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Sam Brooke named as new BSPB Chief Executive

The British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) has appointed Sam Brooke as chief executive, with effect from 1 July this year. A skilled sales and...

Technology Changes but People Don’t. Here’s Why That’s Important

We recently lost a dear family member, and several of us spent time looking through old family photos. Some were taken back in the...

Seed Sector Mourning the Passing of True Seedsman

Jan Willem Breukink, the former Chairman of INCOTEC, passed away on 4 January, at the age of 67, following a long illness. In Euroseeds, Jan...

The End of an Era: Alexey Morgunov Retires After a 28 Year Career

At the end of 2019, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) will say goodbye to Alexey Morgunov, head of the International Winter...

Hutton Scientist Appointed First-Ever Female Chair Of Influential Soft Fruit Group

James Hutton soft fruit breeder Dr Dorota Jarret has been appointed chair of the International Society for Horticultural Science’s (ISHS) Rubus and Ribes Species and...

Penny Maplestone Has the Perfect Job, Sees Brexit as a Dark Nebulous Cloud

When it comes to the UK leaving the EU, the real issue is the complete uncertainty: Are we leaving? When are we leaving? On...

The Man Behind The Myth: An In-Depth Interview with Garlich von Essen

For the past 15 years, he has been the Secretary-General of the European Seed Association (ESA), now Euroseeds. Before that he was Director Public...

Hermann Bürstmayr on his Love of Wheat and the 1st International Wheat Congress

The 1st International Wheat Congress will be held in Saskatoon, Sask., from July 21-26, 2019. The Congress is the first meeting of its kind....

Prestigious World Food Prize Awarded to East-West Seed Founder Simon N. Groot

On June 10, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President of the World Food Prize Foundation Kenneth M. Quinn announced Simon N. Groot...

Innovator of the Year Award Recognizes Impact of International Collaboration in Wheat Disease Diagnostics

Dr Diane Saunders has been named the 2019 BBSRC Innovator of the Year for international impact following her group’s work on developing genomics-based approaches...