The art of discerning relevant differences in plant materials to select the best types, artificial manipulation of genetic variability to direct populations towards a specific objective and science to change and improve plants in subsequent generations were defined as genetic improvement of agricultural plants.
Since the transfer of Agricola 2000 Breeding Departments, seed companies have been supported by a well established structure to manage their genetic improvement programmes.
The plots devoted to nursery activities are chosen with great care and in terms of irrigation they are flawlessly managed via water distribution systems and nutrients through localised irrigation (hose). This system allows to work anytime – even while irrigating – without impeding or straining the staff dedicated to pollination.
Our technicians are highly skilled and follow every step relating to seeding, pollination, harvesting, drying and shelling and autonomously manage the entire production process according to the plan drafted by the customer.
Our equipment allows us to finish harvesting in time for winter planting.
As final step of the genetic improvement process the kernels must undergo a germination test to assure the quality of the product.