Experts weigh in on Europe’s low-level presence policy debate. For the past couple of years, we have been hearing a lot about Europe’s struggles with the acceptance of biotech varieties and finding a practical solution to the low-level presence i… Read More

PINTO database offers breeders critical information on protected varieties. For breeders and their bosses it’s always a tough question: how do we know which varieties we can freely use in our breeding programs? This issue has been facing breeders f… Read More

In the past few years, The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) in Geneva has developed several databases, including the GENIE, PLUTO and UPOV Lex that provide plant breeders and the seed industry in the internatio… Read More

Practical and pretty, seed coatings and colourants play an important role in the ability to deliver farmers complete seed solutions. We’ve all seen the statistics on population growth. The unofficial challenge has been issued to the agriculture ind… Read More

The European Seed Association shares Its thoughts on the issues and forces shaping Europe’s seed industry. The past 18 months have been like a ride on a high-speed roller coaster for Europe’s seed sector — at least as far as political and legis… Read More

Plantum, the Dutch association for plant reproduction material, represents a highly innovative and fast growing sector agriculture agricultural industry. Its approximately 350 member companies are active in breeding research and plant breeding, propa… Read More