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Euroseeds: Celebrating the International Day of Women in Science

On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February, we asked our members to share inspiring stories...

Lettuce Go

A closer look at our favourite salad ingredient, its breeding and its challenges – Part 1: Classical Breeding In each issue, European Seed  takes a...

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...

High Expectations

How seed companies are using standard and new breeding techniques to produce new cannabis varieties for both discerning recreational consumers and a growing number...

Sugar Rush: What it Takes to Develop a New Sugar Beet Variety

Of the worlds sugar production, about 20% comes from beet sugar, with the other 80% produced from sugar cane. According to the FAO, in...

In 20 Years, What Will the Cucumber Look Like?

Companies are innovating to create cucumbers that will have the traits needed to meet the future. As the breeding manuals say, the challenge is not...

Building a More Resilient Cucumber

Cucumber is plagued by numerous pests and diseases such as powdery mildew, CVYV, CYSDV, downy mildew (DM) and several others. Bal says they are...

The Cucumber: Not So Simple

The period in a country when there is little news (often the period when its government is on holiday) is called the “silly season”...

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...