Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV)

Winter oilseed rape bred by DSV

Success as a result of innovation and tradition

DSV started its winter oilseed rape breeding program in 1966, and we have therefore accumulated more than 45 years of experience in breeding this product. We are cooperating with other renowned companies in our winter and spring oilseed rape breeding programs, giving us access to a wider genetic pool.
We have been part of the success of OSR in Europe since the 1960s, and we have contributed substantially to the innovations that have been essential for its growth. While OSR breeding technology has evolved over the decades, the goal is still the same: to deliver improved varieties for your success. We offer a wide range of varieties to meet the needs of farmers all over Europe and even beyond. Our European testing network ensures that we are able to identify the varieties from our global portfolio that are the optimum fit for local conditions anywhere.
We have focused strongly on hybrid breeding for over 10 years. Hybrids achieve better yields than lineal varieties due to the heterosis effect, and, more importantly, hybrid yields are more stable because hybrid varieties suffer less from abiotic stress.
Depending on the country, our varieties are distributed under the brand DSV or Rapool.


Milestones of the DSV oilseed rape


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