Understanding the Long-Term Impact of Human Actions

Sustainable Agriculture in the EU - Part 1 Almost 50% of the EU territory is covered by farmland (both arable land and permanent grassland) leaving...

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crop.zone Gmbh and MASCOR Institute Aachen Announce Strategic Alliance

The ground-breaking project called SEWIA (selective electrochemical weeding in agriculture) will develop new tools, enabling farmers to use modern methods for selective weeding in vegetable...

Sortex Leaves a Lasting Impression

Twelve years ago, I travelled to Hungary to visit an agricultural seeds customer. During a break, I stopped off next to a roadside company...

Understanding the Long-Term Impact of Human Actions

Sustainable Agriculture in the EU - Part 1 Almost 50% of the EU territory is covered by farmland (both arable land and permanent grassland) leaving...

Fruit and Vegetable Sales Channels Have Changed Permanently

The coronavirus crisis has caused some permanent shifts in the sales channels for fruit and vegetables. Fresh produce growers and processing companies worldwide are...

Corteva Agriscience Sustainability Study Explores Consumer Demands

More than 80% of consumers in Spain would change their purchasing habits if they were better able to identify more sustainable food, according to...

Why Word Count is a Guideline, Not a Rule

Part of my job which I love is helping business owners get their content noticed in print and online. Accomplishing this is by no means...

Euroseeds raises the bar, Garlich von Essen on the...

  Shawn Brook, President of the Seed World Group, sits down to talk with Garlich von Essen, Euroseeds Secretary-General, about a whole new experience during...

11 strategies to thrive in today’s environment

Seed organizations and industry suppliers are facing unprecedented business challenges. Like being tossed around in a whirlwind with no clear sense of how to get out. One thing remains clear – new plans, reallocation of resources and new strategies must prevail to survive this and come out the back end with a tail wind.

The Continued Movement of Seed is Imperative for Seed...

In our new podcast, Alex Martin sits down to talk with Michael Keller about the state of the International Seed Federation during the COVID-19 crisis.

Reliable, Standardized, High-Quality DNA Purification from a Variety of Plant Types and Samples

Global breeding cycles and the need to test an ever-increasing number of samples are driving genomics-based plant breeding programs to turn to automated DNA...

Technology

Massive-Scale Genomic Study Reveals Wheat Diversity For Crop Improvement

A scientific team including James Hutton Institute researchers has completed one of the largest genetic analysis ever done of any agricultural crop to find...

Research Shows Potential of Gene Editing to Improve Understanding of Barley Quality

International Barley Hub scientists at the James Hutton Institute, working with colleagues in the UK and Australia, have gained further insight into key genes...

Celebrating 25 Years of CPVO

Part 2 - Looking At The Hot Topics The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), in Angers, France, is tasked to administer the EU system of plant...

INSIDERS

The Road to Turf Sustainability

Well-managed sports pitches are one of the essentials to form the backdrop, when professional football or rugby teams are struggling to pull the longest...

Why Word Count is a Guideline, Not a Rule

Part of my job which I love is helping business owners get their content noticed in print and online. Accomplishing this is by no means...

Virtual Field Days: A New Customer Experience

Over the past weeks and months, our company Euralis Seeds organized several virtual field days, mainly in oilseed rape. We had sown the crop...

Corteva Seed Applied Technologies at Euroseeds – The Distance That Unites Us!

Almost a year ago, by mid-October 2019, Corteva’s Seed Applied Technologies team arrived in Sweden for another Euroseeds event. The expectations were high. After...

Policy

A Balanced Framework of IP Protection for Plant Related Innovations

Resolving the question whether plants exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes can be patented. By Szonja Csörgő and Dominic Muyldermans On 14 May 2020, the Enlarged...

Nadorcott Case Should Prompt UPOV to Improve PVR System

The European Court of Justice decision in Nadorcott case C-176/18 exposes loopholes in the provisional protection and the protection of harvested material under the...

Celebrating 25 Years of CPVO

Part 2 - Looking At The Hot Topics The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), in Angers, France, is tasked to administer the EU system of plant...

Business

crop.zone Gmbh and MASCOR Institute Aachen Announce Strategic Alliance

The ground-breaking project called SEWIA (selective electrochemical weeding in agriculture) will develop new tools, enabling farmers to use modern methods for selective weeding in vegetable...

A Balanced Framework of IP Protection for Plant Related Innovations

Resolving the question whether plants exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes can be patented. By Szonja Csörgő and Dominic Muyldermans On 14 May 2020, the Enlarged...

Changing Rules for Seed Breeding Products Destroys Legal Certainty. But Above All, it Destroys Trust

Innovation is a key component of any reliable policy to tackle challenges and paves the way for a sustainable future. Europe has had problems...

Events

The Euroseeds2020 Congress Programme is Now Available

“The EU Green Deal and its Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies: can plant breeding and seed innovation deliver?” will be Euroseeds2020 theme. The EU...

Euroseeds raises the bar, Garlich von Essen on the Euroseeds2020 Virtual Congress

  Shawn Brook, President of the Seed World Group, sits down to talk with Garlich von Essen, Euroseeds Secretary-General, about a whole new experience during...

Celebrating 25 Years of CPVO

Part 2 - Looking At The Hot Topics The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), in Angers, France, is tasked to administer the EU system of plant...

ASTA’s CSS & Seed Expo Goes Virtual

A message from the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA): It is with great disappointment that ASTA announces the difficult decision to cancel the in-person version...

Euroseeds2020 On-Site Congress in Malta Cancelled — Now a Full Virtual Congress

Due to the latest decisions on new restrictions in Malta in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, Euroseeds is now forced to cancel the on-site Euroseeds...