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.

Reforestation technical tips

Suitable Pollen isolation bags for selective breeding of conifers.

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Testing the efficiency of pollination bag materials

Crossing bags manufactured from three grades of polyester and three types of paper bags were tested

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