15 bred species - Less plant protection products, more genetic and agronomy
Agri Obtentions breeds fifteen species, mainly self-pollinated.
The main breeding criteria are productivity, quality, consistent yields, diseases drought and water stress tolerance and better nitrogen efficiency.
We also wish to optimize new cropping systems.
Our priority is to meet the needs of farmers and agricultural and food processing industries.
You will find below the Agri Obtentions' breeding programs for varietal innovations :
FORAGE CROPS AND PLANT COVERS
Agri Obtentions relies on three major sources to supply its varietal portfolio :
- INRA's research programs :
Under the responsibility of the Plant Biology and Breeding Division, the INRA's programs offer genetic innovations in both arable crops and horticultural species. These programs focus essentially on the search for resistance to diseases and the best performance of varieties to low-input cultivation.
- Agri Obtentions' research programs :
Managed by Agri Obtentions' Research Division, the programs directly incorporate market needs. Research projects aim to create high-performance varieties, with quality, and pest resistance, in order to meet industries' expectations.
- Partnerships :
Many partnership agreements exist between INRA and Agri Obtentions and with worldwide institutes and breeders. These exchanges of skills and germplasm allow us to test our partners' varieties and validate their performances in our growing conditions.
- Assessment network :
Apart from breeding work in the laboratories and nurseries, research also relies on a field assessment network. Throught to the diversity of locations, the new varieties can be assessed in all the major French and abroad production areas.