CTC’s Sugarcane Genetic Improvement Program uses the most modern available techniques. The program uses targeted breeding, regional selection, early selection for resistance to diseases and molecular markers. The use of biotechnology to introduce specific characteristics, such as resistance to insects, is already a reality in CTC.
Technologies from the Future
Seeking out an environment favourable to the exposure to the most advanced plant genetics and biotechnology, the CTC has recently established a new laboratory in Saint Louis, Missouri, the CTC Genomics.
Genetically modified sugarcane developed by CTC in Brazil is approved at CTNBio
The new variety is resistant to sugarcane borer, the main pest that affects the crops in Brazil, gen...Continue reading