Saatzucht Josef Breun GmbH & Co. KG breeds winter wheat, 2-row-winter barley, 6-row-winter barley and spring barley. With their breeding stations at Herzogenaurach, Morgenrot and Lenglern Breun breeders are able to select varieties for all important environmental conditions of Germany. This family owned breeding company also has breeding, selection and trialing stations abroad.
- overview of spring barley breeding
- overview of winter wheat breeding
- overview of winter barley breeding
With varieties like ALEXIS, SCARLETT and BARKE, Saatzucht Breun can look back on a successful spring barley breeding. For our current breeding it is challenging to build on those past successes. With an early selection, a high genetic variability and a rapid generation cycling, we could internationally place varieties like SUNSHINE and MILFORD and we are now able to set new standards in malting barley quality with our Flexi-Malt®-varieties AVALON and VENTINA.Dr. Franziska Wespel, Breeder Saatzucht Breun
Due to its difficult soil conditions Herzogenaurach is a very selective breeding station for winter wheat. All selected varieties are therefore characterized by outstanding adaptability to different environmental conditions. This, and the large genetic diversity of the breeding material has created market-leading varieties for Germany (JB Asano), United Kingdom (JB Diego), France (Trapez) and Sweden (Ellvis).Dr. Ludwig Ramgraber, Breeder Saatzucht Breun
Saatzucht Breun is breeding 2 – and 6-row winter barley. In the past the company has been very successful with 2-row malting types like Regina and Vanessa. Today Saatzucht Breun prioritises the breeding of 6-rowed feed types for the German market and varieties with malting quality for the French market. The first exciting developments of the new breeding focus are the 6-row varieties Anja and Daisy (listed in Germany) and the 6-row variety Bonnie (listed in France) with extraordinary malting quality.Dr. Heidi Jaiser, Breeder Saatzucht Breun