Sep 27, 2012Harris Moran acquires Campbell seed operation
HM-CLAUSE recently acquired the vegetable seed operations of Campbell Soup Co. in Davis, Calif., including the company’s research facility for vegetable breeding and seed development, according to Harris Moran, one of two vegetable seed companies that make up HM-CLAUSE.
In addition to breeding and developing vegetable seeds, the Campbell’s agriculture research center sells seeds to farmers and growers around the world. The seed operation has 19 full-time employees in California, all of whom will join HM-CLAUSE.
Established in 1948, the research center was originally charged with breeding tomatoes, peas, carrots and potatoes. Today, the facility primarily focuses its research efforts on tomato and pepper breeding, according to Harris Moran.
“We are pleased to announce this acquisition, which will reinforce our existing efforts in tomato and pepper research,” said Matthew Johnston, CEO of HM-CLAUSE. “Working together, we expect the addition of these programs and staff from Campbell will allow us to continue serving the needs of our customers around the world and will accelerate the growth and expansion of our business.”
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