10-12 March 2009: Workshop Q2 with Kent Bradford and Johan Van Asbrouck

After the successful introduction of the updated Q2 Seed Quality Test in Medemblik, last January, ASTEC will continue its training sessions with a 3 day workshop on the University of California, DAVIS. The updated Q2 will inform users exactly on the possibilities of a seed lot by showing the reaction of the seeds on oxygen … Read more

ASTEC Inc Receives 2009 Best of Sheridan Award

ASTEC Inc has been selected for the 2009 Best of Sheridan Award in the Seed Improvement category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local … Read more

ASTEC Seminars

ASTEC Global in Co-operation with the APSA, has held Seed technology Seminars all over China in the last few months . Those seminars were like the seminars held last year in India and Thailand and resulted in a successful interaction of knowledge and experience. Participants of the China seminars came from more than 40 countries. Africa, … Read more

ASTEC South Africa

ASTEC South Africa has received permission to enlarge their facilities. In the new enlarged factory set-up, seed cleaning will be completely separated from the seed pelleting, encrusting, coating and priming operating stations. Opening of the enlarged facilities is foreseen in November 2007.

ASTEC-Global present at the Floriade

Astec wil be   present with a booth at the ISTA conference 2012. This will be held from 11-14 of June at the Floriade in Venlo, The Netherlands. The Floriade is a once every 10 years event. Astec will be present, demonstrating the Q2 and showing a range of seeds and seedlings in various stadia that … Read more

ASTEC: 15 years of service to the seed industry

In 1997 was ASTEC created. Initially was the company only active in the seed-technology applied to sugar beets in the US. Over the years the direction has shifted from custom services of sugar beet seeds in the US and vegetable seeds in the Rep. of South Africa, into technology developments Worldwide. At present there are … Read more


ASTEC Global has signed an agreement with the Beijing Vegetable and Research Centre. ASTEC Global and the BVRC will concentrate on the application of various seed-technology products and projects the coming months.


The 7th of Februari, Mr. B.C. Lim, in his position of General Manager of ITSBio, Inc. signed a distribution agreement with Astec-Global, thereby becoming the distributor of Astec-Global products in the Koreas. ITSBio, Inc. will be our only distributor of the Q2, the Seedanalyser and the MarQ in this region. They are working towards gaining … Read more

Marker Sales

ASTEC Global has sold their standard marker to various Chinese companies . With this standard marker, Chinese companies gain experience in marker application to protect the intellectual property of their genetics. In a later stage, specific markers will be introduced.

Marker Tests Over All of Africa

ASTEC Africa has finished with the Bloemfontein University Marker application trials. Next step will be marker trials carried out all over Africa.