Volume 29 No 3 July - September 2023

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Volume 29, Issue three of Asian Seed & Planting Material is packed with timely, quality seed industry content. Starting with an address from APSA President, Dr. Manish Patel summarizes all of the recent iniatives and activities he and the APSA Secretariat have partaken in over the past several months. Next, there’s an update on progress with APSA’s University Connect program, including the signing of several new Memorandum of Understanding agreements. In our Seed World four-page international section, there are articles about plant breeding and gene-edited crops. Also featured include reports from APSA’s recent Hybrid Rice and Corn Study Tour to the Philippines; as well as the East Asia Plant Variety Protection Forum’s 16th Annual Meeting, which was held in Vientienne Laos; the 6th Asian Short Course on Agribiotechnology, Biosafety Regulation, and Communication (ASCA) held in Bogor, Indonesia; APSA and ISTA’s Seed Vigour Testing Workshop in Bangkok; the 30th Beijing Seed Congress in China and two special features – one, an interview with the MD of Luisetti Seeds in New Zealand, and the cover feature, sharing facts and figures on millets and maize planting, harvesting, yields, as well as sowing seed exports, with a focus on Asia-Pacific countries’ performance and trends. Finally, there are quarterly updates from APSA’s Technical and Events teams.