Wheat and barley breeding

In our winter wheat breeding programmes the focus is on developing high-yielding varieties with well-balanced agronomic features, good resistance package and baking quality. In winter barley, varieties are selected mainly for the characteristics of yield, health, resistances, straw stability, winter hardiness and grain quality. Over the last twenty years, we have steadily expanded our breeding activities in cereals. In addition to the main seed breeding station in Leutewitz, Germany, DSV has now two other seed breeding stations in European key markets – in France and in the United Kingdom. Our own Europewide testing network allows the selective breeding on environmentally stable varieties suited to all of the major cereal growing regions in Western and Eastern Europe. DSV has also strong partnerships in spring wheat breeding.

International distribution

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.
Milestones of the DSV cereal breeding