Cal Poly students and SDI BBQ crew presenting Dr. Wong with a gift of appreciation and gratitude for his dedication to furthering seed industry higher education.

Learning about the care and handling of high value vegetable seed from a Seed Technology perspective.

It’s all in a long day’s work for Professor Jeffery Wong’s Cal Poly, Plant Science Department, Seeds class.  By touring area seed industry companies, Dr. Wong’s students had the opportunity to experience “hands-on” multiple seed industry — everything from viewing hi-bred cauliflower seed fields courtesy of North American Seed Company, to seed care, seed conditioning and marketing courtesy of Sakata Seed America and Progeny Advanced Genetics.

Along the way they stopped at Seed Dynamics, Inc. for a tour of our Salinas facility learning about state-of the-art seed treatments and seed applied plant protectants as well as the art and science of priming and pelleting high value vegetable seed. The seed technology part of the tour was followed by a relaxing chicken and fix’ns BBQ served by the SDI Master BBQ Team!

Pumbaa (Joaquin’s Bulldog) enjoyed the extra attention and attests to the skills of the BBQ Team — yum!