Monsanto India showcases high yielding varieties of Seminis® Hybrid vegetable seeds during farmers’ meet

4/11/2015

Massive gather of farmers to witness latest technological know-how and new hybrids

Pune, April 11: More than 200 progressive farmers from Ranjani and adjoining villages gathered at Monsanto’s Centre of Excellence to witness forthcoming hybrids of high – yielding Seminis® Hybrid vegetable seeds.

During this massive farmer meeting, Monsanto showcased a number of its new and existing vegetable seeds including Ayushman in Tomato, Malini in Cucumber and Sitara in Hot Pepper. Farmers in Maharashtra have preferred Seminis® seeds for their uniform and heavy fruit setting, faster maturity and increased yields.

Kishore Ahire, Regional Business Manager, Godavari Region, Monsanto said Maharashtra’s farmers have been reaping benefits from our Seminis® Hybrid vegetable seeds. Our hybrid seeds be it Ayushman in Tomato, Malini in Cucumber or Sitara in Hot Pepper have gained prominence and popularity amongst farmers both in Ranjani and other villages across the state. Today, we are excited to showcase our new Seminis® Hybrid vegetable seeds for tomato, cauliflower and watermelon.

In addition, Monsanto’s field team has been regularly engaging with the farmers to provide them with various crop management practices. This has enabled them to get the best yield and the response we have received on our seeds has been extremely encouraging.

Through constant engagement with farmers across the country, Monsanto has always endeavoured to understand their needs better. This has enabled developing superior quality seeds suited to varied agronomic conditions, equip their farm against various vagaries and help maximize yields.

In a bid to demonstrate new concepts and technologies to various stakeholders, Monsanto has established Centres of Excellence (CoEs) across various regions of India.

At these CoEs, farmers witness techniques for Integrated Weed Management, Technology Showcasing, High – Density and Mechanical Planting, Weed Control and Crop Diversification amongst others.

Dr. Kishor Gaikwad, Technology Development Manager, Monsanto added Through this Centre of Excellence we are able to educate our farmers about Seminis® Hybrid vegetable seeds’ higher yield potential, improved quality, uniformity, flavour and nutrition. These agronomic practices can help our farmer friends achieve the best output from their fields.”

Seminis® hybrid vegetable seeds offer farmers higher yield potential, quick maturity and uniformity in size, shape and colour as compared to using other seed varieties. Consumers have more than 110 distinct vegetable seeds representing major vegetable crops of the country including beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, pickling cucumber, gourds, hot pepper, musk melon, onion, radish, squash, sweet pepper, tomato, watermelon and other crops.

About Monsanto:

Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world's natural resources such as water and energy.

Monsanto Holdings Pvt. Ltd. (a 100% subsidiary of Monsanto Company) is focused on marketing Seminis® hybrid vegetable seeds, Paras and Deltapine hybrid cotton seeds.

Seminis® brand of vegetable seeds improve nutrition, quality and productivity of vegetables. We develop products that offer new, healthy choices for consumers and offer more than 110 distinct vegetable seeds presenting major vegetable crops of the country including beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, pickling cucumber, eggplant, gourds, hot pepper, musk melon, onion, radish, squash, sweet pepper, tomato, watermelon and other crops. We hope that by developing vegetables products with excellent flavour and real nutritional benefits, people will enjoy eating more vegetables.

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Anuj Gupta
Edelman India
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Arun Gopalakrishnan
Public Affairs
Monsanto India
arun.gopalakrishnan@monsanto.com