AgVenture Regional Seed Companies offer sunflower, sorghum hybrids

KENTLAND, INDIANA (January 30, 2015) — AgVenture, Inc. has announced they have expanded their AgVenture® brand seed product offerings to include hybrid sunflower and sorghum seed. The addition of the two new product offerings will complement a broad product portfolio including AgVenture brand corn, soybeans, and alfalfa. The company’s nationwide network of independently owned and operated Regional Seed Companies (RSCs) will make the new seed products available in regions where products are specifically selected and adapted to perform at their peak.

AgVenture Director of Product and Technical Marketing, Scott Hart said the sorghum and sunflower product offerings work very well into their customers’ production systems and cropping plans. “AgVenture’s ability to access products, this time, from a deep DuPont research pipeline, has allowed us to identify and select sorghum and sunflower hybrids that are highly adapted to perform in the specific geographies they are offered.”

Hart noted that both high oleic and mid oleic sunflower hybrids are offered in the 65-70 day RM. “These hybrids have shown very strong performance among some of the most challenging diseases facing sunflower growers. Our sunflower hybrids offer excellent quality, productivity and a great Downy mildew resistance package. They have validated their robust performance in university trials and in the field in 2014.”

The sorghum product lineup includes a broad set of adapted products. AgVenture Sorghum Product Lead, Louis Sutton said, “They are uniquely suited to their growing areas from Texas to eastern Kansas, Mid-South, to the Carolinas and up the eastern seaboard.”

Sutton added, “We tapped a very large sorghum breeding pipeline to take advantage of some great synergies our customers needed with high-performance sorghum. Our hybrids, in the 63-73 day RM range, come with solid disease resistance, strong agronomics and top-yielding potential. It allows our Regional Seed Companies to complement their offerings – rounding out our customers’ seed needs. These hybrids come with the same high caliber specs and performance that our customers are used to with our corn and soybean products. We’re proud to offer them.”

AgVenture, Inc. is the nation’s largest network of independently owned regional seed companies. Based in Kentland, Indiana, AgVenture provides this growing network of independently owned and managed seed business owners with seed products meeting exacting standards for quality, together with leading-edge genetics and technology. Since 1983, this unique marketing approach has allowed each individual company to match the hybrids it sells to the specific needs of the geographical area it serves. Combined with professional seed representation at a local level, AgVenture strives to help every grower realize more profit from every field.