ASTA CSS & Seed Expo 2022 “Farewell Chicago”

The theme of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo 2022 December 5-8 is “Farewell Chicago” to commemorate this last year the historic event will be held in that location before it moves to the Hyatt Regency Orlando in 2023. After 77 years of holding this event in Chicago, and specifically, 45 years at the Hyatt Regency …

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 22

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. The experts we’ve heard from on our previous episodes have covered topics ranging from how different crops use nitrogen to the 4R’s of Nutrient Stewardship and how growers and retailers work together to choose the best …

Yield10 Bioscience Changes the Name of its Canadian Subsidiary to Yield10 Oilseeds Inc.

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:YTEN) (“Yield10 Bioscience” or the “Company”), an agricultural bioscience company, today announced the name change of its wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary to Yield10 Oilseeds Inc. from Metabolix Oilseeds, Inc. effective July 12, 2022. This name change creates an alignment of Yield10 Bioscience’s Canadian subsidiary with the branding associated with the Yield10 Bioscience business, which is focused on innovation …

Crow’s Seed Being Re-Launched in Eastern Corn Belt

Follows Re-establishment of Midwest Seed Genetics and NC+ Crow’s Seed is being re-launched in the Eastern Corn Belt, by Outward Ag, LLC. Driven by a team of agricultural entrepreneurs, this follows the re-establishment of Midwest Seed Genetics in the Central and Northern Corn Belt and NC+ in the West. Over the past four years, Midwest, and NC+ have been two …

The Passing of Don Funk, Seedsman

Don E. Funk, fourth generation seedsman and grandson of seed industry pioneer, Edward J. Funk, died June 9, 2022. At age 25, Don assumed the role of President of the family business, Edward J. Funk & Sons, and turned it into a regional powerhouse. It was later purchased by British Petroleum. In 1999, Don formed a new company, Channel Bio …

Verdesian Life Sciences to Provide Exclusive Media Day Opportunity

Known industry-wide as the Nutrient Use Efficiency People™, the team at Verdesian Life Sciences is excited to share more on the innovation and technology that is helping to drive in-field biostimulant use. On January 12 at 10 a.m. central standard time, Verdesian will provide a media-only event centered on the company’s SEED+ portfolio. SEED+ is a proprietary technology that packs …

2021 ASTA CSS & Seed Expo

America’s largest seed industry conference is back live and in-person at the Hyatt Regency Chicago December 6-9, 2021. The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) presents the 2021 CSS & Seed Expo with more than 2,000 seed industry professionals from 36 countries. This year’s conference offers an all-new “Villages” concept, showcasing interactive programming in the following key areas: ag tech innovation, …

US and EU Seed Groups Cooperate on Plant Breeding Innovation

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 between EU and U.S. stakeholders focused on how increased …

ZimmCast 675 – Growth of Benson Hill

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. The ZimmComm Team has been out on the agriblogging highway at several conferences in the last couple of weeks. This is the first time we’ve been able to do this since the end of February last year. And we’ve got quite a bit more on the calendar starting next with the Agricultural Media Summit …

ASTA Announces New Leaders and Award Recipients

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 …

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 …