This new offering is part of the Deleplanque partnership with the German breeder Strube.
Deleplanque and Strube have known each other for a long time and have been partners in the production and distribution of sugar beet seeds since 1950.
The sunflower is a much newer story. Here are some of its main dates:
1987: start of sunflower activity in Spain, via Maribo España – selection, production and distribution
2011: The sunflower business is acquired by Strube España SA, which continues its selection, production and marketing activities in Southern and Eastern Europe and Russia.
2017: Birth of the Deleplanque – Strube partnership
Deleplanque becomes exclusive distributor of Strube genetics on the French sunflower market.
The main points to remember today are:
A dynamic and ambitious selection
Prioritised research focuses
Grain and oil yield
Resistance to diseases and Orobanches
3 varieties for France in strategic market segments in 2018
A test network deployed at more than 60 sites
And tomorrow ?
The available varieties will be diversified across all segments by 2020:
4 oleic varieties including 1 sulfonylurea-tolerant product
11 linoleic varieties, including clearfield products and sulfonylurea-tolerant products