Cereals is the world’s largest crop by acreage. We have taken a lead in helping growers meet the specific needs of their various customers including food companies, pasta makers, brewers and maltsters. Our integrated solutions – combining seeds with crop protection and agronomic protocols – enable them to raise both their yields and quality.
Leading seeds business: wheat, conventional and hybrid barley
Integrated growing systems, variety-specific protocols: optimizing yield and quality delivery
SDHI fungicide technology: SOLATENOL™, SEGURIS®/ BONTIMA®, VIBRANCE®
In Italy, farmers have increased the production of biogas, which is used to generate electrical power or heat, by planting HYVIDO® hybrid barley instead of corn, wheat or triticale.
HYVIDO® offers several advantages over other crops; for example, it is more able to resist diseases, is more resilient to severe weather conditions and produces more organic material from each hectare. Also, farmers are able to plant two crops a year instead of one because HYVIDO® has a shorter production time than alternative crops.
In 2015, after just two years, HYVIDO® accounted for 30,000 hectares in Italy.