Wheat Breeding

For 125 years now the Swiss Confederation has been engaged in the breeding of bread wheat, thanks to which fact productive varieties adapted to Swiss conditions are available.

Creating varieties adapted to the Swiss market which are also competitive throughout Europe.

Criteria taken into account in the breeding programme

  • Yield
  • Quality: baking, biscuit and fodder quality
  • Disease resistance: yellow and brown rust, powdery mildew, Septoria nodorum and Septoria tritici, fusarium head blight
  • Resistance to lodging and well adapted to climatic conditions
  • Some nutritional aspects (fibres, antioxidants, vitamins, etc.)