Arcadia Biosciences And SESVanderHave Seeds Enter Research and Commercial License Agreement for Development of Nitrogen Use Efficient Sugar Beets.-- Crop productivity and environmental benefits expected from relationship between small, innovative U.S. company and established European seed company --
DAVIS Davis, city (1990 pop. 46,209), Yolo co., central Calif.; settled in the 1850s, inc. 1917. It is an education center with light industry; machinery, processed foods, and computer equipment are produced. The extensive Univ. , Calif. & TIENEN, Belgium -- Arcadia Biosciences Inc., an innovative U.S.-based plant biotechnology company and Belgium-based SESVanderHave Seeds, the world's second-largest sugar beet sugar beet, variety of beet used commercially as a source of sugar.
Variety of beet (Beta vulgaris) that accounts for about two-fifths of global sugar production, making it second only to sugarcane as a source of the world's sugar. seed company, today announced that they have signed an agreement to develop and commercialize nitrogen use efficient sugar beet varieties using Arcadia technology and SESVanderHave seed and plant breeding plant breeding, science of altering the genetic pattern of plants in order to increase their value. Increased crop yield is the primary aim of most plant-breeding programs; advantages of the hybrids and new varieties developed include adaptation to new agricultural capabilities.
Under the agreement SESVanderHave receives an exclusive global license to develop and commercialize sugar beets using Arcadia's proprietary Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE NUE Nitrogen Use Efficiency
NUE Nuremberg, Germany - Nuremberg (Airport Code)
NUE Non-Upset Ends (piping) ) technology. Arcadia receives technology license fees and a share of commercial revenue from future product sales. The companies will form a collaboration to optimize research, product development, and commercial activities.
Commercial sugar beet production is nitrogen-intensive, and nitrogen fertilizer is one of the largest production costs incurred by sugar beet farmers. As is the case with most crops, sugar beets typically absorb less than one-half of applied nitrogen. Unutilized nitrogen may escape into ground or surface waters, or be volatilized vol·a·til·ize
intr. & tr.v. vol·a·til·ized, vol·a·til·iz·ing, vol·a·til·iz·es
1. To become or make volatile.
2. To evaporate or cause to evaporate. as nitrous oxide nitrous oxide or nitrogen (I) oxide, chemical compound, N2O, a colorless gas with a sweetish taste and odor. Its density is 1.977 grams per liter at STP. It is soluble in water, alcohol, ether, and other solvents. , a highly potent greenhouse gas greenhouse gas
Any of the atmospheric gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect.
greenhouse gas .
Because NUE sugar beets will require less nitrogen fertilizer for production, farmers are expected to benefit from reduced costs, enhanced yields, and improved profitability - making them more globally competitive. At the same time, benefits to the environment are expected from reduced nitrogen emissions.
"Today's sugar beet farmers are under significant cost and environmental pressure," said John Akers, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of SESVanderHave. "Although NUE sugar beets will not be commercialized for a number of years in the future, we need to start looking for Looking for
In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. solutions now if our customers are to remain competitive and able to do their part to protect our environment."
"The capabilities and market position of SESVanderHave make them an ideal partner for the development and commercialization of NUE technology in sugar beets," said Eric Rey, president and CEO of Arcadia. "NUE sugar beets will give farmers more choices for increasing their global competitiveness while benefiting the environment."
Field tests conducted by Arcadia during five growing seasons in various U.S. regions demonstrate that NUE crops achieve higher yields than the control variety, while using as much as two-thirds less nitrogen fertilizer. Arcadia has also demonstrated similar results in rice through greenhouse tests.
SESVanderHave, a new company as a result of a merger between SES and VanderHave, having a 100 percent focus on the development, production and distribution of higher yielding and more competitive sugar beet varieties. More then 175 years of combined experience creates a starting point Noun 1. starting point - earliest limiting point
terminus a quo
commencement, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, starting time, beginning, start, kickoff, first - the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the for a strong future. A leading company that, as a result of a good interpretation of the market needs, research and development, provides a sustainable contribution to sugar beet growing. For more information, please visit www.sesvanderhave.com.
About Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
Based in Davis, California, USA, Arcadia Biosciences is an agricultural biotechnology company focused on the development of agricultural products that improve the environment and enhance human health. For more information, please visit www.arcadiabio.com.