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“Union Beet,” the only private breeding and genetic center in Russia dedicated to creating sugar beet hybrids, unveils plans to boost seed production seventeenfold by 2026. This ambitious initiative aims to halve the industry’s dependency on imports, heralding a new era of self-sufficiency.
In a bid to bolster domestic seed production, “Union Beet” aims to ramp up its output from 35,000 to 600,000 seeding units within three years. This strategic move comes in response to Russia’s current reliance on imported sugar beet seeds, which have accounted for up to 100% of the market in recent years.
According to the center’s data, the country currently demands 1.3 million seeding units of sugar beet. By significantly increasing production capacity, “Union Beet” seeks to mitigate import dependence, with plans to surpass foreign hybrids in quality to meet the nation’s needs.
The exponential growth projected by “Union Beet” signifies a paradigm shift in Russia’s sugar beet industry, marking a decisive step towards self-sufficiency. By prioritizing domestic hybrid development and scaling up production, the center aims to bolster agricultural resilience and reduce reliance on foreign imports, fostering a more sustainable and secure future for the sector.