Heliae® Agriculture Adds New Seed Treatment Product to Portfolio

Heliae® Agriculture is strengthening its product portfolio with the introduction of PhycoTerra® ST, a new seed treatment formulation specifically designed to supercharge the seed microbiome, improving the ability for soil to provide necessary water and nutrients to the developing seed and ultimately improving crop yield. PhycoTerra® ST has a unique formulation that allows growers to tap into the potential of …

Syngenta Virtual Media Summit

The 2020 Syngenta Virtual Media Summit officially kicked off October 27 with a live event featuring Syngenta North America leaders. Corporate Communications Lead Paul Minehart moderated the discussion: Vern Hawkins, North America President of Syngenta Crop Protection Trevor Heck, President, Syngenta Canada Justin Wolfe, North America Regional Director, Syngenta Seeds Each provided an update on their businesses, offered an industry …

Syngenta to Build New R&D Center in Illinois

Syngenta has announced plans to build a new R&D Innovation and Customer Experience Center in the heart of the US Corn Belt. The 90-acre site will be located in Malta, Ill., DeKalb County, about one hour west of Syngenta’s global and North America Seeds offices in Downers Grove. The site was selected for its location, soil type and accessibility, and …

Benson Hill Contracts 30,000 Acres of Premium Soybean for 2020

Production for food and feed markets to deliver superior ingredient and meal benefits Benson Hill, a crop improvement company dedicated to unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants to develop healthier, more sustainable food choices, today announced it has contracted 30,000 acres to advance its cutting-edge soybean varieties through partnerships in the consumer food, animal feed and aquaculture markets. Grown …

AMVAC®, An American Vanguard Company, Closes $5M Strategic Agreement With Clean Seed Capital Group

AMVAC®, an American Vanguard® company (NYSE: AVD), announced today that it has closed a strategic license and investment agreement with Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. (TSX-V: CSX). The relationship results in Clean Seed licensing to AMVAC certain intellectual property rights for an initial investment of US$2,500,000, plus an undisclosed royalty that will be payable to Clean Seed by AMVAC in …

Arcadia Biosciences Launches GoodHemp

During the American Seed Trade Association CSS & Seed Expo in Chicago, Arcadia Biosciences announced the launch of a new product line – GoodHemp. As the company’s new brand for delivering genetically superior hemp seeds, transplants, flower and extracts, GoodHemp’s first commercial product is a disease resistant and ultra-low THC hemp seed. The company held a reception to promote the …

2019 ASTA CSS & Seed Expo

More than 2,500 seed industry professionals from 36 countries attend America’s largest seed industry conference each year. A time-honored tradition each December in Chicago, the 2019 CSS & Seed Expo features essential networking and educational opportunities as well as a huge trade show. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital …

NK Seeds Helping Farmers End Tough Year on Positive Note

A tough season like 2019 presents challenges to corn and soybean farmers, and an opportunity for companies like Syngenta and their NK Seeds brand to showcase varieties and traits that help them overcome those challenges. NK hybrids and varieties combine the latest in seed technology with top-of-the-line genetics, producing crops that withstand some of the biggest in-field challenges. Even in …

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Syngenta at 2019 Farm Progress Show

Syngenta and NK Seeds and Golden Harvest had a significant presence at the 2019 Farm Progress Show to showcase what’s new to Midwest farmers. Golden Harvest announced connecting with the John Deere Operations Center through John Deere’s API services so that farmers will be able to receive better recommendations via E-Luminate®, the Golden Harvest digital ag platform. Syngenta NK Seeds …

Legendary Seedsman Don Funk Relaunches NC+

Industry veteran building seed organization of the future Don Funk, founder of Channel Bio Corp, is leading a team to relaunch the NC+ brand to serve western corn, soybean and sorghum growers. NC+ was started in 1958 as a production and marketing organization for farmers to work together as a group rather than individuals to merchandise and grow seed. The …

Inari Introduces the World’s First Seed Foundry

Inari, a Flagship Pioneering company, recently announced the world’s first Seed Foundry as part of the company’s mission to reintroduce genetic diversity and challenge the seed industry with a shorter, lower-cost and more precise product development cycle. Purdue Research Park business complex, in West Lafayette, Indiana, will be the location for the Cambridge-based Inari to fuel its product development with …

ZimmCast 605 – ASTA CSS and Seed Expo

ZimmCast

ZimmCast #605 is the last one for 2018, featuring interviews from the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) 2018 CSS and Seed Expo, our last event for the year. This ZimmCast includes comments from ASTA president and CEO Andy LaVigne, Bayer seed treatment tech service rep Chip Graham, BASF Seed Solutions U.S. marketing lead Kerry Grossweiler, and Wheat Pete, a podcaster …

Clariant and Eastman Announce Agrochemical Collaboration

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Eastman Chemical Company, a global advanced materials and specialty additives company, have announced an agreement for the distribution of a new solvent for the agriculture industry. TamiSolve NxG was developed for the global plant protection sector, for use in plant growth regulators, biological control agents, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. Under this exclusive …

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BASF at 2018 ASTACSS

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos BASF at ASTACSS18 photo album Audio interviews BASF Launches Vault® IP Plus and Obvius® Plus – Jeremiah Mullock discusses ILeVO- BASF Looks Forward to 2019 Growing Season – BASF Products Fight Soybean Disease – Jason Wistehuff discusses Credenz …

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Bayer at 2018 ASTACSS

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos Bayer at ASTACSS18 photo album Audio interviews Greg Ginisty, Product Manager, SeedGrowth – Bayer Spotlights NemaStrike at #ASTACSS – Bayer Opens 2018 Seed Expo – Growers Pleased With Bayer’s Fluency Agent Advanced – Bayer Seed Treatments Fight Cotton …