Update on the NEF licensing of CEEDS technology to Syngenta in Brazil, were CEEDS is being used to produce Plene Emerald.
Artificial cane seeds can be planted directly for commercial purposes, increasing production by about 30%
One of the technologies most awaited by the national sugar industry is the artificial seed of sugarcane. The dream of the segment is to plant cane as if it plants grains. Fortunately, the wait seems to be coming to an end. Plene Emerald, Syngenta’s artificial cane seed technology, is in the furnace and about to be launched. Several sugar cane fields have already been implanted and the results could not be more encouraging.
Artificial cane seeds are vegetative propagules covered with a wax. Within this envelope, there are enough buds and apt to emerge new plants. The material that covers it will protect it from any knock or dehydration, for example. In addition, it will be coated with pesticides that will give greater vigor to the plant.
One of the main benefits of this technology is to put an end to the nurseries, because the artificial seeds can be planted directly for commercial purposes, which will increase the production of mills and suppliers by about 30%. Not to mention the increased productivity, since the Plene Emerald will be manufactured in Syngenta’s biofactories and will bring the same sanity and vigor found in Plene PB.
In addition to increased productivity, the Plene Emerald will provide higher yields and lower costs, as the planting process will require a much smaller amount of equipment and can be done much faster.
It is estimated, for example, that the number of trucks needed for planting will fall from 30 to just one. The harvesters will be extinguished due to the fact that they will no longer need to harvest seedlings. The number of people involved will be reduced from 125 to 13, while the number of planters will be reduced by half, from nine to four, and the number of planters, from 21 to five.
Original article from Canaonline available here: http://www.canaonline.com.br/conteudo/canaviais-formados-com-a-semente-artificial-de-cana-apresentam-resultados-bastante-animadores.html#.Wx6rzFMvxuU