Wheat Breeding

Agroscope's new plants are monitored in a number of locations in Switzerland and abroad. Only a few satisfy requirements and go on to become varieties.

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.)