AgReliant Genetics is one of several U.S. seed genetics companies with nurseries and/or research facilities in Puerto Rico. Ramon Molinary, station manager for AgReliant Genetics in Puerto Rico, explains that here they are able to produce three generations of seed from new genetics and traits in one year. And because Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, seed and researchers travel quickly between the island country and the mainland. AgReliant includes AgriGold, Great Lakes Hybrids, LG Seeds, Producers Hybrids, Wensman, and Pride Seeds.
This is the 8th piece in our "Week in Puerto Rico" series. Check back for more videos, photo galleries and stories in the series at www.farmindustrynews.com.
Piece 1: Video: Soybean, seed nursery business thrives in Puerto Rico
Piece 3: Photo gallery: Major rice company uses Puerto Rico for seed research, nursery
Piece 5: Gallery: Bayer CropScience expands seed research, nursery in Puerto Rico
Piece 6: Story: Move over Hawaii: Puerto Rico takes over U.S. winter seed work
Piece 7: Gallery: 3rd Millennium Genetics offers seed nusery, DuraYield non-GMO genetics