Cutting Edge

Technology and innovation are at the root of our science-led approach to new product development.

Our reach and resources are pan-European. With 300 breeders and technicians working across 17 research stations across Europe, we can fine-tune our varieties to suit a huge range of climates, soils and environments.

Breeding and testing takes place at one of four laboratories specialising in genomics, pathology and biometrics and we have partnerships with a number of research organisations.

We develop new varieties at 63 trial locations and undertake extensive testing at more than 28,000 experimental plots across the continent.

Applying the latest thinking in genomic selection and marker-assisted breeding, RAGT breeders follow a rigorous process to develop new varieties which deliver for the farmer and the end-user.

So it’s not by chance that we are Europe’s Number One cereal breeder, supplying seed worldwide.