Vilmorin-Mikado is a Business Unit of Limagrain. Limagrain, an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers, moves agriculture forward to meet food challenges. As a creator and producer of plant and cereal varieties, the Group markets seeds, and cereal products intended for farmers, growers, home gardeners and for agri-food industrialists and consumers. Limagrain is the fourth largest seed company in the world (field seeds and vegetable seeds), the second largest French baker and the third largest French pastry maker, with strong brands on its respective markets: LG, Vilmorin, Mikado Kyowa Seed, Clause, Hazera, Harris, Moran, Jacquet, Brossard.



Founded in 1883, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is one of the oldest trade organizations in the United States. Its membership consists of over 700 companies involved in seed production and distribution, plant breeding, and related industries in North America. As an authority on plant germplasm, ASTA advocates science and policy issues of industry-wide importance.

ASTA’s mission is to be an effective voice of action in all matters concerning the development, marketing and movement of seed, associated products and services throughout the world. ASTA promotes the development of better seed to produce better crops for a better quality of life.


The California Seed Association is a nonprofit agricultural trade association which has served the seed industry since 1940.
Our membership consists of those firms which believe that the best way to achieve common goals and respond to the problems that affect the seed industry is through cooperative effort and group action. We initiate action for the betterment of the California seed industry.
Those in the industry have many common interests and goals, making close communications within the industry increasingly more vital. CSA brings all segments of the seed industry together as a strong, united voice.


The Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance (SIPA™) is established to promote the understanding and value of seed innovations as well as to facilitate and promote the respect of intellectual property rights for the benefit of members, growers, industry associates, consumers and the agricultural community.