Abbott & Cobb adds research farm

Abbott & Cobb Inc., Feasterville, Pa., plans to add a second research farm in southeastern Florida.

The facility will serve to expand the company’s spring, fall and winter developments.

Hazera Seeds names Northeast salesman

Hazera Seeds Inc., Coral Springs, Fla., has added Michael Ferlito as a product developer and salesman for the Northeast.

Ferlito will be based near Syracuse, N.Y., and cover the Northeast U.S. and Canada.


Syngenta refocuses on crops

Syngenta, Boise, Idaho, underwent a self-evaluation in 2011 that resulted in a more integrated company structure.

The company plans to focus on crops rather than individual product segments.

The company hopes to be able to better meet grower needs by providing maximum yield and quality, according to Scott Langkamp, head of vegetables in North America.