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...

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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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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Bt Questions Answered

Bt Questions Answered As Monsanto continues its research, study sheds new light on pest resistance to Bt crops. As Monsanto continues its research into pest resistance in Bt crops, a study...

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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All Eyes on the United States

All Eyes on the United States Most likely, being a reader of Seed World, you full well understand your unique role and vested interest in the United States seed industry....

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...

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...
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...

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...
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Growing More With Less

Growing More with Less: Already a Reality in Our Backyard Declining water availability in the United States and less productive land for agriculture across the country are driving an increased...
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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...

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...

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.
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A Systems Approach to Corn and Soybeans

A Systems Approach to Corn and Soybeans Seed companies are changing the way they sell seed–because there’s more to farmers’ success than great genetics. Large seed companies are taking a page...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...