In winter wheat, the focus is on developing high-yielding varieties with good agronomic features
and baking quality. In winter barley, varieties are selected mainly for the characteristics of
yield, straw stability, winter hardiness and grain quality. Over the last fifteen years, we have
steadily expanded our breeding activities in cereals. DSV has now in addition to the main seed
breeding station in Leutewitz, Germany, three other seed breeding stations in European key markets –
in France, Ukraine and in the United Kingdom. Our own Europe-wide testing network allows the
selective breeding on environmentally stable varieties suited to more or less all of the major
cereal growing regions in Western and Eastern Europe. DSV has also a strong partnership with two
breeding companies for spring wheat. The international distribution of these spring wheat varieties
is organised by DSV.
DSV is one of the market leaders in winter wheat in Germany and DSV varieties have been
introduced to the market successfully in many other countries as well. Depending on the country,
DSV cereal varieties are sold through wholly-owned subsidiaries or distribution partners.