SMARTtray GmbH, a plant breeding technology company, and ONO Exponential Farming Srl, a vertical farm provider, entered a new partnership for plant breeding. Both companies have unique, patented technologies that complement each other, creating an unexplored solution in the field of SMART breeding.
This partnership will aid plant breeding through modern plant breeding companies, institutes, and educational institutions access to a comprehensive, automated solution for vertical farming.
ONOEX farm generates vast genetic variation through high young plant density, which is ideal for SMART breeding methods, allowing for a more efficient and effective selection of desired traits, such as high yield or disease resistance. The SMARTtray GmbH workflow, incorporating DNA marker technology and advanced reproduction techniques, enables the selection of plants based on their genetic information, providing faster and more cost-effective plant breeding solutions.
Source: Association for Vertical Farming