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American Society of Sugarbeet Technologist Meeting 2019

The 40th Biennial meeting of the American Society of Sugarbeet Technologist (ASSBT) was held in Anaheim California. The Beet Development Foundation hosts this event which attracts over 400 registered guests including fifty from country’s outside of the USA. Presentations at the event include research results, introductions of new technologies and breakout sessions addressing current/future issues. […]

American Sugarbeet Growers Association Annual Meeting

American Sugarbeet Growers Association 2019 Annual Meeting

The American Sugarbeet Growers Association Annual Meeting was held in Scottsdale Arizona February 3-5. This event was attended by sugarbeet industry representatives from each production area in the USA. Attendees included state sugarbeet grower associations, Sugarbeet Cooperative board members and other industry representatives. Almost 400 individuals participate in conference themed: “Understanding the Issues That Impact […]

World Seed Conference

See you at the 2019 ISF World Seed Congress

From 3-5 June 2019 ISF World Seed Congress will take place in Nice, France. This is the most important meeting of the Year for international seedsmen and women to attend, bringing together more than 1400 seed professionals from more than 50 countries all over the world. Each year, the World Seed Congress is held in […]

Factors that Affect Sucrose Accumulation

Factors That Affect Sucrose Accumulation (Part 1)

Sugarbeets are a unique crop which is unparalleled in its ability to produce and store sucrose. The sugarbeet root is a highly specialized plant organ for carbohydrate storage. Typical sucrose accumulation is generally between 16-20% with 20-23% being attainable. Research is continually being conducted to determine how to attain the highest amount of sucrose in […]

Germains Grand Opening

Germains Seed Technology Celebrates Grand Opening of New Gilroy Facilities

Germains Seed Technology held a Grand Opening to celebrate the completion of their new organic automated processing facility and Research and Development Lab in Gilroy. Germains invested over $7 million in the construction of a new 37,500 sq ft certified organic facility. In addition to the new processing operations, Germains also purchased and renovated the […]

Victoria Lawrence

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 […]

self propelled sugarbeet harvester

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 […]

Certified organic seed treatment for spinach

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 […]