What Does the Future Hold? Industry insiders give Seed World a sneak peek at their CSS presentations.
Corn, soybeans and sorghum as crops face new challenges in an increasingly high-tech, globalized world. Don't miss your chance to hear influential industry insiders give their thoughts on these new challenges and how the industry can best facilitate them.
Thursday's Joint Corn, Sorghum and Soybean General Session begins with General Session I: Future Global Outlook. Talking with Seed World, Sonny Ramaswamy says the projected global population of over nine billion within just the next few decades will require us to find ways to feed, clothe, and shelter everyone without wreaking havoc on the environment. This means major biological, environmental, behavioral and policy implications for agriculture and science. Read More Here.
The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship is the product of industry-wide collaboration between seed companies, seed treatment providers and universities - and it draws from data collected worldwide. Jointly produced by the American Seed Trade Association and CropLife America, its purpose is to provide farmers and seed companies with critical information and up-to-date guidelines for managing treated seeds effectively to minimize the risk of exposure to non-target organisms.
Learn more at: http://seed-treatment-guide.com/
Protecting Pollinators Part 3 - Crop Protectants and Honey Bee Health Commercial beekeepers across North America have been witnessing losses of honey bee colonies for several years now. While neonicotinoid-based pesticides have taken much of the blame publicly, honey bee experts caution that the relationship between crop protection products and bee health is extremely complicated and research is still in its infancy. Part three of Seed World's Protecting Pollinators series. Read More Here.
||Protecting Pollinators, Part 3 - In the public arena, neonicotinoids have taken much of the blame for declines in honey bee health. Recent scientific studies do not offer conclusive evidence linking colony die-offs to these pesticides. [continue reading]