Mahyco to extend its transgenic vegetable list

Coimbatore, Nov 14 | Updated: Nov 15 2005, 06:28am hrs
The Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company (Mahyco) is almost completing the limited area and location-specific field trials of the transgenic brinjal (Bt Brinjal) it has developed two years ago. Researches are under way in Mahyco to produce Bt cauliflower and cabbage.

There are other companies working on transgenic vegetables, rice and oilseeds in the country.

Mahyco is also carrying out green house trials of Bt brinjal backcrossed with popular hybrid seed varieties in partnership with Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (TNAU) and other premier agriculture research institutions in the country.