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Successful Year for Nuseed

Providing farm customers with new opportunities

2021 was another successful year in all four Nuseed regions, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

Leon Streit, Nuseed Global R&D Lead

At the same time, global challenges such as the pandemic and climate change have highlighted the need for further, sustainable performance gains in agriculture and beyond.

The genetics of the crops we grow are an important key to ensuring further progress in agricultural sustainability. It’s fortunate – and extremely exciting – that at this point in history, new technologies and techniques are enabling us to make unprecedented use of the existing crop breeding knowledge base. With the use of molecular/genomic breeding for all crops to enable marker-assisted selection, never before have we had the potential to achieve such large gains in breeding and at such a fast pace.

We’re proud that our Nuseed canola, sorghum, carinata and sunflower hybrids are already helping farmers meet current challenges in the sustainable production of vital food, fuel, feed and fiber. And our new hybrids, as they continue to be launched into the market, will help them do even more.

World population continues to grow and the importance of superior crops with the best yields – as well as traits beyond yield such as improved nutritional benefits – are critical. Nuseed continues to keep our breeding focus on top yield performance along with the development of other traits critical to climate adaption.

At the same time, we keep a strong focus on very specific, value-added end-use markets. In 2019 and 2020, Nuseed commercialized two new proprietary crops. Nuseed Carinata is currently grown in Argentina so far for the production of renewable fuel with best-in-class greenhouse gas reduction certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB). Nuseed Omega-3 Canola, grown in the U.S., is the first land based plant source of essential omega-3 fatty acids.

Our past R&D investments at our Nuseed Innovation Centers in West Sacramento, California and Horsham, Australia have advanced our input and output plant traits. Continued new investment, including the opening of our third Nuseed Innovation Center, in Venado Tuerto, Argentina will enable us to push further forward.

2022 will be another year where we at Nuseed work hard to provide our farm customers with new opportunities.

Through our network of local seeds businesses, global reach, world-class R&D and the Nuseed Value Chains, Nuseed continues delivering VALUE BEYOND YIELD®.