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Schillinger Genetics Inc

4401 Westown Parkway Suite 225

West Des Moines, Iowa,50266

United States

Company Description

Schillinger Genetics, Inc. is dedicated in helping farmers, feed, and food companies, and consumers realize benefits and value from our novel products. We are dedicated in providing all sectors throughout the entire chain a better alternative than the typical ...more

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Schillinger Genetics-Who we are [cached]

Dr. John Schillinger-John "retired" from the presidency of Asgrow Seed Co. in 1999 to form Schillinger Seed, Inc.
After 32 years in soybean research, John took on the new challenge of breeding Food Grade soybeans designed for the soyfoods market. And John has an eye for proven winners-3127, for example, named "Product of the Decade" in 1992 by US AgriMarketing, is just one variety that John developed. John's vision of improved soy products for the food industry has also led to some very unique discoveries in composition that will yield increased value to livestock feeders and create expanded uses for soy protein in other feed markets. John is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds a PhD in Plant Genetics from Michigan State University.

Industry Headlines | Wyffels Hybrids [cached]

"We believe strongly in the potential of high-oleic soybean oil," said John Schillinger, president and founder of Schillinger Genetics, Inc.

Contact Us Schillinger Seed, Inc [cached]

John Schillinger
515-225-1166 ext. 101 Email:

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Our founder, John Schillinger has been a leader in the industry for decades.

With more than 92% of soybeans grown in the US now Monsanto's GM varieties, John Schillinger, president of Schillinger Genetics, says many farmers want alternatives."Farmers get nervous about having only one technology to choose from.
They need alternatives and value to help their bottom line. We want to offer non-GMO alternatives" Passion for food soybeans John Schillinger has a wealth of experience-more than 40 years-in soybean breeding. Interestingly, he helped to develop the first Roundup Ready soybean varieties in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In 1999, he left a position as president of Asgrow Seed Company to breed food-grade soybeans for the soyfoods market. "My vision and passion was to develop soybeans for food use," Schillinger says. In 2000, Schillinger founded Heartland Fields, LLC, a soyfoods company. His work with Heartland Fields provided a good connection to and understanding of the food industry. "My experience gave me the opportunity to connect with food companies and understand their soybean product needs," Schillinger says. Online networking Schillinger has continued developing food-grade soybean varieties, and last December he launched eMerge Genetics as a way to link food manufacturers with seed distributors, grain handlers, and farmers. "This is a new marketing concept and has the potential to help all parties," Schillinger says. "This is as good a yielding soybean as any in the market," Schillinger says. "We are continually pushing the lever back on variety development and field performance," Schillinger says. In addition to Schillinger, eMerge's research team includes vice president of research Bill Rhodes, who has 30 years of soybean breeding experience. eMerge's research team uses marker assisted breeding (MAB), a non-transgenic biotechnology breeding method, to develop new soybean varieties. MAB allows breeders to map genes and identify the traits they want to express. "It's a marvelous tool. It allows us to quickly make decisions on agronomic performance and yield," Schillinger says. New soybean varieties in the pipeline include high-yielding varieties that can be used for both food and feed and low saturated fat soybeans and mid-oleic soybeans to make healthier cooking oils. Growing demand for non-GMO Schillinger sees increasing interest among farmers to grow non-GMO soybeans. "Farmers are looking at higher input costs with the Roundup Ready technology, and they will continually search for tools that will help their bottom line." A big incentive to help farmers' bottom lines is attractive premiums paid to grow non-GMO soybeans. In addition, Schillinger says more weeds are becoming resistant to Roundup herbicide, making weed control more difficult and expensive. Schillinger expects farmers with small- to medium-sized farms to be especially attracted to growing non-GMO varieties. eMerge is investing its future in non-GMO soybeans. "We're investing in research to fill the need for non-GMO varieties that perform as well as GM and are offered at a good price," Schillinger says. He sees a bright future for non-GMO soybeans. "I'm counting on it.

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