Seminis watermelon, Jet Ski, ready to make a splash

A new watermelon variety from Seminis is designed to help growers make a splash in the early season market. The variety, Jet Ski, is a 45-count watermelon that meets high expectations for performance in the... more »

Syngenta adds Global Vegetable Seeds Quality Control Lab in Idaho

Syngenta recently celebrated the opening of its $15 million Global Vegetable Seeds Quality Control Lab in Nampa, Idaho. One hundred guests toured the lab on July 22. Syngenta’s investment in global seed health at the... more »

Seedway forms controlled environment ag department

Seedway LLC, Hall, N.Y., has formed a controlled environment agriculture department in collaboration with Sakata Seed America. With indoor vegetable production growing in popularity, it has been Seedway’s goal to bring quality products and varieties... more »

Bowery Farming, Unfold partner on vertical farm seed development

Vertical farming company Bowery Farming and Unfold, a seed and digital solutions company advancing the vertical farming industry, have formed a partnership to create locally produced vegetables through new seed varieties. Controlled environmental agriculture needs... more »

Bill McCarthy joins Sakata Seed as director of R&D

Sakata Seed America Inc. has appointed William (Bill) McCarthy as director of research and development. Bill assumes the role from Jeff Zischke, who is retiring after 32 years in roles that include tomato breeder, global... more »

Stokes Seeds adds Eastern New York, New England territory manager

Stokes Seeds has announced the hiring of Jason Detzel as territory manager for eastern New York and the New England states. In this position, Detzel will be responsible for seed and service to growers in... more »

Sakata Seed America relocates, expands facilities

Sakata Seed America has two new business establishments in major California agricultural centers: Salinas Valley and Woodland. Since 1988, Sakata Seed America has operated its North American headquarters in Morgan Hill, California. The company recently... more »

Rupp Seeds sells grain and forage division to focus on vegetables

Rupp Seeds, Wauseon, Ohio, has sold its grain and forage seed business to Rob-See-Co, of Elkhorn, Nebraska, to focus investments and research on its vegetables seed business. “We have great opportunity to expand our product... more »

Sakata expands in Mexico with Culiacan Innovation Center

The next milestone in Sakata Seed America's continued infrastructure expansion is a recently finalized purchase of 14 hectares (35.6 acres) of land in Culiacan, Mexico. The land and facilities have been leased by Sakata Seed... more »

Growers eye regionally adapted seeds

Growers gathered at a Minnesota farm in early September to share techniques and tips for growing organic seed specially adapted to the Midwest’s climate. Short summers make quick-bearing varieties of vegetables desirable. Moist, moderate weather... more »

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