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Soybean seed transportation logistics adapt

Seed shipments typically move in the bellies of passenger planes

PUBLISHED ON May 19, 2020

While some of that seed comes from crops grown the previous year, between 10% and 25% planted in the U.S. each year comes from the southern hemisphere. (United Soybean Board via Flickr)

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — Every spring, U.S. soybean farmers plant countless varieties to meet global demand for high-quality food and feed. While some of that seed comes from crops grown the previous year, between 10% and 25% planted in the U.S. each year comes from the southern hemisphere. 1

“All types of seeds move globally at some stage in their development,” says Andrew LaVigne, president and CEO of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). “Seed producers are constantly improving the germination and quality of their seed through this method.” 1

Seed producers are highly integrated shippers, moving both test seeds and large volumes of commercial seeds around the world to meet different planting seasons. The coronavirus pandemic’s global impact on freight transportation services has challenged seed companies and their customers, because many seed shipments move in the bellies of passenger planes, so the dramatic drop in international flights has made cargo space harder to secure. 1

American Airlines is an example of a company using passenger airplanes as freight planes for this type of cargo. In fact, soybean seeds became a top commodity shipped aboard flights from Argentina to the United States. Although passenger flights aren’t currently operating between the two countries, the soybean seeds traveled on one of American Airline’s cargo-only routes from Buenos Aires to Miami. 2

American Airlines has been part of this seasonal shipping cycle for more than a decade and shipped more than 290 tons of seeds throughout March and April. 2 Such shipments continued through May 3. 1 The cargo flight on April 16, 2020, broke the company’s all-time record for freight volume, moving 52,321 kilograms, or 115,349 pounds, of soybean seeds on a Boeing 777-300. 2

“We are proud to be a part of this important cycle that supports local farming and provides vital food and fuel for the global economy. Transporting record-breaking volume in the process is just icing on the cake,” says Lorena Sandoval, director of Cargo Sales for Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. “With reduced flight schedules due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to maximize every inch of available cargo space. We’re here to support the world’s food supply, no matter what we face.” 1

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When the seed arrives in the U.S. spring planting, it must pass regulatory inspection and then be routed through processing centers over a period of two to three weeks before its delivery to a farmer’s fields. 2 U.S. farmer Bill Bayliss shares his plans to plant a new food-grade soybean variety if seed arrives from Argentina in time in his recent #GroundWork2020 update.

Morning Flight

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Morning Flight is an indica/sativa variety from Gage Green and can be cultivated indoors (where the plants will need a flowering time of ±63 days ) and outdoors . Gage Greens Morning Flight is a THC dominant variety and is/was never available as feminized seeds.

Gage Greens Morning Flight Description

Our beautiful East Coast Sour Diesel x Mango Haze is paired with the illustrious G13 Skunk father to create our latest creation that will surely live up to your expectations. The potent strain possesses a hybrid of both strains’ medicinal qualities with something for everyone.

(East Coast Sour Diesel x Mango Haze) x Afghan Haze
Sativa/Indica Hybrid
8 – 10 Weeks
High Yields
Very strong medicinal qualities.

Morning Flight Lineage / Genealogy

  • Morning Flight »»» x Afghan Haze x Mango Haze

      • »»» Sour Diesel x NYCD IBL
        • »»» Original Diesel x DNL
          • »»» Chemdawg x x SensiNL

                • »»» Skunk #1 x Afghanistan
                      • »»» Afghanistan x Mexico x Colombia »»» Indica »»» Sativa »»» Sativa
                        • »»» NL #1 x NL #2 x NL #5 IBL
                            »»» Indica
                              Probably »»» Indica
                              »»» Mostly Indica
                              »»» Indica
                            • »»» x Northern Lights x Hawaiian
                                    (specified above)
                                    »»» Indica/Sativa Hybrid
                                  • »»» Sour Diesel x Afghani/Hawaiian (specified above)
                                    • »»» Afghani x Hawaii
                                        Probably Indica »»» Indica
                                        • »»» <(Haze x Haze) x NL #5> x <(Haze x Haze) x Skunk #1>
                                        • (Haze x Haze) x NL #5
                                            x Haze

                                                • »»» Mexico x Colombia x Thailand x India »»» Sativa »»» Sativa »»» Sativa »»» Sativa
                                                  (specified above)
                                                  (specified above)
                                                  x Haze (specified above)
                                                  (specified above)
                                                • »»» Afghanistan x Original Haze »»» Indica (specified above)

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                                                Physicists discovered a new form of flight thanks to dandelion seeds

                                                As so many of us have done, whether in childhood or as adults, physicists recently blew on a bunch of fine, white dandelion seeds, and made a wish. It came true. They discovered a new, unique element of flight never before documented by scientists.

                                                The dandelion—which derives its name from the French dent de lion, meaning lion’s tooth—may seem like a common weed to be eradicated by vigilant gardeners. But these plants, found in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, are officially classified as perennial herbs, with historical use in both food and medicine. Now, it turns out, they may soon inform human design.

                                                A study published in the journal Nature on Oct. 17 (paywall), written by physicists from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, reveals that dandelion seeds, which can fly for miles, travel unlike any other kind of seed previously studied. They do this with the help of a detached vortex that appears to propel and stabilize locomotion.

                                                Basically, the dandelion seed floats through the air using a bundle of bristles atop a stalk, called a pappas. That structure acts like a parachute but looks more like the skeleton of an umbrella after the wind has ripped the protective fabric off. The pappas is made of filaments with large gaps between them that allows air to flow up through the bristles and carry the seeds far and wide, propelled by a floating vortex perfectly calibrated to the pappas.

                                                By illuminating the air flow around the flying seeds with lasers, physicists were able to discern the unique mechanics of the pappas. They placed dandelion seeds in a vertical wind tunnel which kept them afloat indefinitely and used long-exposure photography and video to analyze the behavior of the air moving through the pappus bristles. That’s how they discovered the detached vortex ring, an air pocket with a stretched donut shape, floating stably above each pappus.

                                                The porous dandelion pappus consistently contains 90 to 110 filaments (no more and no less). The number of filaments and the gaps between them appear to be tuned precisely to stabilize the locomotive vortex, the researchers say. The vortex floats above the seeds, and the amount of open space between the seed’s spokes are apparently the key to the stability of these detached vortices, study co-author and applied mathematician Cathal Cummins told Nature. Pressure differences between the air moving through the spokes and the air moving around the seed creates the vortex ring.

                                                This design maximizes aerodynamic loading and minimizes material requirements, and the dandelion’s flight mechanism may help illuminate movement in other natural and artificial structures, the researchers say. “The discovery of the separated vortex ring provides evidence of the existence of a new class of fluid behavior around fluid-immersed bodies that may underlie locomotion, weight reduction and particle retention in biological and manmade structures,” the paper states.

                                                In other words, the deceptively pesky and common dandelion is as mighty as its name implies. The “lion’s tooth” offers new clues on how to design things that fly. That’s not bad for the seeds of a plant so many believe is a weed.

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