A World Without GMOs

Imagining a world without genetically modified organisms isn’t hard to do, but researchers say the prospect is detrimental to both farmers and consumers. U.S. researchers have a mathematical model at...

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...

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.

GENETICS vs. TRAITS

When selling seed balance customer priorities and potential. With tighter margins and constantly-evolving pest and disease issues, growers are looking to fine-tune their 2015 seed order. With those considerations, among...
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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...

Living in a Post-Patent World

Seed World examines the future viability of generic seed in a post-patent world. Just this past March, the first major biotech trait came off patent, and the possibility of so-called...

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,...

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...

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...

The Seed Treatment Saga

New studies outline the benefits, or lack thereof, of seed treatment use in U.S. crop production. Seed treatments have been around for more than 100 years, but it hasn’t been...

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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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...

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...

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...

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...
Trait Stewardship a Shared Responsibility

Trait Stewardship a Shared Responsibility

Should China dictate what new technologies U.S. farmers have access to? Some of the trading issues between the United States and China have brought trait stewardship front and center in...

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...

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...
Changing the LLP Landscape

Changing the LLP Landscape

National seed associations around the globe now have a new tool that can be used to work with governments on implementing low-level presence policies. The seed industry is increasingly global,...