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A Moment in Time

In honor of the American Seed Trade Association’s 1986 annual meeting held in San Diego, California, this cover showcases the coastal city’s beauty. The main photo was taken in Balboa Park, one of San Diego’s landmarks, and features the botanical gardens with the California Tower in the background. The inset picture of flower beds and architecture was taken in Montreal, Canada, and highlights the city’s French influence on San Diego. This particular issue covered a range of topics, including the driving force behind the restructuring of the global seed industry, how to cut selling expenses, tall fescue for horses and the ability of magnetic scanner technology to monitor plant development.

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Facts & Figures From This 1986 Issue:

5.1 million tons of Mexican corn, sorghum and wheat is imported to the United States.

$125 per ton is the average cost of select alfalfa hay bales marketed to horsemen.

1.5 Tesla is the strength of the magnetic field created by a medical scanner used to study the structure and function of plant roots, while searching for ways to optimize growing conditions.

3 new soybean herbicides receive label registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — DuPont’s Canopy and Classic herbicides and Gemini from Wilbur-Ellis Company and Brayton Chemicals.

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