Greg Richards ~ Tom Newcomb
American Crystal Sugar Company announced two district agronomy manager changes, effective as of July.
Greg Richards, the company’s former ag strategy development manager, is now agronomy manager for the Moorhead and Hillsboro factory districts. Richards, who has been with American Crystal for 21 years, is an agronomy graduate of North Dakota State University. He was senior agriculturist prior to becoming the co-op’s ag strategy development manager.
Donald Carson, executive vice president of Florida Crystals Corporation and its parent, Fanjul Corporation, was named “Sugar Man of the Year 2009” during a May luncheon of the Sugar Club in New York City.
Carson is the 52nd recipient of the prestigious Dyer Memorial Award, named after the founder of B.W. Dyer & Company, a 107- year-old brokerage company in sweeteners and foods.
How many ways can Poncho Beta seed-applied insecticide make a sugarbeet producer’s world sweeter? With the Sweeter World Sweepstakes, there are now three ways, says Bayer CropScience: (1) better stand counts and more recoverable sugar; (2) a chance to win a trip to the 2011 American Sugarbeet Growers Association (ASGA) annual meeting in Tucson, Ariz.; and (3) a chance to win an Apple iPad®.
The Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum in Crookston, Minn., will celebrate its 6th annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 12.
The event kicks off with a pork dinner starting at 11:00. Sugarbeets will be harvested with restored equipment from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. Newly restored this year is a 430 John Deere unit with grab roll changeover kit.
Germains Technology Group announced in early July its relaunch as “Germains Seed Technology.”
During the extensive process, the company surveyed its customers as to what their needs were of a seed technology company. Germains said it also incorporated its employees’ input as “key to shaping our future.”
BASF has received supplemental labeling for use of its Stamina® fungicide seed treatment. A number of crops, including sugarbeets, are included in the supplemental label.