Syngenta unveils tropical sugar beet in India

Syngenta has unveiled a new tropical sugar beet that produces around as much sugar as cane, the company says. The crop matures in five months and uses less water than cane.

This could be useful for ethanol production in the tropics.

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3 Responses to Syngenta unveils tropical sugar beet in India

  1. David B. Benson 26 September, 2008 at 1:00 am #

    Good. Tropical Africa seems a suitable region to consider next.

  2. Catherine 13 October, 2008 at 11:34 am #

    this is interesting. Does it have a new taste? that would be fun !

  3. Simon Robinson 13 October, 2008 at 12:09 pm #

    It would be interesting if it had a bitter taste and was not a potential food crop. But I guess that it still tastes of sugar.

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