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    How Don Bockelman’s Love of Corn Breeding Happened by Chance

    Don Bockelman, recipient of the National Association of Plant Breeders Lifetime Achievement Award, talks about his career in corn breeding, what led to it, and how he...

    RRXtend Spray App Delivers More Options in 2019

    Vital information at the touch of button — that’s what the RRXtend Spray App offers to farmers and applicators and, in 2019, this tool will have newly expanded features.

    Get an Early Start on Reclaiming Fields from Resistant Weeds

    Iowa soybean farmer Jon Freese is sold on the importance of early-season weed control, especially now that he’s witnessed the effectiveness of Bayer Crop Science’s XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip...

    CRISPR-CAS9 Used To Modify Seed Morphology Traits In Wheat

    Genome editing using the CRISPR-Cas9 system has the potential to speed up the improvement of wheat varieties by elucidating the molecular basis of agronomic traits and enabling the modification...

    Spinach Vying to be King of the Leafy Greens

    New genomic information may lead to improvements for a traditional health food. At trendy salad bars, spinach vies with kale as king of the leafy greens. Long regarded as a...
    oil

    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...
    FiberMax

    The World is a Boll of Cotton

    With expected increases in global cotton production, prices aren’t likely to increase. Nonetheless, seed companies invest in varieties with improved water-use efficiency, enhanced disease resistance and increased flexibility for...
    neonicotinoids

    Syngenta Lawsuit Raises Long-term Questions

    More could be on the line for seed companies that release new traits. At the moment, biotechnology company Syngenta and more than 300,000 plaintiffs are focused on whether or not...

    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...

    Making the Most of Ethanol

    Sorghum and corn seed innovations may expand opportunities. While ethanol made from corn remains the most common biofuel produced in the United States, both public and private researchers are finding...

    Breeding a Better Peanut

    Breeding new varieties of this popular snack to please the industry is no easy feat. Peanut butter. Peanut oil. Dry roasted. Honey roasted. This list barely scratches the surface of all...

    Seller’s Market

    Demand is at an all-time high for both more aesthetically pleasing and drought-resistance products and services. The turf and grass seed industry remains extremely competitive and continues to grow rapidly...

    Back from the Brink

    From a handful of seeds, a classic American wheat is making a comeback. You’ve followed precisely the listed ingredients and the directions written generations ago in loopy cursive letters on...

    Arctic Fuji Apples On Track for Commercialization

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has publicly shared the final version of Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.’s (OSF) petition seeking regulatory approval for...

    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....

    Dow Launches PowerCore Trait Technology

    Today, Dow AgroSciences launched its PowerCore trait technology that protects corn plants from above-ground insects.  Initially the trait will be offered in hybrids from five seed brands: Mycogen Seeds,...