An array of standards prevents seeds moving from nation to nation and continent to continent without some kind of oversight. Seed producers and their customers appreciate that these regulations aim to protect crops from pests and disease but, at times, the rules can become restrictive and limit or halt trade altogether. As a result, these barriers disrupt supply chains and seed production, limit farmers’ choices and hinder market growth. [continue reading]
Protecting Pollinators - Honey bee health continues to be a top priority for the agriculture industry. Although debate continues over the causes of declining bee health, experts say there is no one simple answer to explain colony losses. [continue reading]
DEPARTMENTS JUNE 2013 | FEATURES | HISTORY | NEWS
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
“The 2013 International Seed Federation World Seed Congress will be an informative learning and networking opportunity for over 1,500 participants. I am honored to represent the Global Harvest Initiative and to exchange experience and collaborate with seed industry participants from all over the globe,” says Margaret Zeigler, executive director of the Global Harvest Initiative.
Zeigler is scheduled to address attendees during the open meeting of the Field Crops Section Wednesday morning. She plans to discuss improving agricultural productivity to sustainably meet the demands of a growing world. [continue reading]
Cross Pollination Special Feature – Seed World recently attended Bayer CropScience’s 2013 Ag Issues Forum, a major gathering of industry thought leaders and stakeholders examining key issues and trends in agriculture today.·[continue reading]
Vegetable Venture – What are industry leaders saying about the development and release of genetically engineered vegetables in North America? Find out in Seed World’s roundtable featuring Kent J. Bradford, Scott Langkamp and Norm Sissons. [continue reading]
Ornamental Overhaul - There’s an atmosphere of optimism pervading the nation’s floriculture industry as the sector delivers innovative products and dynamic marketing messages to consumers. [continue reading]
Consumer Perceptions of Seed: Input Required - Although specific data may be lacking, opportunities abound for educational initiatives to deliver key messages to consumers, and could well stop misconceptions from forming. [continue reading]
DEPARTMENTS FEBRUARY 2013 | FEATURES | HISTORY | NEWS
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/
December Issue 2013
Andrew Lauver - The Future Giants of the Seed Industry award annually recognizes an individual who is in the graduation year of his/her post-secondary program who plans to enter the seed industry. The award is given to an individual who shows the potential to make a significant contribution to the industry.
Learn More Here.
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