Apr 17, 2014
Sakata Seed America, Alf Christianson merge

Sakata Seed America and Alf Christianson Seed Co. have merged, effective immediately.

According to a news release, the entity will operate under the Sakata Seed America name and will be headquartered in Morgan Hill, Calif. Sakata Seed America will retain a significant presence in the Pacific Northwest operation.

Sakata Seed America, established in 1977, is a research, seed production and marketing-distribution subsidiary of Sakata Seed Corp. Sakata Seed America serves as the headquarters for the North and Central American operations.

Dave Armstrong, president/CEO of Sakata Seed America and Alf Christianson Seed Co., will continue in his role with the newly merged entity.

Alf Christianson Seed, a wholesale seed company, was founded in 1926 and specializes in the breeding, production and distribution of vegetable seed. The company is breeds beet, spinach and chard varieties, currently marketed under the Chriseed brand.

Sakata Seed acquired Alf Christianson Seed in 2002. In the subsequent years, Alf Christianson operated as a subsidiary of Sakata Seed America.

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