Garst Seed Company

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Garst Seed Company was a U.S.-based subsidiary of Syngenta that produced hybrid seeds for agriculture.wikipedia
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Garst Seed Company was a U.S.-based subsidiary of Syngenta that produced hybrid seeds for agriculture.
In 2004, Syngenta Seeds purchased Garst, the North American corn and soybean business of Advanta, as well as Golden Harvest Seeds.

Roswell Garst

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In 1931, Garst and Thomas Hi-Bred Corn Company was founded by Roswell Garst and Charley Thomas in Coon Rapids, Iowa, and was "instrumental in promoting the use of hybrid corn."
Garst was founder of Garst & Thomas Co., which became one of the world's largest producers of hybrid seed corn.

Coon Rapids, Iowa

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In 1931, Garst and Thomas Hi-Bred Corn Company was founded by Roswell Garst and Charley Thomas in Coon Rapids, Iowa, and was "instrumental in promoting the use of hybrid corn."
David Garst (1926–2006) President of Garst Seed Company Worked for different presidential administrations

Golden Harvest Seeds

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Operations ceased in 2014 and remaining Garst hybrid corn seed products were rebranded to Golden Harvest.
In 2004, Golden Harvest and Garst were acquired by Syngenta.

United States

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Garst Seed Company was a U.S.-based subsidiary of Syngenta that produced hybrid seeds for agriculture.

Hybrid (biology)

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Garst Seed Company was a U.S.-based subsidiary of Syngenta that produced hybrid seeds for agriculture.

Agriculture

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Garst Seed Company was a U.S.-based subsidiary of Syngenta that produced hybrid seeds for agriculture.

Cold War

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During the Cold War, Garst formed a relationship with Nikita Khrushchev and assisted the USSR in modernizing its corn production.

Nikita Khrushchev

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During the Cold War, Garst formed a relationship with Nikita Khrushchev and assisted the USSR in modernizing its corn production.

Imperial Chemical Industries

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In 1985 Garst was acquired by Imperial Chemical Industries's American subsidiary.

AstraZeneca

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Zeneca became part of AstraZeneca and VanderHave was controlled by a Dutch farmer-owned co-operative called Cosun U.A.

David Garst

David Garst (September 10, 1926 in Coon Rapids, Iowa – January 9, 2006), was a seed industry leader, farmer, and former Executive President of Garst Seed Company.

StarLink corn recall

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The Garst Seed Company (part of the Advanta group) was licensed by Aventis to produce and sell StarLink seed in the US.

Iowa

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major Iowa agricultural product processors include Archer Daniels Midland, Ajinomoto, Cargill, Inc., Diamond V Mills, Garst Seed Company, Heartland Pork Enterprises, Hy-Vee, Monsanto Company, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, and Quaker Oats.

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* Garst Seed Company, American producer of hybrid seeds