The Germplasm pool is the foundation of a breeding program. Our Global presence allows us to maximize genetic diversity.
We run more than 1.2 million plots/year at 187 locations in 15 countries. Our extensive scale gives us a deep understanding of the performance of our genetic base in each market.
We can reduce the breeding cycle from 12-13 years to 5-7 years through multiple generations/year and early generation testing. Shorter breeding cycles allow greater adaptability to environmental changes and new production systems.
Research & Development Priorities Driven From a
Present And Future Needs.
The Development Program generates a robust database complementary to the Research Program with focus on the selection and management recommendations.
In the constant search for new management practices to achieve a better match between the genotype and the environment.
Planting large plots and the use of machinery farmer use in his own production environments ensures high correlation between test results and their field results in real farms.
Deep understanding of the interaction between genotype and environment to optimize the relationship between yield potential and yield variability.
Nothing could correct a poor site selection, planting, maintenance and harvesting of a trial. A high quality trial is the basis of a development program.
Different kinds of regional and global analysis based on mixed linear models and multivariate techniques ensure a correct interpretation of the data.