Maintenance and multiplication of basic seeds:
As soon as a variety is launched and throughout its commercial life, the research team is responsible for multiplying and maintaining the basic seeds that will serve as raw material for the farmers in charge of producing our commercial seeds. Maintenance work is particularly important in order to avoid any genetic drift that would cause a variety to change its shape and characteristics over time, from generation to generation.
Genetic maintenance is just as important for the varieties we own as it is for those in the public domain, where we strive to produce the best possible selections for our customers.
Varietal purity control:
The research team is also responsible for field and greenhouse testing of production seed. The aim of these tests is to check that the seed is the right variety, that the seed lot is pure and does not contain mixtures with other varieties or the presence of off-types. In this way, our customers can be sure that they are buying the best seeds that will give them complete satisfaction.
Basic research :
In parallel, we are developing techniques for the production of high quality seeds and plants. This involves research into seed coatings, rooted cuttings, biostimulants, priming, disinfection, etc.