PSR Inc. Launches PSR Global Genetics LLC
PSR Global Genetics LLC is offering independent proprietary genetics to the seed industry for breeding and licensing arrangements. All of PSR Global’s germplasm, ranging from temperate to semi-tropical, will be marketed through reputable seed stock brokerage firms with world market coverage. We have backcrossing agreements with all trait providers. Read more in our recent press release and visit our website at www.psrglobal.com
PSR’s Conversion Service is Approved for Regulated Traits
The USDA-APHIS has approved Professional Seed Research Inc. (PSR) for the handling of regulated genes. In addition, all trait providers (Monsanto, Dupont, Syngenta and Dow) have approved the PSR conversion service for regulated and unregulated traits in corn. “Our cost-effective conversion service allows our customers to get a jump-start on the latest upcoming traits”, states Matt Dodd, VP Marketing. With the use of the Phenotype Select™ screening system and USDA approved greenhouses, PSR is able to speed backcrossing by 3-4 generations. Read more in our recent press release.
Wheat Streak Mosiac Virus
Professional Seed Research, Inc. has been accredited for detecting wheat streak mosiac virus, in addition to other diseases, for phytosanitary certification.
Seed Health Announcement
Professional Seed Research, Inc. has been accredited by the National Seed Health System, under the authority of USDA-APHIS, to perform Phytosanitary Seed Health Testing that may be used in the issuance of a Federal Phytosanitary Certificate. (more info...)
PSR Results Proven Accurate
The International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) recently informed Professional Seed Research, Inc. that results on 30 proficiency test samples correctly identified those with or without contaminants of T25 (Liberty resistance) and/or Cry1ab (Mon810 Bt). Forty-three labs voluntarily participated in the test. Thirty labs reported results without any false results. (more info...)
Why Were There Stalk Rot Increases in 2000 and 2001? (order eBook)
"Stalk rot of corn is hardly a new phenomenon. It probably occurred in the earliest of varieties and especially as humans attempted to increase the grain productivity of the species. I suspect that, from the beginning, it occurred erratically, affecting some plants and not others. In fact, this sometimes confusing, pattern of distribution of stalk rotted plants also offers clarity in understanding the biology of stalk rot of corn explanations of specific epidemics of stalk rot." (more info...)
When Zero Is Not Zero?
"As carefully as a company tries to accurately reflect the seed within a seedlot, the sample size still limits the probability that test results of zero presence of a GMO or outcross, for that matter, is actually present in the seedlot." (more info...)