Global Tomato Congress offers on-line insight into new industry innovation
This year Syngenta will be sponsoring the Global Tomato Congress, on 16 March 2021.
The premier global event for the fresh tomato industry offers a mixture of on-line talks, interviews and discussions, to explores the latest innovations in the tomato category, along with the chance to meet and interact with Syngenta.
As a world leader in tomatoes, Syngenta Vegetable Seeds is committed to investing in research and development to create fresh tomatoes for every taste and every purpose, according to Syngenta Vegetable Seeds Commercial Manager, Kris Goen.
“Tomatoes are the most produced vegetable around the globe," she reported.
"Syngenta provide more than 350 different varieties to growers all over the world, from our leading baby plum tomatoes, to the award-winning YOOMTM and our well-loved Climbo vine tomato.
“We are continually innovating and trial more than 80 varieties with customers every year, to ensure we commercialise the ones that work for growers and that consumers want to eat.”
She highlighted Syngenta uses combinations of traditional methods and new technologies, to generate advanced genetics for all types of tomatoes.
Along with the successfully supply in snack and specialty tomatoes, the company’s new advances in mainstream tomatoes, including large plum, cluster, beefsteak and Marmande are soon to be seen.
Syngenta recently brought to market a ground-breaking tomato variety which is resistant to the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (IR: ToBRFV).
“Our new R&D center of excellence, Tomato Vision, is designed to work with the entire tomato community to speed up breeding,” Kris enthused.
“We have 1000 unique hybrids under testing in 14,000m2 of greenhouses. Opened last year, it offers an immersive visitor area for growers, retailers and consumers to connect and engage – now fully accessible with digital virtual visits.
“This is why we are proud to sponsor the digital Global Tomato Congress. We are looking forward to sharing some of our innovations and hearing about fresh thinking and the latest trends.”