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Research & Development

S&W R&D Americas has independent breeding stations for Alfalfa, Sorghum and Stevia, and a DNA/Tissue Culture Lab.

Our Alfalfa Breeding Station

The Alfalfa Breeding Station in Nampa, ID includes 80 acres of field trials and seed increases and a modern greenhouse with full pathology lab and screening capability as well as NIR facilities for forage quality determination.

Alfalfa Planting
Molecular Lab

We also have a state-of-the-art Molecular Lab in Lubbock, TX with ability to manage breeding at the DNA molecular level. The Lab is equipped for DNA extraction, PCR assays, and various gel assays for DNA and proteins, as well as laminar flow hoods and incubators for tissue culture experiments.