KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies with more than 5,500 employees in 70 countries. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years and focuses on the row crops of corn, cereals, and sugarbeet. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to increase farmers’ yields and to improve resistance to diseases, pests, and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested approximately EUR 200 million in 2020 in research and development activities.
Focusing on grower’s challenges and responding with innovative tools, technology, and hybrid performance, KWS provides seed with high-performing genetics supporting today’s progressive farmers and producers. As an international cereals specialist, one of our products is progress – in plant breeding. The continuous development of new and improved cereal varieties, as well as high-quality seed, is our goal. Hybrid rye, wheat, and barley are the primary crops in our cereals portfolio.
All research and development activities are focused on one objective: the development of environmentally friendly, top-performing varieties that meet the demands of our customers. To reach these goals, an optimal combination of experience, research, innovation, and practical fieldwork is applied.
James Gillum, CCA
Wheat & Barley Product Manager – North America
KWS Cereals USA, LLC