Alex Martin on 07/01/2022

A Generation Turnover is Happening — Are You Investing in Your Young Leaders?

We all know that a generational shift is coming. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2030, all baby boomers will be age 65 or older — which accounts for 73 million people in the U.S. That means, in less than eight years, a new generation will be stepping up to the plate to fill the gap left by r

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Marc Zienkiewicz on 06/30/2022

America’s IP Framework is Squeezing Out Independent Seed Companies, IPSA Says

In a letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, the U.S.-based Independent Professional Seed Association calls the country’s current business environment a threat to American competitiveness.The U.S.-based Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA) is calling for an overhaul of the country’s intellec

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European Seed on 06/29/2022

Biotalys and Novozymes Enter into Partnership to Expand Opportunities for Evoca

Biotalys, an Agricultural Technology (AgTech) company protecting crops and food with protein-based biocontrol solutions, and Novozymes, a world leader in biotech solutions, announced that the companies have entered into a partnership to expand opportunities for Evoca™*, Biotalys’ first proprietary b

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Marc Zienkiewicz on 06/29/2022

Can South America Become an Ag Powerhouse for the World?

It’s possible, but stakeholders say doing so will require placing the common good above individual interests.The world faces an unprecedented challenge, which is to make available 60% more food in the coming years to feed almost 10 billion people. South America stands poised to help do that but doin

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European Seed on 06/29/2022

The Devastation of Ukraine’s Yuriev Plant Production Institute

In mid-May 2022, Russian troops shot at one of the facilities of the Yuriev Plant Production Institute of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine. Genetic samples of various plants are stored here. As a result of the shelling, the sample room burned down completely. But the greatest dan

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Ashley Robinson on 06/28/2022

European Potato Acres Rise, Beating Expectations

Acreage predictions before the growing season had potato area in Europe falling, but growers have planted more than expected, a June 28 news release from the North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) said.The total potato area within the NEPG zone has gone up in all four countries by two per cent

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European Seed on 06/28/2022

Computomics Receives Multi-Million Euros in Funding

The EIC Accelerator is one of the most competitive and most renowned funding programs worldwide, supporting selected Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to scale up their game-changing innovations. More than 1,000 start-ups and SMEs submitted a full application for funding in March 2022, of wh

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Marc Zienkiewicz on 06/24/2022

It’s Not Business, it’s Personal: Why Relationships Matter at Work

Cultivating good relationships with clients and fellow employees is crucial not just when it comes to running a business, but also has an important role to play in mental health for you and your clients as well.A recent Harvard University study casts doubt on the old saying that the business and the

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Ally Roden on 06/24/2022

Global Food Security is in the Hands of the Next Generation

Food security is a key global issue as the world fails to stay on track with the Sustainable Development Goal 2, Zero Hunger by 2030. An estimated 720 to 811 million people went hungry in 2020. That is 118 million more people than 2019, according to the United Nations.To reach the Zero Hunger by 203

  Ally Roden
Alex Martin on 06/24/2022

Can Space Help Breed More Stress Tolerant Crops? NASA’s Doing the Research

There are plenty of places in the world to do breeding and farming, thanks to climate regulating technology. But sometimes when you’re looking to breed better, more resilient crops, you need an environment that can put a variety to the test — a stress test for plants.There’s plenty of ways to do thi

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European Seed on 06/24/2022

Agriculture Emissions Pose Risks to Health and Climate

Agricultural pollution comes from the prairie, but its economic impact on humans is a problem for cities.A study led by environmental scientists at Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering puts numbers to the toll of reactive nitrogen species produced in America’s croplands.The study

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European Seed on 06/22/2022

Agronomix Software joins Cultura Technologies

Cultura Technologies has acquired Agronomix Software. Cultura Technologies supports and grows agri-food software companies like Agronomix, allowing them to be clear leaders in their respective industries.Cultura are agricultural experts with extensive experience working in the global Agri-Food softw

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European Seed Videos on 06/22/2022

Christian Wulff Talks New Opportunities with Haldrup

Christian Wulff, Vice-President of Haldrup USA Corp., sat down with Seed World Editor Alex Martin to discuss specialized equipment to use in your seed operation and why it is so important.

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European Seed Videos on 06/22/2022

Ruth Mayes Walks Through the Ins and Outs of Machine Learning

How much do you know about machine learning and how it can be applied to plant breeding? It’s a complicated subject, but Computomics, a bioninformatics data analysis company for plant breeding based in Germany, sat down at the International Seed Federation’s World Seed Congress to help us unders

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European Seed Videos on 06/21/2022

Innovation and Solutions Start With Seed

Derek Bartlem, EVP and CSO at DLF, sat down with European Seed Editorial Director Marcel Bruins, to talk about innovations and what is coming up in the DLF pipeline.

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Ally Roden on 06/21/2022

New Molecule ‘Ellarinacin’ Discovered

New molecules, bacteria and organisms are commonly named after their parts or the institute or people that found them. John Innes Centre research scientist Guy Polturak took a different approach when he and colleagues discovered a previously unknown molecule in wheat belonging to the class of molecu

  Ally Roden
European Seed on 06/21/2022

Support for National Genebanks Underway

Genebank experts have begun reviewing the 15 national genebanks that are set to receive capacity building, technical and financial support through the recently launched BOLD (Biodiversity for Opportunities, Livelihoods and Development) Project.Seeds maintained in genebanks worldwide are the foundati

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Sonja Begemann on 06/20/2022

3 Ways to Boost Productivity: Communicate, Prepare and Establish Trust

Seed production and agriculture at large is an industry that relies on timing. The crop must be planted by a certain time, sprayed before pests overtake fields, harvested before stalks and shanks weaken – all of these time constraints put immense pressure on people in the industry.When those busy se

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Anne Mette Dahl Jensen on 06/20/2022

Women’s Finals in England – Homeland of Football and Turf Perfection

Now it’s time again for football, and England sets the scene for the 13th UEFA European Women’s Championship. The tournament will offer 31 matches between Europe’s best women national football teams and the expectations for the pitch quality is sky high being in the homeland of football and turf mai

  Anne Mette Dahl Jensen
European Seed on 06/20/2022

Safeguard’s Response to the EU Pollinators Initiative Revision Consultation

The European Commission held a public consultation to collect views on the implementation of the EU Pollinators Initiative and gather suggestions on how to strengthen the current framework on wild pollinators to meet its long-term objective to reverse the decline of pollinators by 2030. The Safeguar

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