Ashley Robinson

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Stacking Traits to Create the Varieties of the Future

Stacking traits in plant breeding isn’t anything new, it has been done for years. However, as herbicide resistance continues to grow, plant breeders are...

The Many Definitions of Sustainability

With everyone talking about sustainability, how do you define what sustainable agriculture is? Sustainability is a word that seems to be everywhere these days, especially in...

Breeding Crops to be Less Allergenic

With more known than ever before about the genes in plants, plant breeders are now breeding crops with less allergens in them. Certain ingredients in...

Plant Breeding to Stop Allergies

Allergies and food intolerances to peanuts and wheat are extremely common these days. And while those with these diagnoses often carry an EpiPen and...

The Plant Breeding Toolbox of the Future

Modern plant breeders have access to a wealth of tools that make their work easier. Long gone are the days of mashing plants together and...

Behind the Scenes of the Future of Plant Breeding

Plant breeding has come a long way and there’s a wealth of techniques that breeders use to make new crop varieties. Plant breeders are...

How True Potato Seeds Can Fight Food Insecurity in Africa

True potato seeds can help stabilize food production in African countries, key note speaker says at HZPC Potato Days. Food insecurity is continuing to grow...

How Consumer Trends Affect Ag Policy

You’ve heard the saying the customer is always right, but is that always true? When governments are making new policies regarding agriculture who are...

Seed World Group Wins Three Canadian Ag Journalism Awards

Seed World Group has won three agriculture journalism awards at the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation (CFWF) awards which happened in Regina, Sask., on Oct....

The Business of Private Potato Breeding in Canada

A non-existent industry only a few decades ago, private potato breeding has changed the face of potatoes in Canada. Potato breeding is a risky business....