ASTA Highlights Role of Plant Breeding Innovation at Hearing

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The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) highlighted the role of plant breeding innovation in solving global challenges during a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing on biotechnology Tuesday. ASTA Vice President of Scientific Affairs and Policy Fan-Li Chou testified at a joint hearing of the House Agriculture Subcommittees on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture and Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research about the unprecedented challenges …

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Get Ready for the 2021 ASTA CSS & Seed Expo

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America’s largest seed industry conference is back live, in-person and better than ever at the Hyatt Regency Chicago December 6-9, 2021. The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) 2021 CSS & Seed Expo is expected to attract more than 2,000 seed industry professionals from 36 countries. While virtual attendance options are offered, 98-percent of registrants so far have chosen to attend …

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US and EU Seed Groups Chart Transatlantic Dialogue

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. and the European Union are entering a new era of transatlantic dialogue on agricultural innovation for a sustainable food system with both nations setting the ambitious objective to become carbon-neutral by 2050. The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and Euroseeds jointly hosted a webinar Tuesday aimed at promoting dialogue focused on how increased cooperation in scientific research and …

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Syngenta Seeds Creates COVID Connections with Customers

Cindy Zimmerman

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to make larger, in-person gatherings a challenge across the world, Syngenta Seeds has come up with more personal ways of working with farmers and resellers that could remain beyond the pandemic. For example, NK Seeds hosted 400+ customer events during the course of the 2021 season, five times the amount they normally host in a …

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NK Seeds Field Forged Series™ at #FPS21

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta announced the first-ever Field Forged Series™ from NK Seeds earlier year. Now available for the 2022 growing season from retailers across the U.S., the inaugural Field Forged Series lineup features 26 total hybrids, including 10 new NK® corn hybrids and 4 new Enogen® corn hybrids, and 20 new NK soybean varieties, and farmers were definitely showing an interest at …

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Golden Harvest Launches Gold Series Soybeans for 2022

Cindy Zimmerman

To help farmers achieve the highest yield potential, Golden Harvest has launched the Gold Series line of soybeans featuring exclusive genetics in high-demand trait platforms. Available for the 2022 season, the new lineup includes Enlist E3® soybeans and XtendFlex® soybeans. Gold Series soybeans include exclusive genetics from Syngenta Seeds, which has one of the longest-running soybean breeding programs in the …

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New Hybrids Join Golden Harvest® Corn Portfolio

Cindy Zimmerman

At the Farm Progress Show last week, Golden Harvest announced the addition of 19 new hybrids to its corn portfolio. Backed by the speed, power and precision of Syngenta Seeds research and development, the 19 new Golden Harvest corn hybrids range in relative maturity from 90 to 117 days and include: Four hybrids with Agrisure Artesian® technology, built for top-end …

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ASTA Announces New Leaders and Award Recipients

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) announced its newly-elected officer team and honored industry award winners during its 2021 Policy & Leadership Development Conference this week in Washington, D.C. Brad May of BASF will officially take office as ASTA Chair on July 1, taking over from outgoing chair John Latham, Latham Seeds. First Vice Chair for the coming year is …

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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 …

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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 …

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