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  • Apr 2, 2012
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    Week in Puerto Rico series: AgReliant Genetics operates winter nursery in Puerto Rico

    AgReliant Genetics is one of several U.S. seed genetics companies with nurseries and/or research facilities in Puerto Rico. Ramon Molinary, station manager for AgReliant Genetics in Puerto Rico, explains that here they are able to produce three generations of seed from new genetics and traits in one year. And because Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, seed and researchers travel quickly between the island country and the mainland. AgReliant includes AgriGold, Great Lakes Hybrids, LG Seeds, Producers Hybrids, Wensman, and Pride Seeds....More
  • Mar 28, 2012
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    Week in Puerto Rico series: Spectrum Seed Solutions uses DuraYield genetics for non-GMO markets

    Spectrum Seed Solutions, Crawfordsville, Ind., is moving the new DuraYield genetics into its commercial corn hybrids. Scott Johnson, genetics manager, explains how the new genetics line works with its native traits to withstand heat, drought and insect pressure....More
  • Mar 27, 2012
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    Week in Puerto Rico series: Corn, soybean seed nursery business thrives

    Minnesota native Ed Baumgartner founded 3rd Millennium Genetics (3MG) in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico, in 2005. The company offers year-round nursery services to global seed customers who need fast conversion from research genetics to seed production fields. The climate in Puerto Rico allows up to four corn crops a year. This is the first piece in our "Week in Puerto Rico" series. Check back for more videos, photo galleries and stories in the series at www.farmindustrynews.com.  ...More
  • Mar 14, 2012
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    Ban air fresheners, not biotech

    It’s not often the topic of air fresheners comes up at an ag conference, so imagine my surprise when this flashed on a screen during a seminar at Crop World Global 2011: Every year, 2,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized with injuries due to air fresheners....More
  • Mar 12, 2012
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    Above- and below-ground insect protection from Pioneer Hi-Bred

    Josh St. Peters, corn marketing manager for Pioneer Hi-Bred, explains the benefits of Optimum AcreMax above-ground insect protection, in addition to AcreMax Xtra for above- and below-ground protection. Pioneer also plans to release a new product called AcreMax Extreme, which is scheduled to hit the market in 2013, pending EPA approval....More
  • Mar 8, 2012
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    New corn rootworm trait from Syngenta to hit markets in 2014 pending approval

    Chuck Leonard, key account agronomist for Syngenta, says that Agrisure Duracade is a "game-changing" technology. The new corn rootworm trait is in testing now and on schedule to be released commercially in 2014. Leonard explains the benefits and ways farmers can manage resistance....More
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