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Plant Breeding Throughout 2022

Science of plant research, Chromosome DNA and genetic, Development of rice varieties, Scientist researching and experiments genetic of rice with record data in the fields.

As the global population grows, high-yielding harvests and healthy crops are essential to feed mouths across the world. Developing resilient plants with enhanced tolerance is a major piece to help solve this puzzle.

Learn more about plant breeding, its role in the industry and the most recent developments in five of Seed World‘s most popular plant breeding articles from 2022.

Hybridizing Dahlias to Withstand Time

Kristine Albrecht has used plenty of different techniques for breeding her hybrids — one in particular she’s found successful is hand pollination followed by open pollination. PHOTO CREDIT: BRION SPRINSOCK

Breeder Kristine Albrecht reflects on different dahlia markets and looks to the future of dahlia breeding.

True Potato Seeds Could Feed the World

True potato seeds are smaller than you think! Pictured above is a bottle of true potato seed next to the green seed ball. Photo Credit: Solynta

While the future of true potato seeds is still in the distance, experts say they could have major implications for the future.

Need a Bit of Luck? Turn to a Clover Lawn

Photo: DLF

Some of numerous reasons for growing a clover lawn include drought tolerance, sustainability, and its ability as an organic fertilizer. Growing a beautiful grass lawn requires a fair amount of water and sun. But how about a little luck as well?

The Evolution of Plant Breeding


The development and future of human civilization is intrinsically linked to our ability to produce food efficiently. Innovation is critical to address the challenges of a growing population and an Earth facing increasing pressures.

New Breeding Techniques Could Change Vegetable Breeding

Sakata’s Havasu iceberg lettuce in pelleted form. Image courtesy of Sakata Seeds

The industry can clearly see the huge potential that the latest breeding methods can bring to the seed sector. We all know that vegetables are good for you. And with advances in plant breeding innovation, this can accelerate the improvement of seed varieties for the benefit of agriculture and consumers on a global basis.

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