Treated Soybean Seed

CEO Report by Doug Miller

It has come to our attention that farmers may still have treated soybean seed that was not planted this spring.
First, treated seed must be handled and disposed of properly. Keep all treated seed out of the commodity grain channels. Visit http://www.seed-treatment-guide.com/ for more information on the disposal of treated seed.

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Heads-Up

CEO Report by Doug Miller

During the past year the Puerto Rico farm business continued its recovery and added additional crops and services. Sunflower growouts returned in a big way, after taking a year off due to Hurricane Maria, helping the bottom line significantly. Spring grains, such as wheat and rye, also returned. Mung beans and dry beans were added as new crops. While the majority of our customers continue to be from North America and South America we have also added clients from Europe.

In Champaign the Seed Lab also continued to add to its list of crops tested. From Alfalfa to Zucchini the seed lab now tests over eight-hundred (800) kinds and operates throughout the year. The greenhouse temporarily broke its seasonal pattern by conducting a soybean crossing project during the summer of 2018. November 2018 to March 2019 was also one of the busiest on record for the greenhouse. Much of the greenhouse’s increase in business is attributed to new soybean traits and a spike in adventitious presence testing where molecular techniques were not yet available.

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