Seed World

ASTA Flower & Veg: January 29 Photo Diary 

Here are some images we captured during the fourth day of ASTA’s annual Flower and Vegetable Seed Conference, held once again in Monterey, California. 

ASTA Chair Dave Armstrong poses for a photo with Aimee Nielson and the February issue of Seed World U.S. before interviewing with Nielson about the opportunities and challenges in the vegetable and flower seed industry.
SIPA executive director Eloy Corona leads the SIPA Educational Unit session. Also pictured: Fan-Li Chou, ASTA; Allen Van Deynze, U.C. Davis Seed Biotechnology Center.
Seed World U.S. editor Aimee Nielson chats with Diane Blazek, National Garden Bureau about the All America Selection process and its value to the seed industry.
A very busy ASTA Trading Room.
Panelists for the general session on Sustainability and Regenerative Agriculture and what it means for the seed industry L-R Thorston Schwindt (Bayer), Tamara Muruetagoiena (International Fresh Produce Association), Eric Morgan (Braga Fresh) and Jeff Dlott (California Department of Agriculture).
Jovan Djordjevic, director UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy, stopped by the media center to take a look at the Feb. issue of Seed World U.S.
Micah Spike Craven – Integrity Communications – spoke at the LEAD Session: Creating Advocacy through Intentional Communication.
Zachary Nielson and Aimee Nielson catching their breath in between sessions.