1. Keeping Seed Safe. Few connections have been made between seed and the contamination of food, but seed industry members, who feel the impact of every food safety scare with decreased seed sales, are invested in improving traceability mechanisms—and continuing to keep seed safe.
2. Entering the Future of Vegetable Breeding. New vegetable varieties combine consumer and agronomic benefits.
3. Lessons from Licensors. Seed World spoke with three genetic providers about licensing, acces
4. Safe Seed Treatment Practices. Is the EPA thinking about imposing new regulations focused on seed treatment products?
5. The Future of Forages. Far from being left behind in research and development, forages are coming to the fore as growers begin to look for geographically-specific varieties.
6. New Tools Speeding Genetic Progress. New lab-based businesses supporting the seed industry are helping lighten the workload.·
7. GM-Free Europe: Myth Versus Reality. ESA’s Garlich von Essen discusses policy, public perception and the issues at the heart of the European GM debate.·
8. Seed S.O.S. Certain hybrids of seed supplies are limited this year, which is forcing seed companies to plan ahead for production and logistics.
9. Biologicals: The Next Big Step for Agriculture? An interview with Bob Streit on why biological pest management products are increasing in popularity.
10. Preparing for Patent Expiration.·The seed industry aims to ease the transition of seed technology once patents expire.