Origin Agritech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SEED) announced a groundbreaking advancement in its commercial corn hybrid offerings, marking a significant scientific milestone in the industry.

Integration of Wild Corn Gene

For the first time globally, Origin Agritech has successfully integrated a gene from wild corn into one of its elite commercial corn hybrids. This innovative approach enhances crop yield performance and efficiency.

Enhanced Yield Performance

The integration of the wild corn gene has improved plant type and photosynthesis efficiency, enabling the hybrid to achieve higher yields. This enhancement allows for a 10-15% higher planting density per acre, offering a potential yield increase of over 10%.

Market Impact and Future Outlook

Origin Agritech’s mainstay commercial hybrid, known for its superior performance over the past two decades, has been the focus of this enhancement. The company anticipates that the improved hybrid will replace its predecessor within two years, further solidifying its market share and leadership.

Statement from Dr. Gengchen Han

Dr. Gengchen Han, Chairman and CEO of Origin Agritech, highlighted the breakthrough as a testament to the company’s commitment to innovation. He emphasized the new standard set for efficiency and yield in the industry, anticipating increased market share due to superior performance and adaptability.

Company’s Mission and Innovation

Origin Agritech remains dedicated to leveraging cutting-edge biotechnological research to develop crops with higher yields, improved nutritional profiles, and better adaptability to environmental challenges. This innovation underscores the company’s leadership in the global agritech industry and commitment to enhancing food security and farming efficiency worldwide.

About Origin Agritech Limited

Origin Agritech Limited, founded in 1997 and headquartered in Zhong-Guan-Cun (ZGC) Life Science Park in Beijing, is a leading Chinese agricultural technology company.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements addressing expected future business and financial performance. While the Company believes these expectations are reasonable, actual results may differ materially due to various factors beyond its control. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise or update forward-looking statements.

For more information, please contact:

Origin Agritech Limited Contact: Kate Lang, Director of Investor Relations, Phone: +86 186-1839-3368. Email: bing.lang@originseed.com.cn


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