Jalna/Aurangabad, October 11, 2017:
Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Private Limited (Mahyco), one of the leading agri-biotech companies in the country, is organizing its second edition of MAHYCO INNOVATION DAY between October 11 and 12, 2017 to showcase its various innovations in seeds to enhance agriculture productivity. As part of Mahyco Innovation Day, the company is displaying new products and future seed technologies at Mahyco Research Farm in Ghanewadi village in Jalna District.
The two day event was inaugurated by Mahyco’s Managing Director Sri Rajendra Barwale at their Research Farm to exhibit innovations in both row crops and vegetables crops including cotton, pearl millet, chilli, okra, brinjal and bottlegourd. The event was attended by farmers and seed distributors from Maharashtra and other states, scientific community, eminent industry experts and students.
Speaking on the second edition of Mahyco Innovation Day, Dr. Usha Zehr, Chief Technology Officer, Mahyco said, “Mahyco has been in forefront of innovation from its inception and has always worked to enhance the farm productivity and farmers profitability through continued thrust on innovation in seeds. Mahyco Innovation Day was conceptualized to showcase Mahyco’s innovations to the world and emphasize on the importance of innovation especially in seeds to revive the agriculture sector.”
More than 5000 visitors are expected during this two day event which provides a perfect platform for all the stakeholders mainly farmers and scientists to come together to interact and understand various technologies and their benefits to farmers besides interactions on industry challenges and opportunities.
Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Private Limited popularly known as Mahyco is one of the largest and most diverse private sector seed companies in the country. It was founded in 1964 by late Dr. B. R. Barwale, an entrepreneur with a farming background, in Marathwada region of Maharashtra. The company grew to its present stature with a footprint across India. Since 1964 Mahyco has used R&D to establish itself as a pioneer of high quality hybrid/open-pollinated seeds, through strict adherence to its motto, “Quality Seed – Mahyco Seed”. This has earned the trust of farmers across the country. The company is currently engaged in research, development, production, processing and marketing of products in agriculture