Robert van Tuil & Edwin van der Vossen (Keygene N.V.) Exciting Innovations, Coping with Climate Change

November 15,2018

ESA 2018    |   Giant Views    |   Posts    |   Videos   

Edwin van der Vossen, VP Crop Innovation and Robert van Tuil, Director Business Development at Keygene N.V. talk with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain...

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Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism Calls for Revision of GMO Directive

November 15,2018

Gene Editing    |   Research   

The European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) Group of Chief Scientific Advisors has published a statement providing a scientific perspective on the regulatory status of products derived from gene editing, and the...

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Towards a New ‘Africa – Europe Alliance’: The EU State of the Union 2018 Seeks to Deepen Economic Relations, Boost Investment and Create Jobs in Africa

November 15,2018

Africa    |   EU    |   Vol. 5 Issue 4   

On 12 September 2018, on the occasion of his State of the Union Address, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: "Africa does not need charity, it needs true and fair...

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Waking Sleeping Plants with Plasmas

November 15,2018

Crops    |   Research   

Commercial crops like grapes, peaches, berries and flower bulbs all go dormant in the winter, essentially sleeping through the seasonal cold before they resume growing, flowering and fruiting again in...

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Another Successful Annual Meeting of the European Seed Association

November 13,2018

ESA 2018    |   ESA Update    |   EU    |   Events    |   Vol. 5 Issue 4   

From 7-9 October, the European Seed Association (ESA) held its 2018 Annual Meeting in Madrid, Spain. This year’s event has set a new record, with an attendance of 1050 participants...

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Thanks For Listening

November 13,2018

Editor's Message    |   Vol. 5 Issue 4   

It seems like yesterday when we started with European Seed. But in fact, we’re already five years on the road together, and what a rewarding five years it has been....

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The Power of Reciprocity

November 12,2018

Content Marketing    |   INSIDERS   

Content Marketing’s goal is to create and distribute valuable, relevant, and consistent content. Content that triggers a response to drive action. The notion of reciprocity - trying to repay, in...

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Joachim Schneider (BASF) BASF’s Growth into a Seed Company, Innovations, ECJ Ruling, Overcoming Opposition

November 12,2018

ESA 2018    |   Giant Views    |   Posts    |   Videos   

Joachim Schneider, Head of Vegetable Seeds at BASF talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from October 7-9, 2018.

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Garlich von Essen (ESA) Continued Growth, Biggest Progress, ECJ Decision, INVITE Project, and Brexit – Podcast

November 12,2018

ESA 2018    |   Giant Views    |   Podcasts    |   Posts   

Garlich von Essen, Secretary-General of ESA talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from October 7-9, 2018. [audio mp3="https://european-seed.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Garlich-von-Essen-ESA-Continued-Growth-Biggest-Progress-ECJ-Decision-INVITE-Project-and-Brexit-1.mp3"][/audio]...

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Soil Erosion and Compaction in Scotland: Adapting to a Changing Climate

November 12,2018

Climate Change    |   Research    |   Soil    |   sustainability    |   Weather   

A new report by James Hutton Institute scientists has found that climate change, along with variations in machinery and farming practices, is likely to increase the susceptibility of Scottish soils...

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Anthony Parker (UPOV) Impact of UPOV in Canada, Shift in Crop Investments, PBR and Seed Sector Growth, PBR Barriers

November 09,2018

Giant Views    |   Posts    |   Videos   

Anthony Parker, Commissioner of the Plant Breeders Rights Office, Canada and Chair of the UPOV Administrative and Legal Committee (UPOV-CAJ). talks with Marcel Bruins.

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Bees on the Brink

November 09,2018

bees    |   Pesticide    |   Research    |   sustainability   

For bees, being social is everything. Whether it's foraging for food, caring for the young, using their bodies to generate heat or to fan the nest, or building and repairing nests,...

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Exploiting Epigenetic Variation for Plant Breeding

November 09,2018

Breeding Techniques    |   Plant Breeding    |   Plant Cells    |   Research    |   Technology   

The sequence of genes passed on to daughter cells or offspring isn't the only factor that determines the traits of cells and organisms. Chemical changes in the genetic material that...

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Researchers Discover How to Generate Plants with Enhanced Drought Resistance without Penalizing Growth

November 09,2018

Climate Change    |   Drought    |   Research    |   sustainability   

Extreme drought is one of the effects of climate change that is already being perceived.  This year, the decrease in rainfall and the abnormally hot temperatures in northern and eastern...

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Say ‘Thallo’ to a New Source of Fertiliser

November 09,2018

Research    |   Soil    |   Technology   

Rothamsted is trialling a new phosphorous fertiliser made from abattoir waste and industrial by-products as part of a ten-month EU funded project. Concerns over cadmium build-up in soils means that many...

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Marc Cool (Corteva) Transparency and Dialogue for Innovation

November 08,2018

ESA 2018    |   Giant Views    |   Posts    |   Videos   

Marc Cool, Global Seed Policy Lead at Corteva AgriscienceTM talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from October 7-9, 2018.

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Cesar Gonzalez (ESA) Youth Entering Seed Sector, Movement Away from Science, ECJ Ruling & Policy

November 08,2018

ESA 2018    |   Giant Views    |   Posts    |   Videos   

Cesar Gonzalez, Manager Public Affairs at the European Seed Association (ESA) talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from October 7-9, 2018.

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Andree-Anne Couillard (Syngenta) Neonicotinoids Suspension, Expansion in Eastern Europe

November 08,2018

ESA 2018    |   Giant Views    |   Posts    |   Videos   

Andree-Anne Couillard, Head Seedcare EAME at Syngenta talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from October 7-9, 2018.

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Julie Weisenburger (Conceptum) Organizing Meetings, 3 Things Event Planners Should Avoid

November 06,2018

ESA 2018    |   Giant Views    |   Posts    |   Videos   

Julie Weisenburger, Managing Director at Conceptum Conferences & Events talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from October 7-9, 2018.

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Søren Halbye (DLF A/S) Challenges in the Grass Seed Sector, Mergers & Acquisitions, ECJ Ruling

November 06,2018

ESA 2018    |   Giant Views    |   Posts    |   Videos   

Søren Halbye, Chief Commercial Officer at DLF A/S talks with Marcel Bruins at the 2018 ESA Annual meeting in Madrid, Spain from October 7-9, 2018.

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