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Week in Puerto Rico series: 3rd Millennium Genetics offers seed nursery, DuraYield non-GMO genetics

March 30, 2012

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3rd Millennium Genetics (3MG) offers seed nursery services from its location in Puerto Rico. The company has more than 100 clients in 11 different countries. It has worked with 19 different crops — from corn and soybeans to sunflowers and sesame.

3MG is offering its own line of non-GMO genetics that has been developed from native traits under extreme environmental, insect and disease stress. 3MG founder Ed Baumgartner says the new genetics are available for licensing to the company’s seed customers who are interested in non-GMO options.

One customer is Spectrum Seed Solutions of Crawfordsville, Ind. Scott Johnson with Spectrum Seed explains that the company is marketing non-GMO seed to growers who either do not want market restrictions for their grain or are on the fringe of the Corn Belt and do not need expensive traited technology in their hybrids.

For more information, call 3MG at 787/845-4600 or visit

This is the 7th piece in our "Week in Puerto Rico" series. Check back for more videos, photo galleries and stories in the series at

Piece 1: Video: Soybean, seed nursery business thrives in Puerto Rico

Piece 2: Video: New corn genetics line launched with non-GMO stress, insect tolerance

Piece 3: Photo gallery: Major rice company uses Puerto Rico for seed research, nursery

Piece 4: Video: Spectrum Seed Solutions uses DuraYield genetics for non-GMO markets

Piece 5: Gallery: Bayer CropScience expands seed research, nursery in Puerto Rico

Piece 6: Story: Move over Hawaii: Puerto Rico takes over U.S. winter seed work


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