Wednesday, January 7, 2015

More on the seed industry

Our group visited the fields of Syngenta at Kunia. The parent seed corn is planted at 38,000 seeds per acre in the special irrigated plots with the result sent back to the states. With three growing seasons per year,  the ability to plant in Hawaii speeds up the production of the product for farmers. The corn is picked, husked and then checked again for quality before being dried and then sorted.