Farmers witness benefits of high-yielding Seminis Hybrid Tomato seeds – Horsley and Ansal


Bangalore: Monsanto India, a globally leading sustainable agriculture company, today showcased its high yielding Seminis tomato hybrid seeds “Horsley” and “Ansal” at a mega farmers’ meet at Arlukuntae in Kolar district. More than 500 progressive farmers, nursery growers and trade partners participated in the event to witness the benefits of these new hybrids.

“Horsley” and “Ansal” tomato hybrids remain the most suitable hybrids for tomato planting in the region. Farmers in Kolar have preferred Seminis seeds for their uniform and heavy fruit setting, good in fruit firmness, fruit size uniformity, faster maturity and increased yields. These hybrids will also enable in creating a strong footprint among the non-users in this region and growers.

GC Shivkumar, Profit Centre Head, West & South, Monsanto, said, “At Monsanto, we are committed to enabling farmers to sow better and yield better by providing them quality seeds through innovation and research. This constant inflow of new products from our technology pipeline will enable us to fulfil our commitment for providing farmers hybrids with the better technology.”
The “Horsley” and “Ansal” tomato hybrids of Seminis hybrids are characterised by excellent fruit firmness, suitable for long transportation and excellent fruit size uniformity.

Gopal Krishna from Yeldur Hobli Village, said, “I have been planting Seminis® hybrid seeds in my land and have always been happy with the output. Over the years I have always received the highest yields. Even the traders buy it quickly and we get good rates due to the fruit’s firmness.”

Thursday, April 13, 2017