RAGT has 6 grain maize breeding programmes at separate locations throughout Europe each having different soil and climatic conditions.
The main breeding objectives for grain maize are:
Improved yield with earliness
Control of the resistance criteria (VV – VR – Parasitic resistance)
Improved starch quality
Developments in herbicide resistance
Efficient utlilisation of inputs (Nitrogen, moisture etc)
RAGT's investment in grain maize breeding results in a number of grain maize registrations across Europe each year. The grain maize portfolio has varieties suitable for all maturity segments and all type of soil and climatic conditions.