Professional Seed Research Inc. Launches Corn Genetics Company
Date Posted: November 15, 2006
Sugar Grove, IL (Nov. 15, 2006) Professional Seed Research Inc. (PSR) introduces PSR Global Genetics LLC, a new corn genetics company to the seed industry. Since 1995, PSR has used its Rapid Inbreeding� (RI) technology to develop inbred lines from unencumbered public materials. "PSR Global Genetics is a natural evolution of our RI breeding program," says CEO Jim Dodd Ph.D. "We came up with the idea of creating this company five years ago, but our germplasm just wasn't quite there yet. Today, our lines are outperforming others in tests."
The powerful force behind the inbred development process is Rapid Inbreeding�, which allows quick recycling of the best selections for yield improvement within a population.
PSR Global Genetics LLC is offering independent proprietary genetics to the seed industry for breeding and licensing arrangements. �We are producing 5000 inbred lines each year from over 100 different populations and those numbers are growing as our industry partners are growing�, says Robert Johnson, VP of Operations.
All of PSR Global's germplasm, ranging from temperate to semi-tropical, will be marketed through reputable seed stock brokerage firms with world market coverage. In addition, PSR Global Genetics has backcrossing agreements with all trait providers. Having access to the newest trait technology corresponds well with the PSR conversion program, using Phenotype Select� to speed products to the market.
With the launching of PSR Global Genetics, Professional Seed Research Inc. will continue to provide its unique seed testing, breeding and pathology services to the seed industry. "The new company will not change our commitment to our seed customers. We have been in business for 20 years and our service to them is our first priority", states Matt Dodd, VP of Marketing.
Established in 1987, Professional Seed Research, Inc. (PSR) provides Seed Testing, Breeding and Pathology services to nearly 300 companies internationally. PSR's revolutionary SMF� Technology increases efficiency in seed testing and accelerates maize breeding programs by more than four generations.