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Cutting-Edge Seeding, Next-Gen Breeding

High-precision planting technologies may allow breeders to do things that today are considered science fiction. If one thing is for certain in agriculture, it’s that...

Will Mexico Join UPOV 91?

A myriad of benefits for the U.S. seed industry will be realized from signing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. January 2020 marked a considerable milestone for the...

The Road to Svalbard

The Cherokee Nation made an unprecedented decision this fall: to deposit seeds into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. It was late 2005 when the world...

An Inside Look from the EU Parliament

Politics and food are very intertwined these days, and every region of the world is grappling with many issues, from trade wars to regulation...

Barley Breeding Update

Checking in on the latest challenges, goals and innovations being used by major breeders of this diverse crop Many around the world may not know...

Brexit Concerns: Taking the Pulse at this Critical Juncture

The seed sector, along with all other sectors of the European economy, will be impacted in many ways by Brexit, should it proceed as...

No Access, No Benefits – Part 3 – The View From Academia

In previous editions of European Seed, seed company experts discussed struggles relating to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) for plant...

Crop Protection Products Overview – Part 3 – Future Trends and Outlook

The implications of massive industry changes, from biological products and company mergers to the end of patent protection of several major active ingredients In the...

Crop Protection Products Overview – Part 2 – Challenges in Crop Protection Product Development

In the first partof this three-part article, we looked at the historical and recent evolution of crop protection. In this second part, we examine...

A Closer Look at Sweet Pepper Breeding and Its Challenges

In each issue, European Seed takes a closer look at one of the many crops that European plant breeders are working on. In this...