Science of better seeds pursued

A group of U.S. researchers is exploring the science of seeds, looking for technologies that can benefit nurserymen and growers alike. An ongoing multi-state project research project, “Environmental and Genetic Determinants of Seed Quality and... more »

Stokes Seeds hires new Midwest sales rep

Stokes Seeds Nov. 27 announced the hire of Tom Jacobs as a sales representative for Michigan, northern Ohio and northern Indiana. Jacobs is working closely with Keith Peterson for two months as Peterson transitions into... more »

Syngenta celebrates 150 years in vegetable seeds

A seeds company this summer celebrated a century and a half in the agriculture business. On July 1, 2017, Syngenta celebrated 150 years in vegetable seeds. Sluis and Groot, a legacy company of Syngenta, was... more »

American Seed Trade Association launches new website

The American Seed Trade Association has launched a new public source of information on plant breeding innovation, The new website explores plant breeding innovation and gene editing. The micro-site is a multimedia platform that... more »

ASTA welcomes USDA plant breeding policy

USDA released for pre-publication a proposed rule-making notice related to plant breeding innovation. The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) has been actively engaged in discussions with the agency throughout the rule-making process. The association is... more »

Seedway adds pepper product, market development manager

Mike Chisolm joins Seedway as pepper product and market development manager for the United States commercial vegetable seed business. Chisolm earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the... more »

Sakata Seed joins patent pool

Sakata Seed Corporation will join the Vegetable International Licensing Platform, commonly referred to as ‘ILP,’ a private association with its office in the Netherlands. ILP members make all of their patents related to vegetable breeding... more »

Congress ratifies plant genetic resources treaty

First signed by President George W. Bush, and pending for nearly 15 years, U.S. Congress has now ratified the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. According to the American Seed Trade Association... more »

Sakata contributes to UC Davis biotechnology center

Sakata Seed America announced a contribution to the Seed Biotechnology Center (SBC) at the University of California Davis’ (UC Davis) Kent J. Bradford Endowment initiative. The goal of the campaign is to raise $2.5 million in... more »

Seed breeding, crop development are pushing ahead

  Funding, innovation and the subsequent education necessary to spread knowledge about emerging technologies are coming together as key elements in the long-range future of vegetable plant development and breeding. The future is being driven... more »

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