Plant technology for crops that do not produce seeds

Crops are propagated and planted by seeds (globally important examples being crops such as wheat, corn and rice) or by vegetative cuttings obtained from different parts of the plant, such as roots, leaves or stems (such as the image of sugarcane planting here). Surprisingly, 50% of the most important food crops globally, and many important fruit and ornamental crops, do not produce seeds, and use vegetative propagation techniques to produce planting material.

Whilst globally seed propagation has been the primary focus of investment, the plant industry has also developed and improved vegetative crop solutions, in the field, greenhouse and laboratory, to produce cuttings or transplants for these crops. Examples would be improvements in the stems used to plant sugarcane, the tubers to plant potatoes, or tissue cultured plants for strawberries. However, the supply chains required for these solutions are often complex, geographically distant from final production and labour intensive. CEEDSTM technology addresses and can resolve these problem areas.

CEEDSTM technology has been developed and patented by New Energy Farms Ltd, operating from research bases in Canada, USA and the UK. The technology has the capability to revolutionise the complete supply chain for vegetatively propagated crops. It can drive down multiplication costs, produce propagules which are easier to plant and also assist in the more rapid introduction of new varieties.

CEEDSTM is not tissue culture, it is a new technology based upon understanding the physiological processes which take place in plants that are vegetatively propagated and using that knowledge to create radically different planting propagules.

CEEDSTM contain primed plant tissue, encapsulated in growing media, then coated. Growth promoters and crop protection products can also be incorporated into CEEDSTM so their application is targeted and efficient. CEEDSTM can then be drilled in the field like a conventional seed using automatic planters. CEEDSTM are produced horticulturally, dramatically reducing the production area required for large scale multiplication.

The image shows a sugarcane plant grown from CEEDSTM.

CEEDSTM were initially developed for use in vegetatively produced grass crops, including sugarcane and others such as Miscanthus and Pennisetum, used for biofuel, fibre and feed. Other vegetative crop supply chains that could benefit from CEEDSTM are being evaluated. They cover crops for food, fibre, fuel and ornamentals.

The image shows a sugarcane field grown from CEEDSTM.

The main advantages of CEEDS™ are:

• Planting is as simple as drilling conventional arable row crops, reducing field labour requirements.
• Reduction of multiplication costs and space, by using intensive horticultural production techniques.
• Up to 80% less weight of planting material, improved logistics and speed of planting.
• Crop protection and promoters incorporated inside, so directly available to the plant.
• Faster multiplication, a delivery route to bring new varieties to market faster.
• Enhanced plant health, producing clean virus free material.

PLANT TECHNOLOGY FOR CROPS THAT DO NOT PRODUCE SEEDS

Crops are propagated and planted by seeds (globally important examples being crops such as wheat, corn and rice) or by vegetative cuttings obtained from different parts of the plant, such as roots, leaves or stems (such as the image of sugarcane planting here). Surprisingly, 50% of the most important food crops globally, and many important fruit and ornamental crops, do not produce seeds, and use vegetative propagation techniques to produce planting material.

Whilst globally seed propagation has been the primary focus of investment, the plant industry has also developed and improved vegetative crop solutions, in the field, greenhouse and laboratory, to produce cuttings or transplants for these crops. Examples would be improvements in the stems used to plant sugarcane, the tubers to plant potatoes, or tissue cultured plants for strawberries. However, the supply chains required for these solutions are often complex, geographically distant from final production and labour intensive. CEEDSTM technology addresses and can resolve these problem areas.

CEEDSTM technology has been developed and patented by New Energy Farms Ltd, operating from research bases in Canada, USA and the UK. The technology has the capability to revolutionise the complete supply chain for vegetatively propagated crops. It can drive down multiplication costs, produce propagules which are easier to plant and also assist in the more rapid introduction of new varieties.

CEEDSTM is not tissue culture, it is a new technology based upon understanding the physiological processes which take place in plants that are vegetatively propagated and using that knowledge to create radically different planting propagules.

