Fluency Agent Advanced Helps Farmers CARE

Lizzy Schultz

The Bayer CARE initiative has been encouraging growers to be good stewards of the land for five years and now Bayer is making that goal more attainable with Fluency Agent Advanced, which was introduced by the company at Commodity Classic. In this interview, Bayer Seed Growth product manager Melissa Chu and Ron Reichert, application technology manager for Bayer Seed Growth, …

audio, Bayer, Bees, seed

ASTA Weighs in on New Phytosanitary Measures

Lizzy Schultz

Last week the seed industry announced good news in the form of the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM), a world wide attempt to put seed regulations on the same page. Ric Dunkle, Senior Director of Seed Health and Trade for the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) was at the International Plant Protection Convention in Korea when the standards were …

Ag Group, ASTA, audio, seed

#ASTACSS in Chicago

Joanna Schroeder

America’s largest seed industry conference – the American Seed Trade Association 71st Corn & Sorghum Seed Research Conference 46th Soybean Seed Research Conference and Seed Expo, better known as ASTA’s CSS 2016 & Seed Expo, or #ASTA-CSS, was held December 6-9 in Chicago. The event brings together over 3,000 seed industry professionals for educational and networking opportunities and the program …

ASTA, audio, seed

Agrible Adds 5 New Crops to Find My Seed

Joanna Schroeder

Agrible, Inc. has expanded its free Find My Seed™ tool to include five additional crop types. In addition to corn and soybeans, Find My Seed now includes thousands of varieties of wheat, barley, peanuts, oats, and cotton. The update also adds the latest third-party seed trials to ensure that growers receive the most accurate seed data available. Find My Seed …

agrible, agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, seed

Clariant Unveils Multi-Colored Agrocer Seed Colorants

Joanna Schroeder

This summer, specialty chemicals company Clariant announced its full range of Agrocer™ seed colorants in North America and we saw them on display at the recent American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting in Portland. Philip Adams, Regional Sales and Marketing Director, Business Unit Pigments, says the Agrocer line fits in well with Clariant’s sustainability platform. “All business units within …

agribusiness, ASTA, audio, seed

#ASTAannual Blazing Trails in Portland

Joanna Schroeder

Blazing Trails is the theme for the history-making joint convention of the Oregon Seed Association and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) in Portland, June 18-22, 2016. ASTA’s 133rd annual meeting is being held in the Willamette Valley, an area of about one million acres of farmland extending 100 miles to the south of Portland. 2016 ASTA Annual Meeting Photo Album …

ASTA, audio, seed

@Better_Seed Meeting Will Be ‘Blazing Trails’

Joanna Schroeder

A trail blazing joint convention of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) with the Oregon Seed Association this year will highlight the diverse seed industry of the Beaver State. This year’s theme for the 133rd annual ASTA annual convention is Blazing Trails and takes place in Portland, Oregon June 18-22, 2016. ASTA Chair Risa DeMasi of Grassland Oregon says the …

ASTA, audio, seed

2015 ASTA Annual Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

The 132nd annual meeting of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) was held June 17-20, 2015 in Washington DC. With a focus on advocacy, seed industry representatives met with their elected officials in Congress to talk about important issues such as trade, pollinator health and labeling. Participants heard from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, elected new officers for the coming year, …

ASTA, audio, biotechnology, government, seed

Seed Industry Part of Pollinator Plan

Cindy Zimmerman

This week, the Task Force released its strategy, under the joint leadership of EPA and USDA and agriculture industry reaction to the plan has been very positive overall. In this interview, American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CEO Andy LaVigne talks about how the industry provided input in the development of the plan. He also discusses the upcoming 132nd ASTA Annual …

ASTA, audio, pollinators, seed