In today's corporate world, staying in business for a century is no small accomplishment.

And Nitrogen-brand inoculants, the world's first agricultural inoculants, celebrated their 100th anniversary in June.

"It is quite an accomplishment for any company to reach its hundredth anniversary," declared Tom Winkofske, president of LiphaTech, the manufacturer of Nitragin inoculants.

"Not only have we reached that milestone, but after 100 years, the Nitragin-brand line has never been in a better position. And our future continues to look even brighter."

The success keys have been a strong research program and development force, backed up by a positive-thinking work force, Winkofske noted.

That commitment to research and development was reaffirmed last year with the introduction of Cell-Tech 2000, according to Winkofske. It's a liquid soybean inoculant that can be applied either on-seed or in-furrow.