Wyffels Hybrids Continues Planting Population Studies

Geneseo, Ill. (July 28, 2008) – University and industry studies continue to show that new hybrids are able to produce higher yields at increased planting rates. Wyffels Hybrids is expanding these studies through an extensive in-field testing program. Currently, more than 60 Wyffels growers throughout Illinois, Iowa and southern Wisconsin are testing population ranges with the newest genetics from Wyffels. …

Becker Underwood Creates Inoculants and Seed Enhancement Business Units

Ames, Iowa — December 18, 2006 (AgNewsWire) As a result of its rapidly expanding businesses in seed colorants and polymers, seed coating services and inoculants, Becker Underwood has announced major changes to its North American Seed Enhancement Business Unit. Becker Underwood will expand the current business to form two new units, an Inoculants Business Unit and Seed Enhancements Business Unit. …

AgSource Seeds and NuTech Seed Merge

AgSource & NuTech Officers(Nevada, Iowa – AgNewsWire) Two of the Midwest’s young and agile independent seed companies have formed a new organization to deliver more high-performance corn hybrids and soybean varieties. AgSource Seeds, Inc. (Nevada, Iowa) and NuTech Seed, LC (Leland, Iowa) will merge their operations effective September 1, 2006 to complement each organization’s ability to provide the best seed possible for corn and soybean producers.

Global Seed Market Valued at $17 Billion

The Context NetworkDES MOINES, IA – May 18, 2006 – (AgNewsWire) Global crop production shifts, transgenic and hybrid seed technologies and changes in targeted plant populations helped increase the value of the global proprietary seed market to more than $17 billion in 2005. That is a 30 percent increase over the past five years, according to the latest edition of an extensive global seed market survey completed by The Context Network, a business management consulting service to the world’s leading agriculture, biotechnology and food companies.

Bean Counter Bonus Program from Syngenta Saves Corn and Soybean Growers $2.50 per Unit

GREENSBORO, N.C., December 15, 2005 — (AgNewsWire) The Bean Counter Bonus Program™ from Syngenta Seed Treatment offers growers a per-unit rebate on the purchase of Cruiser®Maxx® Pak-treated soybean seed if they have purchased Cruiser Extreme® Pak-treated corn seed. This program, now in its second year, provides quality insect and disease protection for corn and soybeans while reducing a grower’s investment by $2.50 per unit of soybeans.