Gurugram, Haryana based Savannah® Seeds Pvt. Ltd. announced, the acquisition of the rice seed assets of Ganga Kaveri and Spriha Seeds of Hyderabad, India, on February 28, 2019. Ganga Kaveri Seeds is a leading provider of superior rice seed genetics that has been serving Indian farmers for over 30 years. Ganga Kaveri and its “GK” and “Spriha” brands are recognized across India as reliable suppliers of high-quality seeds. The scope and performance of Ganga Kaveri’s product portfolio has supported the growth of the company by providing the right technology to meet the needs of rice farmers of India.
Savannah® Seeds entered the India rice seed business in 2010 and has quickly grown to become one of the leading providers of hybrid rice seeds. Savannah® introduced environment friendly “Smart rice®” technology in India for sustainable rice crop production. Savannah® rice seed products Sava 127, 134, 200 and 300 are very popular among rice growers of north and central region rice farmers.
“This acquisition is the perfect fit for the Savannah® Seeds business in India. The synergies in products, geographies, traits, people and culture will enable us to serve a broader cross-section of Indian rice producers,” said Mike Gumina, Global CEO of RiceTec AG.
As a result of this acquisition, approximately 90 seed professionals will join the Savannah® business. “We are very excited about the opportunity this acquisition brings to accelerate the growth of our seed business and to serve more farmers with our technology across rice growing states in India as well as exports to South East Asian countries,” said Ajai Rana, CEO and Managing Director of Savannah® Seeds.
smart Rice® have been prepared keeping in thought that the ever increasing demand of food can now only be fulfilled by more Productivity from the same unit of land. Hence the POWER of FOUR has made perfect fit for North India and farmers are getting better produce, more productivity.
Looking forward for better Paddy farming, more happy farmers.
Direct seeded crops require less labor and tend to mature faster than transplanted crops. In this method; plants are not subjected to stresses such as being pulled from the soil and re-establishing fine rootlets. Rice can be directly seeded either through dry or wet (pre germinated) seeding. Dry seeding of rice can be done by drilling the seed into a fine seedbed at a depth of 2-3 centimeters. Wet seeding requires leveled fields to be harrowed and then flooded (puddling). The field is left for 12-24 hours after puddling, then germinated seeds (48-72 hours) are sown using a drum seeder.
Every year our Savannah® Technical team demonstrates this technology to farmers who show their inclination to opt for Direct Seeded Rice. We expect soon this technology will become viable for every scale of farmer and entire eco system will develop around it. This technology will surely boost rice production and help farmer get rid of their dependency on manual labor. Any farmer willing to enroll for SSS can reach us at Savannah@Savannahseeds.com or WhatsApp at 9599767127
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