Seed Treatments en Investing in seed treatment research <div class="node-body article-body">Rising interest in seed treatment has many companies investing in new facilities, Syngenta broke ground recently on a significant $20 million expansion of its North America Seedcare Institute site in Stanton, Minn. It's one of 11 worldwide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Treatments Syngenta Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:13:00 +0000 79971 at <p>Dignitaries put these golden shovels to work to break ground for a new $20 million, 38,000-sq. ft. expansion of the Syngenta North America Seedcare Institute in Stanton, Minn.</p> Company grows inoculants business under new ownership <div class="node-body gallery-body">This photo gallery takes a look at the steps involved in producing a Becker Underwood core product - the rhizobial inoculant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Treatments Inoculants Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:08:00 +0000 64022 at Eventually, inoculant does grow and move enough until it's being fermented in larger tanks. Feiden stands in the "big tank" room where 20,000-liter tanks are finishing the growth of inoculant. In fact, the tank at the back of the room is a 30,000-liter - or about 66,000 gallons. Insect control traits from Syngenta help in managing issue of aflatoxin <div class="field-byline"> Source: Syngenta </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> The 2012 growing season brought many challenges in relation to the drought, including high levels of aflatoxin, a byproduct of mold growth and a carcinogen that is harmful to humans and animals at high levels. With more grain elevators testing corn for aflatoxin, reports from farmers and dealers in dryland areas of the southern Midwest indicated the use of hybrids containing the Agrisure Viptera trait have played a role in successfully reducing aflatoxin levels in corn.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Treatments Fungicides Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:41:00 +0000 61751 at <p> Shown here is a comparison of a Viptera hybrid (left) and a competitor hybrid (right) from the 2012 harvest.</p> Photo: Syngenta BASF to purchase Becker Underwood <div class="node-body article-body">BASF plans to acquire Becker Underwood for a price of $1.02 billion. The company, headquartered in Ames, Iowa, is one of the leading global providers of technologies for biological seed treatments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Treatments BASF Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:20:00 +0000 59521 at Photo: Karen McMahon New Vibrance fungicide seed treatment available from Syngenta <div class="field-byline"> Karen McMahon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Syngenta received approval for a new fungicide designed specifically as a seed treatment for soybeans, cereals and canola. Called Vibrance, the new product's active ingredient is Sedaxane, which offers a new mode of action. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Treatments Fungicides Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:34:00 +0000 57451 at Nematodes infest more corn-on-corn acres, all soil types <div class="field-byline"> Susan Jongeneel, Univeristy of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unexplained yield losses or patchy areas of low productivity or vigor in a cornfield may indicate not a herbicide, nutrient or environment problem but an established corn nematode population. Nematicides are available to treat nematodes, and soil tests will confirm the problem.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Treatments Nematicides Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:49:00 +0000 57021 at Rancona ready-to-use seed treatment from Chemtura <div class="node-body video-body"><p> Amy Niver, regional technical manager/seed enhancements for Chemtura AgroSolutions, discusses Rancona, a new ready-to-use seed treatment product for use on soybeans, wheat and other crops.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Seed Treatments Seed Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:22:00 +0000 54811 at An inside view of Syngenta's global financial report to media <div class="node-body blog-body">Farm Industry News blogger Mark Moore gives his impressions of attending Syngenta's 2011 financial report to the media in Basel, Switzerland. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Crop Protection Herbicides Fungicides Seed Treatments Syngenta Agrochemicals Crop Protection Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 10 Feb 2012 14:40:00 +0000 53611 at Q&A with the leaders of Bayer CropScience <div class="node-body article-body"><p> With total sales of $9.22 billion, Bayer CropScience is one of the global leaders in agribusiness. Its seed treatment, herbicide, insecticide and fungicide business accounts for 80% of the company&rsquo;s sales. Now the company is expanding its role in the biotech arena. In a recent announcement at its world headquarters in Monheim, Germany, Bayer CropScience unveiled plans to double its annual investment in research and development at its BioScience unit by 2015 and to increase overall research and development budgets at Bayer CropScience to more than $1.14 billion by 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Treatments Bayer CropScience Crop Protection Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:44:00 +0000 52811 at Sandra Peterson, CEO Vistive Gold soybean trait from Monsanto receives USDA deregulation <div class="node-body article-body"><p> The USDA announced it has deregulated the biotech trait, MON 87705, in Monsanto&#39;s Vistive Gold soybeans. The soybeans produce soybean oil with increased levels of monounsaturated fat while lowering saturated fat.<br /> <br /> &quot;With the availability of Vistive Gold soybeans, farmers will soon be able to deliver an economical and sustainable source of nutritionally improved soybean oil to consumers and food companies,&quot; said Joe Cornelius, Monsanto global technology lead for food quality traits.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Treatments Monsanto Soybean Wed, 21 Dec 2011 21:56:00 +0000 52631 at