Aug 30, 2016Abbott & Cobb, Syngenta sign licensing agreement
Abbott & Cobb, a developer and marketer of vegetable varieties in the U.S. and worldwide, has completed a long-term agreement to license A&C’s recently patented technology, SuperSeedWare (SSW) to Syngenta Seeds for worldwide use in sweet corn varieties.
SuperSeedWare represents the first privately owned, 100 percent natural, gene-type in sweet corn breeding, according to A&C.
Syngenta will begin to introgress SSW technology into its proprietary sweet corn genetics. The goals are to deliver enhanced seed quality, germination, and vigor, while maintaining the desirable benefits of conventional supersweet sh2 gene types, in particular, shelf-life, the companies said in a statement.
According to the companies, the SSW technology can also be used to transform existing sh2 hybrids that are already preferred by growers, into superior performers that generally mature earlier, can germinate in colder or warmer soils and, due to the added vigor, can grow more reliably under various climatic challenges.
For more information on the SSW technology, visit the Abbott & Cobb website.