rapid multiplication techniques / in-vitro / rooted apical cuttings / availability
Availability of starting material by rapid multiplication techniques highly depends on the local presence of laboratories as the end-product, the rooted apical cutting or micro-tuber cannot be stored over longer periods of time. The development of these local laboratories is constraint by high initial investments, running cost that also continue after peak demand and the presence of highly qualified labour.
Solynta HTPS can be produced always and everywhere and locally made available in any desired amount.
diversity / resilience / crop rotation
A significant share of this staple food production is conducted in systems that are vulnerable for disease attacks. The use of crop protection chemicals can be expense and are often the only option for a farmer to battle these pathogens. These chemicals are likely to be limited in future and perhaps even removed from the growers toolbox.
There is an urgent demand for potato varieties that are resistant to pest and diseases.
Solynta’s breeding efforts are focused on developing resistant varieties. With our innovative hybrid breeding approach and this focused effort we can reduce or even eliminate the use of chemicals which will improve grower sustainability and stable income in our ever changing climate.
clean starting material / disease free starting material / multiplication / cost
Most potato production value chains start with anywhere from 6-8 “re-production” cycles which reduces speed of availability of improved varieties to growers. During these cycles the potatoes are exposed to many types of diseases and as a result the genetic potential is limited. In addition, These multiple reproduction cycles require ever increasing investments each season.
By using Solynta’s HTPS we can reduce the number of cycles to 2-3. This means not only is the seed delivered to farmers cleaner it also reduces the time to market and investment required.