(Dec. 4, 2015) Albaugh, LLC today announced the opening of a new seed treatment technology center in Memphis, Tennessee. The new seed treatment technology center will focus on improving the discovery and development of biological and traditional seed treatment technology.
The new seed treatment technology center will expand Albaugh’s capabilities to evaluate and develop potential seed treatment product concepts and deliver innovative offers to growers. The new facility will contain a dedicated laboratory to conduct biological assays, microscopy and nutritional analysis of plants with an emphasis on plant pathology, entomology and nematology. The facility will also house a dedicated area to evaluate plantability and dust-off potential of seed treatments as well as capabilities to treat seed for R&D evaluations. Temperature controlled growth rooms will facilitate efficacy evaluations of seed treatments on key crops.
“We are excited about the opportunity to open a new technology center to support our seed treatment platform,” says Spencer Vance, President of North America business for Albaugh, LLC. “Seed treatments are clearly a growth segment and Albaugh is focused on innovative technology and our investment in the new seed treatment technology center will help us deliver that technology to the market.”
Albaugh is developing a robust portfolio for the seed treatment market and with this expansion comes the need to address customer’s needs and evaluate new product offers and concepts. “The seed treatment technology center is a commitment to the seed treatment industry and our focus on innovation,” says Chris Zita, Commercial Director of Seed Treatments, Albaugh, LLC.
“Growers are looking for seed treatments that enhance performance and provide a positive return on investment,” stated Albaugh’s Technical Manager David Long, PhD. The use of seed treatments and seed treatment offers continue to grow with seed companies and growers, and Albaugh is expanding its seed treatment technology platform with new product concepts. The Albaugh seed treatment technology center will help us evaluate and more efficiently deliver technically superior products to the seed treatment market.”
ABOUT ALBAUGH, LLC
Albaugh, LLC is the largest global privately-held producer of post-patent herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and plant-growth regulators. Albaugh has leading market positions in four of the most widely-used post-patent agrochemicals worldwide – glyphosate, 2,4-D, atrazine and dicamba — with direct market presence in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Europe.”