OUR PLANT BREEDING
Improving useful plants both biologically and economically
At SAATZUCHT STEINACH we have been breeding grasses for over 100 years now, which makes us on of the oldest forage plant breeding companies in the world. Today we use traditional as well as state-of-the-art biotechnology techniques to breed forage and lawn grasses, legumes and catch crops. In total we are working on 27 species in a range of breeding programs at two sites. The most species we are working on are cross-pollinating species, which is why we have sensibly separated the breeding programs between our two sites in Steinach and Bocksee. The breeders work a total of 76 hectares of breeding nursery, the equivalent to around 40 000 plots per year, not including spaced-single-plant beds and pre-basic multiplication. Both locations are equipped with climate-controlled rooms, greenhouses and laboratories.
SAATZUCHT STEINACH has around 100 varieties ready for sale in Germany and abroad.