CEEDSTM contain primed plant tissue, encapsulated in growing media, then coated. Growth promoters and crop protection products can also be incorporated into CEEDSTM so their application is targeted and efficient. CEEDSTM can then be drilled in the field like a conventional seed using automatic planters. CEEDSTM are produced horticulturally, dramatically reducing the production area required for large scale multiplication.

The image shows a sugarcane plant grown from CEEDSTM.

CEEDSTM were initially developed for use in vegetatively produced grass crops, including sugarcane and others such as Miscanthus and Pennisetum, used for biofuel, fibre and feed. Other vegetative crop supply chains that could benefit from CEEDSTM are being evaluated. They cover crops for food, fibre, fuel and ornamentals.

The image shows a sugarcane field grown from CEEDSTM.

The main advantages of CEEDS™ are:

• Planting is as simple as drilling conventional arable row crops, reducing field labour requirements.
• Reduction of multiplication costs and space, by using intensive horticultural production techniques.
• Up to 80% less weight of planting material, improved logistics and speed of planting.
• Crop protection and promoters incorporated inside, so directly available to the plant.
• Faster multiplication, a delivery route to bring new varieties to market faster.
• Enhanced plant health, producing clean virus free material.

PLANT TECHNOLOGY FOR CROPS THAT DO NOT PRODUCE SEEDS

Crops are propagated and planted by seeds (globally important examples being crops such as wheat, corn and rice) or by vegetative cuttings obtained from different parts of the plant, such as roots, leaves or stems (such as the image of sugarcane planting here). Surprisingly, 50% of the most important food crops globally, and many important fruit and ornamental crops, do not produce seeds, and use vegetative propagation techniques to produce planting material.

Whilst globally seed propagation has been the primary focus of investment, the plant industry has also developed and improved vegetative crop solutions, in the field, greenhouse and laboratory, to produce cuttings or transplants for these crops. Examples would be improvements in the stems used to plant sugarcane, the tubers to plant potatoes, or tissue cultured plants for strawberries. However, the supply chains required for these solutions are often complex, geographically distant from final production and labour intensive. CEEDSTM technology addresses and can resolve these problem areas.

CEEDSTM technology has been developed and patented by New Energy Farms Ltd, operating from research bases in Canada, USA and the UK. The technology has the capability to revolutionise the complete supply chain for vegetatively propagated crops. It can drive down multiplication costs, produce propagules which are easier to plant and also assist in the more rapid introduction of new varieties.

CEEDSTM is not tissue culture, it is a new technology based upon understanding the physiological processes which take place in plants that are vegetatively propagated and using that knowledge to create radically different planting propagules.

CEEDSTM contain primed plant tissue, encapsulated in growing media, then coated. Growth promoters and crop protection products can also be incorporated into CEEDSTM so their application is targeted and efficient. CEEDSTM can then be drilled in the field like a conventional seed using automatic planters. CEEDSTM are produced horticulturally, dramatically reducing the production area required for large scale multiplication.

The image shows a sugarcane plant grown from CEEDSTM.

CEEDSTM were initially developed for use in vegetatively produced grass crops, including sugarcane and others such as Miscanthus and Pennisetum, used for biofuel, fibre and feed. Other vegetative crop supply chains that could benefit from CEEDSTM are being evaluated. They cover crops for food, fibre, fuel and ornamentals.

The image shows a sugarcane field grown from CEEDSTM.

The main advantages of CEEDS™ are:

• Planting is as simple as drilling conventional arable row crops, reducing field labour requirements.
• Reduction of multiplication costs and space, by using intensive horticultural production techniques.
• Up to 80% less weight of planting material, improved logistics and speed of planting.
• Crop protection and promoters incorporated inside, so directly available to the plant.
• Faster multiplication, a delivery route to bring new varieties to market faster.
• Enhanced plant health, producing clean virus free material.