Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV)


Oranje training pitch reseeded with a mixture of DSV

This year DSV zaden Nederland introduced DynaSeed EnergyVit, a product that generates a significant increase in seed energy, which in turn ensures lovely thick turf. One of the places where the product has been used to date is the Oranje training pitch in Hoenderloo in Gelderland.

The who's who of turf at DSV

DSC welcomed the association of stadium greenkeepers of the German professional soccer league as its guest to the Asendorf breeding station. The turf professionals from Bayer Leverkusen, VFL Wolfsburg or FC Nürnberg were astonished

Vegetable oil on the way up

 The expectations for the 17 most important oil seeds are 8.6 % below the result of the previous harvest. The growing areas and the yield expectation are clearly reduced, particularly for sunflower and oilseed rape.

New star in the DSV portfolio

DSV breeding could harvest a further success with the approval in France of the variety DARIOT (DMH 294) at the end of July.

DSV and NPZ cooperate in forage crop breeding

The plant breeding companies Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV) and Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht Hans-Georg Lembke KG (NPZ) have concluded a cooperation agreement for forage grass and clover breeding.

New section "Interesting Articles"

In the new section "Interesting Articles" you will now find a selection of interesting articles which are extracts from the German magazine Innovation. Have a look and enyoj reading!

DSV signs contract for international cooperation in spring wheat breeding

Deutsche Saatveredelung AG signed a contract for an international cooperation in spring wheat breeding in Begnins (CH).

Oilseed rape varieties for every situation

Due to the wide portfolio, the DSV winter oilseed rape varieties offer a solution for every oilseed rape grower. The basis for this is the firmly established breeding, which focuses on all the important breeding targets for oilseed rape.

Oilseed rape remains competitive

After the recent rejection of the iLUC concept by the European Parliament, the course is set to continue large-area oilseed rape cultivation in the EU.

EUROCORDUS most valuable under dry conditions!

The Dutch turfgrass guide (GrasGids) scores varieties on their drought tolerance. The variety that stands out is our Lolium perenne variety EUROCORDUS.

DSV receives funding approval from the Federal Ministry for a joint project

A joint project of Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV) has now received funding approval in the framework of the funding programme BonaRes 'Soil as a sustainable resource for the bioeconomy', established in 2010 by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in Germany.

New varieties, growing techniques and cropping concepts at the DSV Cereals 2015 Stand

New techniques to boost the profitability of oilseed rape, growing mixed forages for cover cropping and energy production, plus a range of new seed varieties were the main features on the DSV stand at Cereals 2015. The DSV staff was as busy as ever.

DSV is further expanding its position as Germany's leading wheat breeder

In 2015, as in previous years, DSV is Germany's leading wheat breeder and has been able to further strengthen this position.

New wheat varieties approved for DSV

Two new winter wheat varieties are approved for DSV in Germany.

Successful new variety approvals in Russia

This spring, DSV got good news from Russia. Altogether 13 new forage and turf grass varieties were officially registered.

Undersowing in maize cultivation - a pan-European opportunity for greening

The use of undersown crops in maize is an established procedure for increasing the sustainability and productivity in maize cultivation.

TerraLife - BetaSola

Nematodes are one of the worst pests in sugar beet and potato crop rotations. TerraLife BetaSola contains nematode-reducing oil radishes.

Preservation of nitrogen after oilseed rape

A ryegrass undersow crop can help to preserve the excess nitrogen until the following spring.



Two new maize varieties approved

The Bundessortenamt (Federal Plant Variety Office) has registered the maize varieties LIPRIMUS FAO 240/210 and LIBERATOR FAO approx. 250/240 in Germany for Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV).

DSV turf breeding success confirmed by official bodies

The newest results from official international turf variety trials also confirm the breeding success of Deutsche Saatveredelung AG when it comes to turf!

Convincing agronomic properties

New oilseed rape varieties are approved.

DSV increases turnover and invests in research and development

Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV) significantly increased its turnover in the 2013/14 financial year. The company decided to pay its shareholders an 8% dividend and to continue to invest heavily in research and development.

DSV in art

DSV's hybrid ryegrass IBEX is part of an artwork in the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. 


New DSV chairman of ESA Section for Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses

Jens Holstborg, managing director of the Danish subsidiary of DSV, was elected as the new chairman of the section for fodder crops and amenity grasses of the European Seed Association (ESA).

Prestigious award for DSV board member

DSV board member Johannes Peter Angenendt became the first person to be named “Agricultural Entrepreneur of the Year” by German agricultural magazine agrarzeitung.

AstonEnergy – globally recognized forage quality

Still the best variety in the forage quality segment, for cutting and for grazing in England and Wales.

COUNTRY organic – new on our homepage

More information about our organic products.

New Product Manager turf grasses

A new Product Manager Turf International joined DSV in Lippstadt.

DSV expands maize business

Successful maize sales season for the DSV.

TerraLife season 2014

Cover crops have their big revival! DSV are very pleased with the current TerraLife season.

