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1 The SWO Rape Breeding Programme & Introduction to Trinity Pieter de Groot Lantmännen SW Seed

2 SWO Structure 1 Joint Venture created in 2009: SW WINTER OILSEED AB

3 Why SWO ? 2  Activities 1.Breeding competitive WOSR varieties for the wider European market 2.3 rd Party variety representation 3.Synergy development in seed production 4.Sales and Licensing under existing brands:  Objectives 1.Create an efficient, sustainable & competitive OSR breeding programme  Strategy 1.Combine the breeding programmes of the 3 partners to produce a single European wide programme

4 Florimond-Desprez  Leading French breeder  Family owned  770 employees  T.O.2010 > € 160 million 50% France 40% Rest of Europe 10% rest of world  Breeding programmes Wheat & Triticale Durum Wheat Barley Sugar & fodder beet, Peas, Chicory, & Lucerne 3

5 Lantmännen SW Seed  Owned by 35,000 Swedish farmers,  Operate in 22 countries  Over employees  2012 T.O. = €4.5 billion  One of the Nordic area’s largest Groups Food 38%, Energy 10%, Machinery 24%, Agriculture 28%  Breeding programmes All cereals, Oilseed rape, Forage Crops, Potatoes, Salix Canola alliance with Viterra Research collaborations with Keygene 4

6 Elsoms Seeds  Leading independent UK plant breeder  Family owned  75 employees  T.O.2010 €24 million  Breeding programmes Wheat Oilseeds Vegetables  UK Market Sales & Marketing specialist  Strong partnerships with major breeders 5

7 SWO Sales Areas 6 Lantmännen SW Seed Florimond-Desprez Elsoms Seeds

8 SWO Breeding Network 7 Lectoure Spalding Hadmersleben Svalöv Levroux Houville SWO Station Partner Trial Special Site SWO Trial Harzhof

9 8 SWO OSR Official Trials Candidates 2013

10 Breeding Projects  Phoma  Developing varieties with multigene resistance combinations RLM – 10 & LepR 1 – 4  Light Leaf Spot  Increasingly important disease  Not just the “Scottish disease!”  A real problem in 2013……  SWO using Scottish sites for rigorous testing.  Club Root  Increasing Europe wide problem  Resistance to P1/P3 is breaking down  SWO strategy based on broad genetic resistance 9

11 Breeding Projects  Verticillium Wilt Thank you Dr Gladders ! A significant and growing problem across Northern Europe. Data from GFP (European breeders) project at Gottingen University. Oase = resistant control Laser and Falcon = susceptible controls Trinity has good resistance – Galileo parent has very good resistance Trinity performed excellently in the Gottingen trials. 10

12 Trinity  One of the first SWO varieties  Open Pollinated Variety  Parentage Galileo x Adriana Zeus is one of the “relatives” contributes towards the Verticillium Wilt resistance.  Seed production UK Germany 11  Initially selected for the UK market  Also in trials in Denmark Poland Czech Republic Slovak Republic Estonia Lithuania


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