Bayer CropScience, a subgroup of Bayer AG, is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer and PPI have entered into three separate commercial agreements spanning 5 years from 2009 to the present, licensing Performance Plant's (PPI) Heat & Drought Tolerance Technology™ (HDT™) for wheat in 2013 and cotton in 2011 for crop improvement. In 2009, Bayer licensed PPI’s Yield Protection Technology® (YPT®) for cotton. Website: www.press.bayercropscience.com.
RiceTec Inc. is an integrated rice company specializing in the breeding, development, production and marketing of high-value rice products. Headquartered in Alvin, Texas, the company is the first company to commercialize hybrid rice seed in the United States. In 2012, RiceTec and PPI entered a two year extension agreement allowing RiceTec to continue R&D using PPI’s YPT® in rice for drought tolerance. Website: www.ricetec.com.
Mahyco is a pioneer and leader in the Indian seed industry. The company strives to provide quality hybrid seeds. Currently, it is engaged in the research, production, processing and marketing of products in 30 crop species including cereals, oilseeds, fiber and vegetables in India. In 2013, Mahyco and PPI entered into a multi-crop multi-technology agreement for crop improvement in India and other southern Asian countries. These technologies include PPI’s Heat & Drought Tolerance Technology™ (HDT™), Yield Protection Technology® (YPT®) and Yield Enhancement Technology™ (YET™). Website: www.mahyco.com.
Based in Shenzhen, China, Biocentury is a fully integrated ag-biotech and seed company. Formed in 1998, Biocentury has its own R&D center, breeding stations, seed production and processing centers including marketing and sales centers throughout the three major cotton segments in China. In 2011, PPI licensed Heat & Drought Tolerance Technology™ HDT ™ into Biocentury’s market leading cotton seeds in a commercial agreement enhancing Biocentury’s competitiveness in China. Website: www.bio-t.cn.
With over 15 years experience in agricultural industry, Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group Co., Ltd., (DBN) has a proven record of bringing discovery to commercialization in China and Asia and Pacific. DBN is a leading agricultural company in feed and seed product development and technology innovation in China. The company entered into a commercial licensing agreement in corn and a R&D agreement in rice and soybean with PPI in 2011. Website: www.dbn.com.cn.
The Shaanxi Hybrid Rapeseed Research Center (SHRRC) is a public institution in agricultural research under the direct leadership of Ministry of Science and Technology of Shaanxi Province of China. The center has excellent capabilities in research, experimentation, technology development and demonstration to support the innovative breeding and cultivation of a wide variety of rapeseed. PPI and SHRRC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2011, strengthening business partnerships in China and pushing forward PPI’s global technology and product commercialization development plan. Website: www.shrc.org.cn.
The Scotts Miracle -Gro Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Scotts Company LLC, is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care, with products for professional horticulture as well. The Company's brands are the most recognized in the industry. In the U.S., the Company's Scotts®, Miracle-Gro® and Ortho® brands are marketleaders in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts and owned by Monsanto. In Europe, Scotts' brands include Weedol®, Pathclear®, Evergreen®, Levington®, Miracle -Gro®, KB®, Fertiligene® and Substral®. In 2006, Performance Plants and Scotts Miracle-Gro entered a commercial license deal for Yield Protection Technology® (YPT®) in Turf Grass and Ornamentals.Website: http://www.scotts.com.