Syngenta’s vegetable seed processing plant in Pasco, Wash., has received Good Seed and Plant Practices accreditation.
Good Seed and Plant Practices is an independently-audited hygiene and prevention protocol that reduces the risk of Clavibacter michiganensis in tomato seeds, according to a news release.
“As one of the international leaders in crop protection and the breeding of high-quality seed varieties for the professional market, Syngenta has taken a leadership role as one of the key initiators of Good Seed and Plant Practices,” Motti Schramm, Syngenta tomato portfolio manager, said in the release. “With Good Seed and Plant Practices, Syngenta and its partners reach the ultimate level of hygienic measures to significantly reduce the risk of Cmm infection in tomato seeds.”
Syngenta employees and partners have been trained on Good Seed and Plant Practices protocol. The Good Seed and Plant Practices logo will be on certified tomato seed packaging, according to a news release.