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A seed technology expert in Lynn has provided Norfolk college students with Hi-Viz safety waistcoats.

Germains Seed Technology has supported agricultural land based students at Easton College so they can safely enjoy activities and their daily tasks around the campus.

This exciting new association brings great insight for the students and opportunities for them to gain understanding into the priming and processing of sugar beet, field crops and horticultural areas of the business.

Easton College picture (48525708)
Easton College picture (48525708)

“Being able to engage and support Easton is a fantastic opportunity for Germains,” said key account manager Kerry Buttriss.

“We must ensure there are young people coming into the industry and secure the future of farming for years to come. We look forward to welcoming the staff and students into our industry.”

On the partnership, Easton College agriculture lecturer William Haire said: “We are very grateful to Germains for the sponsorship of our new waistcoats and are very excited to be building a relationship with them.

“This will help keep students engaged and interested, plus helping them to broaden and develop their skills.”

Germains Seed Technology is a leader in the international seed industry, delivering highly specialised seed pellet and treatment technologies for sugar beet, vegetable, and field crop seed producers and growers across the globe.

The company operates from nine global locations across North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe.

Germains Seed Technology’s head office and Sugar Beet Research and Development are based in Lynn.

In 2015, the company also opened a Fundamental Research Centre in Norwich Research Park, where senior researchers use advanced RNA technology to create strategically targeted seed priming and crop development treatments.

Founded in 1871, Germains Seed Technology is this year celebrating its 150 year anniversary after developing solutions to maximise the yield of sugar beet.

Germains revolutionised how sugar beet was planted by introducing one of the first seed pellet technologies to the agriculture industry.

Its in-depth knowledge of the sugar beet industry has allowed the company to invest in and diversify its portfolio.

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