Syngenta, Ceres JV sweet sorghum market development in Brazil

Syngenta, Ceres JV for sweet sorghum market development in Brazil

5:06 AM, 28th November 2012
Syngenta, Ceres JV for sweet sorghum market development in Brazil

THOUSAND OAKS, US: Ceres Sementes do Brasil Ltda, Brazilian subsidiary of Energy crop company Ceres Inc, has signed a sweet sorghum market development agreement with Syngenta. The companies will work together to support the introduction of sweet sorghum as a source of fermentable sugars at Brazil’s 400 or more ethanol mills.

Syngenta and Ceres intend to collaborate on small-scale trials as well as larger demonstration-scale field evaluations with mills this season. Syngenta will provide its considerable agronomy resources to evaluate its portfolio of crop protection products alongside Ceres hybrids, and Ceres will provide both seed and research support. Both companies will coordinate outreach to ethanol mills and develop industry training programme.

“We are committed to helping our customers to optimize their operations throughout the season. The cultivation of sweet sorghum enables growers to use land and water resources more efficiently. In collaboration with Ceres, we aim to develop this opportunity by deploying our crop protection portfolio to achieve consistent yield improvement,” said Daniel Bachner, Global Head of Sugarcane, Syngenta.

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