Thursday, September 3, 2015
Ceres Expands Seed Evaluations In Puerto Rico
Thousand Oaks-based agricultural biotechnology developer Ceres said today that it is expanding its commercial evaluation of its seeds in Puerto Rico. According to the company, growers and dairies in Puerto Rico are currently in commercial-scale evaluation of its seed products, as part of an effort to diversify the island's supply of feed and forage. Those growers are testing Ceres' forage sorghum seed crop. Ceres uses advanced plant breeding and biotechnology to create seed hybrids with better yields and ability to handle different growing conditions. The company says it is using trials in Puerto Rico to help prove out its products for use in subtropical conditions, which has a similar climate to India, Thailand and Africa, other big sorghum markets.