Sep 5, 2023
Sakata Seed of Mexico reaches 30th anniversary

Sakata Seed of Mexico recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.

The company began in August 1993 in Celaya, in the state of Guanajuato, with three employees. There are now more than 100 employees, including workers from experiment stations in Culiacán, Sinaloa, and Yurécuaro, Michoacán.

Mauricio Pineda

“We are currently leaders in several crops in Mexico, like broccoli, and this has been thanks to many growers, packers, processors, and dealers who have helped us achieve these results,” Dave Armstrong, president and CEO of Sakata Seed America, said in a news release. “We are developing new crops such as hot peppers, lettuce and melons, and we hope to become leaders in these new markets very soon.”

Mauricio Pineda, director of Sakata Seed of Mexico, said it has a network of 40 dealers in Mexico and the two experiment stations have genetic improvement programs.

“We have a new generation of broccoli, chilis and tomatoes that is very important to us, in addition to our line of cool-weather crops such as cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, cilantro and radishes, and we are launching new tomatoes, melons, bell peppers, lettuce and hot chilis,” Pineda said in the release.

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