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Farm Journal: Seed Guide 2010


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  • Bank On It
    08/16/2010
    What happens when natural diversity disappears is etched into history by the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s. Nearly 2 million people starved to death because not a single potato variety could survive an attack of Mexican potato blight.
  • The Refuge Maze
    08/16/2010
    ust the mention of the word “refuge” brings an eye roll of exasperation from Dean Werries. He and his father, John, used hybrids from the DeKalb brand Genuity SmartStax in their lineup for 2010 mostly because they wanted to use the latest technology. The chance to lower refuge acres to 5% was also a major selling point.
  • Wheat’s Comeback
    08/16/2010
    For many years, wheat has been ignored compared with other crops in terms of research and technology. Now, the waves of grain have turned as wheat breeders are heading back into the research lab. Farmers’ requests for wheat varie-ties that resist disease, handle environmental stress and yield more at harvest are driving the change.
  • The Seed Giants
    07/30/2010
    Look at who owns who in the dynamic world of seed.
  • Fresh New Insect Trait
    07/30/2010
    No one will ever accuse Greg Warren of wasting milk. A few years back, the Syngenta scientist came home from a week-long vacation to find the milk in his refrigerator had gone sour. Instead of pitching the stuff, he took it to the lab to see what bacteria it might contain.
  • Shelter for Seed
    07/30/2010
    Like a cocoon shelters a developing butterfly, seed treatments wrap a protective blanket around corn and soybean seed and seedlings, shielding them from potential diseases and pests.
  • Supreme Case of Indecision
    07/30/2010
    It seems unlikely our nation’s highest court would ever need to ruminate over alfalfa.
  • First in Line
    07/30/2010
    Here’s how to plant tomorrow’s top hybrids today
  • Make Your Test Plot Pay
    07/30/2010
    Test plots can be more than a showpiece if done right.
  • Serious About Seed
    07/30/2010
    An exacting regimen goes into seed production.
  • When the Corn Died
    07/30/2010
    How a disease changed an industry.
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