Clariant Introduces New Pigment at #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman

Clariant used the ASTA CSS 2016 & Seed Expo to unveil their new Agrocer White 006 Dispersion pigment. As a leader in specialty chemicals, Clariant has created this new color using titanium dioxide to enhance the coverage of seeds and to be compatible with seed treatment pesticide formulations. The new addition makes the seventh important colorants for seed coatings offered …

Agribusiness, ASTA, seed

The BioAg Alliance Launches Microbial Seed Coating

Kelly Marshall

Through The BioAg Alliance, Monsanto Company and Novozymes have a new project in the works.  As part of the commitment to innovative microbial solutions a new corn inoculant, Acceleron B-300 SAT, is being introduced.  The product is based on a fungus found in soil and has shown promising results with a two-year average yield advantage of more than 3 bushels per …

Agribusiness, Corn, Monsanto, seed

SGS Brookings Moving to New Building

Cindy Zimmerman

SGS Brookings is moving to a new and expanded facility next year to better serve the growing demands of the seed industry for independent testing services. “It’s less than a mile from our current facility, so our customers will be able to easily find it,” said Business Manager Nichole Berkenhoff who made the announcement at the ASTA CSS & Seed …

ASTA, Audio, seed

Find My Seed Updates In Time For #Plant17

Lizzy Schultz

Agrible has added a new batch of over 8000 corn and 3800 soybean independent seed trials into the Find My Seed database, including trials on dicamba/RR2Y ready soybeans and soybean varieties that were recently the focus on a new label approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The biggest benefit of these updates is making early seed choices to …

Agrible, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Data, Planting, seed

Learn More About Clariant at #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman

Clariant will be adding some new color to the ASTA CSS 2016 & Seed Expo, December 5-9 at the Chicago Hyatt Regency, featuring its full range of Agrocer™ seed pigments and pigment preparations, the first dedicated range of colorants for the agricultural industry. Mark Self, Market Segment Manager, says they will be a first time exhibitor at the expo this …

ASTA, seed

Syngenta Products Mean Potential

Kelly Marshall

Palle Pedersen says a bag of soybeans from Syngenta is really a bag of potential.  Over the last few years, growers have been breaking yields and that’s because of innovations and technology, he told me at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk event.  Those innovations should mean top yield potential in every bag. “At Syngenta, R&D is …

Agribusiness, Audio, NAFB, seed

California Court Ruling Favors Seed Treatments

Cindy Zimmerman

A California federal court this week ruled in favor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a coalition of agricultural industry organizations in a legal challenge to order the regulation of seeds treated with pesticides as if the seeds themselves were the pesticides. The coalition included CropLife America, the American Seed Trade Association, the Agricultural Retailers Association, and several …

ARA, ASTA, seed

Knowledge is Power at Wyffels Hybrids

Kelly Marshall

Mitch Heisler believes not only in the products of Wyffels Hybrids, but in the knowledge of the grower as well. Knowledge is power, he emphasizes, when it comes to choosing the right product. “Knowledge is key. [Growers] knowing their farm and their fields and past pest and disease history, and then working with a knowledgable seed representative. Our Wyffels seed …

Agribusiness, Audio, NAFB, seed

New Advanta Seeds & Texas A&M Biotech Research Station

Joanna Schroeder

A new Advanta Seeds biotech research station is in the works following a new partnership between Advanta and Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The goal of the facility, which will support all global Advanta Seeds research programs, is to further seed technology R&D. The research will focus on several key crops: sorghum, tropical and subtropical corn, hot peppers and corn. In …

seed, technology

Grassland Oregon Offers Pollinator Seed Mix

Lizzy Schultz

Grassland Oregon has announced the launch of Pastures for Pollinators, a new seed mix that includes a variety of flowering annual clovers to support sustainable livestock farming in the United States and increase pollinator populations. Pollinators across the U.S. have been declining over the last five decades, with habitat loss acting as a major contributor to this issue, which has …

Ag Group, Conservation, environment, pollinators, seed