Syngenta Press Conference at 2021 Commodity Classic

Chuck Zimmerman

It is early on day one of the 2021 Commodity Classic Special Edition. First up on the schedule have been press conferences. I sat in on the Syngenta press conference which featured the following speakers and was moderated by Paul Minehart, Head, Corporate Communications, North America at Syngenta. You can listen in to the conference below. Syngenta announced the new …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Seed, Syngenta

Heliae® Agriculture Adds Seed Treatment Product

Cindy Zimmerman

Heliae® Agriculture has announced the introduction of PhycoTerra® ST, a new seed treatment formulation designed to help the soil provide necessary water and nutrients to the developing seed and ultimately improve crop yield. PhycoTerra® ST has a unique formulation that allows growers to tap into the potential of this product with lower user rates without sacrificing performance, providing a more …

AgWired Precision, Biologicals, Precision Agriculture, Seed, Soil

ZimmCast 662 – ASTA CSS & Seed Expo Recap

Cindy Zimmerman

Each December, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) hosts America’s largest seed industry convention as the Christmas Season begins traditionally in the Chicago Hyatt Regency at the top of the Magnificent Mile. This year, like everything else since March, the ASTA CSS and Seed Expo was virtual, and that allowed nearly 1000 attendees from around the world to participate and …

ASTA, Audio, Podcasts, Seed, ZimmCast

#ASTACSS Content Lives On

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Seed Trade Association CSS & Seed Expo is a wrap, but the content lives on and will lead into the next ASTA conference, the virtual Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference in February. ASTA President and CEO Andy LaVigne says they had nearly 1000 attendees at the virtual CSS & Seed Expo. “The great thing about virtual is you …

ASTA, Audio, Seed

Genome Editing Panel at #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman

Gene editing is still a relatively new technology but the promise that it holds for future food production continues to grow. It was only four years ago that the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) featured gene editing at the annual CSS and Seed Expo and held a press conference to introduce the technology to media. This year, ASTA CSS offered …

ASTA, Audio, Plant Breeding, Seed

Seed Industry Focused on Trade, Innovation and Regulations

Cindy Zimmerman

Trade challenges, regulatory issues, and innovation top the list of seed industry concerns in 2020. Attendees at the virtual American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS and Seed Expo this week have the opportunity to participate in round table discussions on domestic policy and phytosanitary issues as well as innovation and trade. ASTA Vice President of Scientific Affairs & Policy Fan-Li …

ASTA, Audio, Seed, Trade

ASTA CSS and Seed Expo Offers Future Outlook

Cindy Zimmerman

American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Chair John Latham with Latham Hi-Tech Seeds kicked off the virtual 2020 ASTA CSS and Seed Expo Monday with nearly 1000 attendees from around the world registered to participate. “This virtual format has been great,” said Latham. “I think we really hit it out of the park this week.” Latham talks about how the industry …

ASTA, Audio, Seed

ASTA CSS and Seed Expo Kicks Off Monday

Cindy Zimmerman

The biggest seed industry event of the year kicks off Monday, December 7, as the American Seed Trade Association presents the annual ASTA CSS and Seed Expo with a state-of-the-art virtual format that is almost like being there. The organization has already conducted two virtual member meetings this year and Jennifer Crouse, ASTA Senior Director of Meetings and Services, says …

ASTA, Audio, Seed

Golden Harvest Seeds Ready for 2021

Carrie Muehling

Growers choosing Golden Harvest Seeds will have a strong portfolio backed by consistent customer service in 2021. Better than expected yields in some areas and market rallies are providing some optimism heading into the new year, said Dave Young, head of marketing. “I think a lot of farmers were very happy with soybean yields, probably happier than they had a …

Audio, Seed, Syngenta