Breeding and research

Breeding for the future


Our breeding and research strategies are designed to provide farmers with varieties of wheat, barley, rye, peas and field beans with superior yield potential, as well as maintaining stable yield under different weather conditions. 

Additional breeding objectives are to reduce the use of pesticides in agriculture, by developing varieties that are resistant to the major diseases.

Furthermore, our goal is to improve quality characteristics, such as malt quality in barley, baking quality in wheat and rye, feed quality in barley and wheat as well as rye and field beans.  

New breeding methods and concepts are also being developed to improve our breeding efficiency, including high-throughput genotyping combined with genomic selection. To successfully achieve our breeding goals, we also cooperate in research projects nationally and internationally with public and private bodies to enhance our breeding strategies, e.g. for future climatic changes.