seed http://kbia.org en Seed companies fight to maintain independence http://kbia.org/post/seed-companies-fight-maintain-independence <p></p><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The window in Tom Burrus’ office gives him a good look at the wide expanse of Illinois River bottomland where his company produces seed corn for farmers across Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:35:40 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 32305 at http://kbia.org Seed companies fight to maintain independence Seed science pushes toward higher yields http://kbia.org/post/seed-science-pushes-toward-higher-yields <p></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; font: inherit; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">At an open house at DuPont Pioneer’s Dallas Center Corn Research Center near Des Moines, Iowa, retired corn breeder Bill Ambrose marveled at the tools available today to do the job he did for nearly 40 years. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:24:30 +0000 Amy Mayer 29369 at http://kbia.org Seed science pushes toward higher yields Generic seeds could have a short lifespan http://kbia.org/post/generic-seeds-could-have-short-lifespan <p></p><p>The patent rights on the first genetically modified seeds expire next year, but it’s not clear how the introduction of “generic” seeds fits into the science and business of GM crops.</p><p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:10:52 +0000 Grant Gerlock 29367 at http://kbia.org Generic seeds could have a short lifespan