74 / SEEDWORLD.COM JUNE 2018 February 04 - 08, 2019 Seed Business Management November 05 - 09, 2018 Seed Science & Technology   seedgrad.iastate.edu/stbshortcourse fill in the missing pieces... let the STB Short Courses in the Seed Industry? Looking To Advance Your Career Business Marketing Supply Chain Management Regulation Policy Trade Seed Production Leadership Teamwork Negotiation Variety Testing & Development Seed Quality Testing breeding supports CIS Alliance’s expansion of services beyond row crops and oilseeds. NewLeaf Symbiotics announces that Allison Jack and Dayna Collett have joined its team. Jack will serve as the Biotic Stress Team lead and Collett as a field biologist. Inocucor Corporation appoints Ron Restum vice president of sales and commercial development. Restum has extensive sales and operations management experience in the plant nutrition and agriculture worlds. Most recently, he was director of strategic accounts at Compass Minerals International, Inc. Midwest Seed Genetics adds Todd Claussen as director sales agronomy, Chandra Edwards as senior operations manager, Wayne Hoener as soybean product manager, and Rodd Whitney as senior recruiting manager. At the age of 80, Ralph Gale Myers passed away April 6 in Loveland, Colorado. Myers worked 28 years for Nitragin Company, which was bought by Merck KGaA in 1991 and then Novozymes in 2011. He retired as a sales consultant. Advanta Seeds adds Leo Brown as business development manager for forages. In his new role, Brown will lead efforts to broaden Advanta and Alta Seeds relationships within the dairy and fed cattle industry. PRODUCT NEWS Monsanto Canada plans to commercialize TruFlex canola with Roundup Ready Technology in 2019. TruFlex canola will serve as the base platform on which all future Monsanto pipeline traits in canola will be stacked. Arcadia Biosciences reports field trial results from the past two crop seasons showing significant yield gains in rice with three proprietary input traits stacked together. In the trials, multiple rice lines carrying the nitrogen use efficiency (NUE), water use efficiency (WUE) and salinity tolerance (ST) traits outperformed appropriate control lines by an average of 25 percent under limiting nitrogen applications. Nutrien’s retail division, soon to be rebranded as Nutrien Ag Solutions, announced the launch of a new digital platform designed to augment its distribution network, agronomic advice and services. The platform will provide growers with an easy to use, personalized all-in-one customer experience. Arcadia Biosciences plans to add new reduced gluten (RG) wheat lines to its GoodWheat portfolio of branded ingredients. The company expects to have its first RG bread wheat flour available for commercial testing by the end of the year. SW