitaceae 2018,  we sit down with Cornell University vegetable breeder Michael Mazourek to chat about his work on the Cucurbit Coordinated Agricultural Project...
nanotechnology

New Seed Treatment Technology to Make Waves

Some of the biggest benefits may come from the smallest of technologies. There is a certain technology that’s smaller than bacteria, but bigger than a water molecule. It can have...

Rebalancing Plant Hormones for a Stress-free State

Stoller’s chief chemist shares the basics of plant growth regulators and how they work. With the aim of helping plants reach their maximum potential and better cope with environmental stressors,...
dicamba

DuPont Committed To Seed Treatment Innovations

Farmers invest in seed treatments because they’ve seen the benefits: seed treatments provide their crops with strong, healthy starts, which maximize early season growth for greater yield potential at...
Lumisena field trial

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...

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...

Rooting for Protection Below Ground

Experts believe the key to helping growers break the next yield barrier lies below the ground — root and soil health and the interaction between the two. Ensuring that...

Feeding the World by Rewiring the “Mouths” of Plants

Plants have tiny pores on their leaves called stomata — Greek for mouths — through which they take in carbon dioxide from the air and from which water evaporates....

Climate Change Threatening Maize Yields

Knowing when and how climate change will impact crop production is essential for devising adaptation solutions. Recent advances in methods to measure the potential response of crops to the...

Seed World Podcast Episode 7: Breeding GMO-Resistant Corn

Tennessee researchers have developed six corn hybrids that may potentially lessen the risk of GMO contamination. According to Dennis West, a professor with the Department of Plant Sciences at the University...

Podcast: Stem Cell Discovery Could Lead to Even Higher Yields

http://media.blubrry.com/strategysession/p/content.blubrry.com/strategysession/Dave_Jackson_Understanding_the_Architecture_of_Maize.mp3 Biologists at New York's Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have made an important discovery that helps explain how plants regulate the proliferation of their stem cells. The discovery has...

Advancing Seed Coatings and Polymers

With the increased demands being place on the seed, this niche sector of the industry is set for rapid growth. More and more, seed is seen as the delivery mechanism...