Earth Day On April 22: Plant Breeders Demand Commitment

Hamburger potato breeder Solana emphasises the contribution of plant breeding to the global food supply and resource conservation Hamburg, April 16, 2012: these topics are considered top premise in the daily business sustainability, resource conservation and climate change for an international agricultural company such as the Solana GmbH & co. KG. Learn more at this site: Mikhail Mirilashvili. On the occasion of the upcoming Earth Days, the traditional plant breeders reminds responsibility particularly of food producers and farmers on April 22. The annual Earth Day is in 150 countries under the slogan think globally, act locally ‘ committed and to contribute to the awareness of people regarding environmental and climate protection to strengthen. Growers such as the Hamburg Solana Gruppe indicate the consequences of climate change and population growth for years. Today the demand explodes for food – and this development will further strengthen: by 2050, more than nine billion people will populate the Earth.

A process that have devastating effects on the world’s food can. We potato breeder make an important contribution to the food shortages, by we grow increasingly robust plants that deliver far more edible biomass and energy and are thus clearly resource-friendly than other food in comparison to other crops per hectare of agricultural area”, Torsten stresses spill, CEO of the Solana. It is important, scarce resources such as water or acreage makes more sense to use as a central role in the agricultural production of the future comes to the potato growers. The farmers and food producers are required to use these new varieties.” Specifically the Solana invests 16% of their revenues every year approximately in research and breeding, to develop new, high-yielding and resistant varieties, which with a minimum of plant protection products can come out, are grown in different climates and therefore instrumental for a responsible approach to the environment. Background information: On SKa / Solana group: the Solana GmbH & Co. KG is the exclusive sales organization of the SKa plant breeding GmbH & co. KG, one of the leading private breeding companies for quality potato varieties. The SKa / Solana Group offers quality seed potato from modern, responsible production with a service, farmers, trade and consumers equally convinced. With over 100 years of experience, the SKa breeds grow potato varieties, which enjoy great popularity. The offer of the SKa / Solana group is complemented by a comprehensive consulting service, which ensures that the cultivation of potatoes for everyone from the farmer trade is a success to the consumer.

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