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Our core competence is crop breeding

Here in the UK we breed winter and spring wheat and winter barley.† We are also responsible for selecting and developing oilseed rape, and trialling and developing maize and sugar beet varieties in conjunction with the KWS group. We use a range of technologies to ensure improved consistency in crop performance to benefit all; merchant, farmer, processor and ultimately end-user customer.

Higher yields, superior disease and pest resistance, suitability for a wide range of end uses, and improved performance in adverse conditions are all key criteria we seek to establish in our product portfolio.

KWS is widely recognised as one of the key breeding companies world wide with leading maize, sugar beet and cereal products and operates in over 70 countries. The KWS Group has a worldwide seeds turnover of over €1.0 billion and employs around 5000 people.

Most importantly, the KWS Group reinvests 15% of its annual turnover in breeding and research and this ensures the continuing pipeline of innovative new varieties.

Growers anywhere across Europe can be assured that whatever KWS UK oilseed rape, maize, sugar beet or cereal they select, it has been developed using the same professional competences applied across all our breeding teams. It will be a variety that is one of the most reliable, innovative and market-leading selections available, tailored and tested for the conditions and regions they farm.