June 23, 2018 11:57 AM ET

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Company Overview of Abbott & Cobb, Inc.

Company Overview

Abbott & Cobb, Inc. engages in breeding, producing, and marketing vegetable seeds. The company offers bean, cucumber, pepper, pumpkin, squash, and sweet corn seeds. It serves commercial grower, distributor, retailer, fresh market, fresh-cut, and food services industries. Abbott & Cobb, Inc. was founded in 1917 and is based in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. It has facilities in the United States, Mexico, Europe, Central America, and South America. As of April 12, 2018, Abbott & Cobb, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Syngenta Corporation.

4151 East Street Road

Feasterville, PA 19053

United States

Founded in 1917

Phone:

215-245-6666

Fax:

215-245-9043

Key Executives for Abbott & Cobb, Inc.

President
Age: 72
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Abbott & Cobb, Inc. Key Developments

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

Abbott & Cobb, Inc. announced that it has completed a long-term agreement to license A&C's recently patented technology, SuperSeedWare 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.

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