Plantgene Seeds develops, produces and markets a full line of hybrid field seed (corn, sorghum, sunflower, rice, pearl millet).
In addition, we assist international field crop companies in research and nursery work, particularly in corn, sunflower and sorghum. This work includes crossing, characterization, line purification, inbred multiplication, parent seed production and F1 pilot seed production. OECD certification is possible for commercial hybrid seed production. With two seasons a year, we organize season and counter-season nurseries for several overseas companies who benefit from our low-cost framework.
Incorporated in 2003, the company’s research and production activities are located largely around the southern Indian cities of Hyderabad and Bangalore, while the corporate office is in Gurgaon – a suburb of New Delhi.
Our Research and Development program has been formally approved and recognized by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.
Besides, we undertake contract production of hybrid vegetable seeds for overseas customers. Our capabilities combined with low-cost production make this proposition attractive. With a diverse range of agro-climatic zones in India, it is possible to produce seed almost round the year. We do contract production for numerous customers in the US, South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.
Plantgene and Urmatt (http://www.urmatt.com) are collaborating for certified organic vegetable seed production in northern Thailand. With an employee base of 2000 farmer families and 20,000 hectares under management, Urmatt is the leading organic cultivation group in Thailand. Among other interests, the Urmatt group is the largest organic Jasmine rice producer in the world.
We know how to put the building blocks together, so as to provide quality seeds to the farmer. Our capabilities in research, production and marketing are enmeshed to deliver total customer satisfaction. Indeed, our goal is “To Increase Farmer Profitability Through Superior Genetics.”
Plantgene is led by Madan Khunnah. A Chartered Accountant and MBA (Thunderbird) with more than 30 years of experience in the seed industry, he was Country Manager/CEO (India) for several years with Pioneer prior to his association with the PLANTGENE brand.