We strive to obtain crops that are resistant to a combination of herbicides, aiming to reduce the dose of each one in the mix and with that the environmental charge.

TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS

HEURIK™

We use directed evolution and rational design of herbicide targets to identify mutations that confer herbicide resistance in crops. Our high-throughput platform can select gene variants and compare their efficiency in microorganisms anticipating their effect in crops.

SWAP™

Our non-GMO platform combines tissue culture protocols and state-of-the-art gene editing techniques to precisely introduce changes that confer herbicide resistance in plants. The improvements we make can be achieved with small, precise changes to the genome that are genetically indistinguishable from those produced in thousands of years of natural evolution.

CROPS

Soybean

Widely cultivated, this crop rich in oil and protein is the most important oilseed globally. In addition to integrating numerous products for human consumption, both food and industrial, it is the main source of protein for animal feed. In partnerships with Santa Rosa Semillas, Grupo Don Mario and ACA, we started collaboration agreements to develop management systems for high-yield soybean varieties.

Sorghum

Sorghum is a crop of great importance for increasing the productivity of agricultural and livestock systems. Renowned for its resistance to drought and heat, this crop has enormous potential to satisfy both human and animal dietary needs. In partnership with Tobin, a leading sorghum seed breeding and production company, a leader in sorghum breeding and seed production, we are editing elite lines to bring new hybrids to international markets more rapidly and efficiently.

Rice

Rice is one of the most important grain cereals for human consumption and is the staple food of half the world’s population. We recently started a development program with Itá Caabó from Adecoagro group, one of the main food and renewable energy companies in South America and the largest rice breeder and producer in Argentina, to optimize integrated management of rice through gene editing of elite varieties and hybrids.

Cotton

Cotton is the most important fiber crop in the world and its cultivation is one of the oldest. With Gensus, the Argentine cotton seed company, we are developing herbicides resistant varieties to combat weeds, which, in addition to reducing yield, contaminate cotton lint, reducing its quality.

Alfalfa

This perennial forage has great nutritional value for livestock. Its great adaptability to different soil, climate and management conditions, its excellent quality and high yield and its ability to fix nitrogen from the air, make it one of the most important forage crops worldwide. Currently, the focus of our alfalfa innovation program is the generation of integrated weed management systems in high-productivity cultivars.

PIPELINE

Dr. LUCAS LIEBER
Gerente General