An Introduction – India
Centor India is focused on finding practical, innovative solutions for problems that grower’s face, by bringing new technologies to the table, using seed in the first instance as the delivery vehicle to improve all aspects of production from start to finish.
Our seed applied polymer products result in value adding in one of its simplest forms through the use of high quality filmcoats, encrustments and pelleting, under our Seedworx and Ezi-COTE range, with the technology, equipment, machinery and customer service to bring it all together.
Gobitha Gowrishan is the recent candidate who completed her internship at Centor Oceania, starting in Nov 2019 to March 2020. During her internship, she got training in the number of standard laboratory techniques practiced by Centor Oceania in germination testing and relevant protocols as well as polymer development procedures and testing methods.
In the germination lab, she familiarised with the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) procedures in seed germination testing. She now is capable of selecting procedures according to the seed type, germination under ideal and stress conditions, preparation of substrates/trays according to the method, handling of incubators, and how to do final counting according to ISTA method. She also gained experience in phytotoxicity tests and vigour analysis as well as experience in how to conduct small pot trials, how to maintain them and how to take plant measurements.
Working to help develop seed coating formulations, Gobitha also acquired hands-on experience in formulation chemistry and seed coating, as well as analyses in-pot (e.g. storage tests, pH, viscosity, etc.) and on-seed (e.g. dust-off, seed flow, etc.).
If you are looking to employ an enthusiastic laboratory assistant, please see the attachment for more details of Gobitha’s experience and skills acquired during her internship at Centor Oceania or send an email
Welcome Krishnendu Mondal, as the General Manager of Centor India.
Krishnendu, has over 12 years of experience in the seed industry including Sales, Product/ Portfolio management and Brand Communication and has worked with leaders in the Indian Seed Industry like Dupont Pioneer (Corteva Agrisciences) and Mahyco Seeds. He has also had the opportunity to work in the Protected cultivation sector (Greenhouses) for a brief period in during his career.
Krishnendu is confident in leading Centor India to new heights with a focused approach to emerge as a key player in the Indian seed improvement technologies sector, promoting Seedworx ™ and Ezi-Cote ™ products.
Mob: +91 903 527 6034
Darren has over 25 years’ experience across the Seed, Fertilizer and Ag Chem Industry, and is looking forward to sharing some of his great ideas and experiences to help benefit your business along with assisting in providing the best seed technologies to improve your offering for growing better crops.
Mob: (+61) 448 725 266
Centor Europe participated in the 6th edition of the Seed Meets Technology event which was held during week 39 together with the Vegetable seed companies Dutch open field days, in The Netherlands.
During the event we were joined by Jonathan Hyams from Centor Israel and Simon Watt from Centor Oceania.
All participants agree that this year was a very good event with a large number of participants and international attendees. Delegates from the International Seed Technologist Symposium (ISS) held in The Netherlands this year, also took time off from their symposium to visit the event.