Viterra Introduces New Forage Variety

Jun 2, 2010 | Corporate Member News

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Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT) (ASX:VTA) is pleased to announce the launch of Halo(R), an alfalfa variety specifically designed to resist higher levels of salinity in Prairie soil.

Developed through a careful selection of high yielding commercial strains, Halo was recently evaluated at Canada’s Salinity Tolerance Testing Facility in Swift Current, Saskatchewan and demonstrated superior salt tolerance at both medium and high levels of salinity.

“Halo is a great new forage option for western Canadian producers tailored to meet specific soil and growing conditions. It is a result of close collaboration between our researchers, agronomists and seed marketers who are constantly striving to meet the exacting needs of our customers. It is through our combined expertise that Viterra is able to bring innovative varieties to market,” said Doug Wonnacott, Viterra’s Senior Vice-President, Agri-products.

In addition to improved salt tolerance, Halo comes with an impressive package of traits including good yield potential, quick regrowth and strong winter hardiness. Halo is available at Viterra retail locations across Western Canada.

About Viterra

Viterra Inc. provides premium quality ingredients to leading global food manufacturers. Headquartered in Canada, the global agribusiness has extensive operations across Western Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, with Adelaide, Australia as the base for Viterra’s Southeast Asian operations. Our growing international presence also extends to operations in the United States, offices in Japan, Singapore, China and Switzerland. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, we operate in three distinct businesses: grain handling and marketing, agri-products, and value-added processing. Our expertise, close relationships with producers, and superior logistical assets allow the company to consistently meet the needs of the most discerning end-use customers, helping to fulfill the nutritional needs of people around the world. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Viterra Inc.
Peter Flengeris
Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs
(306) 569-4810
http://www.viterra.ca/

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