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40SEEDWORLD.COMINDUSTRYNEWSPeopleNewsBayerCropSciencehasannouncedthatInciDannenberghasbeennamedvicepresidentocommercialoperationsorcropprotectionortheUnitedStates.DannenbergsucceedsJimDelongwhoretiredromBayerCropScienceattheendo2011.AsvicepresidentocommercialoperationsDannenbergwillleadthesalesorceandoperationsortheUnitedStatesincludingtwosalesregionscustomerservicekeyaccountsandbusinessoperations.PriortothisroleDannenbergservedastheMidwestregionaldirectororeightkeyagriculturalstates.TheSamuelRobertsNobleFoundationboardotrusteeshasselectedBillBucknerastheorganizationx19snewpresidentandCEO.BucknerwhobeganhistenureonJanuary162012mostrecentlyservedaspresidentandCEOoBayerCropScienceandhasmorethan30yearsoexperiencewithinvariousagriculturalindustries.BuckneristheeighthpresidentintheNobleFoundationx19s66-yearhistory.HereplacedMichaelCawleywhoisretiringatertwodecadesoleadingtheArdmoreOkla.-basedoundation.LimagrainCerealSeedshashiredindustrysalesandmarketingspecialistKenMcClintockasthecompanyx19sregionalsalesmanagerleadingthebrandstrategyorLimagrainx19seasternUnitedStatesregioninwheatseedssales.McClintockwasmostrecentlyemployedatDairylandSeedsasasalesrepresentativeorBio-PlantResearchwherehewasinstrumentalindevelopingthecompanyx19swheatmarketingprogram.SakataSeedAmericahasappointedAleciaTroyasseniormarketingmanagerorvegetables.TroywillleadallaspectsovegetablemarketingcommunicationsorNorthAmericaCentralAmericaandMexico.FormerlyTroyhasservedasaseniormarketingcommunicationsmanageratGoldsmithSeedsaswellasSyngentaFlowers.TroywillbebasedatSakataSeedAmericax19sheadquartersinMorganHillCali.ValentU.S.A.CorporationhashiredAndyLeeasitsnewexecutivevicepresidentandchieoperatingox1cer.LeeassumedhisnewroleonDecember122011.InhisnewpositionLeeoverseesday-to-dayoperationsorthecompanyx19sgrowingagriculturalproessionalandconsumerproductsbusinessunitsintheUnitedStatesCanadaandMexico.LeeisbasedinWalnutCreekCali.workingcloselywiththeValentdeMexicoandValentU.S.A.leadershipteams.Leemostrecentlyservedaschieexecutiveox1ceroSipcamAgroUSAInc.andADVANLLC.RitaMummassociateproessoroquantitativegeneticsandplantbreedingattheUniversityofIllinoiswilljointheUCDavisPlantBreedingAcademyteamocoreinstructorsorthe2012class.Mummwhowasapioneerindevelopingandreleasingsomeothex1rsttransgenictraitsincropswiththeDekalbGeneticsCorporationbringsover18yearsoexperienceintheplantbreedingindustrytotherole.Hercurrentresearchocusesonmaizequantitativegeneticsapplicationsogenomicinormationtothedevelopmentoimprovedhybridsanddeploymentotraitscreatedthroughgeneticengineeringincludingex1cientbreedingstrategiesandstewardshipogovernment-regulatedmaterials.TheUCDavisPlantBreedingAcademy2012ClassbeginsinSeptemberandwillincludenewtopicsthatrefectthemostrecentdevelopmentsinplantbreedingtheoryandpractice.ProductNewsXiteBioTechnologiesInc.hasannouncedthedevelopmentandcommercialreleaseoXiteBioSoyRhizosoybeaninoculantthisspringortheUnitedStatesmarket.XiteBioSoyRhizoisthex1rstoitskindx14acommercialsoybeaninoculantthatusesAdvancedGrowthPromotingTechnology.TheAGPTdevelopedbytheresearchersatXiteBionotonlyintroducesanoptimumnumberonitrogen-x1xingbradyrhizobiumintothesoilbutalsoinvigoratesnaturalsoilmicroforaincludingthenativerhizobiaandcreatessynergybetweenthem.SoyRhizoisanall-in-onepackagethatiseasytoapplyon-seedorin-urrowandboostssoybeangrowthandyieldsubstantially.Inx1eldtrialssoybeanyieldwasincreasedbythreetoninebushelsperacreonaverage.AgilentTechnologiesInc.haslaunchedtheAgilent2200TapeStationtoautomatenext-generationsequencingsampleandlibraryqualitycontrol.Togetherwiththeprepackagedready-to-useScreenTapeconsumablesthe2200TapeStationsimplix1esandacceleratesqualitycontrolinthenext-generationsequencingworkfow.Thenewsystemisaastandconvenientautomatedbenchtopsystemtomeasurethequalityobiologicalsamples.CustomerssimplyloadtheirsamplesandtheScreenTapeconsumableintothecompact2200TapeStationinstrumentandinapproximatelyoneminutepersampleitdisplaysullyanalyzedresultsorproteinRNAandDNAsamples.NovozymesislaunchingTagTeamLCOanewmulti-actionbioertilityinoculantorlegumecropsorthe2012growingseason.TagTeamLCOisormulatedtodelivertheultimate