St. Louis, MO and Paris, France – April 2, 2015
Benson Hill Biosystems and Limagrain, through its affiliates Vilmorin & Cie and Biogemma, today announced the establishment of a partnership to develop and commercialize traits to increase corn and wheat yields. Benson Hill Biosystems, The Photosynthesis Company™, is an agricultural biotechnology company focused on the development of traits to increase crop productivity. Limagrain is the fourth largest seed company in the world and is a global leader in field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.
SUNEO® is a new solution for the European Sunflower producers.
This solution integrates Limagrain’s best sunflower genetics, a platform of Orobanche resistance genes and the Clearfield® system.
This “Technology for Yield Protection” solution will enable Sunflower producers to put more emphasis on the potential of LG varieties through a double protection against Orobanche and weed control efficiency, says Joël Bosson, head of Limagrain Europe.
Frontier Agri-Science Inc. (Frontier) and Biogemma are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement to develop novel drought-tolerant crop technologies in corn and wheat. Under the agreement, Frontier will license a portfolio of promising technologies to Biogemma and the two parties will work together to evaluate their potential for increasing crop yields under water-limited growth conditions.
Biogemma Uses Improved Memory Sharing to Minimize Research Time with SGI® UV 1000 High Performance Computer.
SGI UV 1000 Enables Rapid Results
Biogemma is, today, the only European plant biotechnology research company that has been founded and is financed by the agricultural world. The company‘s shareholders are specialists in plant improvement and representatives of the major plant production chains in France: the cooperative groups Limagrain and Euralis, the firm RAGT, and the financial institutions Sofiprotéol and Unigrains.