Stevia producer to focus on U.S. ag long term

decrease font size  Resize text   increase font size       Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article


Sweet Green Fields, a leading U.S. based global producer of stevia extracts, announced its plans to significantly expand its stevia crop in the Southeastern U.S. Based on the crop's performance during the 2012 growing season, along with the support Sweet Green Fields has received following its introduction to the region, the company is committed to expanding its grower base and working with its partners to significantly bolster its supply of American-grown, high-purity stevia extracts.

In 2012, Sweet Green Fields worked with grower partners in Georgia and North Carolina to produce the first commercial stevia crops in Southeast U.S. With the support of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, along with the Colleges of Agriculture from land grant universities in both states, Sweet Green Fields is committed to supporting economic development in agribusiness communities that have been negatively impacted by a changing crop landscape and reduced opportunities.

"We are extremely pleased with the performance of our 2012 crop and we are very excited about the aggressive growth plan we have in place for 2013," commented Hal Teegarden, Vice President of Agricultural Operations for Sweet Green Fields. "The response of our varieties to the environment, the regional expertise and technology to produce crops in a sustainable model and the support we have received from our agribusiness partners in the region, all back our plan to significantly bolster our supply of American-grown stevia."

As an agricultural leader, Sweet Green Fields is committed to developing and implementing sustainable and socially responsible practices, and working with its grower partners and stakeholder community, to leverage technologies and uphold its commitments to the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in order to ensure responsible and sustainable stevia production.

"Sweet Green Fields developed and implemented harvest and handling practices that are consistently delivering a 35-percent increase in leaf yield and a corresponding glycoside yield increase on a per acre basis," said Teegarden.  

Offering one of the most extensive stevia crop science research portfolios with innovations in plant breeding, growing and harvesting, Sweet Green Fields achieves consistently high yields of sweetener per plant, with varieties yielding 80-90 percent of the desired steviol glycoside content, while maintaining quality standards with the lowest cost.

Sweet Green Fields is known for its science based, industry-leading research practices, such as the patented, natural Fast Precipitation Process that extracts high quality stevia glycosides in a fraction of the time compared to standard industry methods. Sweet Green Fields markets the newly released, Optesse Stevia HPS and HPX along with Altesse SteviaTM 99, Sweetesse Stevia TM 97 and 95, and Greenesse Stevia TM 80, 60 and 50. The company operates as a global, vertically integrated supplier, guaranteeing quality and control in every step of the process, from seed to final sweetener.


Buyers Guide

Doyle Equipment Manufacturing Co.
Doyle Equipment Manufacturing prides themselves as being “The King of the Rotary’s” with their Direct Drive Rotary Blend Systems. With numerous setup possibilities and sizes, ranging from a  more...
A.J. Sackett Sons & Company
Sackett Blend Towers feature the H.I.M, High Intensity Mixer, the next generation of blending and coating technology which supports Precision Fertilizer Blending®. Its unique design allows  more...
R&R Manufacturing Inc.
The R&R Minuteman Blend System is the original proven performer. Fast, precise blending with a compact foot print. Significantly lower horsepower requirement. Low inload height with large  more...
Junge Control Inc.
Junge Control Inc. creates state-of-the-art product blending and measuring solutions that allow you to totally maximize operating efficiency with amazing accuracy and repeatability, superior  more...
Yargus Manufacturing
The flagship blending system for the Layco product line is the fully automated Layco DW System™. The advanced technology of the Layco DW (Declining Weight) system results in a blending  more...
Yargus Manufacturing
The LAYCOTE™ Automated Coating System provides a new level of coating accuracy for a stand-alone coating system or for coating (impregnating) in an automated blending system. The unique  more...
John Deere
The DN345 Drawn Dry Spreader can carry more than 12 tons of fertilizer and 17.5 tons of lime. Designed to operate at field speeds up to 20 MPH with full loads and the G4 spreader uniformly  more...
Force Unlimited
The Pro-Force is a multi-purpose spreader with a wider apron and steeper sides. Our Pro-Force has the most aggressive 30” spinner on the market, and is capable of spreading higher rates of  more...
BBI Spreaders
MagnaSpread 2 & MagnaSpread 3 — With BBI’s patented multi-bin technology, these spreaders operate multiple hoppers guided by independent, variable-rate technology. These models are built on  more...


Comments (0) Leave a comment 

Name
e-Mail (required)
Location

Comment:

characters left


RoGator® Direct Chemical Injection

Direct chemical injection is a key benefit available with RoGator RG900, RG1100 and RG1300 sprayer models. This optional system saves ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

Feedback Form
Feedback Form