On June 26, Syngenta’s sunflower breeding team from every breeding centre of the company in the world visited the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in Novi Sad. Assistant Director for Science, Dr. Dragana Miladinović, greeted guests, while Dr. Vladimir Miklič introduced them to organisation, program and offer of our Institute, and presented in detail our breeding program and Oil Crops Department.
Presentation was followed by discussion and sharing experience on breeding, seed production and sunflower research related activities. Visit to a new maize Processing Centre signified the beginning of a tour through Experimental Fields and facilities at Rimski Šančevi.
Storage and Distribution Centre, demo trial fields (where Field Day is held), sunflower processing facility, collection of wild sunflower species and selection field of grown sunflower were all shown to the guests. In the last few years cooperation between Syngenta and Institute has been intensified and we are working on developing joint sunflower hybrids.
The interest of participants and positive reactions to everything displayed gave a clear evaluation on Institute’s work quality and represent incentive and good grounds for increase of current cooperation to the next level in the upcoming period.