On Thursday the 13th of July, 30 plant sciences students from Wageningen University visited Germains Research and Development team in the UK. This was part of a study trip organised by Semper Florens, the study association of plant sciences, biotechnology and organic agriculture at Wageningen University and research. The trip also included visits to other local companies and institutes to get an overview of the local agricultural business in the east of the UK.
Getting to Know Germains Research & Development Team
The students were introduced to Germains’ business and toured the R&D building, receiving interactive sessions from the R&D team about the specific areas of seed technology Germains has wealth of experience and expertise in.
What was involved?
The students learned about the core technologies of seed priming and coating and some new developments in health treatments aimed at supporting plant growth and development. In addition, the Germains team demonstrated the processes of seed testing, molecular biology and pesticide application and analysis.
The sessions were informative and generated a lot of interest and questions, which continued over the coffee break and during lunch with Germains Research & Development Team.
An enjoyable time was had by all and it was encouraging to see how informed and engaged the students were in the agricultural industry.
We wish the best of luck to the students in their future careers!