RAGT and Bayer are collaborating to jointly develop hybrid wheat varieties. Hybrid wheat is a cross between two carefully selected, pure wheat lines. This means that the hybrid variety has genes from both parent varieties.
The advantages of hybrid wheat varieties include a more developed root system, earlier maturity, resistance to stress factors such as cold, drought or waterlogging, and good disease resistance. This leads to an improvement in yield consistency compared to conventional varieties and offers farmers the opportunity to meet the challenges of climate change while achieving higher productivity in sustainable cropping systems.
By combining Bayer’s expertise in crop protection, seed production systems, and digital solutions in agriculture with RAGT’s know-how in seed variety innovation, the companies aim to advance the development of hybrid wheat technology and offer an innovative wheat cropping system.