Innovations in carrot, eggplant, tomato, peppers and bean varieties plus countless other developments in the wide range of vegetable seeds for both growers and vegetable processors. These are the highlights of the International Open Days of bakker brothers that are presented from the 27th till the 29th September 2017 in Noord Scharwoude, The Netherlands. Professionals from the whole vegetable sector will get acquainted with a range of novelties from the complete range of products of this, almost 90-year old, company’s experience, in seed breeding, production and distribution.
This first edition of bakker brothers Open Days is a “living catalogue“ of many crops and varieties of this rapid growing seed company. In Noord-Scharwoude customers will be inspired by the demonstration field and exhibition where tomatoes, peppers, eggplant beans, carrots, sweet corn, squash, corn, pumpkins and butternuts are presented. Spearheads from the breeding programs and specific developments per crop group are highlighted and of course, there is plenty of opportunity to discuss ideas with bakker brothers’ crop specialists.
bakker brothers is well-known in the Middle-East, Africa and the Mediterranean countries, focusing breeding- screening on stations in The Netherlands, Jordan and South Africa and variety-testing on stations throughout the world. Especially on the breeding of beans,
peppers, eggplants, tomatoes and carrots. The company is launching new varieties of these crops where the breeding accent is mainly on aspects such as yield, color, shape, firmness, disease resistance and uniformity. The beans portfolio, which extends across all types (dwarf french, flat and pole beans for the fresh market) will in the foreseeable future be expanded to develop varieties for the vegetable processing industry.
Investments in R&D
Annually, bakker brothers invests heavily in Research and Development and thanks to the close collaboration with universities and related institutes, the company has acces to the best and most modern technologies. For a number of crops the company makes use of molecular markers to test whether materials have the desired properties.