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Feeding the Future

Mon Jun 1, 2015

Feeding the Future

Information on Seed Technology is not the only entree served up at Seed Dynamics.                                                                                                                                                                  

Every year Professor Wong's Crop Science class at Cal Poly tours the Seed Dynamics facility and attends a presentation regarding seed preparation and priming by Dr. Henry Hill, Ph.D., our seed physiologist. At the end of Dr. Hill's presentation they enjoy a BBQ lunch prepared by Seed Dynamics' employees.

Photos courtesy of Richard Hoffman, Santa Maria Seed Company

Safety Training

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Safety Training

Safety training is ongoing at Seed Dynamics.

The Vegetable Seed Science & Technology Symposium

Tue Oct 8, 2013

The Vegetable Seed Science & Technology Symposium

The Vegetable Seed Science & Technology Symposium

The symposium was hosted by Seed Dynamics May 23, 2013 at the Pivot Point Conference Center in Yuma, Arizona.

The idea to host the symposium was conceived following an extremely challenging fall season in 2012, when germination, seedling emergence and early seedling growth were compromised by environmental extremes and cultural complications relative to those extremes.

The discussion topic for the symposium was seed, priming, coating & seed treatments as they are affected by heat, humidity, soil moisture, salts, herbicides, and other factors.

Seed Dynamics engaged the services of two capable and well respected gentlemen, Hank Hill and David Still, both involved in the vegetable seed world, to present relevant material relating to the topic.

Hank Hill, Ph.D., is currently the Seed Physiologist at Seed Dynamics. He has held this position since 1991. Prior to arriving in California, Hank spent 1 year in a post Doctorate position at Cornell University working on vegetable seed physiology and technology. Hank received a Ph. D. in Agronomy at the University of Florida. Hank’s work related interests include nearly all aspects of applied seed physiology and technology. The majority of Hank’s research efforts have been spent on the development of priming and pelleting products for vegetable and flower seeds, to include priming lettuce seed to improve responses to environmental stresses. Hank’s work also includes increasing the shelf life of primed products.

Symposium speaker

David Still, Ph. D., Professor Cal Poly Pomona, has studied seed biology for the last 24 years beginning with a postdoc in Dr. Kent Bradford’s lab at UC Davis. Following his postdoc, David joined the University of Arizona as an Assistant Research Scientist where he was stationed at the Yuma Agricultural Center. At Yuma he was involved in numerous studies in which seed quality and priming treatments were evaluated both in the field and in the laboratory. He then moved to Cal Poly Pomona where he is a Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences. He teaches classes in seed biology and plant breeding and genetics. He continues his research in seed biology and is studying how seeds germinate under environmental stress.

There were 150-175 people present, many of whom are leaders and decision makers in the vegetable industry. The topic-related information presented was well received by all those in attendance and many expressed their gratitude that Seed Dynamics presented this opportunity.

A delicious lunch was served to all following the presentation.

Seed Dynamics Carries Syngenta’s FarMore®

Wed Dec 12, 2012

Seed Dynamics Carries Syngenta’s FarMore®

Seed Dynamics has started carrying Syngenta's FarMore® products for commercial seed treatment for both conventional and organic-production compliant onions.

During germination and stand establishment, onion seeds and emerging seedlings are unable to protect themselves from a whole suite of menacing forces. But stopping the pests can stop the disease. Syngenta's Farmore®  technology is designed to protect young onion plants at the "flag stage", which is when the plants are most susceptible to attack. We apply the FarMore® protectants to the seeds themselves, through a safe and controlled delivery.  FarMore® seed coatings work as a first line of defense against onion maggots, onion seed corn maggots and seedling diseases; the main culprits behind crop spoilage. The protectant works at the most critical time of plant development—right on the germinating seed—helping them to thrive and grow without early damage. It's just another way we're helping customers get the tools they need to grow more consistently.

Our New Site

Fri Jan 14, 2011

Our New Site

Welcome to our newly revised web site. Our new online presence reflects some of the innovations we’ve recently introduced, like organic compliant products and seed protectants. This site also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to customer service. We’ve designed the site to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, whether you need to solve specific growing problems or want to know more about our industry-leading seed treatments.

This web site provides information about our technologies, pelleting, priming, and applying seed protectants, to name a few. It also gives you an idea of our company values.

Most of all, we wanted to present a site that was friendly and interactive. After all, customer service is the heart of our business. We wanted a site that was just as responsive as our people, so our visitors can find answers when they need them.