ZeaKal and Nutrien Partner for Soybean Supply Chain

Cindy Zimmerman

ZeaKal today announced a collaboration with ag retailer Nutrien Ag Solutions to support commercialization of ZeaKal’s PhotoSeed™ trait technology for U.S. soybean growers, with the goal of creating higher value, more diversified and sustainable global soybean supply chain. The PhotoSeed™ technology increases photosynthetic capacity and the enhanced carbon capture in soybeans results in improved oil and protein without compromising field …

Audio, Seed, Soybean

ASTA Honors Industry Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) honored seed industry ground breakers during its annual Leadership Summit this week in Sacramento. This year, ASTA’s Heritage Award was presented to two worthy individuals: Dick Crowder and Bill Latham. Crowder served as USDA Under Secretary of Agriculture for International Affairs and Commodity Programs from 1989 to 1992 before becoming the Senior Vice President …

ASTA, people, Seed

BioLumic and Gro Alliance Bring UV Light Technology to Row Crops

Cindy Zimmerman

BioLumic™ and Gro Alliance today announced a partnership to utilize ultraviolet (UV) light seed treatment technology for corn and soybean seed production. Based on 20 years of science and seven years of large-scale field validation, BioLumic’s proprietary light treatment technology regulates genetic expression in plants to improve yield, crop quality, root growth and plant resilience across specific cultivars. Since 2021, …

AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, Corn, Crop Protection, Precision Agriculture, Seed, Soybean

Syngenta Seeds R&D on the Fast Track

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta Seeds brands Golden Harvest and NK Seeds are both on track to highlight the speed and precision of their new hybrids and varieties. Golden Harvest recently announced its sponsorship of NASCAR driver Sammy Smith. The partnership with Smith is part of Golden Harvest’s 50th anniversary celebration as a seed company, focused on farmer success and reinforcing its commitment to …

Audio, Corn, Seed, Soybean, Syngenta

ASTA Releases 2023 Farm Bill Recommendations

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) recently released its policy recommendations for the 2023 Farm Bill. The recommendations fall under the following priority areas: 1) conservation; 2) agriculture research; 3) trade; 4) innovation; and 5) risk management. “Farm bills are meant to be a safety net for farmers,” said Janae Brady, ASTA Vice President for Government Affairs. “For us, the …

ASTA, Audio, Farm Bill, Farm Policy, Seed

Nuseed Launches 2023 Carinata Program at Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

Look, up in the sky! It’s a mustard seed! It’s a cover crop! No, it’s super Carinata sustainable aviation fuel! Once a lowly Ethiopian mustard seed with little to offer for human consumption, this plant is growing in popularity as a certified sustainable non-food cover crop that can be used as a low-carbon feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). “Carinata …

Audio, Biofuels, Commodity Classic, cover crops, Environment, Seed, Sustainability

ZimmCast 708 – New at Commodity Classic

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. ZimmComm is celebrating 19 years in business this month. Our primary service at the time was AgNewsWire and sending news releases with pre-recorded audio to ag media representatives. Additionally, we had a number of projects of various sorts that included media buying for a local Sheriff’s race. But once AgWired, which started as my …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Fertilizer, Seed, Soil, Syngenta, ZimmCast

NK Seeds Taking Aim at Tar Spot

Cindy Zimmerman

Tar Spot cost U.S. farmers more than 231 million bushels of corn in 2021, according to the Crop Protection Network, and last year there were outbreaks reported in eight states. NK Seeds has compiled products, tools and agronomic tips to help farmers know how to recognize and manage Tar Spot to prevent it from having a significant impact on their …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, NK Seeds, Seed, Syngenta

Syngenta Seeks to Simplify Seed with GHX

Cindy Zimmerman

At Commodity Classic last week, Syngenta announced a new way to buy seed, available first to farmers in Iowa and Illinois. “Seed Simplified” is the slogan GHX by Golden Harvest® has adopted for this new concept. “Basically it’s a simple way for farmers to buy seed…modern, simple and seamless,” said Morgan Dugan, Golden Harvest, commercial unit head Iowa and Illinois. …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, Seed, Soybean, Syngenta

NK Seeds Highlights 2023 NK Soybean Lineup

Cindy Zimmerman

At Commodity Classic last week, NK Seeds was proud to talk about their soybean lineup for the 2023 growing season, offering trait choices farmers want and need, including Enlist E3® and XtendFlex® soybean technologies. “Now more than ever, farmers are looking for choices, along with trait flexibility and, subsequently, strong defensive agronomic traits,” says Jared Benson, Soybean Product Manager at …

Audio, Commodity Classic, NK Seeds, Seed, Soybean, Syngenta