S African seed protection jv launched
A South African seed enhancement business is to be launched this month. Incotec-Proteios South Africa will be a joint venture between the Dutch seed technology company, Incotec (Enkhuizen), and the South African DNA and protein analysis concern, Proteios (Pietermaritzburg). The venture will also be located at Pitermaritzburg and supply services to the seed industry in South Africa and the sub-Saharan region, such as seed treatments against fungal diseases. It has also set up a biotechnology laboratory to provide DNA and protein analysis. Products will be offered under the Incotec brand.