Source: BASF

BASF Plant Science and KWS SAAT AG announced a long-term collaboration to develop sugar beet varieties for the global market with higher sugar and energy yields as well as greater drought tolerance. The partners aim to bring the new varieties with 15 percent higher yields to the market from 2020 onwards.

"Within this cooperation, KWS and BASF will bundle their breeding and biotechnology skills to develop genetically enhanced sugar beet," said Gunter Strittmatter, Ph.D., head of research at KWS SAAT AG. "This shows our company's clear commitment to the sugar beet crop and is a meaningful addition to our classic plant breeding work."

Original press release.