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Seed, chemical firms partner to expand seed tech

An ag chemical company and a seed treatment company are partnering to  expand market access for seed-applied technologies. Precision Laboratories provides specialized chemistries for the agricultural industry while Direct Enterprises (DEI), distributes value-added products for... more »

ASTA June leadership summit seeing high registration

The American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) summer leadership conference heads to the capitol of the Golden State to provide takeaways on the outlook of the U.S. seed industry and U.S. agriculture. In its second year,... more »

Company recalls tomato seeds with ToBRFV

A New York seed company has recalled Brandywise tomato seeds after finding they have been infected with tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV). Fruition Seeds, Naples, New York, announced the recall May 5 and has... more »

Wholesum adds organic seed production

Adding in-house capabilities to produce organic seeds is helping Wholesum transition to a more fully-integrated organic vegetable growing operation. The organic seeds project, which includes breeding seeds specifically for organic production, began in 2022 and... more »

Ginkgo Bioworks and Syngenta to develop new seed traits

Ginkgo Bioworks and Syngenta Seeds have announced a research partnership focused on screening a targeted genetic library for new trait discovery. The results of the research are intended to inform future seed trait development so... more »

Stokes Seeds names manager for Carolinas, TN, KY

Stokes Seeds has hired Anna Young as territory manager for North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky. Young will be responsible for seed and service to growers in the region, providing commercial vegetable seed recommendations.... more »

Stokes Seeds names Mid-Atlantic area manager

Stokes Seeds has hired Frank Kern as territory manager for eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Kern will be responsible for seed and service to growers in the region, providing commercial vegetable seed recommendations and collaborating... more »

Gabriel Strickland joins Stokes Seeds’ Southeast U.S. team

Stokes Seeds, Holland, Michigan, has hired Gabriel Strickland as product development manager for the Southeast U.S. Strickland will be responsible for testing and identifying new products for introduction to the Stokes Seeds product line and... more »

Bayer’s Venkata Kishore joins foundation board

Venkata K. Kishore, vice president and head of smallholders and sustainability for vegetable seeds at Bayer Crop Science, is joining the board of directors of the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR). “Dr. Kishore’s... more »

ASTA helps sow the future of seed technology

When vegetable growers plant a seed in the field, they’re putting faith in a multi-year development process that is designed to deliver highly specific results, from how long it takes for the seed to grow... more »

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