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Abbott & Cobb, Inc. Announces Licensing Agreement with Syngenta, LLC

Abbott & Cobb, Inc. Announces Licensing Agreement with Syngenta, LLC

Trevose, PA ― August 30, 2016 ― Abbott & Cobb, Inc., a leading developer and marketer of vegetable varieties in the USA and worldwide, announced today that it has completed a long-term agreement to license A&C’s recently patented technology, SuperSeedWare® (SSW®) to  Syngenta Seeds, LLC  for worldwide use in sweet corn varieties. SuperSeedWare® (SSW®) represents the first privately owned, 100% natural, gene-type in sweet corn breeding. Syngenta will begin to introgress SSW® technology into its proprietary sweet corn genetics. The goals are to deliver enhanced seed quality, germination, and vigor, while maintaining the desirable benefits of conventional supersweet sh2 gene types, in particular, shelf-life. The SSW® technology can also be used to transform existing sh2 hybrids that are already preferred by growers, into superior performers that generally mature earlier, can germinate in colder or warmer soils and, due to the added vigor, can grow more reliably under various climatic challenges. “We are pleased to come to agreement with Syngenta to incorporate our SSW® technology into many of its existing sweet corn hybrids while creating newer and more advanced hybrids in the future,” said Abbott & Cobb, Inc. President, Art Abbott.  “With Syngenta’s tremendous history and capability in sweet corn development, we expect the SSW® technology to become a very significant part of sweet corn breeding.” For more information please use this link to learn more about the 100% natural SSW® technology.... read more
ABBOTT & COBB, INC. Announces Launch of New B2B Website

ABBOTT & COBB, INC. Announces Launch of New B2B Website

Trevose, PA – Abbott & Cobb, Inc. has announced the launch of its new redesigned website, www.abbottcobb.com. The redesign was created with the user experience in mind, and improving overall customer engagement. The new website offers new faceted search navigation which gives customers quick and easy access to essential product information, and utilizes the latest technology so the site is in sync with today’s browsers and mobile devices. Other key features of this site include a more engaging and modern home page with a dynamic rotating banner that will give customers access to highlighted promotions, product programs and the latest company information. Abbott & Cobb’s new website is also fully translated in Spanish, and the company has future plans to expand into a multi-lingual website, as the company further focuses on targeting diversified markets. “We are excited and proud of our newly revamped website. We hope to provide our customers with richer online content along with helpful tools and information that will make our website the ultimate go-to vegetable seed resource,” said Ivy Perez, Abbott & Cobb’s Director of Marketing and International Communications. “As we look to increase our global reach into multiple markets we want to ensure effective communication, and our new website is in step with this overall objective.” Visitors can explore the new site at www.abbottcobb.com and can sign up for direct emails from the company or send inquiries. About Abbott & Cobb, Inc. Abbott & Cobb was founded in 1917 by Arthur W. Abbott and Henry Q. Cobb, supplying seeds and garden supplies to farmers and gardeners in three PA counties. By closely following its... read more
Abbott & Cobb Hosts Successful Annual Summer Trials – Wisconsin

Abbott & Cobb Hosts Successful Annual Summer Trials – Wisconsin

In August Abbott & Cobb, Inc. held its annual Summer Trials in the great state of Wisconsin. At the trials customers were shown new and innovative commercial releases as well as experimental varieties. Highlighted on the tour were Abbott & Cobb’s newest varieties of SSW® – the 100% natural and patented genetic breakthrough in the industry. SSW®’s dramatically improve the performance of sweet corn seeds under many stress conditions such as, early plantings in colder or wetter soil. Other benefits include earlier stand establishment, stronger root systems, and larger seeds for easier planting. In addition to the main sweet corn program, there were several other demos including a processor sweet corn demo, featuring robust varieties with great kernel color and high recovery. There were several bean demos with new fresh market and processor type varieties, including medium to large sieve types. Also a must-see pepper trial was featured with new bell and jalapeno varieties with exceptional disease packages, and higher yielding plants.... read more
Abbott & Cobb Featured on American Farmer on RFD-TV – The Sweet Corn Revolution is Here

Abbott & Cobb Featured on American Farmer on RFD-TV – The Sweet Corn Revolution is Here

This Summer Abbott & Cobb, Inc. was featured on the hit TV show American Farmer on RFD-TV. The segment gave an overview of the growth of the company from a local seed supplier, into one of the largest international breeders and suppliers of high quality vegetable seed. Viewers received an up close look at the company’s sweet corn breeding, production and marketing efforts; including the development of its 100% natural, newly patented genetic breakthrough, SuperSeedWare® (SSW®).   Watch the full episode... read more