In our winter wheat breeding programmes 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 twenty
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. In 2016
DSV started its own distribution line for cereals in Germany.
Milestone of the DSV cereal breeding