- Join seed industry leaders from across the world for the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) 57th Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference, January 27 – 30 in San Diego. The annual Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference brings nearly 1,000 registrants from over 30 countries for education, policy discussions, and a Trading Room featuring the latest in seed-industry innovations. The conference will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.
- Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group announces the launch of the United States business division. As China’s largest manufacturer of fertilizers made from seaweed, Seawin Biotech Group is the industry leader in China, with a 17-year history of providing high quality products. Producing nearly 100 seaweed-derived fertilizer and bio-stimulant products serving the plant nutrient needs of Chinese agriculture, the company has significant production resources; two seaweed harvesting and processing vessels with a total displacement of 10,000 tons, three world-class production platforms and a nationwide distribution network covering the entire Chinese domestic market.
- Italpollina, a world leader in the production of organic fertilizers, biostimulants of natural origin
and beneficial microbials, announces that they will build a U.S. science and technology park
around the sustainability and innovation principles of agriculture. Located in Anderson, Indiana, the park will begin construction in early 2018 near the new Purdue Polytechnic Anderson facility, a direct extension of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute of Purdue University.
The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska has released its 2017 Annual Report highlighting projects, initiatives, impacts and achievements to advance the institute’s mission to create a more water and food secure world.