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12/02/2021

Our company recently opened the 3rd CSAT centre, this time in France. We felt it was necessary to build one in Europe because of the significantly large EMEA seed treatment market. At the same time, we are facing difficulties with seed treatment restrictions on the continent, so it is important to h

No Need to Look for the Needle in the DNA-stack When You Can Create One Yourself
12/01/2021

Many professionals in plant business are familiar with the recent introduction of a technology, called “genome editing”, which has the potential to change breeding dramatically. The most commonly used genome editor is the Crispr/CAS system. Crispr/CAS can make a mutation at specific positions in any

Tomato: 12 Things You Should Know
12/01/2021

The tomato is native to South America. One species, Solanum lycopersicum, was transported to Mexico where it was grown and consumed by Mesoamerican civilizations, like the Mayans, who developed the larger furrowed fruits.Aztecs and other peoples in the region used the fruit in their cooking; it was

Our Industry is Starting to Look Different. That’s Good for us and the Public, too
11/30/2021

Can changing the face of our industry bolster public trust?A 2018 study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Polish researchers found that we tend to trust people who look like us more than we trust people who appear different.While this presents challenges for society, the fa

Interview with Patrick Kabouw (BASF), Euroseeds Seed Treatment and Technology (STAT) Working Group
11/30/2021

European Seed Editorial Director Marcel Bruins sat down with Patrick Kabouw (BASF), the chair of STAT, Euroseeds Seed Treatment and Technology working group at the Euroseeds 2021 Congress in Prague, Czechia. The chair outlined the big ticket items they are focusing on as well as how important commun

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Our Industry is Starting to Look Different. That’s Good for us and the Public, too
11/30/2021

Can changing the face of our industry bolster public trust?A 2018 study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Polish researchers found that we tend to trust people who look like us more than we trust people who appear different.While this presents challenges for society, the fa

Interview with Patrick Kabouw (BASF), Euroseeds Seed Treatment and Technology (STAT) Working Group
11/30/2021

European Seed Editorial Director Marcel Bruins sat down with Patrick Kabouw (BASF), the chair of STAT, Euroseeds Seed Treatment and Technology working group at the Euroseeds 2021 Congress in Prague, Czechia. The chair outlined the big ticket items they are focusing on as well as how important commun

Interview with Shelagh Kell, Farmers Pride Project Manager
11/26/2021

European Seed Editorial Director Marcel Bruins sat down with Shelagh Kell, the Project Manager of the EU funded project Farmers Pride and the chair of the Eucarpia Genetic Resources Section – University of Birmingham, at the Euroseeds 2021 Congress in Prague, Czechia. The EU project Farmers Pride, f

Podcasts

Plants are talking. To grow food sustainably, let’s listen in. – A European Seed Innovation Webinar
03/26/2021

Plants use fast electrical signals to control development and defence. Learn how these signals can be decoded using machine learning and used to breed and grow better plantsDuring this session you’ll learn:About sophisticated information networks that plants using to sense and react to their environ

Sustainable Intensification: The Holy Grail
11/25/2020

In our new video, Marcel Bruins sits down to talk with David Zaruk, professor at Odisee University College in Brussels, Consultant on Risk Perception Management and blogging under the name The Risk Monger. Zaruk shares his ideas on the sustainable intensification approach, what element is often miss

Fake News, Misinformation and Disinformation in Agriculture
11/25/2020

In our new video, Marcel Bruins sits down to talk with Professor Joe Schwarcz, Director of the McGill Office for Science and Society in Montreal,Canada. Schwarcz shares his ideas on fake news, misinformation and disinformation, what are some of the most repeated pieces of misinformation in agricultu

Proudly Presenting
12/02/2021

Our company recently opened the 3rd CSAT centre, this time in France. We felt it was necessary to build one in Europe because of the significantly large EMEA seed treatment market. At the same time, we are facing difficulties with seed treatment restrictions on the continent, so it is important to h

No Need to Look for the Needle in the DNA-stack When You Can Create One Yourself
12/01/2021

Many professionals in plant business are familiar with the recent introduction of a technology, called “genome editing”, which has the potential to change breeding dramatically. The most commonly used genome editor is the Crispr/CAS system. Crispr/CAS can make a mutation at specific positions in any

Tomato: 12 Things You Should Know
12/01/2021

The tomato is native to South America. One species, Solanum lycopersicum, was transported to Mexico where it was grown and consumed by Mesoamerican civilizations, like the Mayans, who developed the larger furrowed fruits.Aztecs and other peoples in the region used the fruit in their cooking; it was