Seed Research in Canada

Funding is critical in every sector. For the seed industry, changes in both the amount of government funding into crop genetics and specific areas of funding focus can have many industry impacts.Canada’s funding landscapeAt the federal level, the Canadian government invests in seed/crop genetics res

  Treena Hein

Seed Research in the United States

A close look at the funding landscape, past, present and future in North America.Funding is critical in every sector. For the seed industry, changes in both the amount of government funding into crop genetics and specific areas of funding focus can have many industry impacts.In the U.S., most crop g

  Treena Hein

Corteva Makes Its Second Biologicals Acquisition of the Year

Corteva announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Stoller Group, Inc., one of the largest independent biologicals businesses in the industry. Houston-based Stoller boasts a forecasted revenue for 2022 of $400 million with operations and sales in over 60 countries. Corteva believes t

  Ally Roden

Breeding Plants for Tomorrow’s World

How to Facilitate Research Uptake by the Private Seed and Plant Breeding Sector.Plant breeding has a long history of R&IBetter, high-quality plant varieties are the starting point of all food production, but also the starting point for non-food renewable raw materials and energy. They play a pivotal

  Nick van Gheluwe

Industry News That’s Top-of-Mind from 2022

Tailored to seed professionals, industry news delivers the people, research, business and product news you need to know.Bayer: Bayer announced that the company has closed the previously announced transaction with Ginkgo Bioworks to begin a multi-year strategic partnership to accelerate research and

  European Seed

Scientific Misinformation on GMOs is Still at Large

More than a quarter of a billion people across the globe could have been exposed to misinformation surrounding genetically modified crops and foods, according to a study by Alliance for Science at the Boyce Thompson Institute in partnership with Cision Media.The study investigated top English-langua

  Ally Roden

Examples of EUFPRI Projects

Out of the tens of thousands of EUFPRI projects, here are some examples that relate to the wider agricultural environment:AGRICISTRADE: Exploring the potential for agricultural and biomass trade in the Commonwealth of Independent StatesAMIGOclimate: Customised climate index insurance services for ag

  Marcel Bruins

The Global Seed Watch

The reintroduction of cotton in Ecuador, a new crop research institute opening in Estonia and Kenya bringing an end to 10-year GMO ban.STATUS CHINAFoxtail millet, Setaria italica, is one of the oldest and more resilient crops worldwide. Compared to rice and wheat, millet has excellent climate resili

  European Seed

European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources on a Successful Path

Marcel Bruins, the editorial director for European Seed, sat down with Sandra Goritschnig, scientific officer at the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR) at the Euroseeds 2022 Congress to talk about the ECPGR and some of their successes.“The ECPGR is a collaborative pro

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Improve Seed Quality With Colour Sorting

Marcel Bruins, Editorial Director of European Seed speaks with Alex Ambrogi, Export Manager of 3U Vision and Luca Silecchia, Area Manager to discuss the creation of 3U Vision and its advanced vision systems.

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Thinking Over Sustainability

Two and a half years after the publication of the Commission’s communication on the Farm to Fork and the Biodiversity strategies, and the embodiment of sustainability as the Commission’s flagship for this mandate, it is time to talk substance about its meaning.Already in 2021, a good number of studi

  César Gonzalez

IPK Scientists Awarded Gregor Mendel Innovation Prize

Professors Nils Stein and Martin Mascher from the IPK Leibniz Institute (IPK) received the Gregor Mendel Foundation’s Innovation Prize, shared a release.The award is bestowed for knowledge that benefits, “And with the decoding of the complex genomes of wheat, barley and rye, the two IPK scientists h

  Ally Roden

CPVO’s Vision Towards 2026 Released

CPVO’s vision towards 2026, the Strategic Plan of the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) for the period 2022-2026 was published Nov. 21, 2022.According to the CPVO, Strategic Plan 2022-2026 provides an overall vision and outlines the priorities and focus areas of the CPVO in the coming years. The

  European Seed

Discussing Low Acrylamide Wheat

Marcel Bruins, the editorial director for European Seed, sat down with Nigel Halford, professor at Rothamsted Research, at the Euroseeds 2022 Congress to talk about low acrylamide wheat.“Acrylamide is a processing contaminant only discovered in 2002,” explained Halford. “And it is quite a big issue

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Who is Driving Sustainability?

Since the Brundtland report, the word ‘sustainability’ has not lost importance in society even though it became a container that could be filled with meaning at will. It is also a buzzword in many company strategies. In the seed sector the primary weight is that we contribute to sustainable producti

  Niels Louwaars

Seed Sector and Green Deal, New Genomic Techniques

Plans of the Czech EU PresidencyThe world is currently facing a global food crisis, which has grown to even more dramatic proportions due to the invasion of Ukraine. In 2021, up to 828 million people (9.8 per cent of the world’s population) were affected by hunger, 46 million more than in 2020 and 1

  Zdeněk Trnka

KeyGene: Connecting Experts and Driving Innovation

Marcel Bruins, the editorial director for European Seed, sat down with Harrold Van Den Burg, vice president of Innovation for Crops at KeyGene, at the Euroseeds 2022 Congress to talk about his new position.“It’s really about trying to connect research in crops that our state shareholders are interes

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Diving Deeper Into GeneBEcon

Marcel Bruins, the editorial director for European Seed, sat down with Petra Jorasch, manager plant breeding innovation advocacy at Euroseeds, at the Euroseeds 2022 Congress to talk about gene editing.“Gene weakness is important because of the new genomic techniques (NGT) discussion. New genomic tec

  European Seed Videos

How to Optimize Crop Protection and Maintain Yields

New EU Regulation is boosting Integrated Pest ManagementOn 22 June 2022, the European Commission published their proposal for a new Regulation on the Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products (SUR). These include EU wide targets to reduce by 50 per cent the use and risk of chemical pesticides by

  Marcel Bruins

Corteva: Bringing Solutions to Customers

Marcel Bruins, the Editorial Director for European Seed, sat down with Jean-Philippe Riffat, EMEA marketing leader at Corteva Agriscience at the Euroseeds 2022 Congress to talk about the last few years of change at Corteva.“We are very young company — we feel like the start-up in spirit, but built o

  European Seed Videos

Lidea: Innovation, Fresh Ideas and More

Marcel Bruins, the editorial director for European Seed, sat down with Olivier Paul, CEO of Lidea, at the Euroseeds 2022 Congress to talk about the formation of Lidea, what their customers — the farmers — are facing in their daily challenges, and the safety of their employees working in Ukraine.When

  Marcel Bruins

How True Potato Seeds Can Fight Food Insecurity in Africa

True potato seeds can help stabilize food production in African countries, key note speaker says at HZPC Potato Days.Food insecurity is continuing to grow as populations increase. In Africa the population is growing at alarming rates, causing food demand to triple within the next two years. As conce

  Ashley Robinson

Navigating through the EU Funding Maze

Researchers have many different funding mechanisms in the EU, but who is eligible and what is the process? Can seed companies participate in programmes like Horizon Europe and what are the conditions? Is it worth my time to put together a consortium and are there any tricks?The answer to these quest

  David Zaruk