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World Potato Congress Webinar: What's all this talk about Hybrid breeding and Hybrid True Potato Seeds (HTPS) revolutionizing the potato industry?

Wolrld Potato Congress Webinar: What's all this talk about Hybrid breeding and Hybrid True Potato Seeds (HTPS) revolutionizing the potato industry?

Webinar: What's all this talk about Hybrid breeding and Hybrid True Potato Seeds (HTPS) revolutionizing the potato industry?

January 31, 2020
The World Potato Congress (WPC) is extremely pleased to be offering this second webinar in its 2020 series featuring Mr. Hein Kruyt, CEO of Solynta.

Abstract

Hein Kruyt CEO of Solynta, the frontrunner in Hybrid True Potato Seeds (HTPS) will give an introduction into HTPS as well as the exciting opportunity to revolutionizing potato research, breeding and industry.

This technology is disrupting a system that has been in place for over a century. It will allow the industry to be more nimble and responsive to changes in market demands and production environments.

During this presentation we will be covering:

  • The difference between Hybrid TPS (HTPS) and Random TPS (RTPS) including some sesame street level refresher to the genetics.
  • The benefits.
  • As healthy starting material, the single most important element for a good crop.
  • As superior breeding system Manifold faster in crossing improved varieties with better taste, less waste, higher yield, lower environmental impact.
  • The possible applications.
  • The foreseeable future.

Hein co-founded Solynta in 2007 and became CEO in 2013.

Hein has a long career in finance and strategy. He started as a Lieutenant in the Royal Dutch Navy followed by several functions at Royal Numico-Danone, Hero Group, management consultancy with Price Waterhouse Coopers and afterward joining DeRuiter Seeds Groupas CFO.

After Monsanto acquired DeRuiter Seeds in 2008, Hein was a member of the European Vegetable Leadership Team and in 2010 became Monsanto's Global Integrated Finance Lead working from St. Louis, MO, USA.

Hein is an alumnus of the University of Groningen (MBA), the Erasmus University Rotterdam (Executive Master of Finance & Control) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA

The host for the WPC webinar series will be Director, Dr. Nora Olsen (norao@uidaho.edu).

Webinar Registration

Interested participants will be able to interact with the presenter of the webinar.

When: February 20, 2020 at 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (USA and Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar: Following your registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar.
All webinars are recorded and can be viewed via the World Potato Congress website

WPC looks forward to interacting with you during this initiative. We welcome all your feedback via email: info@potatocongress.org.
Companies in this Article
Solynta is a Dutch company that has developed and patented a breakthrough (non-GMO) technology to speed up the potato breeding process (F1 hybrid potato breeding).
World Potato Congress Inc is organizer of the World Potato Congress, held every three year and covering all aspects of the potato chain.