How to Source Truly High-Quality Seeds

Seed experts and plant breeders help explain seed genetics, a complicated seed industry, and how to find high-quality seeds.

Monsanto Seed Company Diagram
Consolidation gone wild: Large companies, such as Monsanto (shown here), Dow, Syngenta and DuPont, have bought up dozens of smaller seed companies, especially in the commodity-crop sector.
Illustration courtesy Phil Howard/Michigan State University