The Centercontributes to the strengthening of sustainable agriculture from a social, economic, andenvironmental perspective, through the use of modern biotechnology tools. In 1998, upon invitation by EMBRAPA – The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, the Center entered into a partnership, and, jointly with the “Bahia Agriculture and Livestock Development Company – EBDA”, the Center’s first subsidiary was created. The “Biofactory”, as it was called, was established in Cruz das Almas, in the State of Bahia. A technical cooperation contract with “Embrapa Cassava and Fruticulture” gave validity and enabled access to the technology developed by EMBRAPA for the production of new banana and pineapple hybrids that are resistant to the most common pests and diseases to affect these two crops in Brazil.
which farmers may acquire when purchasing seedlings. Campo’s technical team performs this service, which basically consists of monitoring seedling growth from the moment that the seedlings are delivered to the nursery up until the first harvest, thus ensuring the success of the farmers’ investment.
by micro propagation through the induction of in vitro multiplication cycles, from meristematic tissue extracted from the mother plants, which are rigorously selected and tested for viruses.
Tetraploid hybrid (AAAB) developed by Embrapa Cassava and Fruticulture, created by breeding the “Prata Anã” (Silver Dwarf) cultivar with the diploid M53 (AA). It displays good tillering and is medium-sized. It displays characteristics, both in development and yield, similar to those of the “Prata Anã” (Silver Dwarf) cultivar. Its fruits also resemble those of that cultivar in shape, size, and flavor, but should be eaten when their peel is a bit greener. The BRS Platina differs from the “Prata Anã” (Silver Dwarf) in that it is resistant to Yellow Sigatoka disease and Panama disease. It displays good levels of productivity.
AAA Group Cultivar, thin pseudostem, medium-to-large in size, yellowish green in colour, with dark spots and erect leaves. The banana bunch is almost cylindrical in shape. The bananas are short and thick, with few ridges, and are very sweet when ripe. The cultivar is resistant to both the Yellow and the Black Sigatoka diseases, as well as to the Panama disease.
Seleção dentro do subgrupo “Cavendish”, também conhecida como “Banana d água”, apresentam frutos delgados, longos, encurvados, de cor amarelo-esverdeado ao amadurecer, com polpa muito doce e que são usados na exportação. Possui tolerância ao mal-do-Panamá.
A mais nobre para os brasileiros apresenta casca mais fina e polpa clara e suave, que lembra a maçã. Alcança excelentes preços no mercado. Susceptível ao mal-do-Panamá.
Gerado na Embrapa Mandioca e Fruticultura é híbrido tetraploide (AAAB), resultante da bananeira diploide M53 (AA) e a cultivar triploideYangambi n° 2 (AAB). Apresenta a maioria das suas características, tanto de desenvolvimento quanto de produtividade, semelhantes a cultivar “Maçã”, sua concorrente direta. Possui a vantagem de ser tolerante ao mal-do-Panamá, além de manter a resistência à Sigatoka-amarela presente na ‘”Maçã”.
Híbrido tetraploide (AAAB), gerado na Embrapa Mandioca e Fruticultura, resultante do cruzamento da variedade “Yangambi n° 2” com o diploide (AA)M53. Apresenta características, tanto no desenvolvimento quanto no rendimento, semelhantes às da cultivar “Maçã”. Resistente a Sigatoka-amarela e tolerante ao mal-do-Panamá.
It has large fruits, with prominent corners, which are consumed boiled or fried.