How are seeds labeled for a farmer’s purchase?

first_imgHow are seeds labeled for a farmer’s purchase? All inspected seeds are marked in one of five different classificationsMarch 24, 2021 – When planning their successful farming enterprise, farmers often start with buying high-quality seeds. Before even reaching the marketplace, seeds go through inspection and then are labeled. This Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains the classifications of seeds. This blog post is part of the 2021 Seed Week celebration, organized by the Crop Science Society of America.According to blogger Arron Carter, there are five different classifications of seed that can occur:Breeder Seed. It is derived from the plant breeding program itself. When plant breeders develop a new cultivar, they often only have limited amounts of seed. This first step in the process allows the plant breeder to increase the quantity of seed produced.Foundation Seed. This level of seed typically comes after Breeder Seed and is the highest purity classification. Foundation Seed would look most like Breeder Seed in terms of genetic purity. It has strict requirements for purity, including low or zero tolerance for Foundation Seed bins to be contaminated with weed seed, seed of other market classes, and seed of other crops.Registered Seed. Seed companies usually plant this high-quality Foundation Seed to produce Registered Seed. Registered Seed keeps high purification standards but is a step down from what was seen in Foundation Seed.Certified Seed. It is produced after planting Registered Seed and is the certification class that most farmers would buy if they wanted a high-quality seed source.Common Seed. Seed that has not gone through the certification process is often referred to this. Common Seed is held to no standard other than basic seed labeling laws. It is sold ‘as is’ and could have mixtures of other crops, market classes, or weed seeds.To learn more about the classifications of seed, read the entire blog: https://sustainable-secure-food-blog.com/2021/03/22/how-are-seeds-labeled-for-a-farmers-purchase/About us: This blog is sponsored and written by members of the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America. Our members are researchers and trained, certified professionals in the areas of growing our world’s food supply while protecting our environment. They work at universities, government research facilities, and private businesses across the United States and the world.The American Society of Agronomy is an international scientific and professional society with its headquarters in Madison, WI. Our members are researchers and trained, certified professionals in the areas of growing our world’s food supply, while protecting our environment. We work at universities, government research facilities and private businesses across the United States and the world. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, American Society of Agronomy, crops, environment, Farming, food, Government, market, research, science, Society, sustainable, United States, worldlast_img read more

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House Cleaner Wins at Sundance for DIY Film

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA house cleaning drop-out, Jon Foy, won the directorial award at the Sundance Film Festival for his homemade documentary, “Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles”.During the 5 year odyssey of making his film, he learned how to write, shoot, and edit, mostly in the bedroom of a shared group house in West Philadelphia.“A few weeks ago, I was just a housecleaner making my first film,” Foy said in his acceptance speech “So who knows what can happen in life? This [award] is for all the artists working in obscurity out there — never give up.”The movie explores the mystery of hundreds of tile mosaics found embedded into the asphalt of city streets and sidewalks in both North and South America, beginning in the early 1980s. The cryptic message is always the same: “Toynbee Idea in Movie 2001. Resurrect Dead on Planet Jupiter”. Learn more about the tiles at Wired.com.The film will be difficult to find until Jon Foy learns his next lesson —  how to get an award-winning documentary distributed.WATCH Jon’s introduction to the film, via Sundance, below — Read the story of the filmmaker at NewsWorks.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Son Brings Mom Who Grew Up In Foster Homes To Her First Prom

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThis high school senior is going to prom with the one woman who has always been there for him–his mother.Trey Potter popped the big question to his mother Melissa Roshan at their home in Gahanna, Ohio, as a sign of respect and appreciation for everything the young woman has done for him.WATCH: 82-Year-old Woman Finally Finds Long Lost 96-yo Birth MotherBefore she was pregnant and homeless at 16-years-old, MelRo spent her youth in 23 different foster homes and was never given any encouragement about her value as a human being, or about her future. After turning her life around, she was discovered as a magazine model and took care of her son all on her own. RELATED: Mom Adopts Hospice Babies No One Else Wants“When I was pregnant with him, I heard, ‘Mel because you lived in the foster care system, you’re probably not going to raise a thriving individual. It just doesn’t happen,” Potter told WATE. “You can’t give him what you don’t have.’”“So seeing who he has become–and knowing the sacrifices that have been made and how much I love him and seeing that come to fruition–I’ve proved them wrong.”SHARE this Before Mother’s Day Sunday…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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