The Skipper Grassing, Inc. acquisition is one of several strategies and brand enhancements introduced under Chief Operating Officer, John Bozeman, as he works to both build a strong portfolio of relevant offerings while providing deep turnkey specialization in key areas, including Seedway’s Lawn & Turf division. “Alan and Abby Skipper have built a company and culture very much like our own. They place their customers first and treat their employees like family.
Seedway, LLC is proud to announce that Bill Hanks has accepted the position of SEEDWAY Vegetable Seed Sales Representative for the Nebraska, Kansas, South Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Texas and north Louisiana territory.
In his new role, Bill will provide Seedway commercial vegetable seed customers throughout the territory with personalized seed recommendations and the highest quality service identifying product needs and solutions for individual customers.
Bur cucumber is part of the Cucurbitaceae or melon family. The leaves are close to circular in shape with 3 to 5 lobes. This plant produces both male and female flowers throughout the summer and dies at the first frost. The fruits produced are yellow in color, covered with prickly bristles, and are found in clusters of 3 to 10. Bur cucumber is normally found in damp soils, along wetlands, roadsides, or fence lines but recently have been found causing problems in agricultural fields, especially in no-till situations.
Corn kernel sprouting, also known as “Vivipary”, is the premature germination of kernels while still on the cob. Vivipary is not a common problem but it is alarming enough that growers may become concerned. This occurs when the kernels are close to or have already reached black layer stage and are drier than 20 percent grain moisture. The combination of ears being upright, husks falling away from the ear, and warm wet weather can cause premature sprouting.
Seedway is excited after year. to offer the newest in alfalfa performance from Farm Science Genetics®. We continue to provide the latest genetics available so that our growers have access to the increased yields, the best forage quality, and highest resistance that is on the market.
Effective September 1, 2018, Seedway, LLC will acquire the vegetable seed business assets of Champion Seed Company. Since 1959, Champion Seed Company has become a trusted commercial vegetable seed provider to growers throughout Mexico, West Coast, Pacific Northwest, South Central, and Southeast United States.
Upon conclusion of the acquisition on September 4, 2018, Champion Seed Company will then operate and market vegetable seed products under the Seedway Brand.
With the hot dry weather we have been having, spider mites are beginning to become an issue. The two-spotted spider mites are usually more prevalent in areas of heavier drought stress. We have begun to get more rain which will deter the mites slightly, but they may have already laid eggs on the plants.
As can happen thanks to mother natures ways, 2018 has started as a challenge in a few areas and now in season plantings are being delayed. Coupling that with lower than normal temperatures in those same areas, some crops are looking weak. There is talk of a higher than normal replant on corn and beans in the mid-west and expecting the same for our Pennsylvania neck of the woods.
Seedway’s origins began in 1923 with the formation of Robson Seed Farms, a mail order vegetable and seed business in Hall, NY. In the 1960’s a second business began operation, Robson Quality Seeds, the marketing arm of Robson Seed Farms. In 1963, Carl Fribolin of Geneva, NY joined Robson Quality Seeds and the Seedway foundation was laid, with the ownership and name officially changing in 1971.