Global seed sector commits to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
Seed companies and associations representing different regions in the world recently came together to sign a joint Declaration. They expressed their commitment to actively support achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to proactively demonstrate their extensive and diverse contributions towards sustainable food systems. The sector also calls for more public private cooperation to achieve the goals. As a vegetable breeding company, Rijk Zwaan acknowledges its role as foundational contributor to the world’s food supply and we are committed to contribute to the SDGs.
Rijk Zwaan launches ‘New Delhi’-resistant cucumber varieties
The ‘New Delhi’ virus has been a serious problem for many cucurbit growers, especially in the Mediterranean region, for numerous years. Due to its high infection pressure and rapid spread, this disease poses a severe threat to cucumber crops. Rijk Zwaan is proud to introduce a solution for cucumber growers: ‘Delhi Defense’.
Rijk Zwaan introduces squash with ‘New Delhi’ resistance
The New Delhi virus (ToLCNDV) has been causing serious problems for squash growers in the Mediterranean region for close to a decade. The plant virus can attack the foliage and the fruits in any stage of cultivation, resulting in smaller, misshapen fruits and ultimately a lower yield. Following years of research, vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan has now introduced the first squash varieties with resistance to the New Delhi virus.
“The magic created when experience, determination, and expertise meet.”
This story is about Mr. Manoj Bhai Sutariya an experienced and progressive farmer having 25 good years of experience. He has always been keen and open to trying new varieties and has been successful with his endeavors. In his 6 acres of land, he initially started with the protected cultivation of Dutch rose, then gradually shifted to chrysanthemum and Orchids. He has been cultivating Rijk Zwaan’s mini cucumber since 2012 and is very pleased with the service and technical support of the company.
RZ India strategy for melon development in Haryana
Rijk Zwaan India is set to improve the melon grower’s income in the state of Haryana by introducing the new ways of melon cultivation. To achieve this objective a training cum networking program was organized at Govt. Horticulture Training Institute, Karnal, Haryana in close coordination with the Department of Horticulture, Govt. of Haryana.
Demo Field Day in Langrian, Punjab
On 10th and 11th, December Rijk Zwaan India organized Field Day cum Training Program for the customers from North Indian states (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, UP and New Delhi) at our North India Trial Station Langrian, Punjab.