Monsanto and Scotts Miracle-Gro Expand Partnership

Monsanto Company and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company have extended their nearly two-decade long partnership in the lawn and garden consumer market. Since 1999, Scotts Miracle-Gro, through one of its subsidiaries,...

D.F. Seeds Inc. Completes Ownership Transition

D.F. Seeds Inc., a soybean and wheat seed company based in Dansville, Michigan, has completed a management buyout transaction this week with Chris Varner being appointed company president. In...

S&W Seed Company Promotes Staff

S&W Seed Company has appointed alfalfa industry veteran Kirk Rolfs as the company’s vice president of production. Rolfs will be responsible for contracting seed growers and management of the...

Seminis Releases 10 New Seed Varieties for Home Gardeners

As gardeners begin planning for warmer weather and flipping through seed catalogs, Seminis Home Garden releases 10 new seed varieties, of which four are All-America Selections (AAS) national winners...

Illinois Foundation Seeds Announces CEO’s Retirement

Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc. announced that John Hiser will retire as CEO effective Oct.1. Chief financial officer George Terry will succeed Hiser as CEO. Terry has more than 39 years of experience...

2020 Proclaimed International Year Of Plant Health By UN General Assembly

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has proclaimed 2020 the International Year of Plant Health to raise global awareness of plant health, and its role in increasing food security....

DuPont Pioneer Launches BOLT Technology

A new herbicide-tolerant trait, BOLT technology, will be available in select U.S. soybean varieties, according to DuPont Pioneer. For 2015, farmers across the Mid-South will have access to Pioneer...

Monsanto Expands Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Training and Education

Moving toward commercialization of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans, this year Monsanto will expand its training and education efforts to reach more growers and a broader geography. The U.S. Department...

Cucurbits Pioneers Awarded for Lifetime Achievement

Today in Davis, Calif., two pioneers of the cucurbits community were awarded for lifetime achievement at the Cucurbitaceae 2018 conference. Syngenta's Xingping Zhang was awarded for work in the private sector. Zhang...

DuPont Acquires Taxon Biosciences

DuPont acquires microbiome discovery company Taxon Biosciences, Inc. According to DuPont, this acquisition builds on its in-house capabilities and market access in seed and crop protection to discover and...

NorthStar Genetics Announces New Sales Manager

Dan Hogstad, CEO of NorthStar Genetics, announced that Lyle Marcus has been promoted to national sales manager for the company and its brands. “Lyle brings 30-plus years of experience in...

Munson Hybrids Adds Dealers

During the past six months, Munson Hybrids has added dealers in Illinois and Wisconsin, increasing its dealer network by about 30 percent. Munson Hybrids strategically added dealers to address the...

Ronald Valentin Joins Syngenta Bioline

Syngenta Bioline appoints Ronald Valentin as technical lead, effective immediately. Prior to joining Syngenta, Valentin served as a biological crop protection specialist and technical coordinator at Biobest. He has...

Eurofins Acquires BioDiagnostics, Inc.

On Feb. 11, Eurofins Scientific announced that it had acquired BioDiagnostics Inc. — one of the leading seed and plant-tissue testing laboratories in the United States. "We are pleased to...

Monsanto Announces Next Class Products for Dekalb, Asgrow Brands

Today, Monsanto announced its 2016 Next Class products for the Asgrow and Dekalb brands. Because Asgrow products are developed and tested in a broad, diverse network of breeding stations across...

GMOs with Health Benefits Offer Large Market Potential

Research from Ghent University in Belgium has demonstrated that genetically modified crops with an increased vitamin or mineral content have a promising market potential. Various GM crops with health benefits...

HM.CLAUSE Strengthens Africa Presence with New Kenya Facility

HM.CLAUSE celebrated the inauguration of its new home farm in Nanyuki, Kenya on April 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by senior management from HM.CLAUSE including Deputy CEO Franck...

Grassland Oregon Adds New Clovers to SucraSEED

Grassland Oregon improves its SucraSEED line of high sugar forage and wildlife mixes for the upcoming season. To increase the protein level in SucraSEED, two new clovers — Frosty Berseem...

Jon Doggett Named NCGA Executive Vice President

The National Corn Growers Association has promoted Jon Doggett to executive vice president, effective Jan. 1, 2015. In his new role, Doggett will lead efforts to expand NCGA’s alliances and...

IPSA Hires New CEO

This week, the Independent Professional Seed Association's Board of Directors announced that Todd Martin will join its staff as chief executive officer, effective March 1. "We are excited to have...