Breeding programmes

vehnäThe main focus of our breeding programmes is on spring cereals, forage grasses and oil crops. We also have breeding programs for winter wheat, winter rye, pea and faba bean.

The main emphases of our breeding programmes are yield potential, yield stability and quality. In quality breeding we aim to tailor the quality properties of our varieties to meet the needs of industrial end users.

In breeding for yield stability our main target traits are optimised maturity, disease resistance, lodging resistance, drought tolerance and winter hardiness.

Modern technology

The competitiveness of our variety breeding is based on highly skilled staff, an extensive testing network and modern breeding methods. Our advanced data and biotechnology tools have allowed us to greatly increase the speed and accuracy of our breeding operations.

pipetointiExtensive testing network

In Finland Boreal is acknowledged by its partner companies as not only providing a highly reliable testing network but also to be a sound provider of the highest level expertise in various variety-related issues. In addition to varieties that we have developed ourselves, we complement our variety portfolio by commercialising varieties from abroad that have successfully passed our testing network with proven adaptation to northern growing conditions.

In the export market we test our breeding material in Russia, North America and various European countries by cooperating with local breeders and variety representatives.