Hiring New Employees In An Upside-down World

The process of hiring a new employee has turned upside-down compared to what it was in the past. Being able to expect to find...

How We Integrate Safety Culture Into Our Entire Community

Our top priority is zero safety incidents for all our colleagues. We want everyone in the Nufarm family to go home safely every day....

5% Makes all the Difference

My wife, Jen, and I love to play Scrabble. We played quite a bit before we were married and I was sure that I...

Practical Solutions to Seed Treatment Difficulties

You know things need attention when there is enough material to split into two separate articles.  Seed enhancement is a relatively tricky process to...

The Influence of the Phytobiome on Biological Performance

An organism’s environment is another important element scientists developing biologicals must consider. Furthermore, because microbes have evolved with plants, the two interact in many different...

The Hidden Costs of Buying Cheap

Have you ever tried to save a buck and it ended up costing you $10? We’re located a few miles out of town in...

The Biologicals Paradox

The most remarkable aspect about biological products is that they are living organisms, and the most challenging aspect about biological products is that they...

Direct Draw vs Slurry Treating

Just as each farm is unique, so too are the retailers and seed companies that service them. I’m often asked if keg direct draw...

The Design and Engineering Stage: A Blueprint for Success

You’ve worked your way through the conceptualization stage on your journey to a new or updated seed site. The next step to turn your...

A Regulated Pathogen Challenges Global Tomato Seed Shipments

Potato Spindle Tuber Viroid (PSTVd) is one of the top challenges to international tomato seed shipments due to strict phytosanitary regulations by importing countries....

Some See the Big Picture, Others See the Pieces

I’m a visual guy, I like drawings or pictures to understand things. I’m from Iowa, but maybe shoulda been from the Show Me state? My career...

How to Easily Benefit From and Gain Expertise

It’s not rocket science, but it’s close. Applying today’s seed treatment technologies requires sophisticated equipment and know-how. Additionally, competition in seed processing is fierce,...

What Is the True Cost of Developing Breeding Software?

Once you recognize the need to implement new plant breeding software, the next crucial decision is to decide whether to build a proprietary program...

Connect. Conversate. Create Results

Last December, we did something entirely unexpected: we refrained from exhibiting at the largest U.S. seed industry convention. This was neither a mistake, nor...

Five Tips for Event Networking (or, What I Learned in Manila)

I recently had the honour of attending the 25th annual Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA) Asian Seed Congress in Manila, Philippines. APSA is...

Throw Out the Seed Treatment Paper Trail

In the world where we have an endless array of gadgets and gizmos at our fingertips, making communication and data analysis easier than ever,...

Good Business Practices Beat Great Marketing Every Time

Competition in the seed business is fierce. The market share battles are creating more urgency for companies to strike now. This pressure can lead...

Time Brainstorming Your Idea is Time Well Spent

Whether you’ve decided it’s time to update your seed storage and handling equipment, or build a brand-new seed site for your business, knowing where...

Solving Seed Treatment Problems… We All Got ‘em

The seed treatment market continues to robustly expand. Increased treatment rates plus changes in what we are applying (think microbials – live organisms) have...

5 Checks to Ensure Seed Treatment Success with Small Grains

Just as planting equipment needs to be swapped out from seeding corn and soybeans to drilling wheat or other small grains, different adjustments need...