Syngenta Announces Cutting-Edge Seed Health Lab In India

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News in Brief:
– Syngenta Vegetable Seeds inaugurates cutting-edge Seed Health Lab in India to bolster local agriculture.
– The state-of-the-art facility emphasises quality control, aligns with global seed stewardship efforts, and collaborates with government officials to enhance agricultural sustainability.

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds has announced its latest endeavor, a state-of-the-art Seed Health Lab in Hyderabad, India, solidifying its dedication to bolstering quality control measures. This groundbreaking facility stands as a pinnacle of innovation, poised to serve farmers not only in India but across the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

Nestled in Nuthankal village near Hyderabad, the pioneering lab emerges as India’s premier dedicated seed health facility. With an investment totaling $2.4 million (INR 20 Cr), and spanning 6,500 square feet, the lab symbolises a beacon of hope for local farmers. Equipped to conduct 12,000 virus/bacterial tests annually, its potential for growth remains limitless, promising a steadfast commitment to agricultural excellence.

Championing global seed stewardship

In the words of Nishchint Bhatia, Head of Asia Pacific for Syngenta Vegetable Seeds, “high-quality, healthy seed is the foundation of success in the field for our customers.”

This sentiment underscores the pivotal role the lab plays in fortifying agricultural landscapes. Aligned with international accreditation standards such as ISHI and NAL, and pursuing certifications from NABL, its significance transcends borders, safeguarding global supply chains.

Erik Postma, Global Head of Quality Management for Syngenta Vegetable Seeds and Flowers, emphasises the broader implications of seed health.

“Global seed stewardship and promoting seed health in the global movement of seeds is critical to protecting the integrity of growers’ crops and safeguarding global supply chains and global food security,” he states. This ethos underscores the collaborative effort required to uphold industry standards

Syngenta’s commitment extends beyond technological advancements. With over 250 dedicated employees supporting seed processing and quality control, the Hyderabad site epitomises synergy between industry and community. The inauguration, graced by esteemed government officials, underscores the shared vision of agricultural prosperity.

Chinwendu Ohabughiro
Chinwendu Ohabughiro
Chinwendu Gift Ohabughiro has a background in English and Literary Studies from Imo State University. She brings a fresh perspective to the world of agriculture writing. When she's not penning compelling content, she's likely lost in the pages of a thrilling mystery or treating herself to the sinful delight of chocolate.


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