22,000 hybrids under selection
Maïsadour Semences has been working for over 60 years to create clean, original and diversified genetic material providing added value on all markets and providing technical solutions for different agro-climatic environments and high disease pressure areas. To achieve this genetic diversity, over 15% of our annual turnover is devoted to research and variety creation.
With over 12 000 hybrids created and tested annually, and over 200 hybrids registered in 40 nations, our researchers are actively involved in progress and advances in agriculture across Europe and the Mediterranean basin.
Breeding programs in Europe
Maïsadour Semences has developed an extensive network of research stations across Europe to run its maize, rapeseed and sunflower programmes: Haut-Mauco (France), Rhodon (France), Neckarmühlbar (Germany) and Slobozia (Romania).
Key figures R&D
Over 200 agricultural experimentation locations
With over 200 sites totalling 290 000 plots in 40 European countries, Maïsadour Semences has one of the best networks on the market for creating suitably adapted varieties, whatever the growing conditions.
A committed team
Variety creation is a skill derived from our ancestors, who started observing and selecting the most useful, productive and resistant plants over 2000 years ago. The technology used may have changed over time, but the goal remains the same.
We are proud to follow in their footsteps and are aware of our important role in modern society. The 65 researchers and their teams of breeders and technicians who make up Maïsadour Semences' Research depatrtment are working for genetic progress on a daily basis.