Tomato growers visit Nunhems Research Station in Brazil

In August, some of the major tomato growers from Brazil visited the Nunhems Research Station in Uberlandia, state of Minas Gerais – Brazil, to learn what is behind the scenes of seeds and evaluate new possibilities that should move the market in Latin America soon.

Hosted by Tomato Breeder Dr. Walter Bernardi, his team and Nunhems commercial team, the producers were able to observe firsthand the process of developing a new hybrid, which starts with about 10,000 plants to result in only one, after several years of research and testing in diverse environmental conditions.

Tomato Breeder Walter Bernardi shows impressive results to some of the major Brazilian producers.

This process ensures high quality hybrids adapted to tropical conditions, representing security and profitability for the producer.

The Research Station houses trial fields of some major crops of Nunhems in Latin America - tomato, onion, carrot and watermelon - and constantly provides innovative hybrids to the market, differentiated in terms of quality, strength and productivity, among another factors aimed to increase profitability in the supply chain and contribute to foster sustainable agriculture.

The event was a great success, with extremely positive feedback from producers regarding new hybrids in the final phase of testing, which should be available to the market as early as 2014.

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