European Genetics.
Sorghum
the reliable crop.

European genetics have every reason to be proud

+1%/ yr* since 1990. Or the increase in yield generated by early- and semi-early hybrid genetics produced in Europe.

+ Stability*. A further advantage of hybrid genetics lies in its ability to stabilise yield, a quality much-appreciated by farmers, in that it secures the profitability of crops.

*France is one example, source: Arvalis 2015

 

European varieties include something for every need.

The range of products available at the European level (EU and non-EU), is wide and diverse, whether in seed or forage, thus covering every outlet.

  • EU
  • Over 300 varieties registered
  • In seed and forage, composed of 95% hybrid and 54% plant renewal, since 2011
  • Non-EU
  • Approximately 300 varieties registered
  • In seed and forage, with very high renewal since 2014, especially with the improved-performance early hybrid solutions tailored to the continental climate

The European selection’s 8 pillars.

1. Yield and stability
2. Early growth, as well as tolerance of low temperature during emergence and flowering
3. Drought tolerance
4. Lodging resistance, as well as its “stay green” character
5. Disease resistance
6. Predator resistance
7. Grain quality: very low tannin content, grain colour and texture, starch content, grain health quality, etc.
8. Forage quality: digestibility and food value, BmR character,
sugar content, etc.

European seed production: Rigorous standards

  • Minimum germination capacity: 80% pure seeds (90% average in European Union)
  • Maximum humidity: 14% of weight
  • Minimum specific purity: 98% of weight (99% average in European Union)
  • Maximum content in number of seeds from other species: 0

These very rigorous standards and minimum also apply to base and pre-base seeds.

Others benefits

Respect of environment

Opportunities

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