Fantastic oilseed rape harvests

Farmers throughout Europe are looking back on a very successful oilseed rape season, which has given the highest yields in many countries.

International turf specialists turn to DSV breeding for information!

In July, Deutsche Saatveredelung AG is host to the international trade experts in the framework of the 4th Conference of the ETS - European Turfgrass Society.

First choice for the 1st German Bundesliga!

DSV supply turf seeds also for the Benteler Arena of the football club ´SC Paderborn 07’. SC Paderborn 07 are now playing in the top tier of German football – the 1st Bundesliga – and many people are rubbing their eyes in astonishment!

Grass breeder from the Netherlands visits U.S.

Lukas Wolters, the senior manager of breeding grasses at DSV, visited the U.S. in June to learn more about the U.S.’s plant breeding programs. His trip was summed up in an article from the magazine "Progressive Forage Grower". Click here to read the full article.

NEW Video: Vetch rye - cultivation and harvest

The video shows the harvest of the impressive whole crop silage and advantages as a result of the cultivation of the mixture.

CAP – Greening with TerraLife in some countries possible

Since a few weeks, the greening part of the CAP reform is in some countries a little bit clearer. TerraLife offers some solutions which fits into the greening regulation.

PotatoEurope 2014

For the first time DSV will participate in the PotatoEurope in Springe/Germany.

DynaSeed for turf grasses

DynaSeed is used to support the genetic power of our seeds.

Dutch World Cup team trained on SV 7 Maxima

The 20-man squad trained daily in the Dutch town of Hoenderloo on the pitch, which was sown with DSV SV7 Maxima.

NEW Energy Crops and TerraLife Flyer published

The new flyer informs about our Energy crops and our TerraLife programme.

TETRAX – Is the future tetraploid?

With Tetrax, DSV has now one of the first tetraploid meadow fescue varieties on the market.

AstonCrusader – first listed DSV hybrid ryegrass

AstonCrusader, DSV's first own bred hybrid ryegrass, is a tetraploid variety which is now officially recommended in England and Wales as well as in the low mountain region of Germany.

NEW TerraLife cover crop mixture BetaSola

Mixture for nematode reduction for sugar beet and potato rotations

New COUNTRY Mixture Advisor online

Find the best COUNTRY mixture for your needs. Choose the location and usage of your grassland and you will get recommendations for the most suitable COUNTRY mixtures. Click here to try the COUNTRY Mixture Advisor...

Perennial ryegrass varieties approved for DSV

Three new grass varieties were registered for DSV in Germany...

New wheat and barley varieties approved for DSV

In Germany three new cereals varieties were registered for DSV...

EuroDiamond – Europe’s best perennial ryegrass for the sports turf sector

The perennial ryegrass EuroDiamond achieved in both the new STRI recommendations for 2014, and the current issue of the Dutch Gras Grids, first place in the variety recommendation.

COUNTRY - successful start in the Netherlands

DSV zaden Nederland has introduced COUNTRY grass mixtures in the Netherlands.

Prestigious award for alfalfa PLANET in Poland

PLANET was awarded a golden medal for its excellent combination of the most important alfalfa variety characteristics - high dry matter and protein yields, very good over-wintering and health.

Robotic mowers surprisingly better for sports fields than cylinder mowers

DSV in collaboration with, the importer of Belrobotics, has performed a test comparing traditional cylinder mowers and robotic mowers. The results are amazing.

Grass identification guide now online

Identify and recognise grasses easily online with the DSV identification guide, now available in English!

DSV continues to increase sales

As in recent years, Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV) has continued to pursue a path of growth. In 2012/13, the company was able to increase its sales even further compared to the previous financial year, the DSV Board informed its shareholders during last year’s General Assembly.

Bonfire – our flexible forage rye

A very interesting winter cover crop which can be used for forage and biogas production.

"Landsberger Gemenge" – since 85 years successful

The tried and tested winter cover crop mixture, suitable for use as forage and green manure.

Rossera – first diploid Milk Index variety

Rossera is the first diploid Milk Index variety in perennial ryegrass from DSV.

Updated Euro Grass Turf Mixture Programme for Professionals (EG-Pro)

In the EG-Pro programme, species and top quality varieties are carefully selected for their different characteristics to formulate seed mixtures for a wide range of applications on European scale.

Lower methane emissions with AstonEnergy

Methane emission from dairy cows contributes to global warming. The production of methane (CH4) in rumen fermentation also represents a significant loss of dietary energy for the dairy cow. Therefore, reducing methane emissions from dairy cows has environmental as well as economic benefits.

Cordus – The ultimate sports and multi-purpose Lolium perenne

The outcome of DSV sports turf grass breeding has been extremely successful. Cordus is an excellent example, which you will find is documented in the Turfgrass Seed 2013 booklet (produced by the British Society of Plant Breeders Limited, in conjunction with the Sports Turf Research Institute in Bingley).

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