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,...
Future development of plant species relies on access to foreign material.

A Push to Ratify

The U.S. seed industry diligently works to educate congress about the importance of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture with the hopes of ratification. No...

Going Hormonal

Researchers study how hormones can be used to control seed dormancy and germination, saving millions of dollars of crop loss each year. After lengthy periods of drought, this past summer...

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...

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...

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...
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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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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...
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Using TALENs and CRISPRs in Crop Development

Recently developed new breeding technologies could mean a number of new traits moving into improved crops faster, easier and more economically. Plant breeders and researchers are excited about TALENs and...
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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...
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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....
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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...

Resistant Weeds and Geography Drive Soybean Development

Resistant Weeds and Geography Drive Soybean Development Glyphosate resistance in weeds is driving the development of a number of new traits for soybeans that will offer soybean growers expanded options for...
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Drought and Pests Drive Innovations in Corn

Resistant pests and better water use efficiency are high priorities for corn growers and for seed companies developing new corn varieties and hybrids. The growing trend towards corn on...
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Advancing Alfalfa

Following the successful introduction of Roundup Ready alfalfa, a new genetically engineered trait is in the works that promises to deliver a higher quality forage crop. Since 2011, after more...
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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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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...