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What is the difference between organic and genetic farming?

What is Organic Farming? Organic farming aims to provide the means of sustainable agriculture while applying environmentally friendly methods. The ultimate goal of organic farmers is to...

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Common bacterial diseases on plants and how to fight them

Last time we talked about the most common fungi your plants could suffer from. Now, we’ll enlist the famous bacterial diseases, their symptoms and treatment you could...

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Most common fungal diseases on plants and how to fight them

Having healthy plants that have high yield is the dream for most farmers and gardeners. This dream is always interrupted by the fear that something might happen...

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State-of-the-art storing and treating practices for seeds

We are proud to be able to produce seeds for vegetables and fruits that meet each and every demand for uniformity, climate adaptability and resistance to pests...

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What is Grafting and How to Do it?

Grafting is an old cultural technique that has been practiced since the early 1900s in Japan, Asian countries and in the Middle East. It wasn’t common in...

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New Westar Trials

Not long after completing a successful trial at our headquarters in El Centro, California, Westar Seeds planted nearly every hybrid variety in our portfolio in Gilroy, California....

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Boost Your Home Garden: Fertilizers and Compost

Like us, people, plants also need their vitamins to grow stronger. There are a couple of methods you can use to ensure a healthy environment for your...

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Differences Between Open Pollinated and F1 Hybrid Varieties

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN OPEN POLLINATED AND F1 HYBRID VARIETIES The very best growers out there know there isn’t just one right way to grow. Over the centuries spanning...

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A Trial of 100 Seeds in the Westar Fields

From our open fields to our greenhouses, we at Westar constantly reach for a higher standard to breed, develop, and refine high-quality products for our customers. Our...

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Ecological Agriculture: Why and How?

The benefits of ecological agriculture are obvious - the produce doesn’t contain harmful substances, therefore it’s healthier. What else?

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Common Seedlings Problems & How to Fix Them

Seedlings… The joy and pride of every farmer and gardener. Unfortunately, there are times when your seedlings are not doing as well as they should. Weakness or...

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How to Start Healthy Seedlings Indoors?

In today’s article, we will help you start seedlings indoors – so you can have them ready to move to your garden or fields as soon as...

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History of the Vegetable Seed Industry Domestic vs. International

A HISTORY OF THE VEGETABLE SEED INDUSTRY: THEN VS. NOW | DOMESTIC VS. INTERNATIONAL You can find yourself anywhere in the United States, and still grow almost...

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History of F1 Hybrid Seeds and Varieties

THEN AND NOW: THE HISTORY OF F1 HYBRID SEEDS AND VARIETIES Since the modern seed industry’s birth and beginnings almost 300 years ago, an astounding range of...

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History of Open Pollinated Seeds Then and Now

THEN AND NOW: THE HISTORY OF OPEN POLLINATED SEEDS AND VARIETIES The history of our favorite plant seeds—from vegetables and fruits, to herbs and flowers—is a long,...

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Differences Between Open Pollinated and F1 Hybrid Varieties

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN OPEN POLLINATED AND F1 HYBRID VARIETIES The very best growers out there know there isn’t just one right way to grow. Over the centuries-spanning the...

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How to Grow Bunching Onions?

Let us introduce you to one of our favorites – the Southport Improved Bunching Onions variety! It’s one of our most popular varieties and it’s no surprise...

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Vertical Farming: What Are The Advantages?

Scientists have begun researching alternatives to conventional farming. One of the best examples is vertical farming - a practice which has already been put to the test...

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Meet Isabella: Our New Hybrid Grey Zucchini Variety!

Zucchini is a delish ingredient in every kitchen – from traditional fried and marinated dishes to modern takes on bread and pancakes, it’s a healthy and nourishing...

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5 Alternatives to Chemical Pesticides for Your Garden

Don't spend time and money on pesticides - opt for these 5 alternatives to create a 'clean' garden which takes care of itself!

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AgTech Talk: What is the Future of Agriculture?

A few of the technological advancements which will make the future of agriculture brighter, as well as a few startups which are already implementing them.

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3 Reasons to Start Using Cover Crops (and a Quick How-To!)

If you believe you can’t benefit from cover crops because you’re only growing a small garden in your backyard - think again.

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How to Prepare Good Vegetable Seedlings

If this is your first year trying to grow vegetable seedlings on your own, or if you have experienced difficulties in the past – check out these...

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Should You Be Worried About Herbicide Resistance?

Herbicide-resistant weeds are becoming a problem in different parts of the world - even you may have some in your garden!

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3 Things You Need to Know About Seeds

Check out these resources which will help you get the most of your seeds - for delicious results every time!

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