While some crops have already been planted, there is seed still going into the ground. And in order for those seeds to grow a healthy crop, they need good soil fertility. And according to Monsanto agronomist, Greg Ferguson, it’s important for growers to re-evaluate their soil fertility plans.
The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) will hold their 134th Annual Convention next month, as the event will take place June 21-24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ASTA President and CEO, Andy LaVigne, said they will focus on science and policy issues. The Annual Convention 2017 Registration Brochure is available for download as a PDF. Special programming descriptions are included in this PDF.
On May 9, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) hosted a meeting of grower groups, seed companies, and state government officials to discuss a collaborative approach to addressing Palmer amaranth and other weed seed issues. The meeting, which took place in Des Moines, Iowa, served as a productive information-exchange and strategic dialog about potential short- and long-term solutions. “Weeds like …
The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is praising the passage of a final International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) for Seed. The standard was agreed to yesterday during the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in Korea. ASTA has been advocating for a seed ISPM for nearly 20 years. The need for a standard has become more apparent, as many National …
Monsanto this week announced increased sales and profits for the first half of its current fiscal year. Monsanto’s net sales for the second quarter increased to approximately $5.1 billion, up from $4.5 billion in the prior year period. Gross profit for the quarter also increased over the prior year to $3.0 billion versus $2.6 billion. For the first six months, …
American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Legislative Fly-in, Wednesday, April 5, in Washington, D.C. “Storm the Hill” is a unique opportunity for ASTA members representing every crop and every part of the nation to join together with a unified voice on Capitol Hill.
It is time to think about planting the garden. Cathy Isom has some tips on germinating your own seeds. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Numbers from the Georgia Crop Improvement Association show that peanut seed production is down slightly this year.
The U.S. seed industry has concerns regarding a border tax President Donald Trump wants to impose to fund a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
The American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) 56th Annual Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference is underway at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. AgNet Media is at the convention and spoke with ASTA President and CEO Andy LaVigne about the conference and why Disney World is a good venue for the industry.