Choosing and developing the best vegetable seeds that suit the local and export market and which help produce sustainable agriculture are key elements in the partnership and collaboration between Debbane Frères and Seminis (Bayer).

In this context, Debbane Frères organized a field day on May 5 for launching the greenhouse tomato variety SVTH404.

This variety was chosen following two years of field experiments after it outperformed other competing varieties in production and viability.

Around 40 farmers and traders from across the Lebanese regions attended the event, which was divided into two parts:

  1. Lecture in Kfarmelki trial station on the most important Seminis varieties within Debbane Frères’ seeds portfolio: Negra and Dream Eggplants, as well as the promising greenhouse tomato varieties SVTH4040 and SVTH7114.
  2. Launching of greenhouse tomatoes SVTH4040 through field visits at the trial stations and outside in Akkar.

All participants agreed on the outstanding performance of SVTH4040 in terms of vegetative growth, quality, productivity, and viability. The farmers also expressed their interest in planting this variety in the upcoming season, especially given the need to plant productive varieties in the backdrop of the increase in tomato prices.

By choosing the right seed varieties from trusted global suppliers, our vision has become reality: To become a leading company in providing high-quality agricultural products and solutions in growing markets.

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