Verdesian Life Sciences Offers Media Day Opportunity

Cindy Zimmerman

The Nutrient Use Efficiency People™ at Verdesian Life Sciences are planning an exclusive media event next month to share more about the innovation and technology helping to drive in-field biostimulant use and the company’s SEED+ portfolio. On January 12 at 10 a.m. central standard time, Verdesian will host a one-hour media webinar to provide details on the SEED+ planter box …

Audio, Media, Seed, Technology, Verdesian

NK Field Forged Performs Well in 2021

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta Seeds has just released new data from the 2021 harvest on performance of the NK Field Forged Series™. “Considering all that farmers had to be challenged with this year, from drought to flood, to corn rootworm to tar spot, we performed really well,” said Jim Shertzer, NK Seed marketing head, at last month’s NAFB Trade Talk. The Field Forged …

Audio, Corn, Seed, Soybean, Syngenta

ASTA Chairs – Real and Virtual

Cindy Zimmerman

John Latham, Latham Seeds, will forever be known as the American Seed Trade Association‘s virtual chairman for the dubious honor of heading the organization during the year of COVID. “It was weird,” said Latham. “We did everything on Zoom, I did a lot of video. I actually had a green screen set up in my living room and I got …

ASTA, Audio, BASF, Seed

2021 #ASTACSS is a Wrap

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2021 American Seed Trade Association CSS & Seed Expo wrapped up Thursday with the announcement that the event will be held in a warmer location two years from now. “In 2023 we are moving from the cold bridges of Chicago to the sunshine and palm trees of Florida,” said ASTA Senior Director, Meetings & Services, Jennifer Crouse. The history …

ASTA, Audio, Seed

Carbon Markets Take Spotlight at #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman

The growing role of carbon management in agriculture is such an important topic right now that the ASTA CSS & Seed Expo devoted a special general session to it on Wednesday. Two panels, with an introductory keynote from Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), explored carbon management from the local to the global scale, and what is new in the carbon marketplace. …

ASTA, Audio, carbon, Seed

Seed Industry Opportunities in Alternative Proteins

Cindy Zimmerman

Demand for plant-based proteins is skyrocketing and that means seed to grow the plants being used to make alternative proteins is in high demand. One of the first panels of the ASTA CSS & Seed Expo kicking off Monday explored the rapidly growing world of plant-based proteins and how the seed industry can help meet the increased consumer demand. Plant …

ASTA, Audio, plant protein, Seed, Soybean

CSS & Seed Expo 2021 Coming up Fast

Cindy Zimmerman

ASTA’s CSS & Seed Expo 2021 is less than a week away but there is still time to register to attend, in-person or virtually, the nation’s largest seed industry conference, Dec. 6-9 in Chicago. Recent additions to the program include a panel discussion on Monday exploring the rapidly growing topic of plant-based proteins. “It’s a growing business and somebody’s going …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Audio, Seed

Syngenta Group Reports Strong 2021 Sales

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta Group today announced strong sales growth for the third quarter and this year so far, up over 25% from last year. Harvest setbacks due to severe weather extremes and market supply constraints exacerbated the already low stock-to-use ratios of key grains and led to continued robust grain prices while driving strong demand and growth for Syngenta Group’s products and …

Agribusiness, Seed, Syngenta

ASTA Highlights Role of Plant Breeding Innovation at Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

ASTA, Audio, Seed