World leaders in pollination control
World leaders in pollination control

Research

Why our bags are best

By acting as the interface between plant science and nonwoven technology, we aim to deliver to our customers economic gains and superior genetic results by committing to continually improve our products through investing heavily in R&D.

Our innovative new ideas are evidence based and thoroughly tested. An increasing body of published research, conducted over six continents, demonstrates the efficacy of our products, in pollen control and cost effectiveness through higher seed count, lower contamination and reduced risk. We have carried out collaborative research projects with renowned institutions including Embrapa, NCSU, NIAB, Oklahoma State University and Australian National University and we regularly publish Research updates to highlight some of the key findings.

Our Research Team is led by our Technical Manager, Dr Daljit S. Virk (OBE). His career has spanned more than 45 years as a geneticist and plant breeder, University Professor, Senior Research Fellow and International Projects Coordinator. He has worked extensively in South Asia, various African countries, and in the UK at Bangor University on Internationally Funded projects on crops such as millet, maize, sorghum, rice, wheat and pulses. He earned his PhD and Doctor of Science degrees from Birmingham University, UK.

PBS Research Update 4

Sorghum special This update is primarily about sorghum and tackling the major issues faced by sorghum breeders.

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Reproductive biology of Melaleuca alternifolia (Myrtaceae)

PBS pollination bags have been used in a study into Melalecua alternifoila better known as the Narrow-leaved tea-tree, the source of tea-tree oil.

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IBERS comparing pollination bag types in miscanthus crosses

Comparing pollination bag types and the effect of environmental conditions on seed set in miscanthus crosses.

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Oklahoma State study into self-pollinating switchgrass

Recently an independent study was carried out by Oklahoma State University

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PBS Research Update 2

Welcome to the second PBS International Research Update. This edition covers research across a range of species. The theme linking the findings relate to the different ways that the choice of pollination bags can impact your breeding programme.

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PBS International pollination bags trialled in Embrapa’s Sorghum breeding programme

The climate is a typical rainy (summer) and dry (winter) each approximately six months long.

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Evaluation of PBS Forestry Bag by Embrapa, Brazil

Embrapa, Brazil, a leading research centre within the forest management and reforestation arena, is presently using an in-house made pollination bag

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PBS Research Update 1

Welcome to the first PBS International Research Update, a periodic publication to share research relating to issues around pollination control.

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Pollination Bag Comparison Study

Comparison of three types of pollination bag in an oil palm seed production setting.

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