The barley breeding programs at Nordic Seed are designed to create new winter and spring barley varieties with superior yield, good agronomic traits, disease resistance and quality for malt or feed.


Another prerequisite is that our spring barley varieties are resistant to cereal cyst nematodes and have good nutrient use efficiency.

The breeding methods used are both traditional bulk/pedigree breeding and double haploid. Selection in early generations is performed at our station at Dyngby and in New Zealand. Yield performance is carried out at our three stations at Skive, Dyngby and Lolland