Maize research at RAGT began in 1951 and in 1963 the maize breeding programme was initiated at Druelle in Averyon. The research network has now extended acrossthe whole of Europe.
The RAGT research programmes are augmented by many external partnerships. These provide:
Access to extensive genetic resources
Increased knowledge of maize genomcs
Access to molecular markers used to track genes expressing various characteristics.
Acceleration of the breeding of lines and varieties particularly through conversion.
The ability to use transgenic techniques
Transgenic varieties placed on the market for example Yieldgard®
RAGT maize innovation: On average 50 new varieties registered in 13 countries each year.