Founded in 1983, Santa Helena Sementes is a 100% Brazilian company, being one of the most traditional in the corn and sorghum seeds market in operation in Brazil. We invest in technology and innovation, always seeking the best results for small, medium and large producers, with higher productivity per hectare.
Our seeds come from an extensive and rigorous research process, which selects the best hybrids in genetics and adaptation by environment for high grain productivity (harvest and off-season) and high quality silage production, ensuring maximum profitability for the producer.
Our complete line of corn and sorghum seeds for grains and silage, meets the highest quality standards required by the Brazilian producer and also in the other countries where we operate. We have a highly trained technical team and an experience that comes from more than 35 years of activities in the market.
We are a company that knows the day-to-day in the field and we bring in our DNA the tradition and knowledge in the seed business of the Agroceres Group.
Like you, we are passionate about the countryside and we are always by your side.
Santa Helena Seeds | Trust and Results since 1983
Technology & Innovation
In the relentless pursuit of innovation, quality, service and focus on results, we constantly invest in high-tech seed production for planting in large areas or small crops. We offer the best options for corn and sorghum seeds to the rural producer, from a broad portfolio of hybrids with diversity, health and high performance proven in the field.
For research and development of corn and sorghum hybrids, we have one of the most modern industrial structures in Brazil, with processing units, state-of-the-art equipment and air-conditioned warehouses, which preserve all the genetic characteristics of the products.
The evolution of products involves constant investments in our production centers. The Seed Processing Unit (UBS), in Patos de Minas / MG, has undergone extensive modernization in recent years. The new facilities allow handling with high technology and strict quality control at all stages of the production process, providing the best to producers. The Unit is responsible for supplying the national and international markets, in addition to distribution centers in Rondonópolis / MT, Itumbiara / GO, Bandeirantes / PR, and Erechim / RS. The entire production process is 100% tracked. The investments allowed for even greater storage capacity, in addition to standard treatment for pest control and Industrial Seed Treatment (TSI), through a partnership with Bayer.
We have our own germplasm bank and use state-of-the-art tools to obtain and select lines and hybrids of corn and sorghum in our research centers: Passo Fundo / RS (subtropical region), Patos de Minas / MG (tropical altitude region), Sorriso / MT (low tropical) and Ipiaçú / MG (low altitude region). Our network of scientific experimentation is wide, covering the main corn and sorghum producing regions in Brazil, as well as countries in Latin America and Africa.
Our seed production is centralized in the northwest of Minas Gerais, a traditional region in the production of hybrid maize and sorghum seeds, mainly in the cities of Paracatu and Patos de Minas. The entire production area is irrigated under a central pivot, with the partnership of farmers experienced in planting and cultivating seeds.
At all stages of the production process, the highest quality standards are adopted since the selection of partners, who undergo a rigorous assessment of the area where the cultivation system will be installed in the production field - with the aim of exploring all productive potential. - and mechanized harvesting, in addition to transportation in ears, respecting the strict period between harvesting and the beginning of drying at the UBS. In this way, we provide seeds with high quality standards, with the front line respecting the environment and the sustainability of the production process.
Our Seed Processing Unit, located in Patos de Minas, has a highly trained team, in addition to advanced technology available on the market for the production of hybrid maize and sorghum seeds. With drying on cobs and all processes controlled by strict quality procedures, we are able to obtain seeds with greater vigor, thus ensuring that the seed that reaches the customer has quality standards far above those required by law and meeting the expectations of the producer, each increasingly demanding.
Environmental sustainability is placed at the forefront. In the production unit, for example, industrial waste is used in the production system itself. The water used in the production process is treated before disposal. Respect for the environment and sustainability are considered from the field to the final consumer.
Climatized chambers are another differential that reflects our concern to invest in quality and preserve the physiological conditions of the seeds produced, through total control of the temperature and humidity of the environment. The air-conditioned chambers always provide a quality product ready for commercialization on the market.
To guarantee the quality of the seeds, our laboratory is accredited by ISO 17025 and by the Ministry of Agriculture with RENASEM (National Registry of Seeds and Seedlings). We carry out tests, trials and sampling, always respecting national and internal standards, in addition to working with the Quality Management System, tracking all tests performed in the laboratory and UBS. To obtain such products, we have an internal standard for evaluating the analyzes, including purity assessment (to ensure that there are no other seeds and weeds); germination (evaluating the seed germination potential under ideal conditions); infested seeds (to confirm the presence of primary insects); vigor (check the ability of the seed to withstand adverse conditions); mechanical damage (guaranteeing the physical quality of the seed in relation to harvesting and processing); and Tetrazolium (pre-harvest assessment of seed germination viability). This entire process ensures that the best corn and sorghum seeds are selected for the highly demanding market.
As mentioned above, Santa Helena Seeds is committed to the producer & nbsp; and offers high quality products in all planting seasons (summer and winter harvest). See below a video produced by APPS (Paulista Association of Seed and Seedling Producers), an association that represents all seed producing companies in Brazil andunderstand a little more about the quality of seeds produced by companies in Brazil. Santa Helena seeds is also associated and guarantees the quality of the products so that you producer can always obtain the best results.
In addition to the high quality and productive process, we have administrative teams based in Rio Claro / SP and Patos de Minas / MG. In order to bring flexibility and speed to customer service processes, we have several means of communication that are easy to access for sending orders and clarifying doubts. This team is also responsible for raising awareness among drivers, who transport seeds to customers to offer quality work, ensuring adequate products at points of sale.
We operate in all regions of the national territory and other countries in South America and Africa. We offer a complete line of selected hybrids capable of meeting the different needs of the corn and sorghum market. We have a highly trained commercial team that operates in different markets, serving all agribusiness professionals - resale, cooperative or rural producer - always bringing quality and confidence to the field. We also have a team of highly trained agronomists committed to after-sales technical support and assistance.
Nothing is more rewarding for us than seeing our commitment to bring technology, productivity and profitability to the rural producer expressed in the client's result. The great response in the field of Santa Helena Seeds products is the commitment that guides our entire process.
We work and invest so that more and more of our corn and sorghum hybrids can deliver more yield to the producer, that is, more grain, more milk and more meat.
Santa Helena Seeds is proud day after day and for more than 35 years taking technology to the field and contributing to the best results for farmers and ranchers
The Agroceres Group seeks to disseminate the practice of social responsibility, carrying out actions to support assistance entities and acting in the construction and improvement of common well-being. To this end, it applies principles of citizenship and develops socially responsible and coherent behavior, offering the population in a situation of social vulnerability alternatives for improvement and social prosperity, through the following actions:
The Social Service of the Agroceres Group is responsible for developing support and guidance work for employees and their families in their specific needs, regardless of position or hierarchical level, thus seeking to promote and strengthen their employees socially.
Examples of the work developed by Social Work: Health Week, Open Doors Program, Vacations at Agroceres, Chemical Dependency Program, AIDS Prevention Program, various services etc.
CFV - Volunteer Staff Committee
A group formed in 1999 by employees from different areas, through voluntary membership, the Committee has the following objectives: to promote social action campaigns inside and outside the company; provision of specific services to the community, using their skills and technical knowledge; identification of philanthropic entities eligible to receive support from CFV and Agroceres.
CFV routinely carries out various types of campaigns such as clothing, books, school supplies, toys, food, hygiene products, etc.
Check out some social indicators and the main actions of the Agroceres Group for the sustainability of the planet: