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9 – 30 November

"Resistance makes the difference"

From 9 – 30 November 2021, the Enza Zaden House Fair 2021 takes place. During these three weeks, you can visit the demo location in Almeria, Spain, or join a digital session to learn all about the new and proven varieties and concepts.  

Resistance makes the difference
The common thread through this event is ‘Resistance makes the difference’. Enza Zaden offers varieties with a high level of resistance in different crops and for all markets. Enza's tomato varieties with high resistance to ToBRFV, Enza's CGMMV-resistant (IR) cucumber varieties, Enza's pepper varieties with LT-resistance, and Vitalis organic varieties are in the spotlight during the House Fair. 

Why is resistance so important?
Resistant varieties offer advantages to all the players in the chain. For growers, resistant varieties reduce the risk of crop loss and provide a higher yield. Retailers are looking for good quality products with a longer shelf life, and, because resistant varieties are less vulnerable or not vulnerable at all to diseases, they have a longer and better quality. Consumers are increasingly looking for healthy and chemical-free vegetables. Resistant varieties need no or fewer pesticides, which leads to a cleaner crop and healthier product. 

Organic breeding
During the House Fair 2021, there is special attention for the Vitalis organic varieties. For organic breeding, resistance makes a big difference. Organic agriculture differentiates itself from conventional production systems through its utilization of natural systems to manage crop production and is thereby reliant on symbiotic relationships between micro-organisms and organic matter, climate, the presence of beneficial insects, and so forth. Disease-resistant varieties are key in organic breeding. Vitalis Organic Seeds focuses heavily on developing resistant varieties in an organic way for the organic market.  

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