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Plant Breeding

The Future Starts Now

Seed breeders hold the keys to combating climate change. Climate change may seem like a hard case to crack, but seed breeders are working to...

The Diversity Dynamics of Greenhouse Tomato Varieties

A lot of people think that domestication and plant breeding has led to genetic erosion, including loss of nutritional value, especially in tomato. A...

Scientists Take a Step Closer to Heat-Tolerant Wheat

Researchers working on molecular-level responses in crops have taken a step closer to their goal of producing heat-tolerant wheat. Smart thermostats tell air conditioners to...

The European Union and the International Year of Plant Health 2020

This year marks the first ever International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). This milestone was achieved thanks to the persistence and vision of Finland. As...

Wheat Success for Early Career Researcher

A John Innes Centre student has received international recognition for her outstanding contribution to wheat research. Anna Backhaus, a PhD rotation student, is one of...

‘We Urgently Need a Renewed Public Debate About New Breeding Technologies’

Plant breeding has considerably increased agricultural yields in recent decades and thus made a major contribution to combating global hunger and poverty. At the...

Haplotech Inc. wins NRGene’s Cannabis QuickGENETICS Contest

NRGene is pleased to announce that the Canadian company Haplotech Inc. won the international QuickGENETICS™ contest, which was announced in January. Haplotech Inc. was...

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...

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...

20 Most Innovative Breeders in the European Seed Sector in 2019

Dear readers of European Seed, With each meal you eat and with each snack you take, you are enjoying the work of plant breeders. They...