EUROPLANT breeds success

Breeding of a new potato variety is the basis for the success of our potatoes

Successful breeding work implies knowing today what will be in line with the market tomorrow. Together with our colleagues at Böhm-Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion GmbH & Co. OHG (BNA) and their breeding partners, we work every day to develop potato varieties that can compete in national and international markets.

On the three German Böhm-Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion GmbH & Co. OHG (BNA) breeding stations in Kaltenberg (Bavaria), Ebstorf (Lower Saxony) and Böhlendorf (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), combinations are crossed to produce more than 1,000 new genetic variations each year. As a biotechnological centre of excellence, BNA is also responsible for basic research.

The main objectives of modern potato breeding are commitment to healthy nutrition, environmentally friendly production methods, and protection of natural resources.

Our EUROPLANT varieties are classically bred using conventional breeding techniques from non-genetically modified crossing partners.

In close collaboration with the scientific competence and the comprehensive breeding expertise of Böhm-Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion GmbH & Co. OHG (BNA), we have been taking a leading position in our industry for many years.
 

Research and Development

Adaptation and optimisation of our breeding work

Due to increased market requirements and ultimate consumer needs, our different potato varieties have to undergo permanent specific application adaptations and optimisation processes. Therefore, all efforts in research and development are continuously aimed at adapting and optimising the potato varieties on offer.

Our market-oriented research, which seeks close co-operations with the industrial sector, is further anxious to develop innovative potato varieties for new areas of application.

As a member of the German Plant Breeders' Association, we are involved in collective research projects of potato breeding companies and scientific institutions. Current research subjects are dealing with pathogens of potato diseases and with the optimisation of the potato as a source of starch.