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Victoria Lawrence Joins Germains Seed Technology as Managing Director

Germains Seed Technology announced that Victoria Lawrence has joined the company as the new Managing Director. In this role, she will lead Germains’ business operations and sales across all key markets and facilities in the UK, Netherlands, Spain and the United States. More About Victoria Lawrence Before joining Germains, Ms. Lawrence spent six years at […]

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How Seed Treatments Impact Sugarbeet Harvesting Equipment

Sugarbeet harvesting equipment and methods do vary significantly between production areas in the USA. Each produce or area has their own reasons for which method they engage. Producers must evaluate each system for potential drawbacks and benefits. A multitude of factors to consider that range from economics to the availability of labor. The ultimate goal […]

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Organic Seed Treatment for Spinach Pythium Control

In March 2017, Germains Seed Technology launched ProBio® SafeGuard™, a new addition to Germains’ North America seed health technology category. ProBio® SafeGuard™ (Patent Pending) is an organic seed treatment for spinach targeting early plant protection against Pythium even before the plant emerges. By providing pre-emergence protection, ProBio® SafeGuard™ establishes a barrier around the emerging plant […]

Sugarbeet Variety Trial Tours

2018 Official Sugarbeet Variety Trial Tours

Each sugarbeet growing area in the USA annually conducts official sugarbeet variety trial tours. These tours allow the sugarbeet breeders to tour each growing area to visually evaluate varieties they have developed while assessing the quality of research trials in various regions. Depending on the production area, sugarbeet variety trial tours generally last one to […]

McGinnis Institute of Beet Sugar Technology

McGinnis Institute of Beet Sugar Technology

This past July at Bay City Michigan, McGinnis Institute of Beet Sugar Technology hosted its Beet Sugar Agricultural School. This event is designed for new agronomists and or for those that want a refresher course in sugarbeet production practices and physiology. The Beet Sugar Development Foundation coordinates this annual five-day event in different production areas. […]

Seed Buildups to Improve Seed Size

Whether you are a grower or seed breeder/producer, in the end, your seed size matters.  Seed buildups to improve seed size is an excellent especially for seed lots that are falling under the desirable number of seeds per lb. From a seed breeder’s perspective you likely want to hit a target number of seeds per […]

Amalgamated Sugar Research Field Day

Amalgamated Sugar Research Field Day 2018

Amalgamated Sugar Co. Sugarbeet Quality Improvement (SBQI) team showcases the research they are doing during the summer at the Amalgamated Sugar Research Field Day.  Attendees include growers, crop consultants and industry personnel interested in the research SBQI is performing.  This year some of the topics the SBQI team is looking at include; an official variety […]

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Germains Hosts Donation Drive for Center for Farmworker Families

As the world population continues to increase so does the need for social sustainability. As a subsidiary of AB Sugar network of businesses across the globe, Germains locations both in Europe and North America strive to be in alliance with AB Sugar’s Social Sustainability Values. This summer, Germains Gilroy location conducted its first donation drive […]

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Research is Key to Identifying New Seed Enhancements

Potential new seed enhancements for sugarbeet are entering the marketplace at a steady pace. Suppliers of these products often make unverified claims ranging from improved emergence and faster growth to improved yield and quality. Commonly these products, lack reliable research and include no statistical analysis. Often the claims are based on grower testimonials. Results based […]

seed treatments for parsnip

Seed Treatments for Parsnip

Over the past decade, parsnip has seen a substantial increase in production value. Even the United States has seen an 11.17% increase in export per unit price. With the increase in demand, The USDA has set aside several standards of quality for parsnip: well-trimmed, fairly well-formed, smooth, and fairly clean. Parsnip plants have few pests […]