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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....
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Regulatory Roundup

NATIONAL DAS Receives U.S. Patent for Enlist Corn Dow AgroSciences LLC has announced the issuance of U.S. patent number 8,598,413 for the company’s lead 2,4-D herbicide tolerance event in corn. The...
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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...
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Unlocking the Full Genetic Potential of Plants

Since 1995, the genomes of nearly 50 plants have been sequenced and thanks to advances in technology, the rate at which these sets of genetic instructions are being deciphered...

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...