Bayer CropScience gains access to sustainable wheatplasm for cereals

By Oliver Nieburg

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Bayer CropScience gains access to sustainable wheatplasm for cereals
Bayer CropScience has reached a license agreement with a Romanian research institution for access to a wheat germplasm it says can ensure high baking quality and give manufacturers a constant wheat supply, even in adverse weather conditions.

The Natural Agricultural Research and Development Institute (NARDI), a Romanian research institution reached the agreement with German organisation Bayer CropScience this month for its winter wheat germplasm, which can be used for cereals.

Benefit for manufacturers

Bayer CropScience spokesman Richaed Breum told that the wheat germplasm can help large bakery manufacturers “by contributing to high-quality wheat - and by contributing to secure the supply of wheat even under difficult climatic conditions”.

Bayer CropScience believes winter wheat germplasms provide a sustainable cereal production solution.

Breum said the wheat germplasm is highly resistant against drought and diseases and is renowned for its winter hardiness.

He added that the germplasm would produce good milling and baking quality for cereal manufacturers.

Portfolio expansion

The latest deal follows a series of collaborative agreements between Bayer CropScience and other leading wheat research organisations such as the University of Nebraska in the United States, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Australia and Evogene in Israel and others in Ukraine and France.

The company has sought to to expand its research and development in seeds and traits to improve cereal productivity and build on its previous focus on cotton, canola, rice and vegetables

“The recent licence-agreement in Romania is therefore one element in the whole strategy for cereals,” ​said Breum.

Its last expansion came in June this year when it acquired the winter wheat germplasm portfolio of French firm RAGT Semences.

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