Nordic Seed is targeting pulses in feed and food.
There is increasing demand from conventional agriculture for pulses for feed as a homegrown, non GMO source. Furthermore, pulses are important for fulfilling requirements for ‘Greening’ in most European countries. Our pea breeding program is designed to deliver varieties suited for the main outlets for the crop - feed, human consumption, silage and the pet food industry. Standing ability and earliness, are key factors in pea varieties harvested at maturity and together with disease resistance, represent the most important general selection criteria.
We focus on seed quality, specific for the many different outlets interested in our products. Yellow and green seed types, marrowfat and maples each have specific requirements considered in the program.
Our breeding method involves several generations of single seed descent, at our breeding station in Dyngby and in New Zealand, prior to selection performed in Dyngby. Performance trials are also carried out there and on Lolland prior to distribution to foreign partners.