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Seed quality research

Seed quality research

The seed is the basis for the development of a plant. It is therefore the deciding factor as to whether the genotype yield and quality characteristics will develop to meet the requirements of our customers. This is why we operate our own seed research facility where we examine morphological, anatomical and physiological seed properties and their influence on germination and field emergence behaviour. We look for ways to influence these properties through breeding and,with our expertise, we have developed innovative technologies for breeding and production.

We develop alternative and innovative analysis methods so that we can reliably assess our seeds. Only the best quality is good enough for us – weak seed quality is identified precisely and filtered out. We also develop selection methods to improve the field emergence behaviour and stress behaviour by means of breeding.

In multiplication, we research the influence of cultivation activities on seed properties and stabilise and increase the yield and quality of the raw seed material.