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Syngenta has acquired vegetable seed breeder, producer and marketer Feasterville, Pa.-based Abbott & Cobb, known for its sweet corn.

Abbott & Cobb since 1917 has provided seeds geared to the needs of the fresh produce industry in the U.S. and worldwide, according to a news release.

Syngenta’s acquisition of Abbott & Cobb’s expertise, portfolio and pipelines will strengthen its vegetable seeds business in sweet corn, already one of Syngenta’s core crops globally, according to the release.

“Abbott & Cobb is a strategic acquisition for Syngenta Vegetable Seeds and it will give us access to high eating quality germplasm, and early maturity varieties to complement the Syngenta portfolio,” said Javier Martinez-Cabrera, Syngenta’s head of Vegetables Seeds North America, in the release. “We welcome the Abbott & Cobb team into the business and look forward to achieving great things as one team.”

 
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